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    My laptop says to insert a bootable what does that mean and how do I fix it
    - STG
    Intro to Sociology 51|Biology 54|Intro to Psychology 61
    College Algebra A

    124 credits: B.A Social Sciences DONE in 14 months; August 2011
    "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

  • #2
    You probably have a CD, DVD, Floppy, or USB Drive in. The system is trying to boot from those first rather than your hard drive that has your OS in there.

    If you have any of those in there go ahead and unplug it.

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    • #3
      bootable, bootable, bootable, bootable rockin everywhere...

      Ok it means that the hard disk's master boot record is corrupt. That usually means you have a bad hard disk or you at least need to reformat the hard disk or do an "fdisk mbr". You need to take that computer into a reputable computer repair shop. I used to fix things like that but that was back when Clinton was president.
      BSBA CIS from TESC, BA Natural Science/Math from TESC
      MBA Applied Computer Science from NCU
      Enrolled at NCU in the PhD Applied Computer Science

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      • #4
        Does your laptop say this?
        HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER

        If so then Ryoder is correct, get it to a repair shop. Or use your recovery disc, just know that it will erase EVERYTHING.

        Or this message?
        insert bootable disk

        If its this, then most like you need to eject the cd/dvd media from your drive as vernong1992 mentioned.
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        • #5
          If it turns out there's no floppy/cd disk in there, you might be able to restore your computer. There should be a disc that came with your laptop that you can put in there and it'll reinstall windows, but I'd only use that as a last ditch effort
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          • #6
            It says insert bootable device then press any key but I don't have anything in there.
            - STG
            Intro to Sociology 51|Biology 54|Intro to Psychology 61
            College Algebra A

            124 credits: B.A Social Sciences DONE in 14 months; August 2011
            "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

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            • #7
              I took it to someone to fix and it was the hard drive...hopefully he'll get it fixed by today
              - STG
              Intro to Sociology 51|Biology 54|Intro to Psychology 61
              College Algebra A

              124 credits: B.A Social Sciences DONE in 14 months; August 2011
              "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

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              • #8
                ouch, hard drive failure. might be better off just getting a new one, cost will be comparable to fixing it. Perhaps that's what your repair guy will do
                Goal - BA Mathematics Major at TESC
                Plan: International AP Calculus Teacher

                COMPLETED: [B]123/B]
                B&M (Philosophy, Psychology, Calculus I/II, Physics I/II, Discrete Structures I/II, Comp Sci, Astronomy, Ethics)*42 credits
                Athabasca (Nutrition, Globalization)*6 credits
                ALEKS (Stats, Precalculus)*6 credits
                CLEPS (College Math 73, A&I Lit 73, French 63, Social Sciences and History 59, American Lit 57, English Lit 59)*42 credits
                TECEP (English Composition I, II)*6 credits
                TESC Courses (MAT 270 Discrete Math A, MAT 321 Linear Algebra B, MAT 331 Calculus III B+, MAT 332 Calculus IV B-,
                MAT 361 College Geometry B+, MAT 401 Mathematical Logic B, LIB-495 Capstone B)*21 credits
                DSST (MIS, Intro to Computing)*6 credits*(not using)

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                • #9
                  I got it fixed today and was charged $140 for the hard drive and windows 7
                  - STG
                  Intro to Sociology 51|Biology 54|Intro to Psychology 61
                  College Algebra A

                  124 credits: B.A Social Sciences DONE in 14 months; August 2011
                  "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

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                  • #10
                    so he got you a new one? 140 is about the price of a rather nice/new hard drive. windows, well...who pays for that anyways.
                    Goal - BA Mathematics Major at TESC
                    Plan: International AP Calculus Teacher

                    COMPLETED: [B]123/B]
                    B&M (Philosophy, Psychology, Calculus I/II, Physics I/II, Discrete Structures I/II, Comp Sci, Astronomy, Ethics)*42 credits
                    Athabasca (Nutrition, Globalization)*6 credits
                    ALEKS (Stats, Precalculus)*6 credits
                    CLEPS (College Math 73, A&I Lit 73, French 63, Social Sciences and History 59, American Lit 57, English Lit 59)*42 credits
                    TECEP (English Composition I, II)*6 credits
                    TESC Courses (MAT 270 Discrete Math A, MAT 321 Linear Algebra B, MAT 331 Calculus III B+, MAT 332 Calculus IV B-,
                    MAT 361 College Geometry B+, MAT 401 Mathematical Logic B, LIB-495 Capstone B)*21 credits
                    DSST (MIS, Intro to Computing)*6 credits*(not using)

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                    • #11
                      Yea I got a new one.
                      For some reason my computer's working veryyy slow now
                      Every time I click on something, it doesn't come up until I move the mouse in a circular motion...it's very weird and annoying. When I try chatting on gmail, the new message doesn't either come up till I move the mouse.
                      Does anyone know the problem and/or solution?
                      Last edited by STG; 09-06-2011, 10:08 PM.
                      - STG
                      Intro to Sociology 51|Biology 54|Intro to Psychology 61
                      College Algebra A

                      124 credits: B.A Social Sciences DONE in 14 months; August 2011
                      "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Winston Churchill

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                      • #12
                        I do computer repair part-time. If you were my client and I set you up with a new hard drive and loaded the OS myself, and after I gave it back to you it was very slow the next day, I'd expect you to call me about it. So I say call the guy you just paid. The longer you wait the more likely he will think it's something you did, not him. And "slow computer" is my number one annoying service call. . It's one of the more abstract common problems in that the tech might just have to "poke around" and see what's what, unlike your original problem which would either be "this" or "that".
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