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Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

Question: Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

New to this forum, sadly my laptop won't boot....I'm hoping I can get some insight here.
I get the black screen with the following messages:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."

I can get into BIOS and run diagnostics followed by the prompt: "Success, all tests pass.".....but system won't boot.
I searched and searched the internet and tried various things but no change.
I removed and reinstalled the hard drive twice, no change.
I made sure the HDD is first to boot order in BIOS...no change.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance.

see pix:

http://i.imgur.com/d6kQG29.jpg

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Answer: Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

Press F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the hard drive - this will take a couple of hours (not just the 10 min or so the quick test did). It'll likely show a bad drive.

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I have windows XP on my HP pavilion dv6000 notebookThe following error started popping up recently during boot up.I started getting the following error whenever I switched on the computer:PXE-E61 - Media Test Failure, check cablePXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.This error continues to popup...it goes on in a loop...BIOS is setup corrected & New HDD disk installed now.any suggestions on how to overcome this are really welcomed...Please help me ASAP...

Answer:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable; PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Can you get into windows?

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help me i have problem with booting it say
PXE-E61: Media test Failure,check cable
PXE-M0F:Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
what should i do?

Answer:say PXE-E61: Media test Failure,check cable PXE-M0F:Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM no boot

and welcome to the Forum

That is usually an indication that the hard drive has failed and it is searching for an alternative boot device . .

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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Hi all, My laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y560) running on Windows 7 64-bit stopped booting. These are the messages I receive while trying  to boot: Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5Copyright BroadcomCopyright IntelAll rights reserved. Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1Copyright BroadcomCopyright IntelPXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.Operating System not found. ======================== BIOS settings: =========Boot==========Boot priority order1: IDE CD: SlimtypeBD E DS4E1S2: IDE 0: SAMSUNG MMCRE32GEDXP-MVBL13: IDE 1: ST9500420AS4: USB KEY:5: USB HDD:6: USB FDC:7: USB CDROM:8: PCI BEV: MBA v12.2.5 Slot 0900Excluded from boot order: ========Confirguration======WLAN Device: DisabledSATA Mode: AHCIPower Beep: DisabledInter Virtual Technology: Disabled ========Information=========Product Name: Ideapad Y560BIOS version: 30CN62WWEC Version: 27EC36WW I was able to load the Repair disc Windows 7 64-bit to get to the System Recovery screen but there is no Operating System listed. I click on Load Drivers and it goes to X:\Windows\system32. Not sure what to select here. It is expecting a file of type"Setup Information". MUI ?? I click on C: from the drop down menu and I get a message saying "C: is inaccessible and needs to be formatted being itcan be used". I exit that screen. Ran the Startup Repair many times. No change. I went to Command Prompt mode (DISKPART) and list volume as mentioned i... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

Hi gctex and welcome to the Community,
 
C: should not be listed as raw.  It should be NTSF.
 
I would boot up into a live linux cd and run a diagnostic on the hard drive and go from there.  
 
Did you resize any partitions before this happened?  
 
Dave

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First congrats on an excellent forum and helpful members. I have used the info this site loads of times before reading past threads and until now have never needed to post...

So here goes.
I have just installed a fresh (not new) hard drive in my system which is;
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5600
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2GB Ram
160GB SATA Hard drive
XP Pro SP3

The drive had XP already installed but was configured for an Athlon Dual Core system so i did a clean install. Deleted all partitions then created a new partition with NTFS file system (the slow method to check for disk errors)

Then i installed XP pro Sp2 all done from Fujitsu operating system recovery CD.
All went flawlessly and was working great.
Next day i went to boot and the splash screen came up with Fujitsu Siemens on it and the F2 or F12 options and the blue progress meter. The progress meter got to half way and then hung for about 2 mins and a black screen came up with a load of writing on and the message;

pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
operating system not found

I did read a thread on techguy about this but it didnt solve my problem and my symptoms are quite different.

If when i see the splash screen i immediately press F2 to go to bios setup i can enter setup and view all settings. The HD is present and boot priority set to Hard drive. I then exit without saving or changing anything and it boots into windows and works fine.

If i do a restart from windows it boots fine. Its only when i shut down and re... Read more

Answer:Boot error - pxe-e61: media test failure check cable - operating system not found

were getting the same thing on my sisters Fujitsu lifebook, i kinda think it looks like the reference is to trying to boot from the lan when the cd or hdd isnt available, (maybe because of hw issues,like controller?) will check with their tech support to confirm and update here...
 

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Gateway NV53A52u
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I am not hardware savvy...

I have checked all connections, and they all seem good
I have tried removing my hard drive and reinstalling it

I have tried using my boot disk
It loads windows files, I choose English and press ok, but the only option that I can choose is exit on the restore menu, the other 2 choices are greyed out and cannot be selected
I have tried booting from the CD/DVD ROM drive
I have tried booting from my backup USB device
And I have also put in a new hard drive
None of these options have gotten me anywhere...
Can anyone help? (BTW, please speak in computer dummy language because I am not familiar with all of the computer lingo and abbreviations, lol)
 

Answer:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk...

The PXE-61 Media failure frequently that the hard drive has died or has otherwise become unreadable. You would still receive this failure by installing another drive without changing the boot order to install an operating system. This can also be caused by a failure of the Disk Controller or even a bad data cable.
 

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My laptop is dell inspiron 15r 5521. I have never tampered with the hard disc.
Around 5 days ago my laptop suddenly showed an extra drive which showed some error when i tried to open it.
Yesterday I deleted the drive with mini tool partition, it was working fine after it.
Today morning when i opened the laptop it showed repeated errors of
" checking media (Fail )"
After which it showed the message
"No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."
I checked online and followed the solutions they mentioned like opening the bios and running the diagnostics scan which were unable to find anything wrong.
I also tried to boot with ubuntu it opened but i was unable to install it as it showed some error when i tried to assign it a drive and i didnt want to risk losing my data by formating the drive.
It worked ok for two initial attempts after which i couldnt even open ubuntu it just kept loading and loading and when i pressed some key showed the error shown below.
I initially had windows 10.
I dont know what is the problem and how to solve it. The laptop has important data most of which is not backed up and i need my laptop to be working quickly. What should i do ?
Thank you

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My laptop is dell inspiron 15r 5521. I have never tampered with the hard disc.
Around 5 days ago my laptop suddenly showed an extra drive which showed some error when i tried to open it.
Yesterday I deleted the drive with mini tool partition, it was working fine after it.
Today morning when i opened the laptop it showed repeated errors of
" checking media (Fail )"
After which it showed the message
"No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."
I checked online and followed the solutions they mentioned like opening the bios and running the diagnostics scan which were unable to find anything wrong.
I also tried to boot with ubuntu it opened but i was unable to install it as it showed some error when i tried to assign it a drive and i didnt want to risk losing my data by formating the drive.
It worked ok for two initial attempts after which i couldnt even open ubuntu it just kept loading and loading and when i pressed some key showed the error shown below.
I initially had windows 10.
I dont know what is the problem and how to solve it. The laptop has important data most of which is not backed up and i need my laptop to be working quickly. What should i do ?
I selected the option check disc for defects in gnu grub which gave me the result that said error found in two files press any key to reboot.
After that if i press any thing the same thing repeats.
Thank you
 

Answer:No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

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Hi..At first I wanted my dell inspiron 3458 have dual boot with windows 7 64bit and ubuntu 14:04. Previous already installed windows, then I create a new partition in windows around 100GB for ubuntu. When the installation process ubuntu via USB, windows installed not illegible, then selecting options partitions "Something Else" also not illegible. 465GB's of HDD readable as unlocated space although have installed windows, that meaning the HDD is considered vacant by ubuntu. I try browsing to google, i follow some tutorials then found GPT HDD status is damage, while normal MBR. GPT I delete. Only drive C partition that can be read, another still unlocated. By the way, after convert the HDD GPT into MBR dynamic type, and then I turn it into a basic MBR simultaneously convert into basic GPT through AOMEI Partition Assistant. Finally all my partitions read and I managed to install ubuntu 14:04 in the drive that I want to. But I found a new obstacle, when boot process I found "No Boot Device Found Press Any Key to Reboot the Machine", this position booting as legacy. When attempting to boot with UEFI managed to get into windows or ubuntu. What happen with my legacy boot? Can anyone help and give advice? Really needs help.

