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I have emachine t5010 not booting. I receive error message

'no bootable device - insert bootable disk and press any key'

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  • cvyas123 Dec 19, 2008

    It is trying to boot from CD. I tried to change with F2 but not working. I don't have bootable CD

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This means the system can't read from your hard drive. This might be due to a loose data or power cable connection. You can open the computer and make sure all the connections are firmly seated. It might also be a power supply problem. The hard drive may have failed. Or the drive may been wiped clean (or at least had its boot sector destroyed) as the result of a virus. A problem on the system board might have developed. Troubleshooting would involve booting from a CD to run diagnostic software, substituting known good parts, or both.

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Reset the boot options, it is trying to boot from cd or floppy

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Leslie Dec 19, 2008

    not totaaly true a power failure will cause auto bios install

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This error message - "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key" means -

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Check the floppy drive and remove and floppy disk.
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NTLDR is missing




Reference number: CH000465
NTLDR is Missing. Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
Related errors:
Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.
NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Cause:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
You can go to these sites to view solutions (to much to post here) Very easy to understand:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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