Reboot and Select proper Boot device

Acer Emachines e625-5776 notebook
September 3, 2011 at 07:41:15
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000 + / 2048mb RAM
Hey, my computer was working fine one day, and then the next I tried to boot it up and it said "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media device and press a key". I have checked the boot order, however it seems to be correct, booting from my HD first, then my CD drive, then floppy drive.

My motherboard I believe is an ASUS M2N68-AM motherboard.

I don't have a Windows disc to try and boot from, and I don't have a CD drive on this computer either. Any time I've needed one I've used an external USB disc drive.


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#1
September 3, 2011 at 08:03:02
floopy drive should be first followed by optical drive. Make sure the hard drive is recognized by BIOS.

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#2
September 3, 2011 at 08:45:45
Ok I changed it so it is now Floppy Drive in first, HDD in second and CD-Rom in second, and it is still doing the same thing.

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#3
September 3, 2011 at 09:30:59
Changing the boot order isn't a fix iam just saying it is better for floopy to start followed by optical drive.
The important thing is to make sure the HDD is recognized in BIOS inside IDE configuration.

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#4
September 3, 2011 at 10:02:08
How do I do that? Atm Onboard IDE Controller is Enabled, Serial -ATA Devices is Enabled, and SATA Mode select is in SATA Mode.

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#5
September 3, 2011 at 10:14:31
Go into the bios and see if a hard drive is shown. If it's not showing up, it's toast.

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#6
September 3, 2011 at 11:04:40
Well on the main page of my BIOS screen, it tells me both my primary IDE master, and primary IDE slave, and then SATA1-4 are all "not detected"

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#7
September 3, 2011 at 11:17:07
Is your hdd sata or ide? Do you have any ide devices hooked up? If the hdd is sata and it's not detected, it's probably shot.

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#8
September 3, 2011 at 11:39:35
I'm not too sure tbh, any way I can find out?

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#9
September 3, 2011 at 11:46:29
If it's a sata drive it will be hooked up by a flat small cable. If it's ide it will be the wide white ribbon.

http://www.computer-hardware-explai...


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#10
September 3, 2011 at 11:59:39
Oh, it's IDE.

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#11
September 3, 2011 at 12:02:33
Then change the jumper in the back of the drive to Master. If that doesn't work try CS (cable select).

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#12
September 3, 2011 at 12:05:19
Could you elaborate a little more? I have no idea what that means.

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#13
September 3, 2011 at 12:28:19
Remove the drive and look on the back of the housing where you pluf it in. You will see a bunch of little brass pins covered with a piece of plastic. There will be a label on the drive that will show you how to remove that plastic piece and move it to cover the pins that are marked master. There are also settings for Slave and Cable Select. Cable Select lets the bios decide how to set it if multiple drives are used. Use the Master setting first.

http://www.chotocheeta.com/2007/08/...


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