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Windows 7: Laptop not starting past Startup Repair, NoOSInstalled error

12 Apr 2013   #1

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Laptop not starting past Startup Repair, NoOSInstalled error

Hello - I'm hoping I can find some help with this issue. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. So, a few months ago, I got mad at my laptop and slammed the screen down. I think it was taking its sweet time shutting down or something. I can't remember. Anyway, the next time I tried to turn it on, it goes into Startup Repair, and then comes up with a screen of errors, namely "StartupRepairOffline", "Autofailover", "NoOSInstalled". I can go into advanced options and go into DOS command (it comes up to the X drive); I was able to successfully pull off stuff I wanted, but I'm thinking I damaged the hard drive.
I've let this sit for awhile, using my daughters' laptop, but now I want mine back and want to repair it. What should I do first?
Also, I don't think I have any startup disks or anything like that...

Thank you -

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Take it into a repair shop, or go to the Dell forums ... Forums - Laptop - Dell Community

Remember that computers really have no way of knowing that your temper got the best of you!
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12 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


A 1545 is easy to replace the HD, just unplug power and battery, take out the two screws on back and slide it out of its port on side.
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13 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Did you try doing a clean install anyway? Clean Install Windows 7
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