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I have an XPS 8500 that will not boot normally. It was running fine and all of a sudden came up with the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". I have figured out if I go into BIOS first the PC will boot up but is very slow in doing so. I googled the issue and found something telling me to default the BIOS. I did this and it booted once. Trying to decide if the HD is out. I ran diagnostics and it does not see a HD. But if that's the case why does it even boot after going into BIOS. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I updated Windows 7 Pro. I am a strong believer in Dell and find it hard to believe that a HD would go out after only 4 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi There!
I am having a problem starting my PC! I have to start it in the boot menu under the RAID option. If I do not do this a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.." comes up, and just keeps popping up regardless of what I press! I would try using my boot disk but for the life of me I can't find it, and as windows 7 was already installed on this computer when we got it 3 year ago, I can't accurately recall if it came with one!
I am no expert on BIOS, but I have read other problems similar to this one, and know that if I don't have the boot disk or the OS disk, I will need to know that at least. So my boot sequence is as follows:
Boot 1: (Hard drive)
Boot 2: CD/DVD: PM-ATAPI DV
Boot 3: USB: Generic-Compa
Boot 4: Lan

I am curious if the (Hard drive) is the issue. The BIOS tells me that anything in parentheses is disabled from corresponding type menu. But I truly have no idea how to change that. Which brings me here.
If anyone can offer any help to this, I would greatly appreciate it.

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

HiYou will have to give a little more information.What is the make and model of the computer?If it isn't a brand name what make and model of the motherboard.Or you can post a Speccy that will give that information.[ Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.

Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

You will see the following prompt:
Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

Congrats! You have just posted your specs!... Read more

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As I came back from school and turned on my pc this message kept popping up so I look online and watch some videos people said send to defaul I tried and it didn't work I also read the maunual and nothing is there. some one please help me  

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hi,
i have a big problem with my toshiba satellite 3000-601. every time when i want to boot it does not boot and shows me:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.

I changed already the boot order in bios but nothing happened.
I have got this problem since half a year and some day the computer works without changing anything. but now i do not know what to do....
can anybody help me please.

thx

Answer:Boot problems PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Hi DaCarlo,

The error messages indicate that you notebook is attempting to do a network boot rather than to boot from your HDD or CD. There is usually a setting in your BIOS where you can indicate that you wish to do a NIC boot (not PXE). Can you check that this is set correctly for NIC(no PXE).

An NIC boot will boot from the selected list of bootable devices that you have specified in the BIOS. I would make sure that you have your HDD specified either first in the list, or seconf after your CD if you prefer to have the CD option automatically available.


HTH

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HI Techies,

This is my first post here. I am doing my first MOBO build and am having some issues. Here are my specs:

PC Chips A13G+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 2.0GhZ
4 GB DDR2 RAM
200 GB SATA Hard drive
80 GB SATA Hard drive

Now when I first turned on the computer I got the following error. I have seen posts with this error before and I tried some of the things but they didn't work for me. The only thing I didn't try is replacing the Lithium battery, which I will do tomorrow. But in the mean time the error I got was the following:

PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
...
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Now here is what I have tried so far:

- Reset CMOS (by placing the jumper in the CLR_CMOS mode for about 30 secs)
- Unplugged Video card, HDD cables
- Switched RAM around
- tried booting a Win XP cd
- taking out the lithium battery and placing it in again.

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Media Test Failure, check cable, disk boot failure

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your optical drive first.

Or you have a SATA hard drive and controller and are trying to boot from an unpartitioned drive on a controller that you haven't provided a driver for.
 

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This is the error message on my HP zd7380US Laptop at boot. Funny noise from hard drive. Get blue screen, will not boot.

What do I do?? Help, one and all!

Answer:Laptop Boot Error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

This is the system trying to boot from a network - which usually comes in the order after the hard drive (which would indicate problems with your hard drive).

Try running a bootable hard drive diagnostic from here: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

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Toshiba Satellite P15-S479 hard drive crashed with mechanical failure.

Purchased a new hard drive and installed, but when trying to boot to Windows XP CD it continues to error out with:

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

I know this means its trying to boot to a network and does not see a network cable plugged in, so I disabled the "Network Boot" option in Bios and again tried to boot to CD but it continues to provide the same "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" error message.

I then tried to disable all devices except for the CD/DVD drive, but still get the same error message.

I would really appreciate someones help, I have been fighting this for 2 weeks!

By the way, I posted on another similar thread with no responses.

Thanks

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Hello.

I have bought 2 notebooks L450-18H with FreeDOS and both of them give out an error at start:

For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060510)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

First boot device in BIOS - HDD.

I want to be loaded from boot CD for system installation. First boot device in BIOS CDROM (or F12 -> CD) - the same error.

What should I do?

Answer:Satellite L450-18H - Boot error - Media test failure, check cable

This notebook was delivered without operating system so you must install supported OS alone.
If you get this message again and again then your disc for OS installation makes some problems.

Have you tested it with different bootable devices?

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I have Windows 8 64-bit Acer Aspire V5-431-4899. I recently updated it to Windows 8.1. A couple days ago I began looking up how to dual boot my system with windows 7 as well. Well let just say i never got that far. I began looking into creating additional partitions. After I felt comfortable with it I downloaded a partitioning program so that I to try and allocate more space than the built in disk manager would allow. When I performed a system restart for the settings to take affect the partitioning program started before windows as I read it should and then an error message appeared saying something along the lines of error loading needed partition. I restarted my pc and tried using a re-installation disk for windows 8. the rep[airs failed as they also gave a partition error. I asked a friend who took computer classes about the problem and he recommended deleting partitions and starting over. I tried this. Unfortunately when i did so and created a new partition and tried re-installing windows it said that the partitions are in the wrong format. I attempted changing my systems boot settings as well as wether to boot legacy so i could easily continue doing so. After trying a few different things my pc still boots and legacy however none of the keys to acess boot or bio options work. they beep as they did before but i get the "pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable" message the only time it will go past this is if i have a disk in the disk drive but as i said earlie... Read more

Answer:Can't Access Boot Setup Menu And Get pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable Message

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Hi everyone, I just thought that i would share my findings on this problem as it has been giving me a headache all night. I tried to install Windows 7 on my laptop which was running ubuntu 14.04 and i kept getting denied due to error msg-

"PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I tested the hard drive and it was ok, I installed linux mint and was successful and realized that the fault was in the usb drive. So after a great deal of research the result was that the installer needed to be made bootable for UEFI.

- Create bootable Windows 7 usb using the Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool
- Once completed open the efi folder
- Create a new folder and name it "Boot"
- Open the microsoft folder and then open the boot folder and copy all of it's contents
- Paste the contents into the "Boot" folder that you created
- Open the "sources" folder and right click on the "install.WIM" file and use 7.zip to open archive
- Once extracted open the "windows" folder then open "boot" and then open "EFI"
- Locate "bootmngfw.efi" and drag it to the "boot" folder that you created
- After moving the "bootmngfw.efi" file rename it to "BOOTX64.EFI"

After doing this my usb booted finally booted into the Windows 7 installer screen and I was able to proceed normally. I hope this post saves someone else some grief.
 

Answer:PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any

Good to know, thanks for the effort.
 

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basically I few weeks ago my laptop got Dropped.

and ever since then this error has Popped up.
''media test failure check cable''

then a few seconds later the laptop start's up.

but today when i turned my laptop on it said
''PXE-E61 : media test failure check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM. ''

Then it would stay on that screen and not load up.

I have read some topics about this on the internet and some are saying that your hard drive is Basically broke. and other say you can try a repair disk.

I have Alot of Important File on there which accumulates to 3 years Work and Some Other important Documents. if there anyway of Getting the Files onto an External hard drive or anything?

Answer:Media Test failure, check cable; Exiting PXE ROM

That error message is typical of a failed or failing hard drive and the fact that the laptop had a recent fall tends to confirm this. The BIOS attempts to boot from the hard disk which fails and then tries the next device in line which is often the network. Since booting from the network is possible only under very specific conditions this too fails. Lacking another boot device it then issues the message and gives up the boot.

You should have done a backup immediately after the incident. Actually you should always have a backup of important files. If the files are of particular importance (as yours appear to be) they need 2 or more backup copies. Having a single copy of important files is asking for trouble.

Others can give advice on data recovery, if it is possible. Nothing is certain with data recovery.

