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Dell Inspiron 620 No boot device available

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February 25, 2014 2:42:56 PM

At first whenever I tried playing a game such as "Mount&blade" or any non-steam(online gaming platform) online game my computer would restart and end up to a screen that states "no boot device available". Now whenever I log in to my first account it'd automatically restart and redirect me to the "no boot device available" screen. I've stayed logged in to my 2nd account and so far and it hasn't restarted or done anything at all. I don't know this might be related to using disk check to clean up my computer or if I may need a need hard drive. I'm not really good with computers so I apologize in advance if my explanation comes off as incoherent.

Specs: Processor Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 i5-2310 / 2.9 GHz
Memory 8.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max)
Hard Drive 1.0 TB - 7200.0 rpm
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
February 25, 2014 6:52:02 PM

You should have self-test utulities available from the BIOS screen (Dell computers usually do). Test your hard drive, this message about "no boot device" is usually indication that something is wrong. If your system is still under warranty, contact Dell support.

As for why your computer crashes when you start playing - it might overheat, or has bad memory, or a lot of other things. Test utilities would show that.
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February 26, 2014 12:43:29 PM

Alabalcho said:
You should have self-test utulities available from the BIOS screen (Dell computers usually do). Test your hard drive, this message about "no boot device" is usually indication that something is wrong. If your system is still under warranty, contact Dell support.

As for why your computer crashes when you start playing - it might overheat, or has bad memory, or a lot of other things. Test utilities would show that.

Thanks for replying! I did as you said and did a diagnostics test. It said: "warning" "hard drive can't be found".

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February 27, 2014 10:46:21 PM

In that case - you are in line for a replacement hard drive. Whenever your laptop manages to boot - copy your data, your hard drive is dying. When you're done with copyng, if you haven't made recovery media, make one.

You can also check Dell' support site whether your laptop is still under warranty.
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