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Vista boot problem - Simoandson - 06-22-2015

Hi, I'm a new member looking to fix but also learn, my Median PC had just updated VGA software, on restart it went into constant reboot, I would choose reboot in safe mode, each time it rebooted the same screen came up, I did look for an answer online, now I have a message "reboot and selecct proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". As I don't have the disc that came with the pc, I have need of expert help, can anyone help.. Undecided


RE: Vista boot problem - Timster - 06-22-2015

Sounds like your hard drive has failed. Can you go into your BIOS and confirm your hard drive is listed there?


RE: Vista boot problem - Simoandson - 06-22-2015

(06-22-2015, 12:53 PM)Timster Wrote:  Sounds like your hard drive has failed. Can you go into your BIOS and confirm your hard drive is listed there?

I have looked and yes it is listed, the PC now displays "reboot and selecct proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" I have tried to find something that relates to that message on the open internet, your site looks to have the best expert help


RE: Vista boot problem - Compton - 06-22-2015

that message means you have a bad hard drive

replace your hard drive


RE: Vista boot problem - jmitservices - 06-22-2015

I would run some diagnostics software on the hard drive before I would replace it. I'd run something like Seagate Seatools from a bootable disk.

https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-dos-master/


RE: Vista boot problem - Compton - 06-22-2015

this video should help you with that







Hiren’s BootCD

https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/


rufus


https://rufus.akeo.ie/


RE: Vista boot problem - Simoandson - 06-26-2015

Hi, sorry for delay replying work commitments, first thank you for all replies, , I did download hirens boot CD, while I have now got this, I have no idea what to do when loading, am I to assume it takes you through a set menu of help programme's or do I need something specific from the disc..


RE: Vista boot problem - Compton - 06-26-2015

hi watch the video from 6.40 





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