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I have been getting this constant error to where after my lenovo splash screen dissapears, this thing called a PXE ROM error occurs.  I am fairly certain I have done anything in my power to fix this issue. Ive changed my boot order to where my HDD is first (its also detected in my BIOS), ive changed my boot mode to every possible combination. Usually when UEFI is enabled, it gives me a whole other error where it checks media, then says I have no bootable device. I have also changed my hard drive to see if it hopefully fixes the problem, but to my dismay, it did not.

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Hi!I was just on my computer (Ideapad u410) when out of no where I got the blue screen and it died. Trying to boot it up now only fails and I get the message "Media test failure, check cable". I can't seem to get back into windows. I'm not the brightest with computers but was wondering what the problem might be and if there was any fix I could try on my end.

Answer:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable und PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Sorry you're having difficulty.
Please have a look at this thread:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/PXE-E61-Media-Test-failure-Check-cable-...
and try the item in message 4, and also step 2 in message 2, both from neokenchi.
 
Please do post back with what you find.
Regards.

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Hi all, I've been hunting through discussions on this forum and can't seem to find a case of this that fits my computer's specs to provide a real solution. Please help!
I'm running Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude E6430 with an IntelCore i5 2.60GHz processor. She was working fine until yesterday when I got this message: 
"Intel Boot Agent v1 .3.81(c) 1997 - 2011
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_"
So I tapdance all over the F2 key to get to BIOS on the next reboot. My NIC is enabled w/PXE. I try enabling the UEFI Network Stack and reboot. Same error. 
Next, I try switching the NIC to just "enabled." Now, the only message I get is one lonely line of text that reads, "No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine"Fine, Dell. I see how it is. I switch my Boot List Option from Legacy to UEFI. When I click "Add Boot Option" a window pops up to inform me "File system not found!" I try a reboot anyways. Now I'm getting a message that says, "No bootable devices -- Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."
Diagnostics is trying to tell me that there is no hard drive installed. Am I missing something here? Can anyone help me fix my little homie?
Thanks. x

Answer:'Dell Latitude with Win10 suddenly not booting: "Media test failure, check cable"

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover and remove and reinstall the hard drive.
Power up and see if the drive is detected - if it is, reboot, press F12 and run an extended diagnostic on the drive.
If it's not detected or it fails the diagnostic,  the drive has failed and will need to be replaced.

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I, have inspiron 15 7537 and on starting the computer i am getting the message " No boot device found. Press any key to reboot." It seems that whenever I press f2 or f12 it just flashes the screen 2-3 times then it just goes back to the loop. The Dell icon shows and OCCASIONALLY it will show a loading bar under it but then it will go back to the loop. It wont load setup or boot menu yet when I plugged in the charger it seemed to setup a new menu which let me know I should plug in a 90W charging cable and to press f2 to go to setup but when I restarted I accidentally pressed f3 which stopped the message from showing and now I am back to the infinite loop of not being able to enter setup. Any ideas?

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Hi,
I was in the middle of a PPT presentation when my two month old Inspiron 15R froze and would not respond. I tried pressing the power button to make it shut down, hoping it would restart normally, but it did not.
I kept seeing the Dell logo (without any progress bar), then a screen that said:
Checking media [Fail]
Checking media
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_
I ran a diagnostic and got this error message:
Error Code: 2000-0142
Validation 110046
Msg: Hard Drive 0 – S/N W0V5LRGX, Short self test unsuccessful.
Following instructions on the Dell Support websites, as well as the Dell Community I tried a few things:

I reset BIOS defaults
I reseated the hard drive
I tried following the instructions at http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19477320/20234737.aspx#20234737 but these didn't seem to work for my computer... maybe because I can't change the SATA mode to Intel Smart Response Technology... all I see under "SATA Operation" is AHCI or ATA

After trying all this, my computer now shows the Dell logo with the blue progress bar. Then it switches to a black screen with some product information. At the bottom of this screen is says:
PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_


HELP!

Answer:No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

Hi HlliW,
I really appreciate that you have perform few steps; the 0142 error code indicates that the hard drive has failed. Depending on the warranty status we can help you further, please use the link below to check the warranty status.
http://dell.to/YeuzUO
Please punch in the system service tag or express service code. In case your system warranty has expired please contact the Out of Warranty department 1-800-288-4410 (U.S.Customer only). In case your system is under warranty please send me the system service tag or express service code through a private chat, so that I can help you further.
Click on my username select start conversation and send me the details.

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Usually when I see this error its the Power supply, or and bios issue. Anyone have any Ideas. I can actually boot to windows but the computer shuts down in about 20 min and give that error. I am use to seeing that when it will not start, but it starts and stays on for a bit but not long enough to save stuff. I even tried to reload it and it wouldn't let me. I am figuring its the hard drive. Any Ideas

"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 

Answer:"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device

First of all, no one has any idea what we are attempting to diagnose. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card, etc, etc. If this is a big box system, then post the exact brand and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

Note do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
 

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The problem is that it won't boot up. After the intel screen loads it shows:

Fastrack... Bios Version 2.00 0.33... then
"Scanning IDE Drives" then it turns to "No Array is defined...
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild(tm) Utility or Press <Esc> to continue booting"

That's no problem but I can't press F8 or F2 or anything like that.

Pressing CTRL F is useless because i don't have that fast build thing, and when i press ESC or just wait a short while it turns to a black screen and all it shows is "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" if i press any button it just shows that again but another row and it makes a click sound.

Problem happened after power shortage. No floppy discs or usb devices inserted at the moment. There could have been a CD in there but probably not.

Computer is custom built, don't know specs. is XP, built just for a vet (made by intravet).

Remember i CAN'T PRESS F8 or ANYTHING LIKE THAT!

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

Guys,

I have similar problem that says: "Reboot and select proper boot device.... "
It's my small cute laptop and I have data on it that I don't want to lose.
If any help can save my data and keep use my laptop after repairing?

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I tried to get my desktop computer set up for the school year, but found myself with a Blue Screen Error every time I would turn it on. I had this problem on my laptop just weeks earlier, and when I turned it into the shop, they informed me that it was caused by corrupted RAM. So, instead of wanting to pay another $300 to get the desktop fixed, I chose to take out the RAM myself. Bad idea...

For some reason, the RAM appeared to be melted or scratched away a little bit at the bottom (gold part that goes into the slot). So I took that RAM out. Only now when I turn on the computer, it gives me a screen saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I go into the Boot Menu, and it gives me two options, both bringing me back to the same "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" message. I tried taking out a RAM drive from a different desktop computer and putting it into the one I'm trying to fix, but then the monitor wouldn't read the computer being on. I switched monitors, but to no avail. I switched RAMs from other computers, but that doesn't work either. I can't afford to take this into the shop or buy new parts for it, but I really need it for school. I don't even care about it running slower or files on their disappearing forever. I just want my computer to run.

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Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

I just want to be clear here (point form is sometimes good)

PC Bluescreens
Removed Ram (looks to be physically faulty, gold plate scratched off)
Turned on computer (not sure if you re-inserted the original Ram here again)
Now cannot find HardDrive boot sector
Tried Ram from another (unknown) computer (Note: Ram specs may be incorrect)
Would not POST (Power On Self Test)
Put the original Ram back in
From here, I don't know what's happening, probably not Booting again (ie your long heading)

This is what I recommend (even though I'm still a little unsure where your at!)

Remove the Ram (By the way 1 or 2 Ram Cards?)
Blow out (either compressed air in a can, or just using your breath) the Ram slots
Re-insert the Ram (you usually just need one in there to test with) Note: They click in
Unplug the cables going to your HardDrive (HardDrive end and Motherboard end)
Re-insert the HardDrive data cable (securely)
Do the same for the HardDrive Power Connector (pull it out, then push it in with a little force)
Now do the same for the CD/DVD Drive data and power cables (you can even just leave these cables fully out)

Turn on !

Did it work?
 

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So i am getting this error every time i try to boot up my PC, i use to be able to just go into my bios menu and boot it from there to bypass this error now when i try to do that i get stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen either freezing there or looping back to my ASRock menu. I am a pretty big noob when it comes to PC so was wondering if anyone could help me please?
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and

there is a good chance the harddrive has taken a dive
looks like u had plenty of "warnings"
go into bios and set "harddrive" as 1st boot device
if u get the same message....... replace harddrive
also go inside of tower and make sure all cables on the drive are tight & snug
 

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Now I know this topic has already been covered a while ago on here and I read it from beginning to end and tried everything and it did not fix my issues. So my computer got hit by lighting through the phone line. I have replaced the power supply and the motherboard and cpu which came as a unit. And when I boot up it finds my HDD and both my Cd-Roms but then I get "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device." I ran Knoppix and looked at the hard drive and everything is still on there. So I am guessing the problem is in the Bios but I have no idea where to go from here.

