Question about Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook
There is no place to insert a disk.
That happened to me when I tried to upgrade. If you don't have an external DVD drive, you have to copy the restore disk to a flash drive, put it in the USB drive, power up, hit F12 at the first screen, move the highlight to the USB and boot from it. Oh, and it has to be at least 1 GIG, the USB Flash drive does, or it won't fit.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Media test failure, no bootable device error message means the hard disk has failed, therefore cannot boot up.
If reseating the hard drive doesn't fix your problem then replace the faulty drive and install Windows on the new drive to get the computer operational again.
Posted on May 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: comp won't boot
This could also happen if the hard drive is dead and trying to boot the next item or the BIOS has the Netboot option set as the first boot device.
Jump into your BIOS and make sure that the boot order is CDROM then USB then HDD. Then try again. Let us know what happens.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Usually this is idicative of a hard drive failure, try to boot with the windows cd and see if it will boot up. Try this below......
Windows Start-up Errors
First, The basics. You will need a Windows CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from a HP or Compaq, they will not do what you want. You can normally use a Dell disk, also retail box disks (Windows Purchased from the store), or some OEM versions of Windows will work (most of these will have the Microsoft hologram on them).
When you get the system started and it finds your startup disk you will see a screen that says Press any Key to boot from CD. I normally use the space bar as my any key and then you should see a blue screen that says Windows setup in the left hand corner. Wait until you see the welcome to setup screen and then click the "R" key to get to the Recovery Console How long it takes to get to each of these depends on the speed of your system, but I will tell you that it will take a few minutes to finally get to the Console.
Once you are at the Recovery Console you will be given at least one choice of Windows installations. Normally the choice you want is the number 1 choice. Click the number 1 key at the "top" of the keyboard and click enter.
You will be given a message asking for the administrator password. Unless someone or something has messed with your computer there is no password so you just click the enter key.
This will bring you to a prompt that says:
Type: cd \ and then click enter
( Note: between "cd" and "\" there should be a "blank space" otherwise the command won't work. If you find that a command hasn't worked make sure you typed it correctly. These are similar to old DOS commands where spaces had to go between each command so DOS knew where one command stopped and another started.)
You are now at the ROOT of the drive where it all begins. The Prompt should now say C:\>
Now type: CHKDSK /R and click enter.
The chkdsk / r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
Now after the chkdsk has run type: FIXBOOT then click enter.
It may prompt you with a warning but continue through it and once fixboot has finished type: EXIT and click enter.
Your system should reboot and when it does click the F8 button to get a windows start menu. Use the up or down arrow to highlight the LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION and click enter. If it was a simple drive error this should have fixed it.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
SOURCE: PXE-E61 : Media test failure
It sounds like your hard disk has gone, or not being recognized by the computer... Check if it seats well in it's place.
Unfortunately, laptop HDDs don't last long these days.
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
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