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Make sure the hdd is properly connected

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My pc wont boot. All i get is " reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"


This can happen if you have non-bootable media in the default boot device (i.e., you have a CD in the CD/DVD drive and that drive is listed as the default boot device in your system's BIOS). More often (on newer systems), a failed hard drive will also produce this message.

If you have bootable media (the Windows install CD is one example), you should try to boot to it and see if you can read your hard drive.

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Screen reads no bootable device


Your hard drive has an error, it has either lost it's boot sector or the drive has failed, If you don't have much technical computer experience i would advise getting a computer tech to look at it.

Mar 11, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When i turn on my Acer Aspire One D255 it says: "check cable connection! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"


The PXE ROM is part of your system's network interface controller. It is being entered on your system's startup to look for a bootable image on a physical network connection and if found, to boot from that image. If there is no network cable connection to your system or if there is but no bootable device is found on that connection, the result is the error message that you got. As to why your system is entering the PXE ROM can be explained by looking at your system's Setup Utility,,,

Press F2 while powering up to enter the Setup Utility and use the cursor control keys to go to the Boot tab which then shows the Boot priority order. The default order is as follows...
1. IDE0
2. IDE1
3. USB FDD
4. USB HDD
5. Network Boot : LEGACY PCI DEVICE
6. USB CDROM
Your system's internal hard disk drive should be listed beside IDE0 and it will be accessed first to look for a boot record. If the drive fails to boot, the next devices in the list will be accessed accordingly until either a bootable device is found or the last item which is USB CDROM. If a USB CDROM is plugged in on one of the system's USB ports, it will be checked for a bootable record and if not found or no CDROM is plugged in, then the system displays the last part of the message -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Press F12 while powering up enters the Boot Menu which has the Boot Option Menu. This menu should show by default the following...
1. IDE 0: (the name/type information for your system's internal hard disk drive
2. Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

If there is no hard disk drive information shown beside IDE 0, then the possibilities are that
1. there is no internal hard drive present
2. there is a hard drive but it has failed
If there is hard disk drive information and pressing enter to select it does not result in an operating system startup, then the drive's startup partition has been wiped and so it has no bootable image.

If there seems to be an internal hard drive present but it has no bootable image, you may attempt recovery from the installation images in the hidden partition. The recovery allows restoration of...
1. operating system to factory defaults
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)

Press Alt and F10 keys together while powering up and the Acer logo is showing to enter Acer's eRecovery Management. Follow the instructions to do the recovery.

Feb 09, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My laptop reads "operating system


When you "boot" your computer, it tries to read from all the "bootable" devices:
* diskette
* CD/DVD
* disk-drive
* USB memory-stick

for which the BIOS SETUP has listed as "bootable" devices.

If it cannot read the "boot" information from _ANY_ of those devices, it reports "operating system not found".

So, enter BIOS SETUP, and ensure that your disk-drive *IS* "detected" (i.e., not "dead")
and that it is "enabled" as one of the boot-devices.

The most-likely (and most-disasterous) cause is that your disk-drive has "died",
and the Windows operating system could not be read from the device.

Take your computer to a qualified technician, for professional trouble-shooting.
If you have the original "System Restore" set of CDs, take them, too.


Jan 15, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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When I turn on my acer aspire one d250 it says Check cable connection..! PXE-E63: Error while initializing the NIC PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any...


The PXE ROM is part of your system's network interface controller. It is being entered on your system's startup to look for a bootable image on a physical network connection and if found, to boot from that image. If there is no network cable connection to your system or if there is but no bootable device is found on that connection, the result is the error message that you got. As to why your system is entering the PXE ROM can be explained by looking at your system's Setup Utility,,,

