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primary hard disk drive 1 not found

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I just had my power supply fail, it would appear that in the process it did some damage to the boot sector on the drive hard drive. Because now that i have the new supply installed when booting up i get a long delay followed by

"primary hard disk drive 1 not found."

With the option to press f1 to continue or f2 to go into the setup.

If i Hit F1 the computer boot's as it normally would and everything works great.
Is there a easy fix or do i have to live with this glitch/ re-install windows.

... I did some searching and it seems like allot of people have experienced this problem especially on the dell web sight; but i have yet to find a answer.

thanks in advance.
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if you can get into windows....go ahead and run a chkdsk

press "start", choose "run", type "CMD" (without quotes), then type "chkdsk /r /f" (without the quotes)
it will probably tell you it needs to run this on the next reboot, go ahead and reboot then let the process run untill it's finished

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