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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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Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

NTLDR is Missing
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Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
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NTLDR is missing
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Causes

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  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
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