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Diskette drive o seek failure / no boot device available

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Last response: in Storage
October 6, 2012 2:56:30 PM

I Replaced my sata hard drive and can't reboot!The drive show's up but these message's come up on the black screen when i hit f1! I have a old dell dimension 8300. I'm not to good at this can anyone help? Thanks

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October 6, 2012 3:42:54 PM

Hi Cody, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

Give us as much info as you can about your old Dell 8300, and what you are trying to do. Also make and model # of the new HDD.

Since you got the error msg "no boot device available" I assume you just tried to swap your boot drive with a new one, possibly with a larger SATA HDD?

You have to clone all the data from your old drive to the new one, or reinstall the OS on the new one before it will work. This message just after the splash screen says your MB BIOS can't find a HDD with the Operating system on it.

More info from you will help us steer you in the right direction.