For security and privacy reasons, many people will sell or give away old computers without the old hard drive.
Remove the hard disk tray to see if there is indeed a hard drive present.
I was given a Dell Latitude CPi D300XT laptop. I hit the power button and it reads
"Primary hard disk 0 not found
" No bootable device(s) selected
" strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility
I his F2 and in the bios setup it reads "Pimary Hard Drive - None"
I was given no recovery disc and don't know where to go from here. It's OS is Windows98. Thanks for any help