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my dell inspiron 1525 will not start up cannot get to dell

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my dell inspiron 1525 will not start up cannot get to dell start up on hard disc and i want format h/disc but don't have startup CD.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Sandy replied 5 years ago.
Hello Sir/Madam,

Welcome to Just My name is Sandy and I am a Microsoft- Certified Technician and will assist you today.

Please restart the computer. What message do you get on the screen? Please tell me step by step.

Do you have some very important data on the computer?

How old is this computer?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it says no bootable devices-- strike F1 to retry boot .f2for setup utility and press F5 to run onboard diagnostics i tryed the last and the respose was what I just sent you Derek
Expert:  Sandy replied 5 years ago.
A.Please reset the computer as under:

Turn off the laptop.
Disconnect the power cord.
Now unplug the battery. You can turn it over to remove the battery.
Now hold down the power button on the laptop for 1 minute.
Now, connect only power cord and restart it.

B. If still does not work:

Please hit F2 to go to BIOS and see if the hard drive is detcted there or not.

If not:

If the computer is under warranty:

Please contact Dell directly.

Or you can try to reseat the hard drive, RAM.