remove a disk or media and press any key to t

June 27, 2010 at 20:32:21
Specs: Windows XP
a message display on my laptop: remove disk or media and press any key to restart

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#1
June 27, 2010 at 20:35:06
You may have a CD or possibly a floppy disk inserted. Could also be a flash drive or external drive. Anything that may be in front of the hard drive in the boot order.

Can't be more specific without some additional background info.


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#2
June 27, 2010 at 22:35:44
there is no cd or folly disk inserted in my laptop.. what will i do please help me thank

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#3
June 27, 2010 at 23:36:59
my laptop have new hardisk and memory (RAM) im going to install a windows but i cant install because of the message in the monitor, what will i do now? pls help me thnx

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#4
June 28, 2010 at 03:42:52
Are you trying to use a Toshiba restore disk or do you have a retail version of Windows?

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#5
June 28, 2010 at 19:15:59
a new hard disk i have and new RAM,what will i do?there is no any connect in my laptop, why there is a message, can u help me what will i do .thnx

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#6
June 28, 2010 at 19:19:54
my laptop have no floopy drive. only CD ROM that have,what will i do thnx

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#7
June 28, 2010 at 19:21:59
i have a recopy of window. im not use a toshiba restore disk

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#8
June 28, 2010 at 20:47:17
Watch the screen when you first start the laptop the learn how to enter the setup screens. Once in the setup you need to change the boot order to have the CD drive set BEFORE the hard drive. Save the changes and exit. Shut down and then insert the WinXP CD and restart. Watch the screens for a message to hit any key to boot from the CD. Once the WinXP CD starts just follow the instructions on the screen.

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#9
June 28, 2010 at 21:47:30
in the set up for bios its boot in the CD ROM. when i shootdown and restart again it cant boot, a message has display. what will i do , thanks

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#10
June 29, 2010 at 05:08:05
Are you sure your WinXP CD is good? Maybe the CD drive is not working.

I said before you need to watch the screens when you first start the computer to see if the drives are being setup by the BIOS.

So, did you see a message on the screen to hit any key to boot from the CD?


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#11
June 30, 2010 at 22:00:01
my cd drive is not working,the hard disk is detected by the bios and the RAM too.whats the problem? what will i do to reinstall the window? thanx

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#12
January 18, 2011 at 19:13:13
Had same problem, just figured out what it was.

Bios was set to boot 'removable devices' before the cd or hdd. My keyboard has a small usb memory device in it, and this boot sequence was causing the machine to try and boot from the keyboard memory.. which had nothing resembling an operating system on it.

Some popular, aforementioned advice:
- unplug all usb devices
- set bios to boot hard drive FIRST, -or-
- enter a boot menu and select the hdd (if your bios has this feature)
- take all memory cards out of SD card slots if you have a laptop

Not everything looks like a 'removable device'.


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