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bootable windows xp sp3 disk does not boot..could not find NTLDR

Q: bootable windows xp sp3 disk does not boot..could not find NTLDR

hello guys
i just created a bootable cd with windows Xp sp3 that i downloaded earlier.
I did all this on my other laptop running win 7 home premium x64 and used 7zip to extract the downloaded iso of XP and burned the disk using nero 10.
I am no expert on this, i followed instructions on 'how to create bootable xp disk' from here : http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=297

i used the boot.ima files that are provided in the link.
The page tells to create two folders boot and root..and later everything is to be transfered into boot folder.
The iso that i downloaded also had a[BOOT] folder along with i386 n others..i moved all into the boot folder created by me.
And burned the disk..Although the link i gave is not using nero 10 but not much is changed.
Everything is done and finished but when i boot the disk in the laptop which i need to format(it already has win xp sp2 but the blue screen problem leads to formatting) i get tis:
BOOT: could`nt find NTLDR
what to do ???
i never have been able to create a bootable disk what the hell do i miss everytime..?
i run the disk in my win 7 laptop it gives same problem when boot from disk.
and when i open the disk from my computer it runs fine.. i mean the setup runs.
also the setup runs but the Install windows xp is grayed out..is that normal (i think its due to win 7).
Just give me something..waiting

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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Hello,

I am new to the forum. I have a computer with Windows XP in which just recently is becoming a problem. It says that the NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart. I have searched online and read that I need a boot disk. I am not a very techy person (although I love computers and am good at solving a problem, just not this one) so I dont understand the boot disk. I have searched online vigorously to see who has a boot disk I can download but NOT ONE link has given me the option to download the boot disk. My laptop is still not working and if I cant get this fixed, im going to buy myself an apple computer and be done with WINDOWS ENTIRELY. But since I prefer windows I am looking for suggestions on sites where I can download the boot disk, and some help with getting the computer fixed... I have the recovery cd but that doesnt working since its asking for something else.

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME FIX THIS COMPUTER...

A:NTLDR Is Missing on Windows XP... Do I need a boot disk?

and welcome to the Forum

What you might need is the XP installation disc . . do you have that?

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I just bought me new system and i decided i would reformat my harddrive. Because i dont have too much of a choice since i switched out motherboards, but when i try to boot from my Windows XP cd, it gives me this error. BOOT: Couldn't Find NTLDR. Whats that mean? and how should i go about fixing it? I'm guessing its a hardware problem, thats why i posted here instead of software, anyway, please help me!
 

A:BOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR

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I'm a newbie to computing so please excuse me if I get anything wrong.

I'll try to describe my problem as clear as possible so maybe I can find some helpful advice on what to do about this issue.

I have a 4 yr old second machine that is running windows 98(fat32) and I wanted to install XP on it.

So I'm thinking ok I need to repartition it and make it NTFS before I can put xp on it right? So I try to boot up from my XP cd and it gives me a error saying
cd boot: couldn't find ntldr , I've tried to boot up on 2 other Original XP cds and I get the same error.

Whats also interesting is when I reboot to MSDOS when I try to navigate to the D: it says invalid drive.

What do you guys think it could be? bad cd rom drive, messed up HD?

any ideas would be appreciated.
 

A:(XP) cd boot: couldn't find ntldr Error!

In This cases comes in help the warrenty..lol
 

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I have a HP notebook(XP Home) that stop booting windows a while back after it crashed during an SP2 install. It does not boot from any mode in the advanced menu(safe, command, last known good config, etc.). I can't boot from my Knoppix disk because it says that there is a checksum error, even though I can boot from the same Knoppix disk on my desktop fine. Mind you this laptop has only a CDRW/DVDROM combo drive, no floppy or zip. I finally found my XP setup cd recently and tried to boot from it to perform a repair or access the recovery console, if it's possible. The problem is it won't even boot from that. It gives me the "NTLDR missing, press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" message when I boot from the Win Xp setup cd. I have read about some of the solutions involving a floppy boot disk, but I only have a cdrw/dvdrom combo drive to work with. Anybody have any ideas how to resolve this so I can boot the setup disk and run a repair?

