Asus laptop:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

Asus laptop:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

Post by animalkind » Tue, 25 May 2010 18:24:17



I did something to my laptop and everytime I start up my laptop this
message pops up.
Ive tried everything when I go into my laptop bios and go to boot order
and tell it to boot from my hard drive/c drive first but nothing
works.how can I exit this and just start to use my computer regularly
again?
I recently Downloaded ubuntu and burned it to a cd, I put it inside my
laptop and I am able to use my laptop now on a trial version, I am using
it right now to write this question, but when I take out this ubuntu cd
it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in
selected boot device"
I am a Windows xp user, and my asus also has express gate whatever that
is, but its not working now either.
I dont know what to do, and I also want all My information that I had
previously on my windows xp, or is everything gone permanently and
should I just restart and install ubuntu with all memory lost?


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Asus laptop:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

Post by dadiO » Tue, 25 May 2010 20:29:29


Since you are sure that the HD is set to boot first, it would appear that
either the HD itself or the boot sector on the HD is toast.

Do you have an XP install CD? If so, boot it and press "R" when prompted to
repair an XP install.
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Select the correct OS from any presented.

Enter administrator password if there is one.

Next, type: fixboot NOTE: I am assuming you have only one drive in the
laptop and/or that XP is on C:

Try booting. Work? If not, repeat the above but this time type...
fixmbr

You'll get a message that what you want to do can *** up your computer;
just type: y then ENTER

If neither of those fixes you up I fear your HD is no more. If that is the
case you can recover your data from it by putting it in another machine as a
second drive and copying what you need.

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