Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop ?

No boot device

\015 Dell Dimension 5100 says: No boot device \015\012and won't finish starting up\015

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A boot device is typically the main hard drive which contains your operating system.
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\015\012There are a couple of reasons you'll get this message:
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  1. You or somebody else modified the BIOS and disabled the bootable hard drive. To fix this, turn the computer on and watch for a prompt that includes the words BIOS or SETUP. It should have a key associated with it (F2 and Delete are two common options). Look for the boot up section and make sure that your primary hard drive is on the list (usually 1st or 2nd in the boot sequence.).
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  3. Your hard drive is damaged or the boot sector is damaged and the BIOS can't find the boot information. In this case, I would take the computer to a local professional. Your hard drive may not be recoverable.
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