CD ROM Boot Priority ..No Medium

February 4, 2010 at 13:39:51
Specs: Windows Vista 64 bit SP1, i7920/3g ddr3
I turned on my computer on and it says,
"CD-ROM Boot Priority ..No Medium
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."

I didn't do anything different than usual. Just shut it down after using it last night. Any help or suggestion as to what might be wrong would be great.


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#1
February 4, 2010 at 13:52:39
Check the BIOS to see if the HDD is being recognized.

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#2
February 4, 2010 at 14:51:31
How do I know it's being recognized. Sorry, a bit of a computer nub. I do have bios open though. Just not sure what to look for. Ty for the reply.

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#3
February 4, 2010 at 16:46:50
Has anyone been fiddling with any connections of drives, or have been adding or removing drives, inside the case since the computer last booted the hard drive properly?

Has anyone been fiddling with bios settings, or with removing the mboard battery, or with moving the clear cmos jumper on the mboard, moving it back, since the computer last booted the hard drive properly?

Did you have other symptoms before this first happened?
E.g.
Was the hard drive sometimes booting, sometimes it wasn't?
......

"Product: Gateway Fx6800-01e desktop"

http://www.gateway.com/systems/prod...

Generic Guides, etc. - pick the ones beside the case that looks like yours - 3rd one?
http://support.gateway.com/support/...

No bios Setup info found.
..........

On the first screen you see when you went into the bios, it should list at least one detected hard drive as well as at least one CD or DVD drive - by size, and/or the model number.
- if you didn't see either on the first screen , try other screens.
You usually can't use a mouse in the bios. The keys you press to navigate or do whatever are explained on the screens.

""CD-ROM Boot Priority ..No Medium
Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

(as Othe Hill has pointed out in the next post)
Medium is probably supposed to be Media

The bios has a screen where you can set in what order the bios tries to boot drives - Boot Order, Boot Sequence, or similar.

For newer bioses like yours...

If the CD or DVD drive is listed above / before a bootable hard drive, the bios detects whether there is a bootable disk in the CD or DVD drive while booting
- if there is a bootable disk in it, that it can read, you see a line while booting "Press any key to boot from CD" or similar - you press the named key while the line is still being displayed if you want to boot from the disk - if you don't press the key the bios tries booting the next thing in the list.
- if there is no bootable disk in the CD or DVD drive, or if there is but the drive can't read it, or it can't read it because the drive is defective, then the bios attempts to boot the next thing in the boot order list.

If the hard drive next in the list is not bootable, the computer
displays "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" or similar, and the bios does not attempt to boot anything listed after it.
......

If a hard drive is listed before the CD or DVD drive,
- and it's bootable, the hard drive boots, the bios doesn't try to boot anything listed after it.
- and it's NOT bootable, the computer displays "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" or similar, and the bios does not attempt to boot anything listed after it.
......

If you have more than one hard drive, if one is bootable, one or more others are not, the bios will only boot from a bootable hard drive - if the first hard drive detected is not bootable, or if the first hard drive in a list in the bios is not bootable, the computer displays "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" or similar, and the bios does not attempt to boot anything listed after it.

When you have more than one hard drive, usually either
- there is only one hard drive in the boot order list, and there is a list of hard drives, often close to the boot order list. The first - top - hard drive in the list must be bootable. They're usually listed by their model number.
-or - not common - you can select more than one hard drive to be listed in the boot order list - the first one listed must be bootable. They're usually listed by their model number, or by HDD0, HDD1, or similar, the number being the order the bios is detecting them according to how they are connected to the drive controllers / mboard headers.


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#4
February 4, 2010 at 16:49:14
Sure that message isn't No Media? As in no bootable media.

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