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A Boot Device Has Not Been Detected


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#1 ExJan

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 11:05 AM

I haven't used my pc for a week. Now when I turn it on It shows the bios screen and straightly show me this message in a black  screen.

 

"A Boot Device Has Not Been Detected. Please Refer to the guide at http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/"

 

When I press F2 at the bios screen to go to the bios it does nothing.

I dissembled the whole pc and assembled it again.

I tried to reset the bios by removing the CMOS battery.But I was still not able to access bios settings.

I tried to boot the pc from a Windows 7 Dvd. But my dvd drive won't power up.

 

Motherboard - Intel DP965LT

Hard drive - Hitachi 320GB 7200 RPM

 

Pls help me!

Thanks!


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 03:48 AM

Change the CMOS battery.

Make sure you connected the ODD to the PSU after you rebuilt.

Try another PSU.

 

Let us know.



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:37 AM

Hello, 

The steps that @ElfBane proposes are correct, you should definitely try what he suggested. When you press the power button do you hear the cooling fan turning on? When the boot screen appears and you press F2 – does it freeze, anything happening on the screen? Can you hear the HDD spinning? Initially you problems may have been caused by a hard drive failure, so you can check your HDD on another PC to see if it recognizes it. If it turns out to be OK your other option would hopefully be the PSU, otherwise it will most probably turn out to be a failed motherboard.

Hope that was helpful, Citizen_WD



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 09:15 AM

Thanks for the replies.The hard drive was dead. I tested it on another pc. It wouldn't even show up in the bios.

I replaced it.

 

Now I found out my dvd drive is dead too. (checked it on other pc)

Now I have a bad feeling my PSU is bad.

 

Anyway I successfully installed windows 7 from a bootable USB flash drive. So far the pc is working fine.

Any advises ? Should I replace the psu too. Just to be safe ?



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 01:28 AM

PS : I replaced the power supply. Everything is working fine now. Thank you for your support.






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