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That means you computer in not detecting any boot device. Either loose contact with Hard disk or Operating system damaged. Refix the hard disk or reinstall Operating system.

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Hi,

I'm a Dell Certified Systems Expert with Tech ID #456563. This indicates that the hard drive has gone bad already. It needs replacing. You may try reseating your hard drive by removing it and placing it back but it does not promise a resolution. What you can do if reseating get your computer back to working is to back up your important files. After backing up your files, replace your laptop's hard drive right away to minimize the risk of losing files.



I hope this works for you. Kindly reply for further assistance. Good Luck!


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