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ACER, UEFI, No Boot Device network concerns

Q: ACER, UEFI, No Boot Device network concerns

When searching verifying the correct version for my BIOS update I ran into an insidious website that rather than providing me any type of info of a potential updat rather provided me with redirects, PUP's and all types of junk that was challenging to rid the computer of.
After I found the correct version to update my BIOS I flashed the download and the BIOS is now updated correctly.

I don't know exactly if the attack is still pestering my system or I may be dealing with something else Point being if this is in the wrong Forum category I apologize in advance.






This is stats as to my Acer Aspire Es-711.

The issue I'm having is that when I Configure the BIOS such that the computer will search for the Hard Drive (C:\) I get an obtrusive message stating that there is no bootable device found.
This is using the UEIF and Hard drive configuration.
I get this message directly after booting the machine in this configuration.
This would lead one to think that there was an issue with the HDD and that one would follow that
Rabbit hole (as I did ) for a resolution.

What I learned in researching this is that when setting the BIOS to boot to the USB/CD/DVD The machine that happily takes me to a screen asking me to push the "any key" to load the Windows Program.
My immediate thought when this first came up was it was absurd as the computer was not able to find the bootable device.

To my surprise the machine not only loaded windows 7 Ultimate but I'm now currently typing this post using the computer in which it can't find the bootable device????

Things I've tried:
I read in a Post that if one was to remove the HDD from the computer unplug from MB many times just this action would change things for the computer to find the HDD.
.I did that and still no joy finding the missing bootable device.

After installing Windows I was then able to run (using the Administrator CMD prompt)
Chkdsk /f C:\ In which was completed successfully indicating that all sectors were scanned and accounted for without signs of errors.

I would truly appreciate whatever assistance available.

Regards.

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Preferred Solution: ACER, UEFI, No Boot Device network concerns

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A: ACER, UEFI, No Boot Device network concerns

I'm moving this topic to appropriate forum.

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Hello everyone
I am trying to make Windows 10 scripted installation with UEFI boot.
Every things works with normal Legacy mode in our environment and k2000.
I have made WINPE 10 boot file as a normal procedure with k2000 Media Manager (like in legacy mode). And uploaded it to k2000. Of cause I have re-cached my drivers when making new a boot source. 
I have setup our new DHCP so it can boot with UEFI and it works!, and I can see my boot sources when boot up the client in UEFI mode. 
Here comes the tricky part I can choose my newly created Windows 10 boot source with Dell's own WINPE10 drivers. Then it loads the Boot source file that I created but It stop at the Windows 10 logo it never loads the deployment menu like in legacy mode, so I cannot deploy a scripted installation.
I am stuck what could be wrong or what have I missed ? Please help
Regards,
Michael

     

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Anyone think the new UEFI BIOS will attract a new BIOS based malware generation?
 
I.e.  The pre-boot environment
Can host a shell, runs apps and scripts ?????!!1
Direct access to full ram
Direct access to hardware registers
Network support !!!!!
 
Easy to extend with C Programming
'Database' of drivers - Does this mean all my drivers are hosted in the new BIOS???

A:UEFI concerns

See this topic discussion.

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I recently purchased an Acer Aspire S7-392 that came pre-loaded with windows 8. While I was attempting to make the machine dual-boot (with Ubuntu), I wiped out the original Windows 8 install.

I purchased a recovery USB from Acer. This USB stick boots fine and the Windows 8 install goes smoothly until, when it is finally finished, and it says that the version of Windows that I have now installed is inactive and must be activated with a Microsoft Product Key. Acer won't do anything about it and wants me to return the machine to them to be repaired. They claim that the embedded product key on the hard drive has somehow been corrupted and it must be sent back to them to be fixed.

I really don't want to have to send the machine away.

My employer (a university) has access and licenses to all microsoft products. So I thought that I'd try to install windows 8 from a different source. I have a Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit DVD that I have made into a bootable USB with Rufus (I originally tried the Windows DVD-USB utility but it formats the USB as ntfs which I have read is not going to work under UEFI machines - in any case, I tried it and it wouldn't boot either).

Now, for the life of me, I cannot get the machine to boot off of the USB stick. I have tried in UEFI and legacy mode, with secure boot on and off, and with the sata mode in Raid and AHCI mode.

According to Rufus, the USB drive from Acer (that the machine will actually boot from) is flagged as non-... Read more

A:USB Boot Issues on Acer Aspire S7-392 UEFI, GPT, etc.

I purchased a recovery USB from Acer. This USB stick boots fine and the Windows 8 install goes smoothly until, when it is finally finished, and it says that the version of Windows that I have now installed is inactive and must be activated with a Microsoft Product Key. Acer won't do anything about it and wants me to return the machine to them to be repaired.



