Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

By gabe044
May 27, 2009
  1. Hello,

    First timer. I just got a pc from my roommate that he wasn't using. When I turn it on, it gives me the screen saying
    "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"
    I pressed F2 to try to switch up the boot priority and the only option it shows is the DVD/CD RW drive, does this mean I don't have a hard drive? I opened up the computer but I don't really know what I should be looking for. All I noticed was two wires that weren't plugged into anything so that added to the suspicion that the computer doesn't have a HDD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 593


    If you have a look at the drive on the right, that's what a hard drive should look like

    I am assuming that you are using a desktop and not a laptop :)

    Did have a nice pretty circle around it showing you, but it wouldn't let me upload that one
  3. gabe044

    gabe044 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah that's definitely missing haha. Just talked to my friend though and he had forgotten to inform me that he had taken it out. I'll let you know if I have any issues plugging it all back in though, thanks a lot!
  4. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 593

    That was nice of him :)
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