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Okay, first things first. Unplug everything except for the power cord. Make sure the floppy drive (if you have one) and CD-ROM drive are empty. Go into your computer BIOS settings and make sure that the computer is set to boot from your hard drive first. (Depending on the computer, usually holding down F2, F4, F6, F8, or even other function buttons will allow you to do this. Not all of the buttons at once, but just hold each one down when you start the computer until the BIOS comes up). If this doesn't work, your Hard Drive is either corrupted, all information has been deleted, or simply came loose over time. You may be able to fix this yourself. The easiest solution is to reformat your computer using the original disks your computer came with. You can also use a licensed copy of Windows disk.

If you have information to recover, I would look into Bart's PE Builder (google it), although that requires another computer. If you have access to another computer there are many boot disks that you can download or buy.

If none of these work, try getting your computer into DOS mode. It's much harder with XP and Vista, but Windows ME and earlier it should be an option. simply type C:\ at the prompt, cd windows, dir/w. This will tell you if windows is still there. At least then you'll know your options. If windows is gone, the only way to get it back is to reinstall it. I hope something in here helps someone.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire One Insert boot disk

well u really cant put in a disc, you said you have the aspire one that means it doesn,t have a disc drive . Thats the way it was made

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS KEY

Do you have your windows OD running? If so, make sure that there is NO CD or DVD Disc left in your CD/DVD Combo drive while you are turning your computer ON. Now, eject the CD or DVD and try to start your computer again.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Acer aspire one mini notebook. NTLDR is missing..

If you don't have documents, pictures, etc on the hard drive that you need to backup, try running system recovery by doing the following (not sure if this works on the version with a solid state drive):
1. Turn on the computer
2. Press and hold Alt + F10
3. Click on Restore System to Factory Default
4. Ensure the netbook is plugged into AC power instead of running off the battery and click OK

* This will return your netbook to the condition it was in from the manufacturer.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Media test failure, No bootable device, insert boot 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

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SOURCE: no bootable device message, says insert boot disk what is that

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:
C:\WINDOWS>
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

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