A:HP Notebook/XP/Will not boot in any mode/tried to to boot from XP disk=NTLDR missing

Make sure your boot sequence in the BIOS is set to boot from the cdrw/dvdrom drive first. Place in your disc and reboot.
Normally tapping the Delete key at boot will take you into the BIOS

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Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can help with this problem I'm having with my system. Its an "NTLDR is missing" problem with a few other details. Sorry for the long winded explanation, just wanted to get all the info in. I will be forever indebted to anyone that can help as I'm at my wits end.

This problem started when I opened my DVD Drive (yep that's all) my system became peculiarly slow and unresponsive so I re-booted only to be greeted with, not the XP splash screen, but a black screen with "DISK BOOT ERROR" in white writing. I have had this message before but have fixed it by unplugging things inside the machine and putting them back in.This time however my usual tactic didn't work. It also became apparent that the system didn't recognise my HD (when its booting it said one wasn't attached, just a DVD drive).

As I became more frustrated I thought I'd try my hand in the 'setup' screen accessed by pressing DEL while the system boots. I had a nosey round in there, saw nothing that looked like it might help (unsurprising, being as I don't know what this is really for) before casting my gaze on an option to restore factory defaults. I figured this may help (as far as I knew a ghost in the machine may have changed something) so restore those factory defaults I did. However it would appear the 'factory defaults' differ from the defaults when I received my machine (from MESH btw) as now when I boot I got a fancy MSI logo rather than the usual mundane ... Read more

A:NTLDR & DISK BOOT HELP! please read in . . .

Welcome to TSF....

There is a 'simple' and straight forward way around this NTLDR problem.

(I have used this fairly straightforward and simple resolution many times for your issue.)

What you need to do is ask a friend or colleague that has Windows? XP Home™ on their computer, if you can copy theses files...

ntldr: NTDETECT.COM: and boot.ini

These are the three files that are needed to boot Windows?...

Now to gain access to these particular files, you will need to change the viewing attributes of the files so that the system files and folders are 'visible'...to do this...

Double click the My Computer desktop icon > Tools > Folder Options > View.

Once in here scroll to Files and Folders; then, tick Display contents of system folders...Scroll down to the next section Hidden Files and Folders > tick Show Hidden files and Folders; now Untick Hide extensions for known file types and Hide Protected Operating System Files. Close out of the My Computer window and reopen it.

Right click on the C: Drive > Explore... the three mentioned files will now be visible for you to copy to the floppy.

To make it even easier to 'see' the files, do this...

Go View > Details > Arrange icons by > Modified > Show in Groups. (You will need to go into "View" for each one of these steps.)

Copy them to a floppy disc; then, insert the floppy into your computer...this will allow the computer to boot up.

Once up and running, simply copy the three f... Read more

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Hi..Im having problems with my computer that has Windows 2000..Im getting some stop errors..I need to run recovery console but cant find the Setup Disk...any one know where I can find an ISO boot disk ?? any info is appreciated
 

A:Does any know where I can find a Windows 200 boot disk ISO ??

Not sure on this but give http://www.allbootdisks.com/ a try. Never used it myself.
 

