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Reboot & Select Proper Boot Device

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  1. mynameisscott

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    Hi Guys,

    After a very frustrating online poker session I decided to give my laptop and hit which caused a blue crash dump screen to appear.

    Now every time I switch on my laptop the following message appears:

    Reboot & select proper boot device
    or insert boot media in selected book device and press any key

    Does anyone have any ideas how a not-too-tech-savvy guy might fix this or is my only option to take it to a repair shop? If so, does anyone have any ideas on how much it should cost to fix?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    I would bet that the hard disk has either become dislodged or damaged.

    Try physically removing it and replacing it.
    If that doesn't cure it:

    The next step is to get hold of the the Install CD/DVD for the laptop boot to it and see if the hard disk is actually recognised.

    Try those and report back - preferably not when you've lost.
     
  3. mynameisscott

    mynameisscott Thread Starter

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I've opened up the laptop and had a look at the harddive and although there doesn;t seem to be any physical damage, when connected it is making a clicking noise wich it wasn't before so I presume that it is damaged inside. I will buy a replacement in the next few days and let you know if it has been succesful.

    Thanks again!
     
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    haha as if they actually have a Wiki article about it!
    How can I get the data off it if it doesn't function?
     
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    .....with a bit of luck!
     
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    well, yeah......:)
     
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