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hyeone

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dell inspiron 1150-windows xp home

long story short, yesterday, i was transfering data to my memory stick, like i do every other day, and this time the laptop rebooted itself.
now when i start it up, it says "no bootable devices" hit f1 to continue and f2 for setup. i checked the bios, it detects all its devices(hd, fl, cd).

any ideas? suggestions?
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Hello hyeone...

Is your memory stick still connected?

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Edited by wannabe1, 02 May 2006 - 11:11 AM.

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memory is still connected....i backed up my data, tried re-installing windows and it gave me the same problem. im thinking it might be a problem with my hard drive.
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Remove the memory stick and try to reboot...
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tried replacing the hd, no luck and then tried your solution...still no luck
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Do you have the XP installation cd?
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ive tried installing the xp cd with different hds and memory...still same problem. im beginning to think the motherboard is bad.
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When you reinstalled XP, did you format the drive? It IS quite possible the mobo is gone, but it's also possible we're looking at a bad boot sector.

Will your installation cd give you the option to repair using Recovery Console?
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yeah, i formatted the drive. deleted all the old partitions and craeted a new one.
ill check my installation cd for that option tomorrow.
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