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Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device


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#1 JCCJ

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:48 PM

We have a HP Mini netbook computer that we got off of QVC.
It is almost two years old and is running Windows XP.

It is flashing the HP screen with options of
(F9) change boot device order
(F10) BIOS setup option

I cannot get it to boot up to safe mode and if you leave
it on the screen I just mentioned it then flashes to a screen
that says
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

There is no CD drive being that it is a netbook computer.

Is there anything that I can do, or is it the hard drive?

Thanks so much.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

Select the BIOS Setup option.

Then check the boot order for all devices. If the hard drive is not the first device, change the priority for boot options. Save the changes made in Setup and reboot.

If the hard drive is already reflected as the first boot device...then you probably need to replace the CMOS battery.

What is the HP system model?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the reply.

When I go into the BIOS setup utility I go to system configuration
Under that there is BOOT OPTIONS which i click
Under BOOT OPTIONS there is BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY
When I click that nothing shows up.

Is that the right area that you were talking about where
I would change to the hard drive?
If so, since there is nothing listed does that mean
try to change the CMOS battery?

The HP is a HP Mini 1000 and I tried to get the
case off of the back last night but it would not
come off. If you could help me some more I would
greatly appreciate it. Was this the system model
that you were talking about? If not, can you specify
a little bit more on what the system model is?

Again, thanks for your time and your response

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:03 AM

You are in the right area. It's strange that nothing is listed.

Try select F9 (change boot device order) and see if anything shows up there.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:23 AM

<<Is that the right area that you were talking about where I would change to the hard drive?>>

Yes, thanks.

<<If so, since there is nothing listed does that mean try to change the CMOS battery?>>

It's not that simple...replacing the CMOS battery is what I would do, since the BIOS apparently is not reflecting proper data. Someone else might do something entirely different.

HP Mini 1000 is the model, examples of the CMOS battery for that system are at http://www.ioffer.com/i/oem-genuine-hp-mini-1000-cmos-rtc-battery-507707-001-203556770 .

Manual for system at http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01683469.pdf , pages 13-14 show the RTC/CMOS battery.

Since this is a laptop and I am not a trained tech of any sort...I would take the system to a shop and have them change the RTC/CMOS battery, with the understanding that doing so might not change the problem.

Louis




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