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Drives show in Bios but still getting "no boot drive detected"


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#1 teratosis

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:53 PM

Hi there,

 

System: Dell Optiplex 745

 

Drives optical and HD show up in the bios, but at start up get two beeps and the 1-2-3 lights which just has a very generic error code definition.

 

I've made sure the boot order was correct, ram seated properly not sure whats going on. Any suggestions are much appreciated in advanced. Thank you.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:39 AM

If I received that message and the drive was reflected in the BIOS properly...first thing I would do would be to check the functional status of the drive.  You can do so by running the Dell Diagnostics package.

 

If all is well with the drive...then all is NOT well with the boot files...and I would try running a Startup Repair of Win 7.

 

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/04/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_A9E3A15597A04AFBB02EE16785D39C5C

 

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-745?~srd=true&sk=Optiplex%20745&scat=sup#optiplex-745/diagnose?~srd=true&sk=Optiplex%20745&scat=sup&_suid=1407771546937006929807274221972

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:18 AM

Thanks I will give that a shot.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:35 AM

Hello,

 

Take a look at this post: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19251857.aspx

 

Hope this helps



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

I was imaging a barebones system with no OS, turns out the Windows XP disc I was using was blank. DOH!!!! Used a official disc and all is well.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

:thumbup2: , glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

 

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