Have you tried to activate?
Activate Windows 8 Online

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Hi guys...I have an Acer E1 which started to bootloop. It would try to load OS(W8.1) but then the blue sad face pc crash screen pops up and then it try to load Auto Repair but all i get is a black screen...I have no USB restore setup (no optical drive on machine) so i decided to try a clean install...ive tried all the steps i found on this forum (deactivate secure boot, putting usb to boot first, F12 to choose usb boot, Rufus Usb Boot creator with a ISO i downloaded from windows media creator, Win7 Boot media creator, FAT32 format usb drive, bootsec.exe for 32 bit usb creation and many others). The wall im hitting is not that the bios doesnt detect the USB sometimes it detects it some times it doesnt(comes out as PNY Usb next to Usb hdd) but even when i set the bios to load the usb first it just doesnt run whatever is on the usb... I even use f12 to boot the usb and even when its detected it wont run whats on it. I even loaded the update for legacy bios and it would detect the usb but not load it. I dont know what else to try.

TLDR; machine detects Usb drive in bios but doesnt boot whats on it even when set to do so or chosen.

Affected PC: Acer E1 510
Tools:PNY 32gb thumbdrive

A:Acer E1 (UEFI) Auto repair bootloop...No usb boot

Verify you have secureboot disabled..
Download and create windows 8.1 media (link in sig below)
Download the x64 version if your system is UEFI with GPT partitions

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I have a desktop PC Acer XC600, the hard disk is formatted in the UEFI-Scheme. Now I want to do a clean install of a fresh Win8, but I cannot manage to boot into UEFI-mode, neither from DVD or USB.

I can reach a boot menu by pressing F12, but there is nothing like shown in the article about installing Win8 in UEFI mode. Only standard bios devices show up. There are simply no UEFI devices. I tried different usb sticks, dvds, formatted them different ways, but the best I can get is the point where setup says "cannot install because the disk is formatted GPT"

But the acutal system is definitely running in UEFI mode (?)

A:no UEFI device in boot menu

There has to be a way to set your BIOS to do a UEFI install. In my case, when I hit f12, I am offered a choice of two options on the boot menu and they read something like this:

Windows Boot Manager
Patriot Pyro
Optiarc DVD
UEFI Optiarc DVD

Now, that is not the exact wording. You need to consult you mobo manual for how to set that option on the boot menu.

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I installed windows 10. Normally, There has no problem. But in today, when I turn on my laptop, it shows some waring like this "boot manager is missing. Please insert recovery image or installation media and hit any key". After I search my problem in google. Some people said "change your boot mode to legacy". So, I changed boot mode to leagacy and windows starting. After that I also repair windows OS from installation disc. But the problem is, everytime when I turn on my laptop, boot mode is  always change automatically to 'UEFI'. So, I need to change it to 'Legacy' again and again. How can I fix this problem without reinstalling windows?

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hi , I replaced the DVD drive with a SSD  drive , cloned the window from the HDD to the SSD using easeUS till here every thig is good now im trying to change the boot order so the laptop will boot from the DVD drive / SSD I went into the Bios (UEFI one) and select the DVD drive to be the one to boot from , issue its still booting from the HDDshould i switch to legacy bios or is there and option to change the UEFI to do that ? thanks, 

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Hi, just received my first custom laptop from PC Specialist, UK.

Am unfamiliar with UEFI and want to configure the DVD drive as primary boot for disk imaging etc.
However I can't see it listed in the bootable devices.

PC Specialist doesn't seem to provide any documentation or tutorial on this.

Options in boot devices are
- Samsung SSD (well, that must be what it is..)
- IP4 Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller
- IP6 Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller

Nothing about the DVD drive or USB devices...

(The DVD drive is working)

Thanks!

A:How do I configure UEFI so DVD drive is primary boot device? Cosmos IV

Do you have secure boot turned on in the BIOS? I know you have to turn this off for USB devices to be seen for booting.

BTW congrats on your new laptop!!

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I am not able to revert back to my older BIOS because the InsydeFlash tool is not allowing me to do that. Maybe because the BIOS is older than the present one (tried with changing the setting in platform.ini as well. Did not work).
So anyone out there. Please HELP. I'll be eternally greatful to you. 

