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Insert Boot Media Prob

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#1 ry12


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:37 AM

I have a Windows XP and for some reason it crashes when I start it normally, sometimes even in safe mode but it manages to enter safe mode some other times.


I tried changing the hard drive, I thought maybe it was causing the problem but when I did I got the following message.


Reboot and select proper boot device or insert bood media in selected boot device and press a key


Any help would be appreicated

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#2 DataMedic


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:11 PM

Umm... I would guess this is because the hard drive you put in is blank.  You need to reinstall everything including your operating system.  If you have a system restore disk that came with your computer you can use that, otherwise you'll need to request one from whoever make it (dell, hp, compaq, etc.).

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:14 PM

You will also have to go into the bios and change the boot order to boot from your CD.  That being said the problem on the old drive may be fixable!

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:33 PM

Attach the old hard drive.


Then do the following.


Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

#5 ry12

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:54 PM

Thank you for all the replies, sorry for my late one!

@DataMedic, so you're saying that the new hard disk i put in might be empty? I have a windows XP CD which I can install on it if thats the issue. 


@OldPhil, I tried formatting the whole computer by reinstalling the OS on the old disk drive but it crashes, it just doesn't run the whole way.


@hamluis, I will make sure to try this and let you know as soon as possible. Although the pc is empty and all.

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