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Dell Dimension 9200: No bootable devices found, no boot devives are present(Vista -> 7 installation)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ANTONNN, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. ANTONNN

    ANTONNN

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    After my PC getting slow and having loads of problems with Vista I decided to clean install my PC and install Windows 7 for the very first time, I installed it with my new ordered Windows 7 Professional 64 bit CD. It was very cheap 35€ on ebay so I bought it immediately, the seller was genuine and trusted by the ebay community, very high rated. I got my CD which looks like my old Vista OS Recovery CD. The CD I bought is like this:

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    After having problems for my Disk Drive to recognize the CD, after taking out the CD a few times & hop it in again it finally recognized the CD. I rebooted my pc, changed boot order etc and Windows was installing after being away for some time some error popped up at the early stage of installing ... windows 7 installation cannot find device drivers etc, I searched on some forums, many different opinions so I choose one which was to change it from SATA to IDE or sth, but after that & some other things I did to try to fix it everything [Admin NOTE: Profanity removed as per TOU] up, I can't even boot up my pc properly anymore. Also in BIOS no bootable devices are present, so simply means no bootable device in installed, everything (drivers) got erased or what, so everytime I boot up my PC it says: "No bootable device found: Press F1 to continue, F2 to Setup Utility(=BIOS). I managed to restart and pull F2 Boot Device Menu and I executed Hard Drive Diagnostics which provides me following: information:

    Floppy Diskette seek failure



    Hard Drive Diagnostics Running, please wait ...

    Drive 0: no device

    Drive 1: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 - Pass

    Drive 2: no device

    Drive 3: no device

    Drive 4: no device

    Drive 5: no device



    Test complete, press <ENTER> to reboot.



    Basically windows 7 [Admin NOTE: Profanity removed as per TOU] my whole PC, actually I did myself probably, sorry for my offensive language but I truely got mad because I have been trying things for 12 hours. I would sincerely appreciate your help, I hope I didnt completely screwed my PC up ... I have lack of money atm so buying a new one is difficult at the moment, I hope it still can fixed, last option is to buy a new HDD.
     
  2. ANTONNN

    ANTONNN

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    I can't boot up my pc anymore(to the installation) "No bootable device found: Press F1 to continue, F2 to Setup Utility(=BIOS).
    so i just need to stick between BIOS and the first booting up screen, also my HDD got errors it says on 2nd screen of starting up etc. Cant boot up any USB, CD/DVD or what ever as all drivers seems to be uninstalled so it is impossible to use another CD or USB, none seem to be working ... which means i cant get into the windows installation (as all boot devices are not present/uninstalled)
     
  3. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    Hello and welcome to Computer Help Forums.

    Looking at your first post, it seems that your PC is not longer seeing the optical drive. Do you have one that you can swap out?

    What I might guess has happened is that the optical drive was flakey. It was running well enought to start the installation of Windows 7. However, it failed during the process. Since it started the installation, that would have wiped out your initial Vista installation making your hard drive unbootable.

    You can see in the first post, your computer recognizes your Western Digital 250 GB hard drive as drive 1. Your optical drive should show up as one of those other drives. It doesn't which is what leads me to believe the optical drive has failed. Of course, it could be the cable connection.

    Note: The disk you bought is intended for reinstallation only. It didn't come with a license.
     
  4. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    In your first post you noted
    You should only get that message if you enabled the floppy drive in the BIOS.
    Did you enable the floppy drive?
    If you did, maybe you inadvertently disabled the CD drive. Do you think you did that?

    To access the BIOS, tap the F2 key when the Dell screen shows up. That's where you can make changes.
     

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