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My wife drop the laptop on the floor and since then when i start the laptop it says no boot device found.

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Two possibilities here:
1. When your laptop was dropped, the connecting between the hard drive & the laptop's motherboard became loose, & as a result the motherboard could not properly detect the hard drive. Solution here is simple: Try removing the hard drive & replacing it back in the laptop & see if this resolves the problem.
2. If the case did not turn out to be as described in point (1), then most probably your hard drive is damaged as a result of the fall. In this case you will also need to remove it off the laptop, but you will have to buy & install a replacement hard drive, & re-install the operating system & all other software.

The document at the following link describes how to uninstall/install a hard drive in your laptop's model:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd600/en/sm/hdd.htm#1123687

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