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Reboot and Select proper Boot Device


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#1 Beenthere

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:18 PM

My brother just punched his lap top and now this message occurs

"Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

The HD is damaged?

p.s. cant get in BIOS... when I turn it on, just the asus logo shows up and then that message

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 03:57 PM

First, Have your brother go here,

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=...mp;oq=&aqi=

Since it has a Asus motherboard the delete key should get you in the BIOS

Turn it on & as siin as you push the power button start tapping the Delete key.

Once you are in the BIOS check to see if the HD shows.
After that check the boot order to make sure it's set to boot the HD.
If the problem persists I suggest removing the HD & reinstalling it

The only way to determine if the HD or something else has been damaged would be to try a known good HD in it.
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 04:44 PM

When I said I can't get in BIOS... I meant when I tap the delete key from the moment i turn on the computer, nothing happens.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 05:58 PM

You can remove your CMOS battery...which should reset the CMOS and may allow the system to act properly.

In fact, that may be why your CMOS is acting up...your battery needs replacing. It's a cheap attempted fix, IMO. A new one can't hurt anything.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 06:13 PM

Thanks Louis

I'll guess I say that to my tech

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:43 PM

Replacing a CMOS battery in a desktop is pretty easy.
Not always so with a laptop.
You might want to go to the laptop manufacturers web site & see if a service manual is available .
If there is study it before starting.
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