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My computer says no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key what can I do to fix this?

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If none of those suggestions are working, then you MAY need a new hard drive, since yours is GONE. You will need to do a frest installation of windows. I hope the Windows Key is on the computer somewhere.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

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SOURCE: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Your hard drive is not being recognised by your computer, so therefore it will not try to boot from it.

The PXE message you can ignore, it's the computer trying ot boot from the network card (because it can't find the hard drive)

You didn't memntion if this is a desktop or a laptop so..

Dektop:

  1. Remove the power cable
  2. Remove the side panel to the case
  3. Unplug the hard drive connectors - There are 2 types in a desktop, IDE has a power cable with a big white plug on it 4 wires, and an IDE cable, flat and wide.
  4. Plug them back in, they willonly go one way then check the other end of the IDE cable
  5. Attach the power cord and try again (leave the side panel off for now)
SATA:
2 smaller connectors One thin cable (can be any colour but normally red) and one power cable with a thin black connector.Just give these a push back towards the drive to make sure they are secure, do not remove them.

Try to start and see what happens.

It is possible that your hard drive has failed, though they normally start to cause problems before they go.

Laptop
These can be anywhere in laptops, but normally under one side you will find a panel that when opened will reveal the hard drive. Dell laptops normally put them in the side of the laptop and there is an access panel to be removed there as well.

If you have a laptop, then post back the model number togive a clearer idea of where it will be before you pull the whole thing apart =)

Try that and see what happens. Post back results please.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

ramesh singh
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SOURCE: no "press any key to boot from cd" message

ok if it is windows xp and u want to format it then what u can try is that if u have the option for the complete pc restore,then what u need to do is that shut down the computer completely and then all u need to do is that shut down the computer completely from the power button and then press and hold down the "ctrl" button and then press the power button only once and keep tapping the f11 key on the keyboard....and follow the instruction that says complete factory setting and then it will give u some message from symantec and then click on ok and the computer will be format,all u need to do is follow the instruction very carefully.....

or u can try once again,shut down the computer and then press the power button only once and keep tapping f12 key on the keyboard and then highlight the cd drive and then put nthe xp disk in and keep tapping enter and enter and enter untill it will take u to the windows set up screen and then it will give u the option to press R to repair and esc to continue and press esc on the keyboard and then delete all the partition the instructuin will be given just read it carefully and it will be formatted........hope this will work take care...

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

allen_baba
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SOURCE: windows prob

GOTO-BOOT OPTION IN BIOS- THEN SELECT THE PROPER BOOT OPTIONS- FIRST GIVE PRIORITY TO CD ROM THEN TO HDD-

IF STILL YOUR UNABLE TO BOOT IT UP GO TO THE BIOS AND THEN USE THE DEFAULT SETTINGS... IT WILL BE THERE SOMEWHERE .

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: kenel data in page error

You need to rebuild your operating system from the supplied CDROM that came with your computer. You have the classic BSOD display, Blue Screen Of Death. Its a long job but its worth it in the end to completly repair your operating system and clean up your hard drive.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

myrlex
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SOURCE: windows XP , system goes to sleep immediately after booting.

CHANGE THE CD OS IF YOU HAVE ANY AVAILABLE SOME FILE NEEDED IF YOU KNOW HOW LOCATE THAT FILE DOES'NT MATTER BUT THE PROBLEM IS YOU DONT KNOW HOW LOCATE..

PROBLEM FROM THE CD INSTALLER

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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