Here is what I have going:
Elitegroup Goal3+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon Sempron
Master Drive - Hitachi 2500GB HDD
CD Drive 1 - Pioneer DVD-R/RW
CD Drive 2 - Samsung CD-R/RW SW
Generic Floppy Drive 3.5"
1024MB Kingston DDR Ram

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

When you say you "tried everything," what did you try? Give us a clue regarding your prior efforts so we don't waste time suggesting the same old thing again.
 

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hello ,
so i have this 2 weeks old acer predator pc that came with windows 8 on it. I didn't like windows 8 so i took the hard disk out and put it on my other pc to format it and to install windows 7. everything worked fine windows 7 was installed . I moved it back to the acer and now i have the boot problem . i tried to set it to boot form hard drive but i still have the same problem , i tried to put my other hard drive which is working, but still the same problem. i can see in the bios that there is a hard drive ( AHCI PORT 0 : WDC then the serial number ) anyone can help ???
and sorry for my bad English .
 

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and

you cannot install windows on one machine and then move the drive to another machine

it looks for the system it was installed on and then when it does not find it ,it stops dead

you need to install it in the machine you are going to use it on
 

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I haven't installed anything new on my computer but today after having my computer shipped to me via UPS I cut on my computer and where the XP load bar screen was I got:

"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Seeing this I knew I went into the BIOS setup and tried to turn the system priority to look at the HDD. Instead I only had the option of the DVD drive and the CD drive.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and don't have any of the recovery CD's!!!! I DO NOT WANT TO REFORMAT because like a bad little boy I did not backup my 4 years worth of work.

I know this problem is often user specific so PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

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Hi,

Today I went out and bought a WD1600JB 160GB hard drive. I installed the hard drive and it was recognized by the bios but not by windows. I went to the western digital website and downloaded the drivers to get windows to recognize the drive. Everything was working fine, I logged out of my windows user (I'm the only user, but I log out anyways). I came back several hours later and went to go log in. I was entering my correct password (i made sure) and it wasn't logging me in. This has happened a few times before, and everytime it was fixed by rebooting. I rebooted the computer properly, and after the BIOS load, where the windows XP loading bar should have come up, i got instead:

"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I have searched the internet for about an hour now, trying different jumper combinations (cable select on both HD's, my master on master and slave on slave) I have even removed my slave drive and tried different jumper settings with my master drive. I have plugged in different power supply cords, set BIOS priority to hard drive first. I took everything off the BIOS boot list except for the harddrive and still no go. I disconnected both HD's and attempted to boot from a CD drive and got the same message. Same with floppy drive. I restored BIOS settings to default and tried again with all of the above. Nothing has worked. I have ensured that power cables and IDE ca... Read more

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

I forgot to mention, my motherboard IS detecting Both my CD drives, both my HD's and my floppy drive.
 

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I just got a new power supply and video card. I unplugged my power supply and hooked up my new video card and power supply and then when I turn it on it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Im not 100% sure I even hooked up the power supply and video card right, just sayin'.

It does the same thing even if the video card isnt hooked up.
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Check the connections to the hard drive and make sure they are still seated properly.
Go into the bios setup and make sure the hard drive is set as first boot device.
 

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OK so im currently working on building my own computer. It consists of a(the essential parts to know):
ASUS K8V Deluxe-
AMD 64 2800+
Western Digital Special Edition 120 GB HD- a Serial ATA
Samsung 52x32x52 CD-RW
and some floppy that i dont remember the brand- i believe the link is the right one

So i get my parts and put everything in a Chieftec Dragon case. i start my computer and put in the Windows XP home edition CD (not generic/ripped/hacked) that i bought from Newegg.com. My HD did not come with any disks for formatting or anything like that it was only the drive in a anit-static bag so i had nothing to format with. But when i went to install Windows it said that it could not find a hard drive present with my computer. From here i tryed to use a bootable floppy disk. even though the light was on on the floppy drive and the disk was properly inserted i was contiuously getting the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." Does anyone know what to do about this probelm or whether it might be a Mobo issue or what.
Any help would be very much appriciated and if drivers are needed i would love it if you would give me the links to the ones you think will do the job.

Thanks agian

p.s. if you want the links to the parts they are all below in the order listed above

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-490&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewPr... Read more

Answer:reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

XP is a bootable CD. First off, enter your BIOS at boot up and change drive priority so that your CD is looked at before the HDD. Insert XP CD and follow instructions. It will get you to format/partition your HDD. Follow the prompts. You don't need a bootable diskette so leave the 3 1/2 drive empty.

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Hey guys, quick question for you.. Now my friend has this error: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key?" and I've been trying to help him for a while with it. He told me he took out his hard drive and RAM for some reason, then a little bit later put them back in.

And now all of a sudden hes getting this error. He has an HP e9300z computer and I guess has a gaming keyboard and mouse plugged in, which also don't work. So he can't get into his bios to check boot order. He also doesn't have access to a linux live CD or a repair disk CD. He is using windows 7 as well.

So if anyone has any ideas or had this happen to them, any info would be awesome!!

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

He may need to connect a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS Setup (assuming his PC has a pair of PS/2 ports for mouse & keyboard). Some computers don't respond to USB keyboard input for BIOS access. Mine is like that and it's a new PC - good job I kept my old PS/2 keyboard because they are difficult to find these days.

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I have upgraded the RAM of my pc last friday. I have added another 1GB of DDR400 and everything seems working fine. But this morning, when my brother just informed me. that when he tried to turn on our pc and errors come up:

"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I have not had this PC for more than a year now since I bought this from my previous employer.

Here are the specs of my pc:

HP Compaq dx2000 MT:
-Intel Pentium 4
-256 MB RAM (currently upgraded and added 1GB RAM)
-80 GB harddisk
-CDRW combo drive

I don't have WinXP CD.
Maybe interface cables may have become loose when I installed the RAM last friday?
I'm not really sure.. I'll have to check it, once I get back home..

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Since you installed new ram and had no issues before that is where I would start, run Memtest. If it shows any faults whatsoever the ram has a problem. New items can fail during initial burn in, Memtest is free and has good approval ratings here and on other boards.Look for "free down load on the left" http://www.memtest86.com/

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I'm doing an upgrade on a computer with a new: PSU/Mobo/RAM/CPU but I get this error upon start up. I've verified that the IDE cables are plugged in correctly and I've tried all the jumper settings on the hard drive but no devices show up in the BIOS. I've set the boot order as CD/DVD, Floppy, Hard drive. I've tried two sets of IDE cables but to no avail. Any other solutions to this problem?
 

Answer:reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device

Make certain your IDE cables are not just plugged in correctly but their also correctly placed. The side of the cable with the color strip is generally closest to the PSU plug up.
The boot order with your OS in your CD drive on boot should be CD - HD and then Floppy. Keep us up to date as to what's happening. There's a lot of folks willing to help. Jazz
I should ask what settings you've left your HDD on with the jumpers? What setting is you CD on with the jumpers?
 

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I cannot seem to figure out what's wrong with this computer.

The hard drive is a 500GB SATA. The hard drive is clearly plugged in (both cables plugged in)... Since it's a SATA, doesn't need a pin.

I took this hard drive from a working desktop and put it in a customized desktop... The thing is, it's a partly customized desktop, just a different DVD drive, hard drive, and graphics card. The motherboard and everything else is the same as was in this computer.

Anyways, the hard drive is empty and was working as a slave, simply to put things on it. Now, I'm trying to put it in a different desktop and it's simply not working. Both the DVD and HDD are recognized as the Primary SATA master and slave. This seems correct to me.

Whenever the computer goes past the manufacturer's boot screen, a black screen with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and

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I've come across this error while re-installing Windows 7. I've wiped the drive and started the installation and while installing I got an error stating that there was a required driver missing. When I restarted, I received this error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. I've reset the CMOS and checked the cables and drives but still the same issue. Neither my DVD drive or HDD are showing up in the BIOS so I can't boot to the Windows 7 disc to get to the command prompt. I was wondering if I need to replace my HD or would that just be a waste of my time and money?

