No Bootable device -- please restart system [Closed]

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I have a Toshiba satellite C50 that will not start.
Turning on the power goes to Toshiba and then checking media [fail] and then just keeps saying 'No bootable device -- Please restart system.

How can I reset the laptop - I have no disc to reset with and turning on holding either '0' 'F8' 'F10' or 'F1' doesn't work.

Happy to completely reset the laptop just cannot do it.

Help please

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I do not think there is a disk to recover to. If it will not boot up into safe mode, then you would have to check the disk from command console before OS loads. If you have no disk, or drive, it gets rather complicated. How much experience do you have being computer technician?

It sounds as though you hard drive is shot. Let us know how comfortable you are with hardware and such. Also, you will need a USB to build an OS on to boot up into so it can check your harddrive. You have a USB memory stick?
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I have a reasonable amount of knowledge with computers - but I am not a technician - I can follow a set of instruction easily enough. Yes I have a memory stick.
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looks like you need a new hard disk and a fresh install of Windows. I hope you burned the backup disks when the computer was new.

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Here is a link to the User Guide - it might have instructions for recovery

https://support.dynabook.com/support/staticContentDetail?contentId=4001258&isFromTOCLink=false