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My computer was slowing down so I ran Adawre and it picked up 25 high risk Malware, whilst cleaning it it told me I have to reboot in order to complete the process of removing the malware. When I rebooted this message came up in the DOS screen
"NTLDR is missing,press any key
then when I hit enter this 2nd message came up
Disk Boot failure, insert System Disk + Press Enter
WHen I put in my Win XP Pro, and reached Recovery and selcted option 1 and then the screen just went into the DOS prompt, I then typed "FIXMBR" and in less than second
it said New boot sector was successfully written,
But when I rebooted I keep getting NTDRL is missing press any key, then DISK BOOT FAILURE, insert SYSTEM DISK, I went Iput back the XP CD and it go to the Recovery section it just goes back on the C: prompt, when I type DIr, it says the volume has no label Serial 000-0000
Directory of C:\
No Matching files found
When I try to change the dir to C:\iwindows or any other directory I had it says the system cannot the sprecified file ot directory specified.
I then remove the drive and hooked it directly to the mothrboard of another PC and when that PC booted from its original drive it recognised my drive as E:\ clicked on it in FIle Propertys it said Used space 0 Bytes free space 10Mb
I then ran a program called ****** DAta Recovery Wizard and it recognised the drive as as stated it was (FAT12), it checked the correct size and was able to show the contents of the Drive and ... Read more

A:NTLDR not Found DISK BOOT FAILURE

Hi <insert name here> and welcome to TSF

It has come to my attention that your computer is missing the all important boot up file called Ntldr. This file is crucial for the startup of any Windows computer. Here are some things to check first before we move on to a fix for your issue:
Make sure that there are NO Floppy Disks, CD's, or External Drives connected to the computer.

Windows XP Users Fix
Insert the Windows XP Bootable CD into the computer.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press Any key.
Once in the Windows XP Setup Menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your Administrator Password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In my below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.


Quote:




copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\




Once the two files are both copied over Successfully you may then restart your computer as it should be fixed.

Corrupted boot.ini File (Step 2 Fix)

Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows Operating System and that the par... Read more

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Ok i made an Xp bootable CD. I did this 2 times and I followed all the instructions, burned it in nero as CDROM (boot) with all the correct settings. I downloaded the XP boot record (bin file) and I used that as the boot image.

However, when I use this on the computer I am tryikng to install it on, it says "searching for Master boot record on CD.." for about 15 seconds on startup and then just boots from the existing hard drive OS because aparently it can't find the boot record.

The cds work fine on my laptop, if i put it in and run it after my laptop is already started up, the windows xp menu for installationcomes up fine.

never had this happen before so i don't know what the problem is.. i changed the boot priority so it is trying to bootfrom the cd rom, but just cant....

help!
 

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Hey guys!


I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.


Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.


I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

A:Unable to install windows 10 - couldnt find boot disk

If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.

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Hey guys!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.

Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.

I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

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I am getting problem while installing windows 7 on my single partition hard disk. I am using bootable USB drive for the installation. The error I get is "Setup was unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more information". When I opened the setup log file(setuperr.log), it shows the error "Couldn't find boot disk on the BIOS based computer". Have anyone got this error before. Please help!!

More Info:
Boot Sequence: USB, Harddisk
System: Dell Inspiron 1545

A:Couldn't find Boot disk error while Installing Windows 7 using USB

That's an interesting message because it seems to be specifically saying it doesn't see your hdd.
The only thing I can immediately think of that may be standing in your way (assuming the usb was setup properly)
Is that the hdd is not properly prepared to receive a fresh windows installation.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi, I've tried to boot with a Norton Ghost 15.0 CD, it works fine but I've no mouse and keyboard.The CD works perfectly with different types of Dell Optiplex desktops and I think it worked also on an older HP Probook 470. I?ve already tried the USB 2.0 ports but no effect. Also I tried with a USB Bootable Disc created with AOMEI backup (http://www.backup-utility.com/help/create-bootable-disk.html), strangely enough the PC boots with the USB disk connected on the USB 3.0 port. But with the same effect, no kb or mouse. I?ve looked in the Bios but couldn?t find anything what can cause this.Any idea?s please?     

