Solved windows 7 ultimate reboot

February 9, 2014 at 01:17:28
Specs: Windows 7
AS I PRESS F1 IT SHOWS ( REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELECTED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS AKEY)

I HAVE SELECTED THE PROPER DEVICE IN THE SET UP AS THE HARD DRIVE WITH OUT RESULT, I DON`T KNOW WHAT IS BOOT MEDIA. I ALSO INSERTED A WINDOW XP HOME EDITION DVD AND ADJUST THE SET UP TO THIS DRIVE WITH NO RESULTS. THIS COMPUTER IS WINDOW 7 ULTIMATE BUT I DON`T HAVE THE DVD.
THE TROUBLE STARTED WITH A BURNING SMELL IN THE POWER SUPPLY AND THAN STOP WORKING. ON THE BIOS SET UP IT SHOWS (CPU FAN ERROR) BUT ALL THE FANS ARE WORKING.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
KIND REGARDS.
GUERRINO FABRETTO


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February 9, 2014 at 19:17:38
I too question that it's the PSU. If it was, it's unlikely anything would be showing on the screen. Probably something got smoked on the motherboard and you smelled it because it was being vented out of the case through the PSU fan.

Open the case and examine the motherboard closely. You may be able to locate the problem.



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February 9, 2014 at 03:25:45
First you need to fit a new PSU, then see if the computer will boot. If it won't, other hardware may also be damaged, may be even the motherboard itself has been damaged.

Please do not use all capitals when posting as it's regarded as "shouting" and is also more difficult to read. Many forum members will simply refuse to answer posts which are typed entirely in capitals.

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February 9, 2014 at 07:25:56
If your PSU has failed, it could have caused numerous damages to various internal components. Definitely try replacing the PSU, and possibly test the HDD in another computer to see if it has been damaged.

How do you know that the CPU fan IS working? Have you actually opened the computer up?

At this point, the entire computer could be ruined, we just don't have enough info. Please post exact make/model.

Do you happen to have your windows 7 installation discs? If so, you could try restoring windows or possibly just reinstalling it.

Also, is your computer still under warranty? If so, the manufacturer should be able to repair/replace the PSU or anything else that has gone bad.


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#3
February 9, 2014 at 09:50:31
Please turn off the Caps Lock. Did you check to see whether your HDD is being recognized in the BIOS? If not, it's most likely fried, & that's why you're being asked to select a boot device at startup. Please post the make/model/model number of your computer.

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February 9, 2014 at 12:14:55
When you get a smell of burning there is nothing you can do with setup (apart maybe from adding new problems and confusing the issue). Something inside needs replacing, PSU maybe as given, or some other component that has fried.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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February 9, 2014 at 17:30:08
Thank you and all who answered.

The reason I`m using entirely capital letters is because I find it much easier to write, because of my short memory.

I will try to do what you all have suggested.

Thank you so much

Guerrino


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February 9, 2014 at 19:17:38
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I too question that it's the PSU. If it was, it's unlikely anything would be showing on the screen. Probably something got smoked on the motherboard and you smelled it because it was being vented out of the case through the PSU fan.

Open the case and examine the motherboard closely. You may be able to locate the problem.


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