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What does no bootable device insert boot disk mean on acer

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February 3, 2013 1:21:03 PM

hello i have a Acer laptop and it;s reading this "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"
any help would be appreicated.

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Michelle
a b D Laptop
February 3, 2013 1:27:04 PM

It could be caused by many issues a bad hdd, corrupt mbr, or a bad file for example. First I would run diags on the hdd. If that passes boy to the os disc and do a startup repair
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a b D Laptop
February 3, 2013 2:49:35 PM

acer29 said:
hello i have a Acer laptop and it;s reading this "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"
any help would be appreicated.

Thanks
Michelle



It very simply means that for what ever reason, the BIOS cannot find an Operating System (Windows) installed to boot-up too. There could be many reasons it cannot find an installed OS, as stated in the previous post above.

It could be a simple as a BIOS setting that got changed somehow, or it could mean the hard drive has died, or it could be that the OS installation has somehow become corrupted.
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a c 248 D Laptop
February 3, 2013 5:32:04 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 13, 2013 10:10:03 PM

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February 13, 2013 10:10:05 PM

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