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Old 02-07-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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When i start it up its says No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

i bought this laptop from wall mart and it didnt come with any disk! can someone please help me
I really dont know what to do....
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Looks like there's a problem with the laptop detecting your Hard Disk Drive. It could be a that the connection between the Hard Drive and the motherboard is loose, or the Hard Drive itself is no good. Has the laptop been dropped recently?

How old is the laptop? When did you purchase the laptop from Walmart? If its less than a year you should still be covered by Acer's One Year Warranty.

Try the following. Power on your laptop, then when the image on the screen comes on at the bottom it should say what button to press to enter the BIOS (be quick because it comes and goes fast). Press that button and look in your BIOS to make sure that the Hard Drive is being detected by the BIOS.

If the BIOS does detect your Hard Drive, then you can use a boot able disc to check the Hard Drive's status.

Post your findings......Good Luck.
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Just to add... while in BIOS settings, check the boot order/sequence. Make sure HDD is in the list. Also try booting from your CD/DVD drive using a bootable CD. If it boots from the CD/DVD drive then it could be your hard drive.

Is the laptop still under warranty? If so, bring it back to walmart or ACER for them to do the repair/replacement. It would be a waste if you open the laptop up and void your warranty.
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