I am having problems with my out of warranty dell n5010 hope some one can help. when i try to start the computer the black screen comes up and says
REBOOT and SELECT proper Boot device or insert Boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
I did find the boot device was set to USB so I switched back to hard drive and restarted but error still pops up. I also ran the diagnostic test and no errors came up.
also has an error PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting PXE ROM
Is my computer toast? hope someone can help
Does the BIOS detect the hard drive? F2 at powerup.
how do I tell hit F2
Press F2 a few times to get into BIOS setup, right after turning the power on.
I am not real computer savvy but can figure somethings out. I hit F2 at start up what am I looking for
Look in the BIOS setup to make sure the hard drive shows up. If it doesn't, chances are it has failed.
is that BIOS Version A!2?
how do I get to BIOS set up is it one of the line items. sorry for my lack of knowledge
Press F2 a few times immediately after powering on.
Sorry for the confusion I am in the set up utility. How do I tell if it is recognizing the hard drive is it one of the line items
i.e.. CPU Type, Fixed HDD
Fixed HDD. The model number and capacity should be identified.
it says NONE does that mean hard drive is toast? thank s for your help
Most likely that's what it means. You can try removing and reinstalling the drive but it's likely history.
Doing that on this system isn't a trivial exercise.
Thank you for all your help. I originally called technical support and they wanted to charge me $59.99 plus tax for what you just helped me with. I have never been on a forum and thought I might try it. I might try to reinstall the hard driver but unfortunately I think you are right as this is the third Dell notebook I have owned that the hard drive has crashed on after a little over year ownership. Dell has lost my business.
It just isn't any different with any other brand - there are just three manufacturers that make notebook drives -- and they're the same whether they go into a Dell, or an HP -- or a Mac.
It is mostly the fact we had 2 Dells where the hard drive crashed after one year. then we owned an HP and never had issues until it was about 5 years old and had become outdated. Then my husband decided to buy a Dell again even tough I reminded him about the fact they seem to be "one year throw away computers", as a computer tech once told me. So that fact, crumby customer service and tech support has killed it for me. Again thank you of all your help.