Press F2 while powering up to enter the Setup Utility and use the cursor control keys to go to the Boot tab which then shows the Boot priority order. The default order is as follows...
1. IDE0
2. IDE1
3. USB FDD
4. USB HDD
5. Network Boot : LEGACY PCI DEVICE
6. USB CDROM
Your system's internal hard disk drive should be listed beside IDE0 and it will be accessed first to look for a boot record. If the drive fails to boot, the next devices in the list will be accessed accordingly until either a bootable device is found or the last item which is USB CDROM. If a USB CDROM is plugged in on one of the system's USB ports, it will be checked for a bootable record and if not found or no CDROM is plugged in, then the system displays the last part of the message -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Press F12 while powering up enters the Boot Menu which has the Boot Option Menu. This menu should show by default the following...
1. IDE 0: (the name/type information for your system's internal hard disk drive
2. Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

If there is no hard disk drive information shown beside IDE 0, then the possibilities are that
1. there is no internal hard drive present
2. there is a hard drive but it has failed
If there is hard disk drive information and pressing enter to select it does not result in an operating system startup, then the drive's startup partition has been wiped and so it has no bootable image.

If there seems to be an internal hard drive present but it has no bootable image, you may attempt recovery from the installation images in the hidden partition. The recovery allows restoration of...
1. operating system to factory defaults
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)

Press Alt and F10 keys together while powering up and the Acer logo is showing to enter Acer's eRecovery Management. Follow the instructions to do the recovery which will erase all user data and restore the operating system to its factory default when you purchased the netbook.

Jan 03, 2011 | Acer Aspire One D250 (99802378332) Netbook

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Doesn't boot. IR remote working. No boot lights. Remove memory stick, tries to boot. If program on memory stick, can a new one be purchased?


Power down completely and then remove the memory stick. Wait a full 30 to 60 seconds with power off. Power up to start boot process. Pay attention to the screen while booting to note any messages during this time. If the computer fails to boot still - check the drives (floppy, CD and DVD) to be sure none have disks inside - remove any if found. Attempt a warm reboot if possible - otherwise perform a cold / hardware reboot.

If still not booting, access the computer's BIOS and make sure the information on those pages are correct. If in doubt, set any unknown values to "default" or auto detect. Be sure that the bootable hard disk appears in the boot order somewhere - if not the set as the first bootable device.

Once booting successfully into the OS, insert the memory stick and attempt to read the contents. Many applications that ship on memory cards are not bootable - but yours may. Read the info supplied wit the memory card fully to be sure.

If unable to boot the computer, provide the manufacturer's name, model and your OS. Also include the name of the application on the memory card.

Hopefully, you'll have gotten the computer started before needing to write back with more info. I hope his was helpful - and good luck!

Mar 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Will not boot up


From what you describe, you may have a HDD failure. The Inspiron 8000 has a serial bus for the IDE drives and if one drive fails neither will work (If HDD Fails, the CD drive will not read)
Reseat both the HDD and Optical drive and make sure they are detected in BIOS. If HDD is not detected, replace it.

Mar 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 8000 Notebook

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My laptop has trouble booting. it takes me up to


Sounds like a failing hard drive. Try replacing with a different HD (preferably a known working one that doens't have important data on it) and try installing the OS to it.
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Oct 22, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I have a toshiba p205d-s7436 when you turn the laptop on a black sceen reads toshiba leading innovation i tryed putting recovery discs in will not reboot tryed f12 and f2 it will not boot up PLEASE ANY...


The first step is to check the BIOS to see if your hard drive is listed. If so, is it set to be the first boot device. To enter the BIOS, use the F2 option when prompted.

If the hard drive is not present, it's either come loose, or the drive's controller has failed.

Also, if you can use the F12 option to boot to a CD/DVD drive, use another computer to download the Ultimate Boot CD iso from http://ultimatebootcd.com, and then burn it to a CD. This will create a bootable diagnostic CD that you can use to run diagnostics of your hard drive.

Let me know how this works for you.

Sincerely,
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Lenovo laptop not booting from any CD, But able to read other Cds


you can check by disabling all other driver to boot except from cd rom. if it fails again then try with a new bootable cd written in low speed, if still it fails then try with a new rom

Jun 25, 2009 | IBM Computers & Internet

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