gives only two options f1 and f2 only f2 works

July 29, 2012 at 11:30:16
Specs: Windows xp
after power outage my pc wont start no boot device available

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#1
July 29, 2012 at 11:44:14
Was it surge protected? wondering it it got lightninged...


Not being sure of what you have, try accessing the bios

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixth...

and then making sure that you have the correct boot disk. I should mention that you can mess things up here, so more than likely you will want to refer to setup instuctions based upon your system.

Otherwise, have you tried utilizing a windows disk to see if that starts up?

:: mike


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#2
July 29, 2012 at 11:58:14
yes it was surge protected.
it only lets me do two options and the only one working is f2 i tried reinstalling windows xp but it says no hard drives and the hard drives disk wont boot up.


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#3
July 29, 2012 at 14:41:39
When it gives you the F1 and F2 options, what are they supposed to do?

Since the problem started have you opened up the case or done anything else in an attempt to fix it?

Since you tried an OS reinstall I assume it's booting OK from the cd/DVD drive?


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#4
July 29, 2012 at 15:07:43
f1 is to boot which it doesnt and f2 system set up which just gives u info on your pc I opened the case and removed the hard drive unplugged everything and replugged the hardrive closed up the case and stil it wont work.

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#5
July 29, 2012 at 15:12:41
Is the Hard Drive fried ? or is it something else. I want to go get a new hard drive but what if it isnt the issue.

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#6
July 29, 2012 at 17:37:18
You don't need a HDD to boot a system. And if you have a SATA HDD, you can't reinstall XP without drivers. Try booting off a Linux live CD.

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#7
July 29, 2012 at 19:11:32
Find out if you have a SATA or IDE hard drive and check the manual for your system/motherboard on how to set up the drive in bios setup (F2). Remove the cmos battery and check its voltage, or just replace it.

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