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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yyoussef101, Jan 23, 2019.

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  1. yyoussef101

    yyoussef101 Thread Starter

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    hey since two days I bought a computer and the windows is still not installed on the computer, so I got this message when I turned on the computer

    no boot device available

    strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility press f5 to run onboard diagnostics.

    I tried to install windows 7 by a cd and didn't work and still getting the same message
     
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  2. SpywareDr

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    Is a hard drive listed in the CMOS/BIOS Setup Utility? (Press [F2] when prompted to get into the Setup Utility).

    If no hard drive is listed, there is a serious hardware problem that must be resolved before you can go any further. If the BIOS cannot see the hard drive, then neither will any Operating System (like Windows).

    If a hard drive is listed, boot the computer from Windows 7 DVD and follow the onscreen instructions to install Windows on the hard drive. Note that you may need to change the "boot order" in the Setup Utility from trying to boot from the hard drive first, to try booting from the CD/DVD drive first instead.
     
  3. yyoussef101

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    hey thanks for the response

    can you show me where to click to see if hard drive is listed or no?

    thanks
     

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    i uploaded a pic, you saw it?
     
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    :confused: Click the [+] next to "Drives".
     
  6. yyoussef101

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    i clicked and that's all what i see:

    diskette drive
    sata operation
    smart reporting
    drives
     
  7. SpywareDr

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    If no hard drive is listed, there is a serious hardware problem that must be resolved before you can go any further. If the BIOS cannot see the hard drive, then neither will any Operating System (like Windows).
     
  8. yyoussef101

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    so do you have any solutions now?
     
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    Is there a hard drive in the computer?

    Is the hard drive connected properly?

    If the hard drive uses cables to attach it to the motherboard and power supply, are they known-good cables?

    Are the contacts on the hard drive (and cables if applicable) connectors clean?

    When you power on the computer can you feel and/or hear the hard drive spinning?
     
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    If you bought a computer with no operating system installed, perhaps there is no hard drive. You simply purchased a case, motherboard and power supply.
     
  11. yyoussef101

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    i opened the computer and there's a hard drive and actually, i can see the information of the HDD when i click on drives
     
  12. yyoussef101

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    there's a hard drive
     
  13. SpywareDr

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    If a hard drive is listed, boot the computer from Windows 7 DVD and follow the onscreen instructions to install Windows on the hard drive.

    Note that you may need to change the boot order in the Setup Utility (under Boot Sequence). You want the computer to try and boot from your Windows DVD first, (before trying to boot from the hard drive).
     
  14. miller101

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    As SpywareDr suggested you'll have to boot from Windows DVD and make sure to change the boot order
     
  15. yyoussef101

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    i tried everything still getting the same message and the windows won't installing
     
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