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Lock out bioas or harddrive lock

How to undo lock out on the bioas and harddrive so im able to start operateing system

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You have luck on BIOS or HDD or both? What's on the screen when you power on the laptop?

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Bought online...doesnt boot all the way up say insert bootable disc...what does that mean and or what kind of disc do I need??? Aspire 5250-0639


sounds like the Hard drive doesnt have a operating system installed (seller may have wiped or replaced the harddrive), or the hard drive is damaged or missing(removed), - you would need a install dvd for windows or a bootable or installer dvd for linux . and replace the harddrive if it is damaged or missing

the Bootable disk its talking about
is its next attempt at starting a operating system from a cd,dvd or usb source after trying for a harddrive startup- but failing to find an operating system

Dec 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop says no operating system found wot do i do as its a samsung notebook


Hi,

Check if the harddrive is detected in BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) setup by pressing F2..or F12 (depends on what key is designed for the BIOS setup).

- If the harddrive is detected in the BIOS (usually shows the harddrive name or values beside "Drive 0"), your operating system is corrupted. You need an operating system disc to install it.

- If the harddrive is not detected in the BIOS ( no value beside "Drive 0"), either the harddrive cable is loose, the harddrive is not inserted properly or is defective. Check the harddrive compartment at the bottom of the laptop and use screw driver to reveal it. Try to reinsert it or use a good known hard drive.

Hope this helps.

Jun 10, 2011 | Samsung N150 Notebook

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Hi Im having a problem booting, it appears on my screen PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Operating System not found. How can i fix this one without a...


it's trying to boot up from the network instead of from your harddrive. It could mean that it's unable to find your harddrive. One thing to check is the BIOS settings for the boot option - make sure the harddrive boots BEFORE it tries to boot from network.
Once you turn on your laptop it will tell you what to press to get in to the bios to change these options (could be either F1, F2, F10, DEL or maybe even something else) Once in the BIOS look for BOOT OPTIONS

May 04, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Cannot find operating system when booting


Could be your harddrive is out of the system. Check its connections first, then have it detected. If not still been detected try changing cables and power plugging(interchange if it can). Other done than maybe failed drive already.

And before I forgot remove any other booting disc, usb, or flash card. Maybe you left one. Or try to lessen your fan usage during fault finding.

Jun 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Not finding operating system during boot


Check its connection first for loose. Check if the harddrive is still recognizable and working. It could be some corruption. If it can access in DOS mode.

But the most possible thing could happen is your harddrive needed a replacement.

Apr 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba satellite L300 wont boot


hi thanks for using fixya!

I suggest that if you could do a full scan (anti-virus) to your system. Then, do the disk defragmenter on all your drives, especially the system drive.

the last option is to reformat your system/laptop.

If you need further assistance, let me know.

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Apr 01, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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Old hard drive


just plug the old hard drive into your new system insuring that the setting of the jumpers on the old harddrive are set to slave. then when you boot up your system your operating sustem will detect the old harddrive and then you can access if in the my computer folder. In order to keep the the operating system working in the old harddrive do not delete any system files just delete the data you copied in to the harddrive, to be safe do not delete anything in the windows folder in the old harddrive

Jul 03, 2008 | Western Digital Caviar (wd800lb) 80 GB...

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Computer not reading the hard drive


i have formatted the hard drive and put in all three recovery discs and it still won't load windows xp home edition.. i thought that was what the recovery discs were for.. maybe the hard drive is bad i don't know but if someone is having the same problem i could sure use some help here..

May 10, 2008 | Balance CN6555 Notebook

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Dvd ram region locked.


Once your drive is locked im not sure you can do anything. I found this site which may work but i havent tried it.

http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0063.html

Worst case replace the DVD drive.

Jan 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Notebook

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