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What type of software do you have? If it is XP then the bios is not finding the hard drive. You will need the original XP CD.

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SOURCE: No boot device available

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! 16x16_smiley-mad.gif No ignores!

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Laptop won't boot.

If it used to start up OK, then the hard drive is probably broken and needs to be replaced.

If you're adding a new hard drive, it may need to be partitioned and formatted. Insert your Windows CD, and start up off that, and run the Windows setup. It will format and partition the drive for you.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Tip: The BIOS on most computers list the USB boot option as USB or Removable Devices but some confusingly list it as a Hard Drive option, so be sure to dig around if you're having trouble finding the right one to choose.
Note: After setting your USB device as the first boot device, your computer will check it for boot information each time your PC starts. Leaving your computer configured this way shouldn't cause problems unless you plan on leaving the bootable USB device attached all the time.
Attach the USB device to your computer via any available USB port.
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  • On some bootable devices, you may be prompted with a message to press a key before the computer will boot to the flash drive or other USB device.
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HP 255 How do I setup bootable disk ? I have tried esc and seled internal cd-dvd room but it doesn't work


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For example, if you've set the first boot device as CD-ROM drive, and the second is the Hard Disk Drive, then you'll have to make sure that there's a bootable CD/DVD in the drive when you start the system. If no bootable files are found on the first boot device, it'll automatically check the next boot device, which is the Hard disk and start booting from the Hard disk.

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My pc wont boot. All i get is " reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"


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Starting my laptop i get this message internal hard disk not found To resolve this issude . try to reseat the drive "which i did" no bootable devices stike f1 to retry boot , f2 for setup utility...


Hi ajmedina89,

If your system wont boot up and has a no "bootable devices" message, is often caused by a defective harddrive. I recommend to try a different HDD before replacing your system HDD to isolate the issue.

Hope it helps.

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When i turn on my Acer Aspire One D255 it says: "check cable connection! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"


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Press F2 while powering up to enter the Setup Utility and use the cursor control keys to go to the Boot tab which then shows the Boot priority order. The default order is as follows...
1. IDE0
2. IDE1
3. USB FDD
4. USB HDD
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6. USB CDROM
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Press F12 while powering up enters the Boot Menu which has the Boot Option Menu. This menu should show by default the following...
1. IDE 0: (the name/type information for your system's internal hard disk drive
2. Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

If there is no hard disk drive information shown beside IDE 0, then the possibilities are that
1. there is no internal hard drive present
2. there is a hard drive but it has failed
If there is hard disk drive information and pressing enter to select it does not result in an operating system startup, then the drive's startup partition has been wiped and so it has no bootable image.

If there seems to be an internal hard drive present but it has no bootable image, you may attempt recovery from the installation images in the hidden partition. The recovery allows restoration of...
1. operating system to factory defaults
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)

Press Alt and F10 keys together while powering up and the Acer logo is showing to enter Acer's eRecovery Management. Follow the instructions to do the recovery.

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If you are getting message the message "selected boot device not available" that is because you have do not have a bootable HDD (Hard Disk). Please do the following:

Insert the Windows XP Operating system Disk.
Restart the computer and start Tapping the F12 key, It will give you the boot options.
Select to boot from CD/DVD-Rom
When prompted press any key to boot from CD-Rom
Once the computer is booted from CD, follow the instructions to install the Operating system.
Note: You can also go to BIOS (by pressing F2 or Delete) and change the boot device to CD-ROM

Once you finish installing the Windows Operating system. You can go ahead with installation of your Linux Operating system. After you finish Installing Linux you will get the option in GRUB to select the Operating systems.

If you have already installed Linux and want to install the Windows, Follow the same procedure but it will directly boot Windows after you finish Installing Windows. You will have to write the GRUB again for your Linux system.

Please get back for any further assistance.

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Usually this is the C drive, but could also be a floppy, USB flash memory, or CD.

In order to get the boot records onto a device, a special option must be used when the device is formatted. This boots the boot records in a place where the BIOS knows to look for them.

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I am using the dell system at XPS710 and i kept getting the bios error:
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I tried to hit F1, then i get that message again. I hit F2, then it i didn't see the problem.

PLEASE HELP! 16x16_smiley-mad.gif No ignores!

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