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Hi! Yesterday I updated my bios from F.26 to F.29. What made me switch was the "Note: HP strongly recommends transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version. " Apparently some major security issues were fixed so i downloaded the installer and ran it, everything went fluently as it seemed. Last thing it did was writing boot block or something and then it rebooted and i was prompted with: Boot Device Not FoundPlease Install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System Diagnostics For more information please visit: hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Did the Diagnostic Tests - Everything passed (memory, hdd) Restored Factory Default from Bios. Put windows 8 installer onto USB drive. Rebooted and then pushed f9 to get into Boot Options Menu. There was nothing. The boot options menu was clear. Thought I could simply do startup repair from the installer but no, can't boot off the usb stick (Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB). Also, I changed the boot order from  the BIOS, it still failed to boot. Then I switched legacy mode to enabled. Now I could boot off the USB stick, then I tried to fix the bootloader from command prompt to switch back to uefi mode. Rebooted and it still doesn't boot from UEFI mode.  UEFI Boot Order from bios looks like this:Internal CD/DVD ROM DriveUSB Diskette on Key/USB Hard DiskUSB CD/DVD ROM DriveOS boot Manager! Network Adapter (since i disabled Internal Network Adapter boot) Legacy Boot OrderNoteboo... Read more

A:Boot Device Not Found after BIOS update in UEFI mode, HP G6...

Im not 100 percent sure its the right forum for this. Anyway, im writing this from a ubuntu live usb and legacy mode is enabled. Currently copying stuff over from my windows partition, everything works good. Im hoping that things will get working again after formatting the whole drive and i can install windows from scratch under uefi mode... Im hoping it was the windows installation messing with the other bootable devices under uefi.

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Hi , I have some Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p dekstops which I try to boot over our network in uefi pxe boot but no luck so far. Our pxe network server is setup to work with uefi only so I set m91p in bios to uefi mode and tryed to boot over pxe but I think network is still in legacy mode, with other type of boot option I have two options to boot ( for example usb flash drive - legacy and uefi boot in submenu to choose in auto bios mode , in uefi bios mode it boot directly in uefi the usb flash drive ) but for the pxe boot its the same in uefi bios option and auto/legacy - connects to network pxe , try to boot and same error for too big size like we get if bios is set to legacy ot cms mode. So my question is it possible to boot in uefi pxe mode this desktop ? Or we will need to change pxe server to allow and working with legacy.Thank you for your answers.

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i'm having the same issue. need to image in uefi mode for bitlocker and the 800 g3 will not pxe boot in uefi mode.

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Hi, I want to deploy an image on the HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation. We do this with Windows Deployment Service. But, if I want this to work, I need to boot via UEFI Network, but I can't find that option. The only option I see is Legacy. When I choose Legacy Network boot, it won't show the SSD to install Windows on. I've seen this behaviour before on different HP-devices, the solution then was to network boot via UEFI. Yes, UEFI Boot Order is checked, Legacy boot is disabled. Secure Boot is also turned off. The only two boot options I see when I go to 'Boot Menu' are the SSD and an USB-device. How do I get this UEFI Network boot option?

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UEFI PXE boot dont seem to be working in CSM mode.Has anyone got UEFI PXE to work with WIndows 7 on these models?

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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 
Thanks.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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Hello, I have a Y720 tha comes with a 1x 129 GB M2 SSD and x1 HDD, in UEFI mode. I'm currently trying to replace the M2 SSD with a newly bougth Samsung 960 EVO M2 where I would like to install Windows 10 also in UEFI mode, as it has better power management than Legacy. But I have tried booting the Windows 10 installer USB stick and the laptop does not recognize in bios. I have created the usb stick with RUFUS 2.18 (latest), choosing UEFI + GPT and Fat32 file format. Before that I also tried restoring a system backup image I created from the former M2 using AOMEI Backupper but I couldn't boot the USB utility to do so either (the same happened: Bios does not recognise it, despite creating it choosing UEFI mode) Things I have tried: 1. Disabling secure boot (although the Secure Boot Status staed "Enabled", so I used the "REset Secure Boot mode" option too...)2. Chaging Optimal OS Setting to disabled in seetings, but still no use3. Using the Novo Button on the right part of the laptop. Of course, changing boot mode to Legacy would allow me to install Windows from USB ....but in Legacy mode, which I'm trying to avo So ...is there a way to boot a UEFI usb stick to install Windows in UEFI mode from it?  thanks!

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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**** This issue has been resolved ****
**** Look at Page 4, posts 4 and 5 ****
**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

This is my first post. I am a Windows 7 user and now (against my will) Windows 8.

I bought an ASUS N76 laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 so these are the new generation n76 series. The old ones come with Windows 7. Anyway...

I attempted to boot a Windows 7 ULT 64 install DVD but the install hangs on the Windows logo/flag. So...

- Windows is loading files is shown and hidden
- The animated Windows logo appears and then it just hangs....go figure

I have no idea what is going wrong. I went into the UEFI setup and the only option for my BR is EUFI boot.

I also added a "boot option" asking the EFI to boot "efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" or "\efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" but when selected (from Boot Override), the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the BR starts spinning and I am thrown back at the EFI so it looks like it cannot find the file. For path, I selected the BR device and at the end has a "\".