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I am hitting some snag w/our hardware and software, and was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing input/experience if you have ever come across this issue:

Our computer (HP Pavilion a1640n) was not starting a couple weeks ago. It would get past the BIOS screen and then nothing. I decided to perform a system recovery by partition as I have done several times in the past. This time however, there were problems performing a system recovery. At about 90% of the recovery, I get a million error messages that say "error cannot copy file H:\\windows\SMINST\etc." When I get through the error messages by pressing "retry" copying, and end the system recovery by partition after a million error messages, I get a screen that says NTLDR is missing, press ctr alt del to restart

I was told this was either a problem with the hardware or software. Assuming the latter I ordered new system recovery disks from HP. After loading the disks, and changing the boot device priority, I get an error message that says "disk boot failure," press ctr alt del

Thus, I figured this issue is with the hardware. I bought a new SATA hard drive from Best Buy and took out the old one and put the new one in its place. Now I get the error message "Disk boot failure" press ctr alt del to restart

I tried removing the battery to reset the BIOS. I still get the same error message. Please help-I could really use any input!

A:NTLDR is Missing, Disk Boot Failure, You Basically Suck at Life

enter Bios again and verify on the harddisk screen that SATA is disabled or switch to ide drive. then try reloading with the recovery disk and report back results...

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Anyone that can help I'd be really grateful.

I recently installed a new Disk Drive because two of the old stopped working randomly and now this is the only one connected (I unplugged the old one remaining). I tried to boot my Windows 7 CD and it states:

"disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter"

Any help?
 

A:Boot Disk Failure - Bootable CD won't boot!

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I?ve got no idea what to do and I really need help urgently.

Many thanks

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Hi I have hp246 laptop...when I restarting my lap it's showing no bootable device--insert boot disk..I try lots of YouTube recovery video..but still the error persists...

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"No Bootable Device -- insert boot disk and press any key" I get that error message on this laptop, Model: Compaq Presario CQ60 Windows Vista Home 32-bit

That error happened two days ago, I backed up my files, did a system restore, same issue.

I can use the OS though... I have to boot it with Super Grub.. otherwise it wont start up

it is not trying to boot from the network or anything else, I've made sure it was trying to boot from HDD and still same issue.

The hard drive is not defected as it has the OS installed and I can log on to it and use the programs in the laptop.

I dont mind using Super Grub everytime I turn on my computer but it will get annoying in the future

at the moment I am trying to use a repair using a windows vista repair cd.. its asking for my product key before it continues.. problem is the key is faded.. so we'll see if that works..

any help will be appreciated
 

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i bought my laptop in feb 2012 so it is out of warranty , its the hp G6 - 1220sa running windows 7 64 bit A couple of days ago it would not start up so started going through the diagnostis in bios to find it failed the hdd test. mypoor  hdd had failed  i have bought a new hdd to replace it and installed new hdd, when trying to re-install windows 7 64bit it will not recognise the disc, all i get on screen is " no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key" how do i get round this and fix the problem?  thanks in advance













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A:"no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key"

Managed to get it working, there was summat stuck in the dvd drive. my OH had a fiddle with it and off it went

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My partner's laptop HP 0700 Notebook will not boot up and just comes up with the above message. We found an HP troubleshooting site which said to reset the BIOS default settings by pressing the Escp key, F10 followed by F9 to reset. Then it said to press the F2 System Diagnostics keys which tested the hard disk and all the tests came out OK. When we tried to restart it, it came up with the same message and we have noticed that before it comes up with this message it says in the bottom left-hand corner "Prepare boot to OS" and then comes up with the message in the heading. We have not bootable disk as the laptop already had everything installed.

Coupled with this my partner's virus protection is coming up with "Threat detected" every minute on practically every site my partner visits on the Internet. You will appreciate that we cannot run any virus checks as we cannot get into the computer.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Compused
 

A:No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

Any luck with this?
 

