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#1 x-raided


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

not sure im posting in the correct place but here it goes.


ive asked this forum for help before and its always solved my issue.


anyways i have a dell inspiron laptop with windows 7 . 

it started getting really slow lately and freezing.. i ran that anti malware program that was suggested to me here before and it came up with 0 threats. now when i start it it gives me a black screen that says

"No boot selector on internal hard drive

No bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup, f5 to run diagnostics"


any help is greatly appreciated as always

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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:20 PM

Unfortunately, your hard drive is unable to load and boot from the operating system. Have you tried clicking the F5 key and running the diagnositcs?


You may want to try booting from a Windows 7 installation disk, go to the Recovery Environment and try the repair your computer option. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-the-windows-7-recovery-environment/

#3 x-raided

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:38 PM

i ran the diagnostics and it came up with nothing.


i really wouldnt mind having to re install windows i just need a way to get the windows 7 for free and the process. ive done it once before with help from users on this forum but forgot how.





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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:15 AM

In that case...you ought to be able to simply look up your old topics and review the details of same.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:00 AM

If you ran the the Startup Repair from the System Recovery Options this means that you used a Windows 7 installation disc.


If this is the case reopen the System Recovery Options and select Command Prompt.


When the Command prompt opens copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.


bootrec /FixMbr

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