No boot sector in internal Hard disk.
No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run on board diagnostics.
My Dell Inspiron 1525 doesn't boot at all. During start-up, I get the above error message each time. I've already phoned Dell and they told me to replace the drive with a new one. SU and some other tech forums also support this. So, I've replaced the HDD. Still, I get the same error.
I have a thought that my BIOS doesn't recognize my HD still. I've already checked the setup utility. Then, I used my XP CD to install a new copy. The boot sequence has the DVD-RW at the top followed by HD. But sadly, It doesn't recognize the CD too. Then, I made a bootable USB using WinToFlash and now, it doesn't recognize the USB too. What would be the case?
Do I have to replace my new HD too?
Note: My question is probably related to this one already been asked here - Dell Inspiron 1525 - Internal hard disk drive not found. But, the answer wasn't helpful to me. I mean, it didn't work for mine...