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System not booting

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#1 Lombardi Rahm

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:24 AM

My system suddenly refuses to boot up. 


I think the hard drive failed. It states no boot device available. 


Auto repair failed and an I/O error occurred. 


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:39 AM

This does indeed look like the suspect is the Hard Drive. Have you got a computer that you know works? I suggest trying the Hard Drive in that computer to see if you get the same error, if you get the same error then I suggest that you buy a new Hard Drive.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 04:55 AM

This looks like a Dell.

Dell's normally have builtin diagnostics - have you run them?

If you can't find them (in the boot menu - by pressing F12 when the system first is turned on), then try these bootable HDD diags:  http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

Also, the Dell diags may not see the hard drive - as may be the case with the bootable diags.

In that case, the fix is to try another hard drive.

If you don't have another, then try purchasing one from a shop that will let you return it (for your money back) if it's not needed

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