Boot device error message booting Windows

May 24, 2010 at 22:15:02
Specs: Microsoft office xp home edition, 2 GHz / 3002 MB
Recently I had a virus on my xomputer so I did a cd
drive recovery and after Xp has finished installing
everything, I was told to restart, after this I continue to
recieve the error, "reboot and select proper device or
insert boot media in selected boot device" idk what to
do and I'm not good with computers. Please help!!!
Thanks in advance
Edit: the CPU and ram are incorrect I have 2 MB of ram with a Sony vaio desktop RB-53 model

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May 25, 2010 at 05:09:06
What do you mean by a CD drive recovery?

Did you use a recovery disk or a full WinXP version?

Your problem may be related to SATA controller drivers which are not included in full versions of WinXP.

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May 25, 2010 at 07:21:06
sorry, I meant C: drive recovery

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May 25, 2010 at 11:20:19
Still not clear HOW you performed a recovery. Explain.

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May 25, 2010 at 20:45:20
I spammed F6 or sumin and the windows restore thing came up
and it did a c drive recovery where it restored the c drive to
factory settings

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May 29, 2010 at 11:38:13
bump... need help please

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May 29, 2010 at 11:47:06
From what you described your computer should work.

Do you have more than one hard drive installed?

Do you have an external hard drive or flash drive connected?

Do you have a floppy disk or CD inserted into a drive?

If the answer to any of the above question is yes then disconnect or remove the drive or disk and try again.

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May 29, 2010 at 12:55:18
I had a CD inside, I took it out and I get the same error.

Idk if this will help but when i go into BIOS, the only thing detected is PATA Master: Sony DVD RW DW-Q28A, I don't see hard drive.

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May 29, 2010 at 16:04:43
PATA Master may be the hard drive.

Watch the POST screens when you first start the computer. Is you don't see them read the manual to see how to stop the SONY logo from displaying. Might be an option in the BIOS to disable logos. Also disable fast boot in the BIOS.

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May 29, 2010 at 22:16:46
I could see the logo, but I turned that off, didn't do anything. I don't see fast boot as an option anywhere :( Keep the suggestions coming, hopefully one will help out! Thanks.

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May 30, 2010 at 05:26:18
If you turned off the logo then you should see some text on the screen when you first boot the computer. That text is the POST and BIOS configuration. All the hardware the BIOS sees is mentioned in those screens.

Is the hard drive model and capacity shown there?

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