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Gateway One ZX4300-01e will not boot. Error Message: Reboot and select proper bo

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January 13, 2013 11:48:24 PM

Hello,

I am receiving an error message on my Gateway One ZX4300-01e. It continues to ask me to: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press a key.

I bought this computer on ebay. it was a seller refurbished item and does not have a boot recovery disk. What are my options to fix this issue?
January 13, 2013 11:55:01 PM

Install an operating system?
The message you receive is from a bad hard drive or no operating system on the hard drive.
Does it still have the CD key sticker on it from Microsoft?
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January 13, 2013 11:58:16 PM

It has a sticker on the front that says Windows 7
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January 13, 2013 11:58:24 PM

It looks like you don't have an OS installed. Just for fun though, try rebooting the computer and manually selecting the Hard drive as the boot media (probs have to hit F12 to get to boot list). If that doesn't work you need to install an operating system on your hard drive using either a USB installer or CD. You have to pay to get windows, but if you want a workable free OS try Ubuntu. Just download the latest ISO image, burn it to a CD, and pop it in your DVD/CD drive. After that you should be able to just follow the installer, which is pretty self explanatory.
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January 14, 2013 12:00:41 AM

I do not have a CD for Windows 7. It has a sticker on the front of the computer that reads Windows 7 though.
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January 14, 2013 12:02:15 AM

Thanks you guys but can I ask you something? If this is true; that is it does not have an Operating system, why was it fine up until today. It has ran smoothly until today.
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January 14, 2013 12:04:53 AM

edgewood112358 said:
It looks like you don't have an OS installed. Just for fun though, try rebooting the computer and manually selecting the Hard drive as the boot media (probs have to hit F12 to get to boot list). If that doesn't work you need to install an operating system on your hard drive using either a USB installer or CD. You have to pay to get windows, but if you want a workable free OS try Ubuntu. Just download the latest ISO image, burn it to a CD, and pop it in your DVD/CD drive. After that you should be able to just follow the installer, which is pretty self explanatory.



When I press F12, It brings up a blue screen and asks for a CD / DVD: P1 - HL - DT - ST DVD RAM GT30N
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January 14, 2013 12:22:26 AM

Should I try loading the Default Settings? Will this help?
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January 14, 2013 12:52:16 AM

Quick Update: I just got in touch with the seller that I bought the computer from on ebay and he is going to send me a copy of the Windows 7 disk so I can try to fix the issue. Thanks for the replies that i did receive tonight!
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