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Dell Dimension E520 problems Hello I have a Dell Dimension E520 PC. It boots up from the Floppy drive instead of the Hard Drive. I have changed the BIOS setting by disabling the floppy and have tried to boot it from the HD but i keep getting a message saying. ''NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILABLE'' Pressing F1 F2 doesn't help. What should I do I have also replaced the battery on the motherboard, but this does not make a difference. Thanks


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Sounds like the main hard disk is either damaged or has become corrupt, or perhaps you have the drive jumpers set wrong, or the IDE/SATA cable or port on the mainboard has gone bad.

1. Check jumpers and cabling and make sure all are secure and in the proper setting.
2. Check BIOS settings to see if drive is listed.
3. If drive is listed, boot from a Windows CD, BartPE, or other rescue utility and run chkdsk on the hard drive. Be sure to tell it to scan the whole drive and fix all errors. You may also need to run 'fixboot' or 'fixmbr' depending on which operating system you are using.
4. If chkdsk errors or fails to complete you will probably need a new hard drive and then re-install.
In this case First Need to check in HDD Power is working perfectly or not then check Data calble is perfectly attached or not both side HDD and Mother board then check BIOS Setting and change settign boot piority make first boot from HDD
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