I have secure boot disabled. (yep, I have an option for that). So now I am left empty handed and I am stuck with Windows 8. I even put in a brand new SSD hoping I would install W7 on it but I can't even start the setup!! Argh....

I am very experienced with MBR and BIOS but I am a complete newbie to UEFI. I don't know what is going wrong and why the setup hangs....Ther... Read more

A:Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

Win8 PC's have Secure BIOS which must be disabled to install any other oS, then you can install in UEFI mode following these steps: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you want to bypass UEFI and install normally to an MBR drive the procedure is related here: MS new "Secure Boot" locked BIOS arrives

Other info on EFI:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

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Trying to understand handshaking between UEFI & Win 7. Have Win7 Pro sp1 64 installed on SSD, mb=Asus F2A85-V Pro. Example: boot to flashdrive to do Acronis backup of SSD; remove SDD, insert spinner; boot again to flashdrive to do Acronis restore to spinner (to test backup); remove flashdrive, boot to UEFI, set UEFI spinner as default, save & reset; spinner starts boot (#1), Win logo shows briefly, reboots (#2) and shows Win repair/normal screen; choose normal; Windows desktop shows; new driver is loaded for spinner and asks for reboot (that part I understand); reboot (#3) starts and again briefly shows Win logo before yet again rebooting (#4) to the Win repair/normal screen; again choose normal & all is happy. But then I remove the spinner, insert the SSD, and have to go through the whole deal again. Why so many reboots?

Similarly, if I change any hd/flashdrive configuration, my UEFI boot selection is lost & I have to reset it again - sometimes with the multiple reboot scenerio, sometimes not. Sure wish I could force that the UEFI selection stay there as long as the selected drive is installed.

A:UEFI boot keeps changing; UEFI/Win7 handshaking confusion

Hello and welcome diana look I am having a little difficulty in following the train of the thread.

Now do you mean you just backed up the SSD to a USB stick ? then tried to transfer that USB stick back up to the spinner? If it was just a back up then I don't think it is going to work because it is only a backup.

To make the spinner the boot device I would be cloning the SSD to the spinner. I wouldn't mucking around with sticks as I cannot see why that is necessary.

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Getting a BSOD after the update above. Appears the offending file is listed as an UEFI related system file. Running Windows 10 with all latest updates (other than one above) and all drivers updated through Lenovo System Update. System Repair unable to do anything useful. Was able to restart from a backup, but the update continues to destabilize the system after application. Anyone have any solutions other than cancel Windows Updates? Thanks,RMNY

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Hi all,

Currently having a wake on lan issue with a certain computer.

The machine is setup correctly but the windows boot information is stored in a 100mb UEFI partition, and when the computer wakes on lan, it will not boot windows, just sit at a blank screen.

When it wakes on lan it is trying to boot from the legacy device (same blank screen happens if you choose to boot from it from bios)

ive tried updating the bios but no luck, all settings seem to be as they should be.

Is there some trick to get it to load the UEFI MBR, or is there a safe way other then reformatting the machine to move the MBR over to the legacy device itself?


Thanks for any help.

A:Boot UEFI from wake on lan, or convert UEFI MBR to legacy.

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk: remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CONVERT MBR
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

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Hello to the forum. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for pointing me in this subforum.

I have a notebook toshiba satellite L850-1HU with UEFI

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

I have a professional license N sp1 x64 and then supports UEFI

Is possible to combine the systems in dual boot and both in UEFI mode?

I see from your guides that for installation the UEFI is necessary partition in a certain way.
What should I do if I want to leave intact the UEFI partition of win 8 (5 partition)? I just make only space for win7(1 partition) that will use the same 4 partition UEFI of win 8 or i make other 5 partition???
And which of the two systems will handle the boot? I can decide I?

and the warranty? restores factory work?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?

Sorry for the confusion! I hope you manage to understand me and help!

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

A:Satellite L850 & Win 8 UEFi: How dual boot UEFI win 7 ?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



Yes. This is how I do any OS tests\'dual boot'\experiments etc with zero chance of damage to the original boot OS\hd. Am keeping a bunch of old HD's for the purpose. The downside is the slight risk for some mechanic\connection problems, just be careful, remember to power down! So if you don't find it troublesome to switch HD's, IMO go ahead and try that route.

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I have a CD drive in an external enclosure. I have plugged it into a working computer to make sure it works.

However, when plugged into the TravelMate, it does not boot from it. In the BIOS I have set boot priority to "Removable Device" then "CD drive" then "hard disk".

The reason I need the external drive in the first place is that the travelmate's cd drive is broken.

Windows cannot boot. There is a blue screen immediately upon startup. Only thing I can do is get into the BIOS.

I'm trying to reinstall Windows.

