Solved How to reboot unused laptop

June 10, 2015 at 21:29:46
Specs: Windows 7
This computer is needed as a second machine and has been unused for about 8 months. I did not decommission but the shop may have done something. It switches on and then says reboot system. The brand is Asus with Vista and is about 13 years old.

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June 11, 2015 at 01:54:25
That message usually means the hard drive is dead or missing.

Bios controls what happens when you first turn on the computer, before it loads windows. Bios setup allows you to configure some of the hardware. To access bios setup on yours it looks like you need to press F2 after starting it up. Best to tap F2 several times after starting it so the posting process sees it.

You need to check in bios setup to see if it's showing a hard drive as being installed. If it shows a hard drive the problem may be with the boot order--that is which devices the computer will try to boot from and in what order. Sometimes bios setup can be confusing and you may need to consult the user guide. I don't have a link to that at the moment but it should be on the Asus support page for your model.



#1
June 10, 2015 at 21:42:08
Hello,

My questions for you,
1) Did you able to access the BIOS?
2) Post the exact message here.
3) Did you hear any beeps?


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#2
June 11, 2015 at 00:56:23
What's the exact model number? It may have a restore partition you can use or you may need recovery disks or a regular installation disk.

Might the 'shop' still remember what they did to it?


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#3
June 11, 2015 at 00:57:42
Opening sounds of the Asus have not changed to my memory.
What is BIOS?

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#4
June 11, 2015 at 01:03:23
It is a Z99H series

I don't have much faith in the shop. At the cost they charged for set-up , and the new laptop still did not have all the features entered as requested without a return visit.

Yhanks


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#5
June 11, 2015 at 01:08:10
Exact message reads

Reboot and select proper boot device.
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.


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#6
June 11, 2015 at 01:54:25
✔ Best Answer
That message usually means the hard drive is dead or missing.

Bios controls what happens when you first turn on the computer, before it loads windows. Bios setup allows you to configure some of the hardware. To access bios setup on yours it looks like you need to press F2 after starting it up. Best to tap F2 several times after starting it so the posting process sees it.

You need to check in bios setup to see if it's showing a hard drive as being installed. If it shows a hard drive the problem may be with the boot order--that is which devices the computer will try to boot from and in what order. Sometimes bios setup can be confusing and you may need to consult the user guide. I don't have a link to that at the moment but it should be on the Asus support page for your model.


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#7
June 11, 2015 at 02:05:37
Just to clarify that "reboot" just means "restart the computer", which is all that message is asking. I accept it is too hopeful right now because you can't do it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
June 11, 2015 at 02:09:20
Thanks for the help.
F2 just repeats the message
I think I shall have to go and ask if the same tech is still at the shop and if he can suggest what I do. I know he copied my files to the new HP and was asked to delete them in case I wanted to pass it on.


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#9
June 11, 2015 at 02:25:45
Hello Elizabethan,
As you did not know about some info even our forum members try to explain.. it is adviced to take it over to a technician for work!
I also suggested you a new laptop as it is old one

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#10
June 11, 2015 at 14:49:03
Thanks everyone,

Grandma Geek had everything right, but was unsure if something had been missed. Grandpa non-geek needs a portable computer and my old one with a large screen was ideal size and OK as a word processor, All he'll do on it. It's wireless and works on my computer from any room and best of all was already here - NO COST if I could get it going. Meantime he will continue to use the old XP desk top that has all he needs. I have a smaller modern laptop for my own internet etc and to take when we are travelling. With that I can keep track of most things.



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#11
June 11, 2015 at 15:02:02
If you are planning to use an XP online then see these ways to help security:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#12
June 21, 2015 at 07:35:50
I located the removed hard-drive. Reinstalled and all works again. Now to transfer files from XP and Grandpa will be happy. Easy when you have the right parts fitted.

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#13
June 21, 2015 at 09:31:18
Good to hear - thanks for the feedback.

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