I switch on my comp n after displayin the INTEL logo my comp says thus..."reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"...this doesnt happen everytime tho...happens 2 out of 3 times...when tis happens i press the restart button in my cpu n windows boots without a prob.
can u pls tell me what the problem is?
I'll giv u my sys info-intel 845 motherboard*P4 2.8 ghz*256mb ddr*Sata 4gb hdd*
The BIOS info-under "BOOT"-
silent boot -enabled
Intel rapid bios boot -enabled
scan under flash area -enabled
boot from net -disabled
usb boot -enabled
under "BOOT device priority"
1st boot device-HDD
2nd boot device-disabled
under "ADVANCED">"IDE CONFIG":
pci ide bus -enabled
hdd predelay -disabled
primary ide master-not detected
" " slave -HDD
secondary ide master-not detected
" " slave -not detected
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Re: Hard Disk and Booting issue
Go into your BIOS and on the bottom of your screen there should be a (last good config) of (fail-safe config) value for one or=f the F1 to F12 buttons.
also. are you running a 4gb hdd??? or is that a typo? anyhow, XP REQUIRES 2GB at all times free if your hdd is running at less that that (cause its full) your boot up could be messed around. finally make sure that the little plug on your hdd is across the Master or cable select pins not the slave as this can cause probs too. good luck.
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<p>Reboot and Select proper Boot device <br />or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device<br />
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<p>The boot record could not find a bootable partition so control was passed back to the BIOS. This issue occurs prior to the start of any Windows code. <br />
<p>It can be caused by a power-failure while the disk is in the middle of writing, a virus damaged the entry, a failing disk drive or a serious software bug damaged the partition entry (although Windows typically protects against this). This issue cannot be easily caused by any action you performed, unless you turned off the power without going through Windows shutdown.<br />
<p>1. If you had changed, added or removed hard drives, or changed or removed drive cabling, likely something is wrong. Recheck that the drives are properly installed and the cabling has not changed. Switching cables to different motherboard connectors or changing the master/slave drive jumpers (on old ATA drives) can cause this problem. In some systems, the cables were not plugged into the drive or motherboard securely and may have worked loose. Reseat all drive connectors.<br />
<p>2. It's also possible a hard drive is failing. Use a system diagnostic to validate the drive or swap to another hard disk.<br />
<p>3. If the first bootable drive is missing (disconnected or dead) the BIOS may be attempting to boot from a second disk. Confirm the primary drive is working.<br /><br />
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<p>Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...<br />
go to set up as your computer is booting set the cd/dvd rom as 1st boot devise. hit f10 to save and exit then your computer will boot off a cd to install your windows.use this option only if you have installed a different hard drive.
First remove the hard disk and see whether you have boot error if you have boot error insert the os cd in to drive and boot from the cd if it works fine you have a problem with the hard disk to clear the hard disk problem use a desktop computer and insert the hard disk as slave in the desk top and boot the desktop with the original drive then right click my computer click mange then disk management and find the laptop hard disk the delete all the part ion in the laptop disk then switch off the desk top and insert the hard disk in the laptop and reload the OS
its basically telling you that your master hard drive with O/S installation cannot be found in the booting system...Check if your master HD is not corrupted and see if your O/S still exist or maybe wiped out..
Check the connectors running to your hard disk to make sure they are firmly connected. Also check the data cable to the motherboard. Reboot the computer and enter BIOS. Check that your hard drive is being detected properly. If it is not, the drive is shot and needs to be replaced.
The peripheral devices as Hard disk and cdrom is not connected with the IDE cable or has loose contace. Even power cable of devices is not properly done or left out. So you need to check the IO IDE cable connetions and the power cable connections of the devices being connected to the mother board.