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03-Feb-2011, 06:43 PM #1
Unhappy "remove disc or any other media. Press any key to restart?"
I went to turn on my computer and i get this message with just a black screen

"remove disc or any other media, press any key to restart"

Can someone please advise

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03-Feb-2011, 08:32 PM #2
Do you maybe have a disk in the drive or something connected to one of the USB ports? If not, you can try to boot up and press F8 to run it in Safe Mode.

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04-Feb-2011, 11:56 AM #3
I saw a message like this years ago, with Norton AV, I think, but I believe it was on shutdown when it prompted to remove the disk. Don't remember for sure as I quit using Norton before I quit using Win98.

I don't think I've ever seen a message like that on bootup, in any version of Windows. If the disk is bootable and the drive comes 1st in the boot order, then the PC boots from it. If not then it ignores it. So I don't think it's as simple as having a disk in a drive. Even if removing the disk does fix the problem I think there's something else going on, I just don't know what. Could be malware attempting to prevent someone from clean booting to remove it. Or not, that's just speculation.
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