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    Default Can't Wipe HDD to Install Snow Leopard

    I've been working on trying to wipe my hard drive for the past three days but i finally decided that i needed some help. I'm trying to reinstall SL on my Inspiron 1545 but am having problem wiping my hard drive. Everytime i try to boot from the retail SL cd i get a message saying, " NO bootable device--strike f1" I've looked online and it seems like i'm the only one having this problem. It's not the disk because when i'm at my desktop it shows up and i can access the files. I've tried changing the bios also so that the cd drive would boot up first. I'm pretty sure it's not the driver because again, i can access the cd at my desktop. If you know of anyways to delete a hard drive or get around the error i'm facing, I would appreciate it a lot if you could help me out.



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    You mention you reinstalling SL. Did you have SL on your hard drive previously

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    So, it is my suggestion.Cause your notebook is build on X86 CPU and hardware,and the SL install CD is normal a Power CPU install CD,especial the file named march_kernel,it must be hack first.So your machine just can't read the CD easy.Maybe your first time installation was finished with a tools, seems like x86install tools, you may try to remember how you can install the system to your machine.But here a idea that it maybe easy to solve it,it's to download a boot software, seems like chameleon or bootthink, setup and restart, choose the new item, boot the CD-Driver. If it can't work, I beg you to download a new retail image.

 

 

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