Getting this message no matter what i do. what is the solution? I have tried all kinds of things and had wonderful help too but still stuck. have checked bios, cd, dvd, plugs, wires, harddrive etc but no luck so far. all help/advice welcome E.
That error normally means your hard drive has died or the boot sector has been erased, by default the system will try to boot to the next available bootable device usually the CD/DVD and is then prompting for a bootable CD/DVD to be inserted
I am thinking now that it is probably the Hard drive as i have tried everything else. I think now that maybe the boot sector has been erased. No problem about backing up as the HD was empty anyway.now i have to try to get it up and running - but how is the question? i have had some ideas from this forum which i will try tomorrow so any more ideas are welcome.
first boot device is set to CD. don't have a bootable CD though and don't know Linux. was thinking of formating the hard drive from a usb connection with hard drive in an external carry case connected to a laptop - should work, shouldn't it? just an idea. E.
Yes , with the hard drive in a caddy you can view it from Windows Explorer and right click on it and select " Format " , but you will still need a bootable CD or DVD to install anything on it , and in the case of Windows , a full license , not an OEM .