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No Boot Device - please restart system

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by roxy_javed, Jun 29, 2011.

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  1. roxy_javed

    roxy_javed Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have a dell inspiron duo netbook - i switched it on and the above message plays. I have pressed F2 and ran a diagnostic check and everything is ok. How do I sort this out or restart the system as any key i press just repeats the same message on the screen. Thanks!
  2. dustyjay

    dustyjay Jay

    Jan 23, 2003
    This would get better response in the Hardware Forum than in the Tech Related News Forum. You can click Report and ask a moderator to move it for you.
  3. flyer0101

    flyer0101 Dylan

    Jan 18, 2010

    On to topic:

    I believe that this means it cannot detect a OS (Operating System) which means your windows or mac has been deleted. basically your Hard Drive has nothing on it.

    Could i ask what operating system you had installed on the laptop?
    Were you using the computer when this occured?

    If you have your OS cd then put it in and re-install windows just follow the prompts on screen.

  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    Mostly agree with Flyer--the hard drive is not detected or the master boot record on it is not recognized. If the hard drive is detected you can can probably repair the boot if you have the installation CD or DVD.
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