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No boot device available

Primary hard disk drive 0 failure

No boot device availadle
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

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  • munzy May 31, 2008

    when i turn on my dell 2350 i get the "no boot device" prompt. directs me to press f1,f2 or f12. what does it all mean!?

  • 99966 Jun 19, 2008

    my lap top was fine untill it started with the message"primary hard disk failure 0 failure" then it says"no boot divice available" then it says "no boot devicies available strike f1 to retry f2 to set up utility" what does this mean?

  • eldj_1289 Jul 02, 2008

    i experienced the same thing with my unit. i was about to buy a new drive but when the technician installed the drive, the same message was still displayed on the screen. what could possibly be wrong with my unit

  • eldj_1289 Jul 02, 2008

    the bios see the drive. i had a technician install a new drive but with the same result. what could be the problem

  • jonguy Jul 14, 2008

    i was starting up my Dell and it said no boot device available after i strike F1. how will i solve the problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    i recently installed mandriva linux on my dell latitude c640. it worked fine for 2 days then refused to boot. I tried reinstalling both mandriva then windows but they cannot detect the hard disk.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    no bootable device available-strike f1 retry reboot,f2 for setup utility

  • jiriotta Nov 24, 2008

    primary hard disk failure 0 pres f1 - f2 boot error

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    laptop works fine, but once I move it around, bluescreen comes up. when rebooted, it comes up with the message "No bootable device found".

    but after rebooting it a couple of time, windows comes up...HDD gets detected.. what xactly is wrong with the laptop ??

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    i have a black screen comming up and it says no boot device available and i have this problem everytime i turn my computer on can anyone help me and btw i only have 1 hard drive so dont tell me anything about setting it from slave to master couse i know it already. ok i want thiws problem solved so please help anyone!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    windows xp previously installed. Now when I boot it says PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. PXE - M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. CARDBUS NIC boot failed. No boot sector on hard disk. No bootable devices-- strike F1 t retry boot, F2 for setup utility.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    no bootable device detected


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I am using the dell system at XPS710 and i kept getting the bios error:
No boot device available

I tried to hit F1, then i get that message again. I hit F2, then it i didn't see the problem.

PLEASE HELP! No boot device available - 16x16_smiley-mad.gif No ignores!

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Does the BIOS see the drive? If not, its time for a new drive.

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