boot device not found please insert boot media or select correct boot device

boot device not found please insert boot media or select correct boot device

Post by timO » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 01:16:39


so i noticed mt pc locked up one evening but i shut it off by holding
down the power button.
next day couldn't boot.
for a couple of days i couldn't boot, kept getting the same error
message
i had a MSDOS boot floppy with the BIOS backup and ran it. .but it
didn't help.
tried running the XP rest *** console, but it said could'nt find the
boot media.
went into BIOS and no IDE C drive detected.the D drive showed up i
think, as well as the floppy and the DVD/CD drive.
BTW my hdds are WD sata's.

so I closed the BIOS session, and the computer came back to life.
during the blackout, i did a physical inspection of the harnesses to
the drives and all looked fine. i didn't read the voltages off my PSU.
but it came with the JUSTPC case, and i never felt good about it.
so i want to take action and am thinking the PSU is the prime suspect.
is there a boot record that i can see what happened? maybe updating my
BIOS was the fix, and it took a couple of boots to get it going.
this is all new ground to me, any help would be great