Reboot and select proper boot device

By steven5181
Dec 30, 2008
  1. hi

    today i installed some new RAM curtacy of crutial memory, when i came to turn my computer on i get a screen naming my system, graphics card etc, but does not seem to load.

    But then i waited and i the got a screen saying 'reboot and selet proper boot device etc etc'.

    Now, i ran down stair to find a floppy **** saying ghost boot disk, and put that in and allas something happened. HOWEVER, i got a screen with sycamatic? or smething like that whith options etc which is confusing me to no end, on the floppy i have it also says 'with cdrom support' now the problem is, i did not make this computer, someone else did that i do not have contact with, does this mean i am fuffed? or please tell me there is something i can do.

    i feel it maybe due to the fact i knocked the lead to my cd rom drive out a little.

    thanks for any comment you make, please ***** proof it as I am still learning.

    Thanks. :grinthumb
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the data cable to the CD\DVD Drive fully (ie take the data cable out of the computer - unplugged from motherboard end)

    Confirm the Harddrive data cable is seated correctly in the Harddrive, and in the motherboard (even detach and re-attach)
    Confirm the power plug into the Harddrive is seated correctly (even detach and re-attach)

    Turn on the computer
    Does it now boot?
    If so, shutdown normally, and securely attach the data cable back to the CD\DVD Drive
    Turn back on
    Does it now boot?
  3. steven5181

    steven5181 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I could kiss you, it has booted up normally, what do i have to do to have my cd rom working then?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    As above
    Please note: I have also written the No Post Guide: ;)
  5. steven5181

    steven5181 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you so much, you dont no how much i appreciate what you have done

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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