I fear that the BIOS may not support USB device booting, and paradoxically I have no way of updating the BIOS without booting from something other than the hard drive.
 

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Hi,I bought an Acer aspire s7-392-9439 3 months ago. It's been working great, until yesterday.I turn on the computer and it poped a blue screen with the error: "default boot device missing or boot failed".This error reminded me that a message about a bios update poped out a few days ago and I diden't get the chance to install it.I've contacted acer support, they told me the bios update would have prevented this problem. Also, they told me to try some stuff that may help, but unfortunately none of them did:1. Restoring the bios settings to default.2. Changing bios settings: uefi to legacy.3. Tapping winkey+c on computer boot.When those options failed they told me it's probably a hardware problem and I should send my computer to thier repair center.My questions are:1. If they bios update would have prevented the problem, how can it be a hardware problem?2. Does anyone know how to fix the problem?I would really appreciate your help,Michael











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A:Acer aspire s7-392-9439: default boot device missi...

I had the same problem.  Tried the DOS boot disk and did not work. Here is how I solved it:(from memory apologies is some of the terminology is not spot on) 1. Download the BIOS install file - link provided earlier in this thread (isST2212.exe)2. On a Windows 8 machine that works - search for "Create a Recovery Drive" and run that on a USB drive3. Copy the file from #1 to the USB drive once it is done making it into a Recovery drive4. In the Acer BIOS (hit F2 while booting), Change to Legacy Boot method5. Save and Exit6. Go back into the BIOS and move the USB HDD option as the first Boot Device7. Save and Exit8. You should end up in a Windows 8 recover console9. Go to Advanced Options - find the option that gets you to the command prompt10. from there I went to d: drive and found my isST2212.exe file - run it by typing the file name when you are in the folder Make sure you are plugged in to power - let it run.  It should install, auto reboot and you should be back in business. I had Acer offer to fix it for free with a 7-10 day turn around and at risk of loosing all of my data.  This was a much better solution! 













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Hello, my 2 years old, out of warranty, Acer Aspire V3-772G with WIN10 is giving me a message ?default boot device missing?.I tried to take out the battery for a few seconds, take out the HDD and gently clean the inside of the laptop as well as the HDD from dust. I have also followed up on a thread where somebody with the same error but on WIN8 and a different Acer laptop was told to download the BIOS install file (isST2212.exe), Create a recovery drive and run it on a USB drive, change the Bios to Legacy Boot, move the USB HDD as the first boot device and end up in a WIN8 recovery console. I then went into the advanced options and into the command prompt where I went to D:/isST2212.exe ? A new window titled InsydeFlash V5.37 pops up saying that my current BIOS ID is: Aspire V3-772 version: V1.15And the New BIOS ID is: Storm2 version V2.12Here I get an error that says the following: This BIOS is not for your Notebook PC. The version of ROM file is not newer than that of BIOS.I Went on www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers where I looked onto Acer Aspire V3-772G BIOS drivers and the newest one is V1.15 which is the one I already have.A LOT depends on me getting back into the desktop and backing up files that are in the laptop. I only need an hour more with it, PLEASE HELP, its serious.

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I am in the process of doing a number of clean installs. I am trying to make a decision as to whether or not to utilize the UEFI and Secure Boot modes which are available on the MBs.

It seems from an initial attempt, that I cannot simply use UEFI/GPT without turning on Secure Boot...that is one must NOT use CSM (turn it off) and USE Secure Boot. You cannot use UEFI without Secure Boot.

Is this correct? I am considering us9ng UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.

However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.

I have been in the habit of creating a new PC with an extra drive with a cloned OS...then disconnecting the drive so that if the first OS drive fails, the person can boot up quickly with the other drive. I am concerned that there will be a problem with Secure Boot.

I mean, how many times have I been infected with a root kit.....some virus that take over at boot time...Answer...never since I started with PCs in 1991!

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

A:UEFI/Secure Boot or not to UEFI/SB, that is the question..

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


I am considering using UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.



Secure Boot does not affect the speed of your computer.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.



Windows 8/8.1/10 are compatible with the Secure Boot.

I don't know about Acronis True Image but Macrium Reflect is compatible with the Secure Boot.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?



It is a very important security feature.






Microsoft designed Secure Boot to protect the computer from low-level exploits and rootkits and bootloaders. A security process shared between the operating system and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI, replacing the BIOS), Secure Boot requires all the applications that are running during the booting process to be pre-signed with valid digital certificates. This way, the system knows all the files being loaded before Windows 8 loads and gets to the login screen have not been tampered with.

If a bootloader has infected your computer and it tries to load during the boot-up sequence, Secure Boot will be able to undo all the changes and thwart the ... Read more

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Dear Friends,

Long time reader of this forum but a first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked and answered.