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I have Windows Vista installed on my desktop. Today when I woke up, the computer had turned itself off and when booting up states "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key." So I used my Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade disc to boot to "Repair your computer" option. When the System Recovery Options loaded, it could not find my Windows installation so I just hit Next anyway. When I went to Command Prompt, it brought me automatically to "X:\Sources". I tried running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" and "bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd" and both outputed "Device not found." I tried "cd c:\" and it outputted "Device not found." I tried Startup Repair and it said "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically." ProblemSignature06 reported NoHardDrive. I rebooted and removed the CD, and still no luck. I entered the BIOS via F2 and switched the boot order configuration, so hard drive was above CD/DVD, saved, and then it booted up to Windows! But I restarted and am only getting the same "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key." Please help me. Thank you.

A:Not Bootable Device - Insert Boot Disk and Press Any Key

You might want to go to the website of your hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utiity, burn it to cd and run it. Alternatively, you can try SeaTools for DOS.

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I get this when i turn on my laptop :


for realtek rtl8101e/8102e pci-e ethernet controller v1.05 (071227)
client mac addr:001e3340135b guid:25e68c70-2205-11dd-a70e-001e3340145b pxe-e53:no boot filename recieved

pxe-m0f:exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key

A:no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key

It is trying to boot off of the network. If your not setup to do this then go into the BIOS and remove the NIC from the boot list.

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Hi i am getting the following message come up when trying to open my device but I have no boot disk  no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key can anyone help thanks 

A:No bootable device insert boot disk and press any key

That message is indicating the hard drive has probably failed.  It is a generic message for that.  The other possibilty is there is disk in the DVD/CD drive or a media card in one of the card readers.

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Ok so basically, I reset my TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50D-A-138 to its factory settings, then my internet wasn't working so I done it again and the power cut off so it swiped my hard drive? I've made the 3 recovery disks but I don't know how to use them or what to do? Can someone please help me much appreciated x

A:No Bootable device - insert boot disk to continue....

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Your query is equipment-specific. Please refer to the user manual on "Restoring the pre-installed software from your created Recovery Media" (Page 100, Chapter 5-14)

If you have misplaced the User Manual, you may download it here : http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct...99804247,d.c2E

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I'm having the topic error whenever i start my laptop, and i believe i know why, i just have no clue how to fix the damage i've done. I believe i've formatted my computers internal hard drive to a partition that the computer doesnt recognize. I was trying to format an ide hard drive to a format i can use for my ps2, but instead of disk 1 (the ide) i choose disk 0, the laptops hard drive, and now i get the error.

A:no bootable device, insert boot disk and press any key.

Disk 0 is your system drive and usually contains the boot files needed to start Windows. In this case, it sounds like you've wiped the drive by formatting it and all of the data on the drive is lost. I think you're looking at a re-install.

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One day i started up my computer and out of no where it wouldnt boot up windows 7 all i get is "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" I have no idea what happened i have a HP Notebook Gt60-600, i made a windows repair disk and booted that up. ran the startup repair test thing and it keeps saying theres an I/O device error.

I have a seagate HD 320gb, with Windows 7 home premium 32 bit

And tips and help would greatly be appreciated, i would like to fix it i dont wanna have to reinstall windows because i bought the computer with windows 7 on it and HP didnt give me a windows 7 install disk with the computer

A:No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tigersbaseball1


One day i started up my computer and out of no where it wouldnt boot up windows 7 all i get is "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" I have no idea what happened i have a HP Notebook Gt60-600, i made a windows repair disk and booted that up. ran the startup repair test thing and it keeps saying theres an I/O device error.

I have a seagate HD 320gb, with Windows 7 home premium 32 bit

And tips and help would greatly be appreciated, i would like to fix it i dont wanna have to reinstall windows because i bought the computer with windows 7 on it and HP didnt give me a windows 7 install disk with the computer


Sounds a whole lot like HD failure. The I/O error is the clue. Can you pull the HD and try it in another computer to test?
Ken J

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Hey everyone, so I have a question. My laptop was working fine the last couple of days, and then I think I Got a virus some how. And now all it says when I turn it on is:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (Build 083)

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.9

Check cable Connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No Bootable Device -- Insert boot disk and press any key

And of course when I bought this laptop, it didn't come with any disks. And of course I didn't make a back up. (I regret that now)

And I have been researching forums and all over the internet, and I'm pretty sure that my HD malfunctioned. And I just want to get a second opinion on this. I will give the best information that I can.

