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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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No bootable device detected

If you strike F1, the system retries as said in the comment. That does'nt solve anything. Rather strike F2 which allows to enter the setup menus of your computer.
In this area you should understand what you are doing. Any update of setupdata may prevent further restart. At least take note of values and changes. You exit setup via a question "update Y/N". Then the computer restarts.
Anyway, in the setup menu you may inspect the devices and see if you the system identifies the disk. If not it may come from a bad connection of hard disk (sata pins, ...) or from low level disk information (format information).
With setup menu you may get in the boot order menu, that allows for the selection of an alternate boot media. You may boot on an installation media, ( install DVD generally, like originall windows install DVD) in order to understand and repair the situation, or from a rescue system like UBCD. You may also try Ubuntu from the CD without installing, just to verify if you may see the disk in the configuration.

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Check your BIOS, by pressing F2 and see if the hard drive is recognized. It should indicate the MFR next to the hard drive listing. If it's not there, then you might have a bad hard drive. If it is there, try re-installing the operating system with the set-up disk. You can also go to the Dell website, enter you service tag number, and get technical support for your particular laptop. It might have a recovery partition in the hard drive to recover to factory settings.

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Check the connection of your hard drive and make sure it's plugged properly On The Motherboard.

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No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup

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If it is just clean your bootable windows cd with hand caurchief.
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Is there a hard disk installed inside the computer? try reconnecting it.

The motherboard, the hard drive, or the connector could be faulty in this case.

Remember to unplug and remove battery if you open the laptop, the hard drive is in most cases in the bottom under a cover with few screws or in some dells its on the side with few screws and comes out from the side instead from the bottom.

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Make sure all the connections to the Hard Drive are tight and secure. Then see if it will boot. If not then try loading a windows cd and see if it detects the Hard drive. If it does not the hard drive is no good if it does try running the automated system recovery you may have a corrupt MBR file.

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The issue you are having is that your computer is not seeing the harddrive or the boot drive. This could be a simple fix from the bios by telling the computer what device it needs to boot from which in this case is your hard drive.

You say that it did work and it was working how long ago was that? It also could be more serious in which you hard drive has crashed or exceeded its MTBF (which means "mean time before failure").

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Seems to be a problem while detecting the hard disk. Please contact customer service if the laptop is in warranty.

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