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

Originally my laptop came with Windows 7 and when i looked at disk management my disks were formatted with UEFI schema. One of my friend gave me a UEFI bootable USB drive loaded with Windows 8. So, i thought why not give it a try. So, I created a backup of my OEM Windows 7 and saved the iso files in a seperate external HD (created twice just to be sure . Now, i decided to load the Windows 8. Booted into the BIOS and there is an option to select the USB drive along with the UEFI option for that USB drive. I selected the UEFI option but some reason it does not boot into UEFI. So i decided to select the standard USB install and this option let me install windows 8. In the process of installing i formatted the partitions and made a single partition and installed Windows 8 on it. I am guessing now the drive is not GPT but MBR. I also noticed that his installation USB disk had an option to select either 32bit or 64bit of Windows 8...I find this kind of odd. Would Microsoft create a same iso file with both versions? I am guessing he created the USB from a illegitimate source.
I am planning on purchasing Windows 8 Pro version as an iso but wanted to be confident that it would work with UEFI architecture.

Questions:
1. Why would the system NOT boot from UEFI?
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A:UEFI USB Disk - Does not boot from UEFI Windows 8.

Welcome. Begin with Clean Install - Windows 8. See the UEFI links in the tutorial: How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI). You also will want to see this tutorial link: How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.

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I pulled up Resmon this morning and was quite surprised at my network activity. This is what I get at idle, with IE closed and no updates running. Is this normal?

A:Network concerns.

No. Even when I'm downloading a huge file while simultaneously surfing the net and checking email I rarely go above 5%. During a scheduled backup of Gigs of data over the LAN I rarely hit 10%. Unless you have a really rotten dial-up connection you should not be seeing that.

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I'll start by telling you all that I am an avid PC Gamer (World of Warcraft mostly), perhaps that might be of relevance.
I'm going to be getting a 2nd computer in the next few weeks and have decided to go with a wired network as opposed to wireless due to instability concerns.
However, in order to connect the 2nd computer to the Ethernet Hub, I will need to run a 50ft Ethernet Cable (Either Cat5E or Cat6, have not determined).
My question is... Will the speed lost due to the length of the cable be anything significant enough to interfere with something such as WoW?
(I am currently using Time Warner's Roadrunner internet, 5mbps)

Thanks!
 

A:Wired Network Concerns

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I have an XPS 8500 that will not boot normally. It was running fine and all of a sudden came up with the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". I have figured out if I go into BIOS first the PC will boot up but is very slow in doing so. I googled the issue and found something telling me to default the BIOS. I did this and it booted once. Trying to decide if the HD is out. I ran diagnostics and it does not see a HD. But if that's the case why does it even boot after going into BIOS. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I updated Windows 7 Pro. I am a strong believer in Dell and find it hard to believe that a HD would go out after only 4 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Usually when I see this error its the Power supply, or and bios issue. Anyone have any Ideas. I can actually boot to windows but the computer shuts down in about 20 min and give that error. I am use to seeing that when it will not start, but it starts and stays on for a bit but not long enough to save stuff. I even tried to reload it and it wouldn't let me. I am figuring its the hard drive. Any Ideas

"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 

A:"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device

First of all, no one has any idea what we are attempting to diagnose. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card, etc, etc. If this is a big box system, then post the exact brand and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

Note do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
 

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Hi There!
I am having a problem starting my PC! I have to start it in the boot menu under the RAID option. If I do not do this a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.." comes up, and just keeps popping up regardless of what I press! I would try using my boot disk but for the life of me I can't find it, and as windows 7 was already installed on this computer when we got it 3 year ago, I can't accurately recall if it came with one!
I am no expert on BIOS, but I have read other problems similar to this one, and know that if I don't have the boot disk or the OS disk, I will need to know that at least. So my boot sequence is as follows:
Boot 1: (Hard drive)
Boot 2: CD/DVD: PM-ATAPI DV
Boot 3: USB: Generic-Compa
Boot 4: Lan

I am curious if the (Hard drive) is the issue. The BIOS tells me that anything in parentheses is disabled from corresponding type menu. But I truly have no idea how to change that. Which brings me here.
If anyone can offer any help to this, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key...

HiYou will have to give a little more information.What is the make and model of the computer?If it isn't a brand name what make and model of the motherboard.Or you can post a Speccy that will give that information.[ Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.

Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

You will see the following prompt:
Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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When I hover my mouse over the wireless internet connection in the system tray in Windows 8.1 it shows two networks, my home network with internet access, and an unidentified one with no internet access.

Shortly after i noticed this a little over a month ago, the passwords and security questions to my email and facebook account were changed. So today I finally got around to wiping my computer clean and installing Windows 10 on it. At first, the only wireless connection that showed up was my home network. Within a few hours the unidentified network has begun appearing again and doesn't go away.

