No boot device available — No bootable
partition on hard drive, the hard drive cable is
loose, or no bootable device exists.
If the hard drive is your boot device, ensure
that the cables are connected and that the
drive is installed properly and partitioned as
a boot device.
Enter system setup and ensure that the boot
sequence information is correct (see the Dell
Technology Guide on your hard drive or at
CAUTION - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING
SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has
exceeded its normal operating range. Dell
recommends that you back up your data
regularly. A parameter out of range may
or may not indicate a potential hard drive
problem — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard drive
failure. Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on
If a device is either not detected during
the operating system setup or is detected
but incorrectly configured, you can use the
Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the
To start the Hardware Troubleshooter:
→ Help and Support.
hardware troubleshooter in
the search field and press <Enter> to start
In the search results, select the option that
best describes the problem and follow the
remaining troubleshooting steps.
Using Support Tools