About my system:

Don't know much on the top of my head other that

~Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5351
~Running Windows 8
~500GB

That's all that I know about it without seeing the specs..

So here is what I did:

I tried setting the computer to factory settings, I tried the hold down 0 and tried holding down F10. They both did nothing except give me a silver screen. I couldn't see my mouse or anything.

When I go into BIOS here is what I did:
I changed the Boot mode to CSM Boot (Still didn't work)
I changed the loading to everything that I could
~1.HDD/SDD TOSHIBA
~2.ODD MATSHITADVD
~3.LAN Atheros Boot Agent

I changed those around to every possible combination and that still didn't work. I can't start up safe mode. I'm not sure what else to try other than purchasing a new HD. An... Read more

A:No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

Is the hard drive seen in the bios ?

Check to make sure it hasn`t become loose. ( the hard drive )

Don`t start making a bunch of changes or you`ll never figure it out, 1 step at a time.

It`s easiest to re install windows from a dvd, but try to get yours working before you go that route.

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[personal information removed] (Hi...Can you help me? my hp says no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key...I try press ESC and click F2(System Diagnostics)...After I click Hard Disc Test...My hp  says Hard Disk Not Exist...What should I do to solve this problem? I hope You can help me..)

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No idea whats just happened it just decided not to work. 3 hrs ago it was fine now this message shows up:

for realtek rtl8101e/8102e pci-e ethernet controller v 1.05
pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof exiting pxe rom
no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key
 

A:No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key

Make sure you have no other disks in their drives.

Can you get into BIOS setup? Is the date correct?
 

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Hello, I dropped my HP laptop and must have busted the hard drive which had Windows 7 on it. I placed a different hard drive in that was also compatable, but it has windows 8. The problem that is occurring is when I start it up, it says: "No bootable device --insert boot disk and press any key".

I do not have a boot disk. How do I get the laptop to work with this windows 8 hard drive, when the default factory settings have it as windows 7?

hard drive and memory test come bak OK.
(I do not have a boot disk, or know what that is)

Can someone please help me out here? Thank you!

A:No bootable device --insert boot disk and press any key

How was this Windows 8 disk created - BIOS or UEFI ??

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When i turned on my pc i got this error. Why? I've disabled "Network boot" and i've tried to make a recovery disk and it boots the disc. The only problem is that my driver aren't listed? And i can't do anything else? Any suggestions? (By the way i use Win7.)

A:no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key?

Well first of all you need to give more information about your computer hardware ?
make and model of PC if custom build then list all specs including the power supply make and model

have you changed the boot priority to CD/DVD under BIOS?

Drivers are not listed? where after installing the operating system??
please explain more

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Replaced failed hard disk with new on my Compaq Presario CQ60-220US. Before determining failure of hard disk, I downloaded both the Vista Recovery Disk and Norton Recovery Disk from windows to CD. Neither are recognized as bootable. Upon accessing bios, I see correct info. re: date, time, and computer model, serial, no. etc. After insuring that BIOS boots from disk, am still given error "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key."

I'm at a loss. Please help me. My desktop is older than old and takes forever and a day just to bring up a new page, much less research what could be wrong with my laptop.

Thanks!!
 

A:Another 'no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key'

are you sure you have a bootable CD
Try it in the desktop and see if it boots

I downloaded both the Vista Recovery Disk and Norton Recovery Disk from windows to CD.Click to expand...

where did you download from ?

i would make a bootable CD from somewhere like ultimateboot CD
http://www.ubcd4win.com/
 

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Plz HelpAfter Recovery from all my 5 disc my laptop eject tha last disc and start installing hp software.And then in middle of that i got messge "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key "After that i have inserted all recovery cd one by one but its doing nothing.

