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I am having a huge problem with my home computer, it says, "Reboot and select proper boot device or instert boot media in selected boot device", this happend when i was givin the computer a non destructive reformate, please i dont want to lose my files. When it was copying files it started to give me a lot of errors, and i had to turn off the computer so i started again without the cd and it said that. So i did the non destructive reformate and it finished it, when i restarted the computer it says the same thing... please help me, PLEASE!!!
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Hi BSNCAPBYY...

Check the boot priority in BIOS Setup and make sure the cd-rom is first boot device and the HDD is second. Is this what you find?

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I checked the priority and it says in this order:
SM-HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR
Genereic USB SD Reader
PM-ST380011A

Please help me, thanks
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Is your card reader installed in a usb port? If it is, remove it and see if it will boot. If it's not, you'll need to move the HDD (PM-ST380011A) into the second position.
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It is not a usb so i put the hd in the second position and it says the same thing... :whistling:
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What kind of computer is this? Are you offered the option of Recovery Console with the cd you have?
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Its a e machine restore dvd, i have done non distructive restores before in where every file i have it is saved on a file called my back up, but this time it just started to give me errors, saying it could not extract certine files and it just stoped working so i turned the computer off, i did it agian and it worked but know it got this problem with the boot. What could it be?
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Not sure yet, but it sounds like a bad MBR. This can be rebuilt using Recovery Console which is available on XP installation cd's.

Do you have floppy drives on both machines?
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None of my machine accept floppys i can burn cds or i have a flash drive thats it, i have to leave i will be back at 10 or so if your not going to be here at that time please tell me what time you think you are going to be
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I should be here.

Can you get your hands on a regular XP installation cd?
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really doubtfull, the only thing i got is a emachines restore dvd verstion 1.1 for a T2958, PLEASE what can i do
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Download RC.ISO and save it to your HDD. You'll need to burn this to cd as an ISO image...do you know how to do that?

Once created, this will be a bootable cd that contains Recovery Console...we can use that to try to get your machine running.
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Im not sure how to burn in iso
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Dont worry i found it already ill do what you said
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Do you have any burning software like Nero or Easy CD Creator?

There is information HERE on burning an ISO image along with some free burning applications.
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