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Insert media and select boot device

By Siklosi2789
Jan 9, 2009
  1. I have two problems:
    1)Ive reformatted my computer, booting from Windows Xp Genuine Kit, and deleting the partitions, and then reinstalling one. I had a problem with my product key, and got that figured out with microsoft. I loaded up into windows, started installing the MOBO drivers (InstAll, with my ASUS P5B-SE), Games, Files. I was asked to restart, and in which case, I ended up seeing the message...
    "Unable to boot from device, Insert media and select boot device, or press a key to continue"
    I cannot overcome this message. Ive reconnected everything inside, checked fan's and my drives. Cant figure this out, and im about to lose it. Spent 200 bucks for WGAK and now my comp isnt working? WTF?
    2) My computer now shuts off after about 4-8 seconds from turning on

    MOBO: Asus P5B-SE
    RAM: 3g DDR
    VC: Ati Radeon
    Proc: 3.3ghz

    Help, Thanks!
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    sounds like a thermal fault, or a mobo failure,

    Try this

    strip the board down, use one stick of memory and just the video card.

    No HDD's or CD rom units

    See if the System powers on.

    Let us know
     
  3. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    Go into the BIOS and make sure the boot order is right. Also, make sure the XP media is in the drive when you try and boot. I've actually seen sucky installs where the media had to be in the drive for the computer to boot (no. seriously.. lol)
     
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Oh yeah i get it now, i had to read that twice, sometimes you have to have a bootable Cd or Floppy in the drive for the OS to boot, not seen that though since NT went out the windows.
     
  5. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    I've seen it with XP a few times. It's actually reasonably well documented.
     
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