Solved How to reboot Asus Net Book

August 5, 2014 at 09:02:48
Specs: Windows 7
My net book slip off sofa onto rug when I pick it up message came on *Reboot and select proper device or insert Boot Media* I don't have boot media what can I do?

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#1
August 5, 2014 at 10:27:17
Sounds like the hard drive was damaged when the laptop fell. Do you feel comfortable removing the drive and reinserting it into the notebook?

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#2
August 5, 2014 at 10:31:49
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Hold the power button for about 6 seconds, or until the screen goes dark. Then, press the power button again (don't hold it). Hopefully, the computer will boot like normal.

If a message comes up that lists various things like:

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
Hard Drive
Floppy Disk
Network Boot

Select the one that says 'Hard Drive'. It should, at this point boot normally, and give you no further trouble.

If it gives you a message like 'No Bootable Media Found' then your hard drive has come loose. At this point you have two options: either send the laptop into ASUS and have them fix it (if it's under warranty) or have a local computer store repair it.

If you are comfortable with opening up/taking apart your computer, you can probably save yourself some money (and possibly quite a bit of hassle) - of course, the opposite is true if you know nothing about computer hardware.

Since we don't know what the make and model of your computer is, you'll have to figure most of this stuff out yourself (your manual could become very handy here).

You'll have to find someplace to remove the bottom casing of the laptop. There should be a few screws. (Note: this WILL void your warranty, so if it is under warranty send it in to ASUS instead)

Then, you should see something like this:

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/lapto...

There would normally be two cables hooked up to it, looking like this:

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Though it might look like this in an older laptop:

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Make sure both are firmly connected.

If that still doesn't work, then your hard drive has suffered internal damage.

At this point, since you don't have a warranty, you'll have to purchase a new one.

http://www.newegg.com/Laptop-Hard-D...

Then, contact ASUS about a Windows installation disc, and reinstall Windows:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Hopefully, you have been backing up your computer, so you haven't lost all of your personal data.

If you haven't been doing this, and really need something on that hard drive, you can send it in to a professional drive recovery company. They might be able to salvage some of the things on it, but it could cost upwards of $1,000.00.

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#3
August 7, 2014 at 22:12:14
I didn't see your model number or I would have checked further for your manuel.
http://www.service.asus.com/
On some notebooks a panel on the back with one or more screws. Remove the panel cover. The hard drive slides away from the connection and the fall probably disconnected it. If this is the problem it won't take long to find out. Pehaps you can download the manuel for more information about were the hard drive is located if what I've written is wrong.

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