I have the HP Pavilion p6115y

8GB Ram
750 GB SATA HD
AMD Athlon x2

Any feedback will be helpful

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device

Welcome to TSF

That message is indicating that it does not see the hard dive to boot to it. Odd the BIOS doesn't see the hard drive or the optical drive. I'm assuming Windows 7 ran successfully prior to the wipe and reinstall? Can I ask why you reformatted in the first place? What driver did it say was missing? Did the install halt at that point requiring a reboot or did you just reboot because of the missing driver message? Make sure you have no USB devices attached to the system as it may be trying to boot to USB device. Also you may want to change boot order in BIOS

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Hi everyone,

I've been encountering a problem where upon booting I receive the following message: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

To provide more context, the computer that is showing this problem recently received a hardware upgrade. I figured out that my PSU was insufficient for some of my current tasks, and decided to upgrade my power supply. Since I decided to do so, I thought of upgrading the video card and the RAM (since it was a rather old computer as well).

Upon installation, I received the following message. The OS is Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Best,
KnightessKana

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Boot into the BIOS, and check your boot devices. It maybe trying to boot from a USB device, or CD.

To enter the BIOS, reboot system then press either the Delete key, or maybe the F2 you will see a message about which key to "enter setup"

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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Hey guys,
 
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
 
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
 
I restarted and got this message:
 
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
 
 
 
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
 
 
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
 
 
So I'm not really sure what to do.
 
 
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
 
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
 
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
 
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the HD...it's probably a hard drive situation.
 
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware errors...my guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.
 
Louis

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?
 

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Hi everyoneI have a computer; an Acer Aspire M3641 with OS Vista Home Premium 32 bit.My computer does have 2 harddisks and one of them is defect. So i putted the defect one out.Now I use 1 harddisk of 600gb. After installation of vista, the pc reboots and then i get these error: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"My bios drives information:Sata PRI MASTER channel: WDC-WD6400AAKS-22A Sata PRI SLAVE channel: NOTHING Sata SEC MASTER channel: NOTHING Sata SEC SLAVE channel: HC-DT-ST-DVDRAM Before I installed vista and after changing the order and taking off of the defect drive I did get that error too.Could someone help me?Thanks in advance..

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot dev

I've deleted your other post. Only one is needed.

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. I will post the
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? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw
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I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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Hi All,

I have a d400 laptop but without the cd drive so i cant just boot from disc and reinstall, When I switch the laptop on I get the following message and 2 beeps:

'No bootable device(s) selected'

'strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for set-up utility'

I then retry the boot, but get the same message appearing on screen.

I then try the diagnostics and it fails on a part, Does anyone have any suggestions? ive inserted a usb stick with xp on it but if i try boot from that it says disc error, any ideas or is the laptop doomed?

Regards
 

Answer:Dell d400 no boot device found press F1 / F2

Can you press F2 and get into the setup? If so, check to see if the hard drive is detected in the bios. Most likely the hard drive is bad. You might be able to use an external USB CD/DVD drive to re-install Windows after the hard drive is replaced
 

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My computer work start up. Is there anything I xan do to fix this

Answer:No Boot Device Found - Dell Latitude

Hi LGIDON.
What is the exact system model?
Is there any damage / liquid spillage on the system?
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors.
Restart the system and press f2 key on startup to enter BIOS - check if the HDD is detected in BIOS.
If the HDD is not detected in BIOS - http://dell.to/1n3X2po - enter the service tag and download the service manual and reseat the HDD and check.
If the diagnostics encounter errors with the HDD, it needs to be replaced.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
If the HDD is being replaced, I would suggest you to replace it with a SSD, as the rate of failure of SSD is relatively less compared to a standard HDD. However, that is your discretion.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My Mum's work was throwing away their old business laptops and my Mum decided to take one home instead.  They wiped the computers completely, and I downloaded a windows 7 ISO but still no boot device is being found.  The computer is set to complete default I haven't changed anything.  My windows 7 disc could be the problem I'm well aware . Could anyone confirm or give me hints on to how I can get this laptop up and running?  Maybe a cleaner version of windows 7 etc.  

Answer:Dell Latitude e6320 no boot device found

Hi XENSO,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check if hard drive is listed as the boot option.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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my pc is stuck in safe mode. i get this message when i reboot. pressing f8 doesnt work. what can i do

Answer:pxe-mof exiting intel boot agent

From another pc if possible.

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).

Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in

Code:

CHKDSK C: /R

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I have a Gateway 2004 Intel 4 with Microsoft xp. I used the Dban to put my computer back to what it was at its original. I want to put the computer in a garage sale and that is why I cleaned the files out. Now I get the following when I turn it on: "Intel(R) Boot Agent FE v4 1.16; Copyright (C) 1997-2--4, Intel Corporation; Intel (R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-21 building 084) CLIENT MAC ADDR: 0011 11 d0 0315 GUID; 60d34c87 e51d b211 8000 bf6c71c486f6; PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
I wanted to install the 2003 microsoft cd that I have but I cannot get the computer to do anything. I can't type anything after the word "Agent" I think I have really messed this up. Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

This is a good problem
 

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Hi all,

My laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y570) running on Windows 7 64-bit stopped booting. These are the messages I receive while trying to boot:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.

Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.

Diskpart lists this:

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
------------ --- ---------- ---- --------- ------ ------- -----
Volume 0 E Repair Disc UDF DVD-ROM 165 Mb Healthy
Volume 1 C (No label) RAW Partition 59 GB Healthy
Volume 2 D Lenovo NTFS Partition 29 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F (No label) RAW Partition 654 GB Healthy Hidden
Volume 4 G Lenovo_Part NTFS Partition 14 GB Healthy Hidden

Things I tried so far:

1) bootrec /fixmbr works fine

bootrec /fixboot fails with the following message:

The volume doesn't contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted.

cd c:\ also gives the same error as above. I can only cd to x:\ drive.

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup also doesn't work. Error: "The store export operation has failed. The volume doesn't contain a recognized file system."

bootrec /rebuildbcd & bootrec /rebuildbcd completes successfully but finds 0 Windows installations.

2) sfc /scannow completes fine with no errors. Didn't find any integrity violations.

3) Using Hiren... Read more

Answer:Operating System not found (PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable)

You may try these options Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

See if any of those help you.

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Hi all,

My laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y560) running on Windows 7 64-bit stopped booting. These are the messages I receive while trying to boot:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.

Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.

========================

BIOS settings:

=========Boot==========
Boot priority order
1: IDE CD: SlimtypeBD E DS4E1S
2: IDE 0: SAMSUNG MMCRE32GEDXP-MVBL1
3: IDE 1: ST9500420AS
4: USB KEY:
5: USB HDD:
6: USB FDC:
7: USB CDROM:
8: PCI BEV: MBA v12.2.5 Slot 0900
Excluded from boot order:

========Confirguration======
WLAN Device: Disabled
SATA Mode: AHCI
Power Beep: Disabled
Inter Virtual Technology: Disabled

========Information=========
Product Name: Ideapad Y560
BIOS version: 30CN62WW
EC Version: 27EC36WW

I was able to load the Repair disc Windows 7 64-bit to get to the System Recovery screen but there is no Operating System listed.

I click on Load Drivers and it goes to X:\Windows\system32. Not sure what to select here. It is expecting a file of type "Setup Information". MUI ??

I click on C: from the drop down menu and I get a message saying "C: is inaccessible and needs to be formatted being it can be used". I exit that screen.

Ran the Startup Repair many times. No change.

I went to Command Prompt mode (DISKPART) and list volume as mention... Read more

Answer:Operating System not found (PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable)

Hi gctex. I have the SAMe problem.. I REALLY need some help. were you able to fix this??

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Hi,
 
My laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y570) running on Windows 7 64-bit stopped booting. These are the messages I receive while trying to boot:
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.
Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.
Diskpart lists this:
Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
------------ --- ---------- ---- --------- ------ ------- -----
Volume 0 E Repair Disc UDF DVD-ROM 165 Mb Healthy
Volume 1 C (No label) RAW Partition 59 GB Healthy
Volume 2 D Lenovo NTFS Partition 29 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F (No label) RAW Partition 654 GB Healthy Hidden
Volume 4 G Lenovo_Part NTFS Partition 14 GB Healthy Hidden
Things I tried so far:
1) bootrec /fixmbr works fine
bootrec /fixboot fails with the following message:
The volume doesn't contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted.
cd c:\ also gives the same error as above. I can only access x:\ drive.
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup also doesn't work. Error: "The store export operation has failed. The volume doesn't contain a recognized file system."
bootrec /rebuildbcd & bootrec /rebuildbcd completes successfully but finds 0 Windows installations.
2) sfc /scannow completes fine with no errors. Didn't find any integrity violations.
3) Using Hiren's Boot CD, I was able... Read more

Answer:Operating System not found (PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable)

Maybe I'm not understanding your log, but it appears to me that both your OS and data partitions are toast.
When a disk or partition shows up as raw, everything is gone, leaving only possibilities to reinstall, and even then, I'd do a diskcheck/repair before installing, as something made those partitions go raw so it might be a seriously corrupt hard drive.
I just repaired a Dell this past weekend that had the same thing happen to it and there was no saving it. The hard drive was simply too damaged so I had to change it.
It looked near idential to yours, except that it didn't have the OS and data partitions separated, but it was raw, just like yours.

