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I have a Lenovo G505s getting this message

 

"Default Boot Device Missing or boot failed
Insert recovery media and hit any key 
Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."

 

I have changed the Bios to Legacy support as suggested on some forums but still fails to boot.

 

i don't have a recovery disk

 

 


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Unfortunately, that error usually means that the hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced. :(


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Oh dear. 

 

Is it possible to boot from an external drive.

 

This machine is really only used for browsing


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Sure, you should be able to boot some variant of Linux from CD/DVD/USB flash drive.

 

(Windows won't boot and run from an external drive).


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What would you recommend?


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Zorin

 

and then use something like Rufus to burn that ISO file to a USB key/flash drive
 


Edited by SpywareDr, 14 June 2015 - 04:42 PM.

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D'accord, bon je pense que je ne le réinstallerais pas, mais sait-on jamais, après mon ancien pc qui m'a fait 5 ans avant que sa carte graphique lâche, je ne l'avais jamais réinstallé ni eu de soucis, j'espère que dorénavant sera le cas avec celui-ci aussi.

 

Google Translate:

Okay, well I think I do not réinstallerais but you never know, after my old pc which made me five years before his cowardly graphics card, I had never had any problems or reinstalled, I hope that from now on will be the case with this one too.

 

 

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The BIOS should have a diagnostic tool/utility to confirm the failure. Any chance the device is still under warranty?


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