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Old 09-14-2007, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Won't boot up at all

Ok I have two different desktops. One is a Gateway and the other is an EMachines. I thought that the power supply went out in the Gateway. Then I started having problems with the EMachines. My Master Boot Record was messed up so I bought another HDD. When trying to boot from my windows cd, I get this messagethe following is on the EMachines)
NVIDIA Boot Agent
Media Test Failure,Check Cable
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

WTF does that mean?
So I swaped out power supplies.
Now when I go to boot up the Gateway the power light comes on and that's it. I am at a total stand still.

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Also there is not a floppy drive so making a bootable floppy is out of the question.

CMOS Settings is:
Boot CD
Boot HDD
Boot USB
NVIDIA Boot Agent

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is your bios settings correct? it might be that the boot sequence is wrong. you might have boot from lan option enabled. try the booting sequence to this order.

1.CD-ROM drive
2.Hard disk
3.none/disabled or maybe floppy but usually if that's the order it should boot up correctly.

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