Bootup Error: Remove disks or other media

December 31, 2010 at 06:02:16
Specs: Windows 7, core to duo/3 gb ram
HI,
I need a quick help. I am using dell studio 1555. os is windows 7. some days ago i had the problem. the problem was that when i started the windows it went for repair but the repair process could not be completed. I tried to restore the system on last successful bootable position but the problem was still there. Today i made a big mistake. I format the c drive when i restart the system, the system is giving this message
"Remove disk or other media. Press any key to restart".
I dont attach any usb or flash drive. I dont insert any bootable cd. I only have the windows 7 dvd which i got when i buy the laptop.
Please guys i am in big trouble. Please Please Please give me any solution in detail. step by step solution would be appreciable. I am new to this. I dont know the technical language.
Thanks in advance. I look forward to you guys and sorry for poor english.

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#1
December 31, 2010 at 06:46:58
Ok, so all your data is lost, thats for sure.
But you should be able to restore the system to it's factory default installation of windows, by pressing ALT+F10 at the bootup diagnostic screen.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
December 31, 2010 at 07:11:48
Did you lose personal files when you formatted? It may be possible to recover the original partition. Download and use testdisk. Read ALL the instruction before attempting to use testdisk. Get testdisk at the link below.

The original problem may still remain.

If you still can't boot to Windows at least you may be able to recover your personal files.

In order to give additional help with the original problem you had you need to provide more information about the problem. What were you doing on the computer before that problem happened?

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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#3
December 31, 2010 at 09:21:03
Thanks paulsep and othehill

@paulsep: Alt+F10 is not working. May be i am not using it in right way. I told that i am new to this. I dont know the technical things.

@othehill: I dont want to recover my data. Only i want to remove this problem and want to use my laptop as it was before. Last time my nephew was using it and he was using facebook.

Guys please give me step by step guideline if you have any.


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#4
December 31, 2010 at 09:41:15
Go to the link below for help with restoring.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...


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#5
December 31, 2010 at 10:48:40
i followed the direction from this http://support.dell.com/support/top...

but still got a same message. "Remove disk or other media. Press any key to restart"

this message appears just after the dell logo. No windows logo appears.


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#6
December 31, 2010 at 10:55:09
Do you have an internal memory card, CD or floppy disk inserted, or flash drive or external hard drive connected?

Disconnect any unnecessary external hardware, like printers, cameras, scanners, etc.


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#7
December 31, 2010 at 11:00:42
nothing is attached but only charger. do i need to connect laptop with internet?

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#8
December 31, 2010 at 11:05:39
Not at this time. Do you have a card reader? Check for a card. What about a CD disk?

What happens if you press any key?


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#9
December 31, 2010 at 12:16:02
it directly goes to error message "Remove disk or other media. Press any key to restart" after dell logo screen. if i press any key same message appears. I think i have built-in card reader but no card inside. if I enter the windows 7 dvd into dvd drive and boot the system from dvd, but it not works.

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#10
December 31, 2010 at 12:32:39
If the computer will not boot from the DVD then you may need to change to boot order to have the CD drive before the hard drive in the boot order. You need to enter the BIOS (setup0 when you first start the computer. Watch the screens for instructions on what key/s to hit to get into the setup. Then look for the screen with the boot order and verify it is set as I stated above.

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#11
December 31, 2010 at 12:50:08
i did it. i changed the order when i was trying to boot from dvd. A black screen appears on which the white cursor ( line ) blinks then suddenly the same msg appears.

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#12
December 31, 2010 at 12:59:19
Are you watching the screen when trying to boot from the Windows 7 DVD? There may be a message to hit any key to boot from the CD. Hit the space bar at that time.

Is your Windows 7 DVD a restore DVD or a full version of Windows?


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#13
December 31, 2010 at 13:09:52
yes i am watching the screen. no message appears. It is Re-installation DVD.

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#14
December 31, 2010 at 13:15:11
The procedure is different when using Dell restore disks. Look at the link below.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...


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#15
December 31, 2010 at 13:28:02
when i turn on the laptop and press the F8 button.NO advance boot option menu appear. Only the error message appears. what would be the problem?

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#16
December 31, 2010 at 16:56:26
I know I have asked before but check all your memory card slots. The message appears to indicate you are trying to boot to some other media.

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#17
January 1, 2011 at 02:31:14
i checked nothing is attached. now what to do.

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#18
January 1, 2011 at 07:35:25
Anyone knows the solution. Please help me

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#19
January 1, 2011 at 08:03:48
I suggest to enter the BIOS and switch boot order to CD/DVD first.
Then boot the system with Windows installation CD/DVD in drive.

Please report back the result.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#20
January 1, 2011 at 08:17:24
PAULSEP,I did it many times but it is not booting from dvd. A black screen appears with cursor blinking at the right top cornor then suddenly the same Message appears. Remember i have Re-installation DVD.

