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Old 07-26-2010, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I installed a new hard drive getting error HELP!

I was getting a disk read error before so I bought a bran new Hard drive for my laptop, installed it and im getting this error message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key" I'm lost on what to do or what is wrong, I cant run any CD to install windows, in the BIOS it goes CD/DVD then my hard drive. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? and please explain things in simple terms. Thanks!

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Default Re: I installed a new hard drive getting error HELP!

in the BIOS it goes CD/DVD then my hard drive.
Can you double-check that?

Do you get the option to open a Boot Menu instead of the BIOS when you turn on the laptop? Try loading the Windows DVD with that instead.

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On most newer computers if you hit the F8 key after it beeps a Boot Menu will appear. Then you should be able to select the DVD drive and install Windows. If it still doesn't try to install I would look for a new DVD drive.
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