No boot device available press ENTER key to retry
im not very experienced at working on PCs. thought about taking my DELL latitude D610 laptop hard drive and hooking it to the desktop to find out if the hard drive has gone bad or if something else happened when i replaced the power supply. or maybe its something else i dont know really. like i said im very inexperienced when it comes to PCs. when i replaced that PSU that was the first time i had ever opened a PC up and worked on the inside.
my wife was the first to experience this happen while i was at work. she said she didnt know what to do. but i guess it eventually did boot up completely after she went into setup and pressed (ESC)to exit. she said that she didnt mess with any of the settings. i havent had the same luck. i have tried turning it off and on a few times and hitting enter over and over again but still get the same results
The inspiron was givin to me a few weeks ago. the person that gave it to me told me it needed the power supply replaced. it has been working for days after i replaced the PSU. we have watched movies on youtube and other web surfing. when i replaced the PSU the first thing that i did was wipe the PC to its original factory settings. i think its called a full PC restore. it worked fine before that just had alot of stuff on it from the previous owner. worked fine after i restored it also (after hours of updates lol). oh yea the dvd rom was jammed shut. got it to come out and put a dvd in it to see if it would work and it didnt. i think i remember it slowed the PC way down also but wouldnt play dvd. not sure if thats helpful info. just tryin to give all that i know about this pc. (which isnt much since i have only had it for a few weeks)
tools that i have at my disposal:
toshiba satellite A215(what im on now and what i mainly use),
dell latitude D610,
4GB USB flash drive (tried to make this pendrive bootable but i cant figure it out. i was hoping to try to boot from the USB and then i would know its the HDD thats bad and not something else(at least thats what i was hopin i would find)),
500 GB toshiba external hard drive (has all my pics and videos and music back up on it)
I guess to sum it all up: i want to figure out why my Dell inspiron 530s will not boot now. i want to know if its the hard drive that went bad for sure before i invest in buying another one, or if i messed something else up in it etc etc....
thank you for any help that might be offered,