the boot selection failed because a required device is in...

August 10, 2012 at 01:01:00
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everyone!

I am needing an expert advise on how to work around the problem I'm having with my pc now.
I am not a computer expert, though I can try to do things with proper instructions.

The problem occurred when my pc wouldn't show any display in the monitor and so I tried to do basic troubleshooting like reseating the memo cards and replugging cords but still didn't work. I did some more research and stumbled upon an article where in I read that in some cases, resetting the cmos or removing the cmos battery would make things work. I did try that and it did work however it somehow gave me a bigger problem.

I'm having the message "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
I again searched for a workaround and I read some articles with similar problem so I tried to follow the instructions posted. I tried "repair our computer" with a windows 7 disc inside the cd drive but it still won't boot.
My pc won't boot from cd and neither from the hdd.

Can someone please enlighten me. Thank You in advance


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#1
August 10, 2012 at 02:12:42
Does this message show up when you try to boot from a CD? Did you re-insert the CMOS battery properly?

If you can boot from a CD, then it`s likely that the boot loader of the OS is corrupted. In that case, boot from the Win 7 installation CD, and try to execute the steps given here:

http://techontip.wordpress.com/2011...

Hope this helps.

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#2
August 10, 2012 at 03:03:11
how exactly did u reset the cmos ? a bad reset can cause bios failure in addition to HDD failure. the device is inaccesible meaning a problem with the HDD. u shld have asked here before u reset the bios it could have been a video card problem or a power failure.
Anyways, boot up from a windows 7 cd and reinstall windows

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#3
August 10, 2012 at 03:20:13
^ a boot loader repair is a better option, if possible to perform.

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#4
August 10, 2012 at 03:54:33
I tried "repair our computer" with a windows 7 disc inside the cd drive but it still won't boot.
Do u have CD or DVD drive? CD drive don't read DVDs.

After clearing CMOS the first u should do is to enter BIOS and correct some settings.
Also make sure to check if HDD & optical drive are recognized, if not make sure both channels & sata are enabled.

If recognized then correct the boot order
1.Fdd 2.optical drive 3.Hdd 4.usb

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