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Insert boot media in selected boot device

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Last response: in Storage
March 7, 2010 9:10:26 PM

This is really annoying.

I just sold my mums computer to someone on eBay - it was working perfectly with no history of problems the day it was sent off.

The day he receives it he plugs it in and gets messages such as:

"please insert boot device"
"reboot and select proper boot device"
"insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"

The computer was sold for £350 - £35 for eBay's rip off 10% fee and cost £40 to post. Which means if I can't find out what's wrong with it I'm going to have to pay £40 for him to post it back and putting me out of pocket for a nice £75 for pure hassle.

If anyone could shed some light on the situation it would save me a lot of time and money!


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a b G Storage
March 7, 2010 9:24:31 PM

the drive probably became disconnected during shipping. open the case up and make sure ALL connections are secure
March 7, 2010 9:25:27 PM

Cheers mate!
March 8, 2010 3:51:33 AM

Yup check connections, then make sure the boot order has the main HDD as the first boot device.