just brew it! wrote:Hey, there wouldn't happen to be a thumbdrive or external hard drive plugged in, would there? I've seen some systems where having an external storage device connected during boot will cause boot failures.
Also, which SATA port is the hard drive plugged into? Some motherboards can only boot from certain ports (typically the first four).
churin wrote:Correction of my thread starter post: Exact wording of the error message is "No bootable devices --- strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility".
The machine is back at my place now. I reviewed the BIOS configuration and found that the internal hard drive was NOT enabled. I enabled it and the problem was resolved. I do not know how the system could ever boot from the disabled hard drive.
A new problem has just popped up: Now every time when the machine restarts, the screen resolution ends with 1024x768 which is supposed to be 1600x1200. The screen resolution while the Windows is booting, the resolution appears 1600x1200 but after the password is entered it reverts back to 1024x768. This appears to be Windows' problem not BIOS's. Any suggestion?
churin wrote:I thought that fixed the problem but did not.
I re-installed the video drivers which was previously downloaded from Dell but to no avail.
There was no such problem initially. What were done since are installing Windows updates, installing anti-virus softwares, removing a lot of malwares and virus.