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No bootable device --  why?

By sjhoann
Mar 6, 2012
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  1. Hi, I'm having problems with my Hp Pavilon g6-1b60us Notebook pc.... (laptop)
    at first i thought it was the hard drive that was dead , don't know! i bought a new one and still says no bootable device> is it the cable ??? maybe ,,, I need urgent HELP!
    (it says first>> media test failure, check cable
    After it says>> No Bottable device-- insert boot disk and press any key
    i tried installing windows xp because it's the only C.D i have, but when it comes to accepting the terms ... it says press F8... and i press it and it does press .....
    soooo can someone help me pleaseeeee!! thank U! God Bless
     
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    You need to wait about this many more after you press F8 .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    no joke, good luck!

    Don't you have the restore disk that came with it? Check HP's website for info on system restore.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    two factors that can cause this symptom
    1) the MBR has been destroyed
    2) the partition map is invalid

    The second issue is more likely.
    If you can dismount the HD and attach it to another system, you can explore
    and sometimes recover the partition table.
    This can take some effort on your part and using the wipe clean and reinstall
    approach might be far less effort.
     
  4. sjhoann

    sjhoann TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Motherboard?

    so if it was the motherboard!! i might as well buy a new laptop... and it was only a few months old!! uugghh!! anyways i didn't do nothing to it .. the laptop just fliped on my couch and didn't want to function anymore..... ! i really want to fix so if anyone knows or u can help me u can even post a video explaining it better to me (post it on UTube) or doing it urself and i can do it ! lol,... idk!
    i need serious help!! i loved my laptop!!
     
  5. SoMeAm

    SoMeAm TS Rookie

    No bootable device

    If your notebook is only a few months old can't you call HP Tech Support for a repair under warranty, 800-474-6836.
     

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