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No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

  1. My wife has a Dell Inspiron with Win 8. She was playing some game on Facebook and the computer froze up, so she turned the computer off. Upon restarting it gave the command...

    Checking media [fail]
    Checking media

    No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

    I did some searching around here and found out how to do an F2 I believe it was and did a diagnostic. It says that the harddrive is disconnected...I stopped there. (Called Dell too, but apparently the tech support has run out).

    Help please...and thanx in advance.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The hard drive needs to be replaced...
     
  3. mustard relics

    mustard relics TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bad news, but thanx Tmagic650
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No problem. Thanks for stopping by:)
     
  5. mustard relics

    mustard relics TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This site is the best, some serious heavy hitters in the tech world around here. I called Dell and told them that I had been here and the opinion was that the HD was no good. They still made me run a BIOS scan, which said there was no problems (except the HD wasn't hooked up) and then they had me reseat the HD. Final Dell conclusion was that "the hard drive needs to be replaced"...hahaha. They're gonna do that and the motherboard, and send discs which I didn't have. Anyway, thanx again Tmagic.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Good going MR:) Thanks for coming by
     

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