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Hi,
I have had my computer since Christmas, It has been working fine. Then I went on this morning as normal as can be, everything was booting up and I opened steam but it said no connection. Then a blue screen appeared and said something like" search DHP watchdog violation" then the screen went black but displayed the text "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I have no idea what to do and I need help. I searched this on tech guy and I tried to boot it with my CD/DVD Drive off which is what I saw worked on another persons thread but to no avail. Please help, also I use windows 8.
 

Answer:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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Hi,

I just recently had a problem with my main hard drive which had a capacity of 20gb and so i decided to take it out and leave my second hard drive ( which was 160GB) in the system. But now i have the problem where the computer asks me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" after 30 seconds of turning on my computer.
What do i do here?
I am completely lost.
Please help.

Answer:"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

.

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Here is a weird scenario.

HDD failed. Fortunately do regular backups, so restored to a new HDD.

New HDD securely fitted to A210. Powered up, HDD recognised by BIOS, and proceeded to boot, get the following error:
For Realtek RTL8100E-8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adaptor Version 1.02
PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable
PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM

A210 WILL boot from USB or DVD.

Tried various things, searched internet, found lots of same or similar errors all with no good result.

I have a Paragon Boot Disk, booted into that. One of the options is find OS's on hard disks. Try that, it finds OS. Asks if want to boot into it, accept and Win 7 loads!

So, why will the A210 not load the OS? It recognises the HDD, and another medium can boot into the OS.

Looking forward to your replies!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A210 - Strange Boot Error - PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check

Hi

Did you try to reinstall the OS on this HDD instead of installing the backup?
Maybe there is something wrong with the backup which you created?

Usually this error appears because BIOS cannot boot from HDD and switches to LAN.

If the HDD is recognized in BIOS then there must be something wrong with the OS on the HDD.

Recommend installing fresh OS and checking this once again..,

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the computer was working fine until i added new RAM. when i turned the computer on it popped up with Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected media device. i went to a website and payed 45 dollars for some techie to figure it out and he didnt even help. i removed the new memory and tried to boot the computer again but the same thing happened. anyone who can give any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected media device

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I got this error the other outta the blue. I've been searching the web and various other forums and other. I don't have a cdrom drive so no boot disk or recovery disk. just a black screen and
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected."

Great. Its an Asus Eee Pc Netbook 1005HAB 1 year old. WinXP Home Ed.
can a brotha get some help, please??????
 

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected media device

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hi
i have a toshiba satellite c850 laptop. i installed windows 8.1 on it and after that when i restarted it i got a mesage on screen that select a proper boot device ..media failure..
kindly tell me the solution of this problem. what should i do huryyyyy

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device media failure

What OS was originally installed? Is the hard drive MBR type of GPT?

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hi
i have a toshiba satellite c850 laptop. i installed windows 8.1 on it and after that when i restarted it i got a mesage on screen that select a proper boot device ..media failure..
kindly tell me the solution of this problem. what should i do hurry

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot Device...Media Failure

Your PC is trying to boot from LAN

Go into your bios settings and restore the Factory Defaults..

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Error message on boot up says"
Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter W 1.82 (060510)
PXE-E61: Media text failure check cable
PXE-M0F:Exiting PXE ROM

This message is repeated over and over.

Is there a solution?

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Hello,

i didn't find a specific post like the problem i have. I am trying to fix a laptop for a co-worker. Her nephew did a disk cleanup and must have deleted some stuff he shouldn't have. i fixed this once before for another co-worker, who's son deleted some stuff the shouldn't have during a disk cleanup, but i don't remember how i did it, and I can't seem to find anything online.

when i boot up this is what my screen reads:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.0
Copyright...
Copyright...
All rights...
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I made sure the HDD is first to boot under the boot menu in the BIOS.
I also made sure the Hard drive is connected properly.
There are also no other USBs, CD's, or DVD's in the laptop.

The laptop is a Gateway, NV55C
can anyone help me out here?
if you need more info let me know
Thanks!!

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 system (ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011, Crucial SSDs) began failing to boot
after a system lockup while using Chrome. System was current with all MS updates. No
response to Alt-Ctrl-Del or front panel reset switch. Required a power-down.

Upon booting up after the preceding lockup, normal BIOS initialization was followed by the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" and the system refused to boot into Windows.

Ultimately, I used Paragon to restore a relatively recent disk image backup and things were essentially back to normal. During a restart a few days later, following AVG update, the above boot failure occurred again. This time image restore did not fix the problem. The SSD was recognized by the BIOS and Paragon, but could not be made bootable. The above message appeared whenever the system attempted to use it to boot up.

Previously created Windows Recovery CD turned out not to be bootable (yes, should've tested it after I created it!) and booting up with the original Windows install disc to repair the system produces a message that complains that the version on the disc is not compatible with the installation.

Replaced the 120GB OS SSD with a new unit and restored the above image. Again, things were essentially back to normal, so at that point it looked like a bad SSD.

After several weeks (today), Windows Update failed. "Creating System Re... Read more

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I've just started a new Sat L350 up and i can't get past the second page which says; media test failure and no bootable device,insert boot disc and press any key.

I've got no disc and i'm stuck,

help!

Answer:Re: Satellite L350: media test failure - no bootable device, insert boot disc

Hi

This error message appears because the BIOS didn?t not find an bootable device which would contain an operating system.

How about the HDD? Is it recognized by BIOS?
Check this in BIOS settings; press ESC and F1 in order to access the BIOS.
There you should check if the HDD (all HDD details should be listed) is recognized.
If not, then this means that your HDD died and therefore you cannot boot from the HDD.

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I HAVE A IBM THINKPAD WITH OPERATING SYSTEM WIN XP. ONE MINUTE MY PICTURE SCREEN SAVER WAS SCROLLING THE NEXT I WAS GETTING A MESSAGE STATING:
PXE- E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE- MOF EXITING INTEL PXE ROM
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN AND HOW CAN I FIX IT?
 

Answer:Pxe-e61 Media Test Failure / Pxe-mof Exiting Intel Pxe Rom

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pxe-E61: media test failure, check cablepxe-m0f: existing intel boot agentstrike f1 to retry boot, f2 for set up utilityif any one experience the same . let me know to come out.Thanks & Regards,SP

Answer: Dell Poweredge 2850 _pxe-E61: media test failure, check cable

replace the battery on the motherboard and then reset the bios to default. Then reboot.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 9010 USFF. I installed Windows Vista on it and I keep getting the following message when it reboots:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.PXE-M0F: Exit Intel Boot Agent.No Boot Device Found...I tried the following so far:
- Tried a different hard drive: It gave me the same response on the second hard drive.- Dell Diagnostics: Everything checked out, - BIOS Boot sequence; Hard drive is on top and disabled "Diskette Drive" (just in case).- Lan with PXE boot is already disabled.- Had BIOS A13 and updated to BIOS A20, then A22.
This was a known problem since BIOS A04 but installing the latest BIOS doesn't fix it. Here's the link:www.dell.com/.../EN
Now, the only thing that I haven't been able to try is to disable PXE in the BIOS because it keeps reverting itself back to enabled. It's just stuck on "Enable with PXE" and every time I change it to "Enable" (which would disable PXE) and reboot. It reverts back to "Enable with PXE".
Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?
Update: I reverted back to BIOS A15, still same PXE message. Then I tried A16, got the same PXE message. Only this time I was able to boot to the hard drive by pressing F12 and selecting it. I tried A18 thru A22 but I still have to go thru F12 to access the hard drive or else I would get the PXE message.