Is it possible that the two things are connected? I posted this in the security area because security is my biggest concern here, but any help on why the second network shows up would be much appreciated!
 

A:Unidentified Network Security Concerns

Most likely from a VPN setup.
 

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hello ,
so i have this 2 weeks old acer predator pc that came with windows 8 on it. I didn't like windows 8 so i took the hard disk out and put it on my other pc to format it and to install windows 7. everything worked fine windows 7 was installed . I moved it back to the acer and now i have the boot problem . i tried to set it to boot form hard drive but i still have the same problem , i tried to put my other hard drive which is working, but still the same problem. i can see in the bios that there is a hard drive ( AHCI PORT 0 : WDC then the serial number ) anyone can help ???
and sorry for my bad English .
 

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and

you cannot install windows on one machine and then move the drive to another machine

it looks for the system it was installed on and then when it does not find it ,it stops dead

you need to install it in the machine you are going to use it on
 

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The problem is that it won't boot up. After the intel screen loads it shows:

Fastrack... Bios Version 2.00 0.33... then
"Scanning IDE Drives" then it turns to "No Array is defined...
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild(tm) Utility or Press <Esc> to continue booting"

That's no problem but I can't press F8 or F2 or anything like that.

Pressing CTRL F is useless because i don't have that fast build thing, and when i press ESC or just wait a short while it turns to a black screen and all it shows is "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" if i press any button it just shows that again but another row and it makes a click sound.

Problem happened after power shortage. No floppy discs or usb devices inserted at the moment. There could have been a CD in there but probably not.

Computer is custom built, don't know specs. is XP, built just for a vet (made by intravet).

Remember i CAN'T PRESS F8 or ANYTHING LIKE THAT!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

Guys,

I have similar problem that says: "Reboot and select proper boot device.... "
It's my small cute laptop and I have data on it that I don't want to lose.
If any help can save my data and keep use my laptop after repairing?

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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Hey guys, quick question for you.. Now my friend has this error: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key?" and I've been trying to help him for a while with it. He told me he took out his hard drive and RAM for some reason, then a little bit later put them back in.

And now all of a sudden hes getting this error. He has an HP e9300z computer and I guess has a gaming keyboard and mouse plugged in, which also don't work. So he can't get into his bios to check boot order. He also doesn't have access to a linux live CD or a repair disk CD. He is using windows 7 as well.

So if anyone has any ideas or had this happen to them, any info would be awesome!!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

He may need to connect a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS Setup (assuming his PC has a pair of PS/2 ports for mouse & keyboard). Some computers don't respond to USB keyboard input for BIOS access. Mine is like that and it's a new PC - good job I kept my old PS/2 keyboard because they are difficult to find these days.

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I cannot seem to figure out what's wrong with this computer.

The hard drive is a 500GB SATA. The hard drive is clearly plugged in (both cables plugged in)... Since it's a SATA, doesn't need a pin.

I took this hard drive from a working desktop and put it in a customized desktop... The thing is, it's a partly customized desktop, just a different DVD drive, hard drive, and graphics card. The motherboard and everything else is the same as was in this computer.

Anyways, the hard drive is empty and was working as a slave, simply to put things on it. Now, I'm trying to put it in a different desktop and it's simply not working. Both the DVD and HDD are recognized as the Primary SATA master and slave. This seems correct to me.

Whenever the computer goes past the manufacturer's boot screen, a black screen with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.
 

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and

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I haven't installed anything new on my computer but today after having my computer shipped to me via UPS I cut on my computer and where the XP load bar screen was I got:

"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Seeing this I knew I went into the BIOS setup and tried to turn the system priority to look at the HDD. Instead I only had the option of the DVD drive and the CD drive.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and don't have any of the recovery CD's!!!! I DO NOT WANT TO REFORMAT because like a bad little boy I did not backup my 4 years worth of work.

I know this problem is often user specific so PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
 

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Hi,

Today I went out and bought a WD1600JB 160GB hard drive. I installed the hard drive and it was recognized by the bios but not by windows. I went to the western digital website and downloaded the drivers to get windows to recognize the drive. Everything was working fine, I logged out of my windows user (I'm the only user, but I log out anyways). I came back several hours later and went to go log in. I was entering my correct password (i made sure) and it wasn't logging me in. This has happened a few times before, and everytime it was fixed by rebooting. I rebooted the computer properly, and after the BIOS load, where the windows XP loading bar should have come up, i got instead:

"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I have searched the internet for about an hour now, trying different jumper combinations (cable select on both HD's, my master on master and slave on slave) I have even removed my slave drive and tried different jumper settings with my master drive. I have plugged in different power supply cords, set BIOS priority to hard drive first. I took everything off the BIOS boot list except for the harddrive and still no go. I disconnected both HD's and attempted to boot from a CD drive and got the same message. Same with floppy drive. I restored BIOS settings to default and tried again with all of the above. Nothing has worked. I have ensured that power cables and IDE ca... Read more

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

I forgot to mention, my motherboard IS detecting Both my CD drives, both my HD's and my floppy drive.
 