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#21
January 1, 2011 at 08:58:18
Ok, so maybe there is also a problem with that CD/DVD.
Do you have another bootable CD or DVD, that you can try to boot from, just for testing?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#22
January 1, 2011 at 09:07:43
jason

Your laptop most likely has a built in card reader. It is a small slot somewhere on the edge to the laptop. It is hard to tell if a memory card is inserted or not. Only a small portion of it sticks out. It sure seems like the most likely reason for the error you are getting.


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#23
January 1, 2011 at 09:09:01
Yes i have windows XP CD. I tried to boot from that XP cd and it was successful but during checking and copying files process, an error (blue screen) occur.

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#24
January 1, 2011 at 09:11:24
Ok, that simply shows us, that there is a problem with your windows 7 CD/DVD.
Is it an original CD/DVD?
Seems, that it's simply not bootable.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#25
January 1, 2011 at 09:17:15
yes it is original DVD. i got from dell but it is just a Re-Installation DVD. I think this is not bootable. Now what should i do.

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#26
January 1, 2011 at 09:25:07
jason

Are you even reading my responses?

I posted that information in #14 above. Go to the link in that response to learn how to use that disk.


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#27
January 1, 2011 at 09:25:32
Maybe this helps:
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

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#28
January 1, 2011 at 09:28:51
It appears the Dell site is down at the moment.

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#29
January 1, 2011 at 09:45:42
@OtheHill: I am not only reading your responses but i am also following your directions. I double checked there is no any memory card into the slot. I followed the link in response # 14 but when i press F8, i cant go into advance boot options menu. I just got the same message. I told you this thing before.

@paulsep: Dell site is down at the moment.


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#30
January 1, 2011 at 09:56:31
I've just accessed the link I posted in response #27 and it works.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#31
January 1, 2011 at 10:00:59
If F8 is not working for you then you are waiting too long to hit F8. Start continuously tapping F8 as soon as you turn on the computer.

Try this link created by tiny URL.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...
cs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_336966&isLegacy=true


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#32
January 1, 2011 at 10:31:02
@OtheHill: I am continuously tapping F8 but it is not working. Sometime it goes to halt position and sometime it shows the same error message.

@PaulSep: I am trying to boot from the DVD. I changed the boot sequence order as well. But it is also not working. A black screen appears with the cursor blinking, after some time it shows the same error message.

I am in big trouble.


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#33
January 1, 2011 at 10:33:40
Are you using the keyboard that came with the Dell originally?

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#34
January 1, 2011 at 10:36:58
yes i am using the built in keyword.

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#35
January 1, 2011 at 10:39:53
Try the same procedure but without the restore disk in place. Then follow the screen prompts.

Do you see any text messages on the screen when you first start up? Your hard drive may have problems or may even be dead.

If the hard drive is being configured by the BIOS at start up that is a good sign. Watch the screens for it and your CD drive.


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#36
January 1, 2011 at 12:07:20
BIOS is showing the information regarding Hard Drive and DVD/CD Drive. But F8 is not working and also not booting from DVD.

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#37
January 1, 2011 at 12:31:36
any other option. how i can go back to normal position. is there any hardware problem?

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#38
January 1, 2011 at 13:35:08
You are not explaining what is not happening when you attempt to use F8.

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#39
January 2, 2011 at 02:05:14
i told you that when i press F8, two things happen:

1: Mostly it shows the same message. The message is "Remove disk or other media. Press any key to restart".

2: Sometimes nothing happens and it goes to HALT positon. Then i restart the system and try again.

This is what happening when i use F8.


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#40
January 2, 2011 at 02:35:18
I guess, now the easiest way is, to take the laptop and the DVD to a professional the figure out, what's going on.

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#41
January 2, 2011 at 02:41:28
PaulSep

Is this the last option. Is there anything else which i can do just before to take the laptop to professional. Is there any other way to boot the system. Can i install any other version of Windows like XP on Windows 7.


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#42
January 2, 2011 at 03:08:31
Look, while you can't boot the windows 7 installation or recovery disk and you get a blue screen during windows xp installation, I don't see any option, to get arround this.

If one of my friends would have this problem, I would have told him to come over with it, so that I can have a look at it directly.

Could be a simple problem, but could also be a heavy problem.
We adviced you to check all the simple thing, coming to my mind.
The heavy things are for a professional guy and can mostly not be solved via postings in a forum.

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Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#43
January 2, 2011 at 03:16:58
Hmmm. ok now i try to find out a professional. Thanks for your help Paul. I will tell you once the problem solve.

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#44
January 2, 2011 at 03:19:19
That would be great and may help other, dealing with such problems.
Good luck!

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#45
April 28, 2011 at 02:48:41
just had the dame thing happen. solved it by clearing cmos.

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#46
May 20, 2011 at 05:54:17
did you recently partition your main hdd ? this is one cause the system is trying to boot from the new partition that is blank

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