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By acctjob_3125 ·
Hello All,

My laptop with XP got this message:No Boot Device, F1 to reboot or F2 to setup". I went to setup the Hard drive shown. I don't remember if this cause by update with SP2. Any assistance will be appreciate.

Alan

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by BFilmFan In reply to No Boot Device Available

I would say that is an issue with your hard disk as the BIOS is reporting that issue.

I would say either the hard disk isn't seated properly.

The IDE controller has failed.

The BIOS setting is not correct.

AS your operating system hsa not yet loaded, it is the BIOS that is reporting that issue.

This site has some excellent troubleshooting steps:

http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/hdd/failBootDetect-c.html

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by acctjob_3125 In reply to

Still can't boot. Dell did not offer the reset to original deafult Bios Setting. Any other suggestions. Thanks

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by PC Master In reply to

hi thr,

could you please give the work around of your boot problem becoz i am also having the same problem and not able to access dvd rom on my dell inspiron 510m model. i have installed new hard disk and not able to install xp on this. i have got original cds, but the problem is that dvd rom is not accessible, could you please give solution on this... many thanks in advance...

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by acctjob_3125 In reply to No Boot Device Available

Today, I did a very stupid thing that I reinstalled XP professional but forgot to share the datadrive where stored all my data & only I have access to it. After I reinstall XP, I setup myself a same account and password as before but still not able to access to the datadrive. Thank you in advance for anyone's assistance.

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