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No boot device available error Inspiron 530 Windows 7

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Hello all,

Just got the ....No boot device available error

  • Sata -0 Installed
  • Sata-1 INstalled
  • Sata-4 none
  • Sata-5 Installed
If I power off and then hit F12 upon restart and choose SATA-1 partition it will start up no problem, but if I shutdown or do a restart it will come up with the same error.  My boot device order is the following:
  1. Removable
  2. Hard Disk
  3. CD ROM
Other:   Enabled
Any guidance from someone who has experienced this would be great......thanks in advance for the help
Brian
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  • Hi

    Welcome to the community.

    I would suggest you to reset BIOS to default, follow the below mentioned steps:

    1) Reboot the computer.

    2) When prompted during POST, press the <F2> key to enter the setup screen.

    3) On the System Setup Info, press enter and then press the <F9> key to load BIOS to default.

    4) Press F10 and save the changes.

    Also, I would suggest you to change the Boot Device Configuration settings and please make sure hard drive is the first boot device.

    Please reply if you have any further questions.

    Thanks & Regards
    Prateek K
    #iworkfordell

  • OK, now it got a bit further.....loaded defaults now it shows

    Disk 0 can not load or something like that

    F1 to continue and f2 to enter setup

    If you hit f1 it will boot up fine...

    What is up with the Disk 0 error

  • diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure

  • you are saying that you can start windows from SATA-1. if this is right it sounds like to me you need to do a system restore. but if you can't load windows you won't be able to. that is my problem, i can't load windows and need to do a system clean out..

  • Hi

    I would suggest you to change the Boot Device Configuration settings and please make sure first boot device is Hard drive (as shown in the below image).

    In order to make hard drive as first boot device “highlight hard disk boot priority” and press enter, after pressing <Enter>, you can select the hard drive using the <Page Up>, <Page Dn>, or up- and down-arrow keys. Change the hard drive priority using the + or – keys. Exit this menu by pressing <Esc>.

    In case the issue still persists, I would suggest you to run Dell Diagnostics, follow the below mentioned steps:

    1) Turn on or restart the computer.

    2) When the Dell logo appears, press <F12> immediately

    3) When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partition and press <Enter>.

    4) When the Dell Diagnostics main menu appears, select express test.

    Please reply if you have any further questions.

    Thanks & Regards
    Prateek K
    #iworkfordel

  • ive done all that was suggested so far my last step was the express test which lead me to the error code 0f00:1344. can u help me from there?

  • You should switch cables between sata 0 and sata 1 since it seems your sata 0 harddisk is not bootable or change the harddisk order in boot order in advanced setup after pressing f2 at boot

  • @jcurrie123 - Next time please start your own thread and be sure to include the system model and version of Windows in your posts. It seems that inspiron15r5521 may have responded to the original post which is of no help to you.

    Error code 0f00:1344  means your hard drive has probably failed and will need to be replaced. You may be able to reinstall the old drive as a secondary drive after you install Windows on a new primary (boot) hard drive so you can  rescue your files, if they're not already backed up on CDs, DVDs or a USB hard drive. Or, you can install the old drive in an external case that connects to any PC by USB to rescue your files.

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • I'd suggest changing the CMOS battery as well.

  • what are these cables between sata you speak of

  • A variation on the thread -

    Have old drive in an external case connected by USB.  Can find files fine.  Just need to know how to BOOT from that drive (Win8 - needed for some programs)  resident drive has WIn 10 on it.  Boot (F12) screen does not give me an USB or other partition option.

  • Joan5663

    A variation on the thread -

    Have old drive in an external case connected by USB.  Can find files fine.  Just need to know how to BOOT from that drive (Win8 - needed for some programs)  resident drive has WIn 10 on it.  Boot (F12) screen does not give me an USB or other partition option.

    Always include exact PC model in your posts. Idea

    The USB drive has to be connected before you power the PC on otherwise it won't appear as a boot option on the F12 menu, assuming your specific model PC can boot from USB.

    Why not just set your software to run in Win 8 compatibility mode in Win 10? 

    Find the setup (installer) .exe file for the app on its installation disk, right click it and go to Properties>Compatibility and set appropriately. Then launch the installer...

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • My problem is that the software will not load onto a Win 10 HD, and the manufacturer says they will not be supporting it any longer. (Have tried install/uninstall many times but it will never complete without failing. To upgrade I would not only have to purchase  new software but a new expensive machine that goes with it.. 

    The Win 10  HD is a new drive and I keep my other HD intact and accessible via USB. ( has all my thousands of files related to that " un supported" program)  The External drive automatically powers up when I power on my PC, but is not seen on the Boot page.

    Inspiron 530 Bios 1.0.18

    Hopefully this extra info will help to solve my dilemma.

  • With that USB drive connected, reboot and press F2 to open BIOS setup.

    Check the Removable Device Priority option which is "...used to set the device priority of removable devices like USB floppy drives. The items displayed are dynamically updated according to the removable devices connected."  See if you can give that USB drive first priority, assuming it's listed there.

    You might also have to change the boot sequence in BIOS setup to put the USB drive first (make sure it's connected before powering on).  But, there might be a delay in booting from the internal HDD when the USB drive isn't connected.

    Did you try setting the compatibility mode for the setup.exe (or whatever that .exe is called) for that app?

    If the app came on CD/DVD, you may have to create a folder on your desktop and copy the entire install disk over, including all subfolders, exactly in the same "tree" as they appear on the install disk. Then find the installer .exe in that new folder and set its compatibility to an earlier version of Windows. Now double-click the installer file and see if it installs.

    I was able to install a really old Win 95 app (using XP compatibility mode) on a Win 10 laptop, so Win 10 is able to run old apps.

     

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee