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Q: Inaccesible boot device, Unable to boot in any mode.

Hi there!
My samsung laptop is unable to boot and it is showing an error 0xc0000001 ( you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media). I don't have any recovery tool and I am unable to boot in any mode. I have also tried to install a new OS but no external media is working. Please help me.

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A: Inaccesible boot device, Unable to boot in any mode.

welcome to the forum

first to unplug usbs, battery and power if plugged in. press the start button and hold for 30 secs. replace power, battery and reboot.

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I look at porn, and i download movies off limewire.
Iam not the average stupid porn user, who just points and clicks what he likes. Iam very careful of opening files, ect.. and just being aware of what im doing. But this, unfortunatley caught me with my pants down. (literally)
Anyhow, i was doing my thing, alt-tabbing pv, and watching porn, well this goes into another problem.

I have a Radeon 9800 pro. And sometimes during pv, my monitor will shut off (looks like it does) and goes to a black screen, and a blue messge will pop it, Usually says DPMS off mode, wich means it stopped recieving a signal from my video card, or it will say '' Frequency Over Range". Curious.. My refresh rate is set all the way down.. 60 herts.. my res is 1024x768, Anyhow, i usually have to restart when this happens, so i did.

Then my computer seemed to freeze at the bootup screen, and wouldnt detect my hardrive.. sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt. When it does, i can get as far as half way loading windows2000, and it goes to a blue screen saying '' Inaccesible boot device'', now what the **** is going on? it seems to be one thing after the next. Iam forced to quit smoking, and then now from looking at porn, my god!

Anyhow, what can i do? i read up on the windows site, and they kept talking about installing antivirus software, and checking for boot corruption viruses, well thats nice, frist i need to get to my ****ing operating system!

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Hi - I'm getting my Acer M5811 ready to sell, and used the Windows 10 "Reset & Clean" function to delete all my files and apps as recommended by Microsoft. All went well until the blue screen of death and "Inacessible boot device" error message - PC automatically restarts and says the same thing...etcetera etcetera So, the PC is unusable and I only have a MacBook Air (no DVD drive)..consult the Windows forum, download Windows10.iso 64 bit and use MAC boot camp to create USB restore drive for PC..tried it on the Acer making sure to select the correct boot drive and all I get is a blinking cursor.. Should it be 32 bit not 64, or am I stuck in a series of Matrix like loops never to escape? Any advice or help much welcome! Robin PS As the Windows 10 was an auto download I dont have the original discs :-( 

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I signed up here because I've spent the past 28 out of the past 36 hours trying to solve this issue.

Background:
I upgraded from Vista to 8 and found out the hard way that installed programs do not migrate, so I gave my g/f an option. I could either downgrade and do Vista > 7 > 8 or she could install programs as needed.
She took the harder option..
So I downgraded back to Vista (yes it can be done for those unaware) and went through hell trying to delete a duplicate program files folder and a folder I named windows.8.
Disregarding the folders after many headaches (and many attempts to take ownership that were allegedly successful) I upgraded from Vista to 7 without issue.
I then tried to reinstall 8 from 7 and it got to preparing 100% (right before where it gives you the option to pick background color) and gave me an error kicking me back.
My first instinct was the folders I could not delete (I had not seen the error) so after more headaches I found out renaming the windows.old and running disk cleanup will remove them (had to do it once for each folder)
But the issue still occurred.
My next instinct was the Master Boot Record. First I let Win 7 startup repair fix it, I then fixed it via command prompt. (just to be sure)
Issue:
Boot Device Inaccesible
I finally saw the error name on the last attempt (attempt number 7) and researched, everyone else seems to have AHCI options in their BIOS, but this laptop does not. Also I had Win 8 installed before I downgraded so that... Read more

A:Boot Device Inaccesible *unique scenario, no AHCI*

I was just investigating possibly changing the AHCI mode by hand in the registry, but both my ide and my AHCI modes are 3 not 1 or 0, and like I said before I don't even have the option in my bios...
I considered installing from a USB thinking maybe it was the disc drive that was the inaccessible boot device but somehow I just don't think so (especially with all the noise this laptop drive makes during this process..)
I just cannot figure out what I am missing...

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I receive the same stop error everytime I start my computer:
0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE
Sometimes Windows will almost completely startup before the error occurs and sometimes the error occurs as soon as I turn the power on. After I receive the error message I can't proceed any further. I've tried booting in different modes but always end up at that ugly blue screen. I'm using a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 hard drive in an older model Gateway desktop PC. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Windows 2000 Error 7b (INACCESIBLE BOOT DEVICE) at startup

Run the disk makers daignostic utility on the drive, it is likely dying.
 

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My pc was running fine when it just started beeping like a warning klaxon. Rebooting didn't help, but rebooting into safe mode then normal mode did. Then 1 hour later while running spysweeper, I stopped the scan early because it was taking too long. It detected 1 adware and 1 trojan, but the log said the trojan (ruin) could not be quarantined and some threat was still in memory, despite a problem free pc except for the beeping which I thot was resolved. After exiting spysweeper, my pc locked up and could not be turned off manually, so I unplugged the cord in back. Then I got a blue screen after it tried rebooting. The bootup started normally, but then a blue screen read as follows, more or less-If this is the first time you are seeing this message reboot your pc. Otherwise check for viruses, remove any new hard drives or hard drive controllers. or refer to your startup manual. I can't even boot in safe mode. I am running win2000 on a pIII 933 mhz at 256mb ram w/ a cable modem. Can anyone help? TYVM.
 

A:not booting-blue screen, "boot device inaccesible"

Get the drive diagnostics for your hard drive model from the manufacturers web site and test that first. The constant beeping may also be a BIOS warning of either a boot sector virus or a thermal warning. Open the case and make sure all of the fans are running including the power supply fan.
 

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Having problem with son's HP desktop.  When it boots, press the Esc key, get a boot menu. But ... unable to select ANY of the items.  Keyboard is not recognized when in this menu. Tried several different keyboards -- same symptoms on all. Also, despite having the CD/DVD device first in the boot order, when have bootable CD or DVD in the drive, see the text come up to press a key to boot from that device, but it does not boot from the disk, instead it puts up a message about booting from the system -- and once again, the keyboard(s) appear to be nonfunctional at this point. Product number: XX094AV Looked on the HP site to see if there is a BIOS update, but there is no BIOS listed. Could use some help on this. thanks

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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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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'm doing an upgrade on a computer with a new: PSU/Mobo/RAM/CPU but I get this error upon start up. I've verified that the IDE cables are plugged in correctly and I've tried all the jumper settings on the hard drive but no devices show up in the BIOS. I've set the boot order as CD/DVD, Floppy, Hard drive. I've tried two sets of IDE cables but to no avail. Any other solutions to this problem?
 

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

Make certain your IDE cables are not just plugged in correctly but their also correctly placed. The side of the cable with the color strip is generally closest to the PSU plug up.
The boot order with your OS in your CD drive on boot should be CD - HD and then Floppy. Keep us up to date as to what's happening. There's a lot of folks willing to help. Jazz
I should ask what settings you've left your HDD on with the jumpers? What setting is you CD on with the jumpers?
 

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Hi everyone,

I've been encountering a problem where upon booting I receive the following message: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

To provide more context, the computer that is showing this problem recently received a hardware upgrade. I figured out that my PSU was insufficient for some of my current tasks, and decided to upgrade my power supply. Since I decided to do so, I thought of upgrading the video card and the RAM (since it was a rather old computer as well).

Upon installation, I received the following message. The OS is Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Best,
KnightessKana

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

Boot into the BIOS, and check your boot devices. It maybe trying to boot from a USB device, or CD.

To enter the BIOS, reboot system then press either the Delete key, or maybe the F2 you will see a message about which key to "enter 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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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 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 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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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.
 

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So i am getting this error every time i try to boot up my PC, i use to be able to just go into my bios menu and boot it from there to bypass this error now when i try to do that i get stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen either freezing there or looping back to my ASRock menu. I am a pretty big noob when it comes to PC so was wondering if anyone could help me please?
 

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

there is a good chance the harddrive has taken a dive
looks like u had plenty of "warnings"
go into bios and set "harddrive" as 1st boot device
if u get the same message....... replace harddrive
also go inside of tower and make sure all cables on the drive are tight & snug
 

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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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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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Now I know this topic has already been covered a while ago on here and I read it from beginning to end and tried everything and it did not fix my issues. So my computer got hit by lighting through the phone line. I have replaced the power supply and the motherboard and cpu which came as a unit. And when I boot up it finds my HDD and both my Cd-Roms but then I get "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device." I ran Knoppix and looked at the hard drive and everything is still on there. So I am guessing the problem is in the Bios but I have no idea where to go from here.

Here is what I have going:
Elitegroup Goal3+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon Sempron
Master Drive - Hitachi 2500GB HDD
CD Drive 1 - Pioneer DVD-R/RW
CD Drive 2 - Samsung CD-R/RW SW
Generic Floppy Drive 3.5"
1024MB Kingston DDR Ram

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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

When you say you "tried everything," what did you try? Give us a clue regarding your prior efforts so we don't waste time suggesting the same old thing again.
 

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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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Hi,

I just recently had a problem with my main hard drive which had a capacity of 20gb and so i decided to take it out and leave my second hard drive ( which was 160GB) in the system. But now i have the problem where the computer asks me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" after 30 seconds of turning on my computer.
What do i do here?
I am completely lost.
Please help.

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

Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

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Hi,
I have had my computer since Christmas, It has been working fine. Then I went on this morning as normal as can be, everything was booting up and I opened steam but it said no connection. Then a blue screen appeared and said something like" search DHP watchdog violation" then the screen went black but displayed the text "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I have no idea what to do and I need help. I searched this on tech guy and I tried to boot it with my CD/DVD Drive off which is what I saw worked on another persons thread but to no avail. Please help, also I use windows 8.
 

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

The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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Hi there, I'm trying to fix my Aunt's windows XP computer. I downloaded MBAM as she had previously mentioned getting a call on the phone from someone in India telling her she needed to pay $160 for her antivirus or her computer would shut down.

I ran MBAM and it took about 8 hours to scan, and at the very end found a bunch of results. I told it to get rid of them, and then restarted. Upon restarting, it also ran a disk check, and after that finished, it booted up but took forever to load. Upon loading the taskbar showed up for a brief moment, then disappeared, and I can't seem to get it to run from the task manager either. It brings up the explorer.exe process briefly, then without ever loading the taskbar, it ends the process.

I got a bit worried at this point and tried to restart in safe mode. However, when I do that, it loads a bunch of drivers and then stops. It never finishes loading. (this happens in safe mode with and without networking)

I also tried restarting back into normal mode and running avast through command prompts, but it doesn't do anything and I also got errors stating that a particular file is missing.

What should I do next? I was going to attempt running combofix from my flash drive, but when I try to CD into the drive, it says the drive isn't ready. If you have any suggestions on what to do, let me know, thanks.

A:Unable to boot in safe mode, explorer.exe not loading in normal mode

Do not run combofix,let me ask someone to help you

good luck

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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Hey guys,
 
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
 
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
 
I restarted and got this message:
 
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
 
 
 
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
 
 
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
 
 
So I'm not really sure what to do.
 
 
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

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

First...system manufacturer and model?
 
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
 
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
 
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the HD...it's probably a hard drive situation.
 
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware errors...my guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.
 
Louis

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Hi  I have problem in my laptop lenovo yoga 520  "Default Boot Device Missing or boot failedInsert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."  Cannot start windows 10  Thank you

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Specs:
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
4GB RAM
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
Questions:
 
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
 
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
 
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
 
Thanks in advance!!

A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
 
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

 
5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 

 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
 
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating sy... Read more

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?
 

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. I will post the
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? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw
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I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

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

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

"Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

The only thing I can manage to pull up is the CMOS Setup Utility. Looking through the menu I found the Boot sequence menu; however, the only device listed is cd/dvd and I read that hard drive should be listed.

Any ideas on a possible problem?

I am thinking that my hard drive might be shot because I am almost positive it is not due to loose cables. On the other hand I was thinking that it could possibly be due to a virus because I had found a Trojan earlier with my virus scanner.

Appreciate any feedback I can get.
 

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ok, the thing is i had this virus on my pc which i learned after a lot of research required me to boot in safe mode in order to remove it. The problem is, while trying to boot in safe mode several times, my computer just crashes to a blue screen. I then learned that besides pressing F8 there was another way to boot in safe mode by going to "Run" and typing msconfig and booting it manually that way. Unfortunetly, this technique ended in the same crash. By now i realize that it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to boot in safe mode. My one major problem now is, that i CANNOT BOOT IN NORMAL MODE EITHER. I guess by trying to boot in safe mode using msconfig, i've changed my pc's settings to where now, normal mode=safe mode, and obviously, safe mode keeps crashing. As of now i cannot boot my pc AT ALL. I thought there might be a way to recover/fix safe mode by using the windows cd, but i really dont know what to do. i hope you guys can help me out, thanx

A:Unable to Boot in Safe Mode (or ANY mode)

Since you have your Windows CD handy, you can try doing a Repair Install from the Windows Recovery Console.How to perform a Repair/Reinstall (with screenshots)How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installedLanga Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild OptionNote: In order to use your Windows CD, the boot order must be set to start from the CD-ROM drive. If the CD is not first in the boot order, the computer will attempt to start normally by booting from the hard drive. The boot order is a setting found in the computer?s BIOS which runs when it is first powered on. This setting controls the order that the BIOS uses to look for a boot device from which to load the operating system. The default will normally be A:, C:, CD-ROM. Different computers have different ways to enter the BIOS. If you're not sure how to do this, refer to:Changing Your Computers Boot OrderHow to Set AmiBios to Boot from CDROM.If you don't have your XP CD you can download an ISO of the Windows Recovery Console files:Recovery Console ISO fileXP Recovery Console zip fileBurn it as an image to a disk with MagicISO or similar program to get a bootable CD which will startup the Recovery Console for troubleshooting and repair. This is especially useful for those with OEM systems with factory restore partitions or disks but no original installation CD. If you are not sure how to burn an image, please refer to How to write a CD/DVD image or ISO and H... Read more

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

Rig:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

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A:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot

Update:

Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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Since just before Christmas, I picked up about 10 pcs from customers - all with the same problem. On boot up, they get the error message

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to repair."

On all occasions, the only option has been to repair using the recovery console, sometimes this hasn't worked and I have had to do a repair installation. On two machines the problem has come back. The machines in question are all on xp home, sp2 with decent up to date antivirus and spyware programmes.

The main reason for posting this, is that I was wondering if anyone else has been seeing the same? I just had someone on the phone with the same problem. Seems that it is too much of a coincidence. I have looked around on several support sites, microsoft and general google, but apart from the bits about corrupt registries, there is nothing very recent. There must be something new causing this - either a windows update or a virus perhaps. Does anyone have any thoughts?
 

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I have a HP dv6000, I cannot boot windows from any of the choices, I try the boot it safe mode and I get a screen full of Windows\system32\driver messages. I tried to boot from last know good config. or normal and I get a black screen. I tried my recovery CD and when I get to the point where windows it is suppose to start it sticks there....any Ideas anyone. I am stuck .
 

A:Unable to boot XP in any mode

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My HP laptop is unable to boot, it will automatically go to the startup screen with the safe mode options, but no matter which option I choose it goes back to the same screen with the same options....Any suggestions appreciated!

A:Unable to boot in any mode

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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I'm not sure if this is the right section, but...

I recently recieved a Dell laptop fro ma friend, and the hard drive had been completely wiped using KillDisk. I was supplied with the Windows XP disk used to install the XP onto the computer.

When I turned on the laptop, I recieve a message that "no boot system can be found", and it then went on to check other modes for a boot device. We rebooted and inserted the XP installation disk, but the laptop was unable to find it either. It won't allow us to install the opperating system off of the disk, and we can't use the laptop because it won't fully boot up. Any suggestions?
 

A:Unable to local boot device

Please give us the model of the laptop, and the service tag number.
I would go to the website of the hard drive manufacturer, unless it is a Toshiba.
Toshiba does not offer drive fitness tools...
Download the drive fitness tools and setup up software for that drive.
Then inspect your BIOS for boot order, so that the optical drive is first to boot.
If the laptop has a floppy drive, boot to a MS-DOS or Windows 98 boot/System disc and see how the drive is detected there. Delete the partition in the last line for unknown, and reformat as FAT32 partition. Then reboot to the Windows Disc, where it will detect and reformat it as NTFS
 

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Hello, I hope someone can help please. I got my XPS 15 service tag
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
 in March 2013.
Unfortunately, not long after it arrived I became ill and didn't really use it, preferring my desk top instead. I did use it only very occasionally until the start of this year when I had a project I needed to use it for. The computer had several updates to catch up on and after updating started to become less stable until it stopped really working at all. It didn't get by POST most of the time.
After contacting Dell I paid over £200 (as it was out of warranty) to have the on-line engineer chats, which did not remedy the issues, and to have it picked up and a cable replaced. This was in March. By the middle of June the computer was in the showing the same signs as before (not getting past POST). This time Dell uplifted it and replaced the hard-drive free of charge.
The computer seemed to be fine after upgrading to Windows 10 but I had no Bluetooth, so one of the Dell technicians sent me a link to get all the drivers and updates to solve my issue. I downloaded and installed all the updates and drivers via the link. After downloading and installing the recommended Dell BIOS update my computer returned to the same state as before.
After contacting Dell about this they have stated the problem is that I now need a new motherboard for £600. My computer cost £1,107.50 and I have already spent ... Read more

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My friend's desktop PC had this issue, it runs Win 7, is an HP and is just one year old.
It either gives the "Unable to boot device error", or asks for the Windows CD that he doesn't have (bought it at a department store, it came with Win7 original installation but no CD). It doesn't open Windows.
It still recognizes it as a hard drive in the BIOS screen, the startup order was never altered and should be Hard Drive then CD/DVD. Searching for a quick solution he found suggestions to try and change from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS and at last it got to Windows startup. Win7 in safe mode prompts him a repair mode that's going on for two hours..
I downloaded the hard drive maker's tools for diagnostics (they're burnable on a cd) and will try them if this windows repair mode keeps going on indefinitely.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
 

A:Unable to boot device error.

Most computers don't come with disks anymore. The recovery is on a partition on the hard drive. You can go to another computer running Win 7 and make a recovery disk. Go to Start and type in Create a Recovery Disk. Click on it at the top of the list and follow instructions. Go back to the HP computer and go into the bios and change the boot order to CD first, put the disk in the tray and reboot. When it's finished booting you can try repair.
 

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when my computer started up it started searching for a driver for a boot device called tusb6250 and was unabable to ind it any ideas what it is
beiniam

A:unable to load boot device

not really but, since the letters USB are there, I would start by looking into a USB device that you had plugged in for any reason?

Google tusb6250.

Sorry, that's all I can think off since I have never seen that.

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Hey guys,

I have a weird problem with my Tecra A4-S211 laptop. Simply put, I can no longer boot from any kind of bootable CD or DVD, even when the BIOS boot order has the CD-ROM listed before the HD. In Windows, the discs are read just fine, with no problem whatsoever.

This has worked previously, but I have since swapped out the original DVD/CD-RW combo with a DVD burner (identified as Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S in Device Manager).

Anyway, it seems like there's no way to get a bootable disc to work in the standard way. I have thought about alternate ways to boot, such as making a bootable USB flash drive, but I've learned that the BIOS does not support USB devices... ugh.

So, I need some wisdom! How can I boot from a CD or DVD when I can't use a bootable disc or a bootable USB drive? My ultimate goal is to run BackTrack, and I don't care if it's from a CD, DVD, or USB drive.

Any ideas on how I can get this done? One thing I thought of was perhaps finding a way to edit the boot loader and adding some sort of option to boot from a disc, although I'm not entirely sure how I could go about this.

Anyway, I would appreciate any input that you might have! This is a really bizarre problem, and I just can't think of how to get around these issues.

Thanks!
 

A:Unable to boot from CD, DVD, or USB device. Any alternatives??

I've had computers like this, either:

Set bios to Cdrom Cdrom Cdrom
Update the bios
Try different CD's that are known bootable (ideally original)
Use a cleaning disc in the drive
Use an external CD Drive (with USB driver support)
Use a boot floppy to load drivers to run the CD
Replace the internal CD drive !
 

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Hi all, my first thread on here and could really do with some help. I'm trying to repair a friends ACER ASPIRE M120/Vista 64 Home PC which has the following fault;

Upon switch on I get the following:

Windows failed to start and recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Launch Startup Repair (Recommended)
Start Windows Normally

If I choose either of the 2 options above it returns to the above menu. I suspected there may be a fault with the HDD. I downloaded a Bootdisk which has enabled to me to get to the startup repair menu, alas this does not fix the fault. I therefore cancel and select the CMD prompt. I ran CHKDSK C: at the X:sources> prompt. It came back with no problems found. I then opened:

DISKPART> List partition (Showed the following

Partition 1 Primary 466GB 1024MB

I then typed:

DISKPART> detail partition (Showed the following

Partition 1
Type: 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume 2 C: ACER NTFS PARTITION 466GB HEALTHY

I'm unable to do a Alt +F10 recovery and have no back up discs. I also do not hold the original Vista Disc.

On only 1 occasion (When the HDD was removed completely) I managed (After restoring optimal BIOS Settings with HDD removed) to get to the Acer Recovery Menu, I selected restore to factory settings but when I typed in the serial number off the case of the pc it said it was incorrect (I triple checked the serial key!!!)

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A:Unable to boot vista in any mode!!!

Problem Solved - Just deleted the partition on the HDD using another pc and then formatted and re-installed Vista - Viola!!!

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