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Helo, i own a pavillion dv3 OS windows vista RAM(3gb)
My problem started when i turned on my laptop it showed me to some options.i selected startup repair..then eventually it did made some repairs.then suddenly my norton anti virus detected a malicious threat..i tried to solve it.when i tried to shutdown my computer a blue screen appeared preventing me from turning my computer off..then it will just restart again.so i 've done a system restore then it worked.i did also some error repairs on my drives.then after that i shut down my computer.i turned it the next morning then suddenly this message appeared..NO BOOTABLE DEVICE,INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY.i dont have a recovery disk so, I downloaded a super grub disk.I also tried to download a recovery disk from a site but still it cannot boot my system.ur suggestions and recommendations are greatly appreciated..thnx..
 

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I have a Y70 Touch that I'm getting the error message "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". It's running Win 8.2. I get the impression that I need to create a bootable USB to run diagnostics but I don't have the product key for the Win 8.2. Wondering if I get another copy of 8.2 somewhere, can I still run the diagnostics on this devce or do I need to get the original one from Lenovo (I don't see anywhere to ask them a simple question like that). Also wondering if the data on the drive can be recovered to a second hard drive without going through some expensive service. I had backup software on the device, but apparently it wasn't actually backing up for the last year or so. It's my son's device and there's nothing like school or work data on it so I don't want to sink a lot of money into the recovery, but don't want to have to get another device as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm getting this message when I start up my laptop:

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.05 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

Also I have no disks or USB's connected.
 

A:No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

Hiya, get into your BIOS and set your hdd as 1st boot in list,exit saving settings
 

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on a friend's laptop, brand new 500GB hard drive in the laptop, hard drive works just fine, I put it up on my USB to ATA bridge. I insert a Windows 7 install disc into the laptop and it will not boot from that Windows 7 disc, it tells me that there is no boot device when nothing could be further from the truth. There is a Windows 7 DVD in the drive. the Windows 7 DVD works in other computers, and the laptop boots into Gparted just fine. and I made sure that this drive is indeed a DVD drive.

A bit of searching around only led to problems with people's hard drives getting corrupt and cannot boot into Windows. There is no results on this message regarding from an actual install disc.

Anybody know what the problem could be?

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hey ,
fixboot is not writing the boot sector properly from the windows xp recovery disk. it claims to but everytime i restart it says its missing the ntldr file right after POST.
chkdsk claims one or more unrecoverable problems.
any idea on what might securely replace that file?

system :
motherboard : gigabyte ga-m55sli s4
cpu: amd athlon 2.6ghz soc 755
hdd: WD 320gb
OS: xp sp3
 

A:Missing ntldr file from boot sector, fixboot not writing properly from recovery disk

You could copy the file over manually using the recovering console, a Linux Live CD or an XP PE CD. Sounds like there may be an issue with the hard drive that should be addressed first.

If there is something wrong with the HD, you need to copy the important data off before it gets any worse.
 

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INTEL UNDI PXE-2.1 (Build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For RealTek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.09 (080602)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press anykey

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this is what i get when i try turn on my acer aspire one mini laptop...
i honestly have no idea what to do, im not knowledgeable about computers...

so pls someone help me with this one...

A:no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press anykey

Hi there,

This may be a warning that the Operating System maybe corrupted and needs a re-install, it may also be that the Hard drive has been corrupted. But before Re-Installing its good to check the drive if it is firmly fixed, You may also try to blow the machine off the dust --

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Hello!We recently purchased few Lenovo V330's. After trying to set them up with PXE boot from SCCM (Stuck at "Starting PXE over IPv4..:" ) which didn't work we set them up manualy. Everything went fine for some weeks before we got two laptops where the disk doesn't show up as a bootable media. I checked the "BIOS" (Is UEFI the proper term here?) and it doesn't show in the list of bootable medias.  -Ben

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Hi. I have formatted my hard drive and installed windows XP pro (SP3) on it. It got installed well. However, once I take out the OS cd after completion and restart the system for any reason, the system stays blank for long with a blinking cursor on top left corner and then after couple of minutes goes on to show the above error.