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Hello all, here is my problem.
I will leave my computer on, and when i come back will find it saying Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. So the weird thing is it doesnt say it right when i start up, but rather after. It also has never done it while im in the process of doing something, only when im away. Im afraid that sometime it is going to happen and im going to have to reinstall windows - this has happened once before. Can anyone help me?

Specs:
Onboard audio driver
EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard
NVIDIA 9800 gt Video Card: fan started screwing up so I modded it and replaced the old fan with a new one. It works pretty well I think.
Corsair 4gb ram
Maxtor 500gb Hard Drive.

Tell me if you need more info.

Thanks for helping

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media crash

Let's have a look at these reports (even though you didn't mention BSOD's, then reports will contain info that we can use): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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I just put windows 7 on my computer not to long ago and all of the sudden I get this error message when i turn on my pavilion p6142p desktop computer "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" I have tried tightening my cords and checking them, cleaning them and everything but nothing seems to work and all the other forums say to go into the bios and change the boot order and what not but i can only get the computer screen to turn on and bring up the error 1 time out of every 400 tries and all the other times the monitor doesn't even recognize the computer but it is on. so what can i do to fix this? Oh and i don't have any sort of win 7 install disk to go with the computer it broke...

Answer:'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media' error

Hi Helpme123

Click on the link below to download a legit Windows 7 disc and run the Startup repair

Windows 7 Direct Download Links



   Note
To install Windows 7 from the link above you would need to have a legit Product Key . If the HP came with Windows 7 you may use the Product Key on the side of the desktop .

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Two months ago I had trouble booting into Windows XP.  After much troubleshooting I decided it was time to simply start from scratch and reinstall the OS.  I purchased Windows 7 and installed it (along with a new motherboard to expand my options with peripherals).  Long story short, it worked fine for two months.  This two days ago I got the "Select proper Boot device..." message.  I have three hard drives in my computer (all SATA).  The primary drive is for software only... no personal files.  The second drive is my primary storage drive.  The third drive is a mirrored backup of the storage drive.  When I unplug the storage drives Windows boots right up without altering any BIOS settings.  The problem is persistent.  Each time I reboot it's the same thing.  If all three drives are plugged in, it won't boot to Windows.  If I unplug the other two drives, it boots just fine but I'm minus my data.  Any thoughts?

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected

Yes, happens to me all the time.   Check your BIOS options.My BIOS lets me pick the boot device...IF I hit the F8 key bbefore Windows catches it.

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I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 that either will give me this message or will sit with a black screen after fully booting, i have restarted it several times, it runs windows 10. Please help! this laptop is my baby.

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what do I do? ever since i bought this computer its been doing this so i have to turn it on and off a bunch of times. then it goes blue screen and says beginning physical dump of pshsical memory

Answer:please help-reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

Post make/model of the PC.

Can you post the blue screen error message.

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WELL I JUST RECENTLY GOT MY COMPUTER FIXED BECAUSE IT KEPT SAYING Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected SO THE COMPUTER GUY SAID IT WAS THE HARD DRIVE SO I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE AND 2 WEEKS LATER THE SAME MESSAGE IS COMING UP AGAIN!!!! CAN SOME ONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM I'M GOING CRAZY NOT BEING ABLE TO USE MY COMPUTER THANKS!

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

Hi kaliwiggins,
Please tell me the model of your Dell desktop and operating system. It's possible your problem is a dead motherboard battery, so I hope you kept the old hard drive.

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i left my computer on in the morning and i come back and see this message reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key i just installed windows 7 64 bit yesterday and built the comp a few days ago here are the specs
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
intel core i5-2500k
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
iHas 124b

Answer:reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

Is your BIOS set correctly to boot to your hard disk? Do you have any media in your cd drive?

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I just put together a PC from scratch and when i start my computer it says:
reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

I put in a copy of Windows 7 Home to boot, and it just continues to say that when i restart/press a key.

Some Info that might help:
The computer does detect my cd/dvd drive (checked through BIOs)
the windows 7 cd does work (tested on my laptop)[also, it is not an upgrade disc]
the cd/dvd rom can run this cd that came with the motherboard, so i know the cd/dvd rom is working.

What I have done and tried:
Google
made sure cd/dvd is on boot first
changed from SATA to IDE connection through BIOS, also tried RAID and AHCI settings.
tried all the ports on the SATA slots with both 3gb and 6gb sata cables on the motherboard

PC:
Western Digital SATA Hard Drive
Samsung 22X DVD burner SATA
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Please help as I have no idea why it won't install the Windows 7 OS. I currently do not have any other OS.
Thanks.

Answer:reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

Extract the DVD ISO using Imgburn or download another, write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, REmovable or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key with HD set to boot first in BIOS setup.

The disk are all the same: upgrade, full, retail, OEM. It is the key which determines which version will activate.

Other tips including the latest ISO are here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,
same for retail.

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Hi, i'm looking for some help on my brothers behalf

His girlfriend used the computer yesterday normally without doing anything weird, and shut it down without any problems.

He started the computer today and the "boot-menu" screen stayed on for like 1-2 minutes when it usually goes away after 6-7 seconds, but when that went away the screen went black and this came up:

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media.
When i was there today before i started it and looked at BIOS and looked at the boot sequence, the order in the boot was

1st: CD-ROM
2st: Hard Drive
3st: USB

I'm not that very experienced with computers but i changed 1st to Hard Drive because to me it sounded reasonable that the computer boot with the hard drive that has the operating system installed on it.

That didn't work so i changed it back.

Sorry for poor english. Hoping for some help

His system:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
4gb ram
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
1tb harddrive
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. Please help

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I believe that some files got corrupted on my HDD since windows would restart itself when it got to the loading screen. I ordered a new disc drive since mine was faulty to use when repairing windows. After plugging it in i booted up my computer and after setting it to boot from disc first got the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media". I found this odd since i had the windows installation disc in the drive. I checked all the connections and they are fine. At one point the message "press any key to boot from disc" appeared and after doing so got the installation screen but, out of all the possible things that could have happened, experienced a power cut. It wouldn't have affected any components because i have a surge protector and i'm still getting the message.

Computer specs:
Asus Maximus formula II
LG DVD drive
2Gb 800MHz DDR2 black dragon RAM
Intel Q6600
250gb barracuda seagate HDD
HIS IceQ 4 Turbo

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

you may want to look at your power supply. different optical drives consume power at different rates. If it didn't see the disk in the drive, there is a possibility that the drive was not powered up or spinning the disk at a speed fast enough to read the data. I see that you have a custom machine so its possible that with all the upgrades you now may need a beefier power supply. Thats just 1 of several possibilties. Whats the wattage on the one you have now?
 

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hi everyone,

ive had this happen twice already on my custom built pc, first time around i was able to access the bios and select the correct sequence for the hdds to read properly. now im running into this issue again after i had previously just did a shutdown of my system with no issues before hand. my problem now is i cannot access my keyboard to get back into the bios screen to correct the same issue i once had before. its almost like the usb ports cannot read my keyboard at all, ive tried both rear and front ports to no avail. i dont believe its a bad motherboard b/c the bios screen does initiate on startup before going to the treacherous reboot and select proper boot device screen. could this be related to a CMOS issue? Ive tried the whole shutting system down draining residual power unplugged unnecessary usb connectors and all that before trying with no luck. any help here would be greatly appreciated.

system:

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 - I5 4670K SETUP W/ GEFORCE 770 GPU

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

If the BIOS is losing your settings I would replace the CMOS battery. Some motherboards have to have the "Legacy USB Support" option enabled, for a USB keyboard to get BIOS access. Does that motherboard have one of the older PS2 keyboard/mouse ports on it? Resetting the BIOS to defaults should enable the USB Legacy Support option, if your BIOS has it. There should be a jumper on the motherboard for resetting the BIOS to defaults. You move it, and move it back with the power off and the power supply unplugged.

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I have a Windows 8 computer that is 4 months old. I just had it repaired where they had to replace the mother board and I keep having this annoying problem. I keep getting a screen that tells me I have to reboot and select proper boot device. Can anyone help me with this problem. I had to go back twice to the place I got it repaired because of this and the guy did it in five minutes but it keeps happening. Any suggestions ?
 

