Question about Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive
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": IDE controller-primary pci ide bus -enabled hdd predelay -disabled primary ide master-not detected " " slave -HDD secondary ide master-not detected " " slave -not detected
Check the power cable of the HDD is fixed correctly
Check the data cables is connected properly
Re-install the OS
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
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Computer is booting from a non-bootable source
Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette
or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.
Note: This error has also been known to occur when a
memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it.
If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory
stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras,
ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.
If you are attempting to boot
from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is
likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files
or is corrupt.
If you are attempting to install
Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the
computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS
has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run
the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot
device, and not the hard disk drive.
Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.
Press any key to boot from the CD
Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.
If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options
are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be
booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on
the CD-ROM drive.
Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS
or NTDETECT.COM file
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