dell inspiron 1525 new blank hdd no bootable devices, help!!

March 10, 2016 at 22:17:11
Specs: Windows 7
internal hard disk drive is blank and has nothing need help so i can get my laptop up and running . .

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#1
March 10, 2016 at 23:36:11
You have to get your bios to see it.

Change UEFI to Legacy Boot.


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#2
March 11, 2016 at 00:00:21
How do I find that? The hdd has not been formatted.

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#3
March 11, 2016 at 00:11:38
Do you know how to get into the bios?

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#4
March 11, 2016 at 00:22:30
How did it happen that the drive became blank? Or is this a new drive? As already mentioned you need to go into bios setup and make sure a drive is actually being seen.

If this is the original drive and you've somehow lost the OS you may still be able to access the recovery partition. Here's some info on that:

http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...

If the recovery partition is gone too or you've got a new one then you'll need a windows installation disk or recovery disks. Recovery disks may be available from Dell.


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#5
March 11, 2016 at 00:28:59
A new hdd. It is being seen and I have no recovery disks. It will only take me to F2 setup utility

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#6
March 11, 2016 at 00:32:42
" It will only take me to F2 setup utility"
That is the bios.

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#7
March 11, 2016 at 00:45:48
Where do I go from there?
I've tried just about everything

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#8
March 11, 2016 at 02:06:49
"I've tried just about everything"
Give us some photos of what your are looking at in the bios.
Clicking on each tab, will do for now.

Double check the quality of your photos before uploading, we must be able to see clearly the screens.

Image Uploader ( I upload to Imgur.com for images & zippyshare for files. Neither need an account ) Give us the links please.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://zenden.ws/imageuploader_ru
How to use for images.
http://i.imgur.com/mWxzNlv.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ODCCcPf.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zalhLtW.gif
For other files.
http://i.imgur.com/FhtnM6c.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Wg3nZ4G.gif
http://i.imgur.com/txFkgpT.gif



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#9
March 11, 2016 at 16:10:35
The disk is new, as in it's a blank, new disk installed in place of the original? Presuming it's the same (correct) type as the original, then it will show in bios, but until you partition/format it, you won't know it's there (other than looking in setup/bios.

You need a full vversion of an operating sustem in order to boot up and then allow you to partition/format the drive - as part of the OS installation routine.

The original drive presumably had a recovery partition? Do you still have that original drive? If so, then consider cloning it to the new drive. Most new drives come with free software to allow that; or it can be downloaded from the drive's website.


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#10
March 11, 2016 at 19:22:28
You can't boot off a drive that's blank...you need to install an operating system. Windows costs money; most Linux versions are free.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...


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