Why would your computer start with and error message?

Question

Why instead of starting Windows after the Gateway screen, does the screen go blank with the message: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"?

The system will start normally about once every 10 attempts. The system boot order is set to CD ROM, Floppy, Hard Disk. Attempting to start in safe mode makes no difference.

Thanks,

Scott Render

Answer

This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check to see if you have a removable media drives such as CD-Drives and ZIP drives and remove all discs you find in any of these drives if you find any reboot the computer

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003