hi am in need of help i recently got a vostro 1700 laptop of my friend his old hdd had alot of problems basically his hdd was on its way to hdd heaven so i purchsed a new fujitsu 160gb hdd and installed it the bios recognises the hdd but when i turn the laptop on it comes up in black screen with no bootable devices strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup and f5 for diagnostics
what am i doing wrong i have set up in bios cd drive boot first hdd scnd , i can not even install new os plz help anyone out there
If there is no OS installed on the drive then it is indeed a non boot able device.
what you need to do is install your OS. How you do this is to put the disk into your optical drive and boot the computer. When you see the Dell splash screen press the F12 to access the boot menu. At the boot menu you select the option to boot from the onboard CD/DVD drive.
See HERE. Since your are installing clean start at step # 3
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yes i am booting from os disck, and not fron hdd as it has no os but nothing happens it just goes black and say no bootable devices
Did you try using the F12 option. A lot of times just changing the boot order in the bios does not work
im trying to boot from the os disc but no luck the disc runs but then the black screen comes up with no bootable devices etc i have used another cd erd commander bootable disk and have partioned the hdd and formated it but then it somes times does no show the hdd..im just baffled as this is a new hdd purchsed...i dnt know thanks for your reply
yes i have but the same thing is hapning,
im trying to boot from the os disc but no luck the disc runs but then
the black screen comes up with no bootable devices etc i have used
another cd erd commander bootable disk and have partioned the hdd and
formated it but then it somes times does no show the hdd..im just
baffled as this is a new hdd purchsed...i dnt know thanks for your replys
any answers ppl any help im stuck with a laptop that cant do nothing
Are you using a Dell reinstallation disc?
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
hi no ive lost the dell reinstallation disc , im trying to do a fresh xp os install on a new 160gb hdd and im having so may probs it dsnt boot the windows xp cd at all it runs it as i can hear it spinn but then after 10 scnds it just shows no bootable devices i have set up cd drive first boot, hd scnd boot, any ideas thanks for replying
There may be a problem with that disc. My suggestion would be to borrow a Dell XP reinstallation disc from a friend and see if you can get this going.