03-08-2009, 10:20 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
I have this exact same problem but in VISTA- so F8 won't work.
I switch it on and a black screen appears saying I can
1.boot from cd
2. change language
and to insert the boot CD. I don't have the VISTA cd though.
When I press f12 and enter the boot menu, none of those options work. I let it run the system diagnostc tool and everything tested fine except this one thing:
Error Code: 4E0F: 137B "IDE device failed. Blank media or no media present in optical drive".
I can't get passed this stage and I don't think VISTA has a safe mode...
Thanks in advance.