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I have upgraded the RAM of my pc last friday. I have added another 1GB of DDR400 and everything seems working fine. But this morning, when my brother just informed me. that when he tried to turn on our pc and errors come up:

"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I have not had this PC for more than a year now since I bought this from my previous employer.

Here are the specs of my pc:

HP Compaq dx2000 MT:
-Intel Pentium 4
-256 MB RAM (currently upgraded and added 1GB RAM)
-80 GB harddisk
-CDRW combo drive

I don't have WinXP CD.
Maybe interface cables may have become loose when I installed the RAM last friday?
I'm not really sure.. I'll have to check it, once I get back home..

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Since you installed new ram and had no issues before that is where I would start, run Memtest. If it shows any faults whatsoever the ram has a problem. New items can fail during initial burn in, Memtest is free and has good approval ratings here and on other boards.Look for "free down load on the left" http://www.memtest86.com/

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I just got a new power supply and video card. I unplugged my power supply and hooked up my new video card and power supply and then when I turn it on it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Im not 100% sure I even hooked up the power supply and video card right, just sayin'.

It does the same thing even if the video card isnt hooked up.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Check the connections to the hard drive and make sure they are still seated properly.
Go into the bios setup and make sure the hard drive is set as first boot device.
 

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I've come across this error while re-installing Windows 7. I've wiped the drive and started the installation and while installing I got an error stating that there was a required driver missing. When I restarted, I received this error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. I've reset the CMOS and checked the cables and drives but still the same issue. Neither my DVD drive or HDD are showing up in the BIOS so I can't boot to the Windows 7 disc to get to the command prompt. I was wondering if I need to replace my HD or would that just be a waste of my time and money?

I have the HP Pavilion p6115y

8GB Ram
750 GB SATA HD
AMD Athlon x2

Any feedback will be helpful

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device

Welcome to TSF

That message is indicating that it does not see the hard dive to boot to it. Odd the BIOS doesn't see the hard drive or the optical drive. I'm assuming Windows 7 ran successfully prior to the wipe and reinstall? Can I ask why you reformatted in the first place? What driver did it say was missing? Did the install halt at that point requiring a reboot or did you just reboot because of the missing driver message? Make sure you have no USB devices attached to the system as it may be trying to boot to USB device. Also you may want to change boot order in BIOS

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I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I tried to get my desktop computer set up for the school year, but found myself with a Blue Screen Error every time I would turn it on. I had this problem on my laptop just weeks earlier, and when I turned it into the shop, they informed me that it was caused by corrupted RAM. So, instead of wanting to pay another $300 to get the desktop fixed, I chose to take out the RAM myself. Bad idea...

For some reason, the RAM appeared to be melted or scratched away a little bit at the bottom (gold part that goes into the slot). So I took that RAM out. Only now when I turn on the computer, it gives me a screen saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I go into the Boot Menu, and it gives me two options, both bringing me back to the same "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" message. I tried taking out a RAM drive from a different desktop computer and putting it into the one I'm trying to fix, but then the monitor wouldn't read the computer being on. I switched monitors, but to no avail. I switched RAMs from other computers, but that doesn't work either. I can't afford to take this into the shop or buy new parts for it, but I really need it for school. I don't even care about it running slower or files on their disappearing forever. I just want my computer to run.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

I just want to be clear here (point form is sometimes good)

PC Bluescreens
Removed Ram (looks to be physically faulty, gold plate scratched off)
Turned on computer (not sure if you re-inserted the original Ram here again)
Now cannot find HardDrive boot sector
Tried Ram from another (unknown) computer (Note: Ram specs may be incorrect)
Would not POST (Power On Self Test)
Put the original Ram back in
From here, I don't know what's happening, probably not Booting again (ie your long heading)

This is what I recommend (even though I'm still a little unsure where your at!)

Remove the Ram (By the way 1 or 2 Ram Cards?)
Blow out (either compressed air in a can, or just using your breath) the Ram slots
Re-insert the Ram (you usually just need one in there to test with) Note: They click in
Unplug the cables going to your HardDrive (HardDrive end and Motherboard end)
Re-insert the HardDrive data cable (securely)
Do the same for the HardDrive Power Connector (pull it out, then push it in with a little force)
Now do the same for the CD/DVD Drive data and power cables (you can even just leave these cables fully out)

Turn on !

Did it work?
 

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