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No boot disc

When i turn my acer 5315 on it states media test failure..no bootable device..inser boot disc and press any key...this did not come with a disc

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  • kikispizza Jan 30, 2009

    my grandson was transfeering music from zoom and this problem occured how can i fix this...this is a brand new computer that i bought him for xmas

  • gjensen3 Feb 18, 2009

    installed new hard drive in acer 5315,when i turned it on it said:media test failure..no bootable device..insert boot disc and press any key. Laptop did not come wit boot disc and cannot find one anywhere

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    might be a hard drive failure... also if you have a disc in the cd rom... take it out

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Yes bunnydawg could be indeed correct. Although also make sure you don't have a flash drive, external hard drive, or any CD/DVD left in the drive first. As they could try to boot from the device and fail (because they are not setup and formatted as bootable) and it will report the very same message.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • BillW50 Jan 30, 2009

    It sure sounds like your grandson used a memory card to transfer the music and it is still in the laptop. All you have to do is to remove it and it should boot up just fine.

    If not, then the MBR (main boot record) has somehow got removed from the hard drive (or the hard drive failed). A MBR is easy to fix for an experienced user. Although you need a boot disk to do this. Or remove the hard drive and create the MBR from another computer. You can Google MBR (or main boot record) on ways to do this. If you have other questions just ask.


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