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Strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utiility after formatting my dell dimension 4600c

I FORMATTED MY HARD DRIVE TO INSTALL NEW WINDOWS.

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SOURCE: Dimension 3100 Won't Boot

Try remove the hard dirve and then fix it back. and if the system prompted you to strike F2 then go . In the bios setup. load the " setup bios default and press "F10" to save and exit. the computer will restart.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 1 beep and won't boot...Strike F1 to retry or F2 for setup utility

hi! i have a prob with my pc its an DELL GX OPTIPLEX 270. It doesn't work in the boot, it lunch me a message at the first screen (strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for utilities). I have try many solution but it doesn't work. So, plz if any one can help me to solve my pc.
i'm waiting for and thx.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: No boot device available

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.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: no boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup

again check is bios is there set first deviced as cd rom dvd rom?
If it is just clean your bootable windows cd with hand caurchief.
Then check if it not boot with disk then your cd disk of windows is not bootable or faulty.
Please let me know.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: No boot device available - strike F1 to retry

it is hard drive or HDD is damaged or corrupted, i will advice you to buy and upgrade to a new one and then install back the OS, I mean that you need to install back the operating system. Firstly open up the system and remove the old and damaged HDD "hard drive" then put the new one in after you might have purchased, you can get a new HDD from just about any computer stores. After you have put in the new HDD, then reboot your system and put the opearating system CD into the CD drive to start the installation of the OS, follow the instructions carefully. But make sure you get the correct component for the CPU.

If this is difficult for you to do, kindly get a computer engineer or technician to help you out. Thanks

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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