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On startup of my acer aspire 5315 laptop i get the message " no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"and nothing i have tried can get me past this screen.I can't even get get into the advanced options menu to try safe mode or last known good configuration.What else can i do?

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  • crispee Nov 12, 2010

    what happens when you open the BIOS does it see your hard disk? If it does then you can try to boot with a windows OS CD and try a recovery console, if you get this far try running chkdsk /r once done reboot the system and see if this fixed it, if not you may need to boot the OS cd and do a repair install. If this all fails it may mean your hard disk is dead, you can test this by running a hard disk check tool like WD diags or Seatools depending on the type of hard disk that is in your system.

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Hi Charles, I apologize for the inconvenience. In this case what you could try is to get into the BIOS screen for the laptop by pressing the F2 key as soon as you turn on the laptop.Once you are in the BIOS screen please use the right arrow key to select the tab "Boot" below boot make sure that the hard drive is the 1st boot device(you can change the order by using the F5 and F6 keys) and then load the default settings in BIOS using the F10 key and select "YES" and the computer would restart once.In case after performing the above steps the issue still persists then the issue is with the hard drive on the laptop not being detected and if the computer is still covered by warranty please contact Acer and do get the laptop repaired or else you could have a local technician replace the hard drive for you.
Best wishes for your effort.Thank you for your time and patience.

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