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Hello,

First timer. I just got a pc from my roommate that he wasn't using. When I turn it on, it gives me the screen saying
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"
I pressed F2 to try to switch up the boot priority and the only option it shows is the DVD/CD RW drive, does this mean I don't have a hard drive? I opened up the computer but I don't really know what I should be looking for. All I noticed was two wires that weren't plugged into anything so that added to the suspicion that the computer doesn't have a HDD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Gabe
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

If you have a look at the drive on the right, that's what a hard drive should look like

I am assuming that you are using a desktop and not a laptop


Did have a nice pretty circle around it showing you, but it wouldn't let me upload that one
 

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Hi,

I recently removed my old hard drive and inserted a new hard drive into my PC turned it on and I received the message Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. I went into the BIOS and the hard drive was showing up. I switched the boot order and still nothing. The PC is 6 years old. I took out the BIOS battery and that did not work. Could it be a faulty motherboard?

When I switched back to the old hard drive there was no problem. However, I took the PC apart and put everything back together and now both hard drives are showing the message.

I have another PC so I am able to carry on using the internet etc, however, when I took out the hard drive from this PC, again it was not booting from the new hard drive I brought even though it was showing up in the BIOS. This PC is 3 years old. This time the error message was No IDE device when I booted the PC. Also when I boot this PC I have to press f1 each time.

It seems really easy to swap hard drives around, however, many forums are showing people with the same problem. Would it worth me buying another motherboard.

My email address is [email protected].

Kind regards
Sam

 

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I built my first rig a few years ago and haven't had too many major issues with it until a few days ago.

Here are the specs:

-Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Intel Core? i7-3930K
-SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive
-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
-Windows 7 Professional SP1

Windows was installed and running off of the Samsung SSD

Here's the issue:

I drove it from Florida to New York last August and had no problems upon setting it up. It's pretty much been fine all this time. Last week I moved it to my new place. It worked fine for a few days. I used it the night before the issue occurred, it was perfect, nothing out of the ordinary. The next morning I woke up and turned it on, but only to be greeted with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."

I've tried other fixes that have been posted on various other sites. I disconnected all drives but the SSD windows is installed on and tried to boot. Dusted off the insides. Switched SATA ports. Made sure the boot order in BIOS was correct so my SSD was first. Still, I get the same problem. I haven't checked the drives to see if they've failed, which I know is the obvious first step, but I don't have a Windows disk so I can't really do that. Also they both show up in BIOS so I'm assuming they're alright.

I made a system repair disc with... Read more

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in

Parts do wear out and that mb is now 4yrs old. The very first thing I would do prior to attempting any install would be to boot the system with a linux live usb/dvd. Run the gnome disk utility to see the health of your ssd. Next run some programs [included] that will see if your hardware is working ok ie surf the web, open a few spreadsheets, etc.
You can copy whatever data you want from the ssd to a flash drive, external drive, second hd, etc. This way you do not lose anything when you do an install. There are a number of linux distros to choose from however linux mint comes with the disk utility AND it is pretty easy to use.

I am wondering. You post you do not have a windows disk; how exactly did windows get installed if you do not have the disk?
 

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HI Guys i recently changed my toshibba sattlite c850-b12 motherboard and i got a problem : asfollow
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
my pc wont load his HHD ,...
i try my hhd in another liptop ,it works..
so i dont understanding what is the problemm.any body who have a proper solution plz answer me..
i am waiting

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media

I don't know for sure, but it looks like you may be having a problem with an OEM install being run on a non-OEM system.

Since you aren't specific about where the other motherboard came from, knowing that info might help someone see what is happening.

You might be able to disable the PXE stuff in the bios, but you probably need the Realtek PCIe Controller for the SATA controller.

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Here is my system:
Whitebox PC, 4 years old
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78 PLUS, Bios: v2101
Proc: AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
Disk Drive: Patriot Pyro 120 GB (just purchased)
Window 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2
3x SATA Drives for Data

I wanted to breath in some new life into this older PC, purchased the SSD just to be the boot drive for Win7. Loaded Win7 on the SSD, no issues. Then I deleted the old Win7 partition on the old C drive so that I could repurpose that 120 GB into a data partition on that SATA drive. When I loaded the new Win7, it made the SSD drive the A: drive. After a reboot I started getting the ?Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? message. I have update the BIOS to v2101. I have changed the boot order from the SSD to the DVD and back again. I have unplugged all the SATA drives. I have 2x of the Patriot Pyro SSD's, so I switched them. I have changed the SATA cables going to the SSD and DVD. I have hit F8 during reboot and try to force a boot from both the DVD and the SSD. I cannot get this to boot from either. I would be happy to get a boot from the Win7 DVD and start the repair process or do the install again.

I have read hours of forums related to the boot error isse, no one seems to have this issue that I can seem to find. Any ideas on how I can get this to boot from the Win7 disk in the DVD drive?

Answer:Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media - Issue

Hi Billy.

Unplug all other HDDs and SSDs but that one on which you lately installed Windows, and then run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

Does it make windows bootable? If so, now attach the other storage devices and see if it continues to boot or not.

If it even does not boot after running startup repair for three instances, better you do another clean reinstall, keeping the other devices unplugged.

If it boots on the SSD but does not boot after adding the other discs with this message "Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media" .... then I have a question to you ..... is the new BIOS update is a UEFI one?

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My PC is a custom build with a 1TB HDD.

Today, I removed a hard drive from my PC, containing Windows 7 which wasn't being used at all. The HDD in my PC currently has Windows 8 installed. It booted from Windows 8, so I'm guessing it was the primary boot device.

I installed the hard drive into my other PC and it doesn't work on there because of different hardware apparently, probably because of the change from AMD to Intel. But that's beside the point..

I don't know what to do, help! :s

EDIT 2: SOLVED THANKS TO Ztruker!
EDIT: Turns out, without the old hard drive installed, it doesn't work. I can use my PC now that I put it back.. it has Ubuntu and Windows 7 only, why does my Windows 8 need this old HDD to work?!

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

The old hard drive probably contains the boot files and is set as the Active drive. Post a screen shot of a full screen Disk Management window please.

Boot up with the old drive in.
Open Disk Management and set the Windows 8 drive as Active.
Shutdown and remove the old drive.
Boot your Win 8 install DVD or flash drive.
Run Automatic Startup Repair up to 3 times.

That should fix it.

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Ok I installed a new motherboard(asus p5kpl-cm) and intel processor. I tried to boot up the computer on my old hd, at first the mobo didn't recognize either the hd or cdrom and was saying 'reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ad press a keep'. I put in my windows xp pro cd, it doesn't recognize it, I've changed the bios boot order, nothing different, I even dug up a windows me floppy boot disk. nothing.

I then rewired it to the other cd drive and rebooted it, it found both my hd and cd driver. It then brought me to the select safe mode, and all that, I've selected every option on the list and everytime the screen would just go blank and the computer would reboot itself. I then decided to go out and buy another HD. I plug it into the same exact spot as my old HD and now it's giving me the 'reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ad press a keep' thing again. I put in my windows xp pro cd, it doesn't recognize it, I've changed the bios boot order, nothing different, I even dug up a windows me floppy boot disk. nothing.


please help me!

Answer:Installed new motherboard - 'reboot/select proper boot device/insert boot media' prob

You won't be able to boot to an old XP installation just by putting the old HDD in there. You say you put in your XP pro CD and it didn't recognise it but what boot order did you have at the time?

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I just changed cases for my computer and now when I start it you hear 1 beep (i have AMI BIOS) It then goes to what looks like a command and then the message Reboot or select appropriate boot device or insert boot media pops up. I have checked all my connections and tried it every which way. I have went inside and out of the BIOS and still no luck. I have also tried reinstalling Windows XP, but it says restart the computer and when I do it doesn't continue the installer. Instead it says reboot or select appropriate boot device or insert boot. I also get the error of Overclocking Error.

I have a 2.79 Pentium 4 HyperThreading processor, ASUS P4S800D-X, ATI X800XL AGP, Tech-link 425w PSU, 3 sticks Kingston 512mb 333mhz PC3200 RAM, Samsung Spinpoint 120GB ATA hard drive, LG DVD-RW-DL burner, and a standard floppy.

Any suggestions are helpful i'm open to everything so thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Reboot or select appropriate boot device or insert boot media

bump for the hopeful fix or solution
 

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ok it started as usual as i switched on my com.....but suddenly something pop up at the top telling me to reboot and change the boot device or insert a boot media.......tell me what can i do i cannot go into my deskop anymore
 

Answer:Reboot and change the boot device or insert a boot media.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread.

is your hard drive recognised in bios?

if not, check that the cables attached to your hard drive are properly connected.

If they are and you still can`t boot, try changing your hard drive IDE cable and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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