This doesnt happen when I keep the OS cd in the optical drive and then start the system as it goes on to show the "press any key to boot from cd..." thing and then load the OS normally. What could be the reason for this and how can I get my system to boot without the OS cd in it everytime (without having to format it again). Please help.

A:NO BOOTABLE DEVICE FOUND: Insert boot disk and press any key

Try a Repair Installation.

Try this.

Quote:





Originally Posted by ST&T.com Forums


Disk boot failure
This can be a number of reasons:

1: Your HDD has had it and needs replacing
2: It is trying to boot from another source, i.e. printer with memory card slots
3: A Memory card / usb stick which is in your PC.

It can be a number of things

First thing I always tell customers to do is:

1: Check in BIOS and make sure the HDD IS detected
2: Make sure the boot order seems OK, make sure the HDD is set to first boot device as a simple check.
3: Make sure no peripherals are pluggged in, i.e. printer (to rule out any 3rd booting options)

If everything seems OK, then that's when we'd try a system recovery, stick in the recovery CD / XP CD depending on the OS and recovery method.

If it boots into the recovery and we can do chkdsk /r - If that comes back OK, try and run the complete restore.
If it goes through OK and in to Windows then problem sorted just a software issue.

If it goes through OK but then comes up with the same issue, could be a fault with the HDD / Mobo (Not recognising a HDD is detected properly)

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I have a lenovo ideapad 310 and whem i turn it on it stays on for some time then tells me default boot device missing, i tried switching to legacy support boot mode and legacy firsr but the it tells me no bootable device, this happened to me before and i ended up formatting my laptop which made me lose important files and made my laptop slower so it would be a pleasure if anyone knows how to fix it without reinstalling windows and losing my files. Also pardon me for my bad english, english my second language.

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Hi everyone, I just thought that i would share my findings on this problem as it has been giving me a headache all night. I tried to install Windows 7 on my laptop which was running ubuntu 14.04 and i kept getting denied due to error msg-

"PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I tested the hard drive and it was ok, I installed linux mint and was successful and realized that the fault was in the usb drive. So after a great deal of research the result was that the installer needed to be made bootable for UEFI.

- Create bootable Windows 7 usb using the Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool
- Once completed open the efi folder
- Create a new folder and name it "Boot"
- Open the microsoft folder and then open the boot folder and copy all of it's contents
- Paste the contents into the "Boot" folder that you created
- Open the "sources" folder and right click on the "install.WIM" file and use 7.zip to open archive
- Once extracted open the "windows" folder then open "boot" and then open "EFI"
- Locate "bootmngfw.efi" and drag it to the "boot" folder that you created
- After moving the "bootmngfw.efi" file rename it to "BOOTX64.EFI"

After doing this my usb booted finally booted into the Windows 7 installer screen and I was able to proceed normally. I hope this post saves someone else some grief.
 

A:PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any

Good to know, thanks for the effort.
 

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Acer Inspire 5000 series notebook
Windows XP Service Pack2

Upon boot up the error "NTLDR is Missing" I am able to access the setup menu but not Bios.

I have the Acer Recovery disc but recieve an error in the 2nd disk "Cannot find preload.tag for setbootini"

Is there a way to fix this if you don't have the windows xp disk? WindowsXP came loaded on the system.

I am unable to access anything past the Acer logo screen. I am posting this from another computer.

Thanks
 

A:NTLDR Error - No windows disk

Some suggestions here.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm
http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
 

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