Guide | How To How to fix "no bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key"

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Geminlife

New Member
Feb 9, 2013
6
Well I can't get my computer to boot up, so I have no idea how I'd go about backing up the information on the working hard drive... Is there some way to do this without the computer actually booting up?

Or do I need to accept the fact that I'm basically reformatting and therefor losing everything on the computer?
 

Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
You can create a bootable disk to access your files. I assume you are retrieving files from your 50gb drive? if the drive is really corrupted, then there may not be a way to retrieve your data. Follow the instructions here:

http://malwaretips.com/Announcement-Computer-won-t-boot-up-Hard-to-remove-malware-Learn-how-to-create-and-use-a-Kaspersky-Rescue-Disk

If you can get that to work, then you can transfer your files to a USB
 

Geminlife

New Member
Feb 9, 2013
6
So I have an instal disc now. When I turned on my PC I got to the install windows menu, and chose to repair. Then it says to select an operating system, but there isn't one showing up. It's just a blank list.
 

Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
Geminlife said:
So I have an instal disc now. When I turned on my PC I got to the install windows menu, and chose to repair. Then it says to select an operating system, but there isn't one showing up. It's just a blank list.

Try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/system-recovery-options-no-operating-system-listed/b6f9662b-a6e0-4efd-8309-2c6004425e7f
 

Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
jvbata said:
followed your instructions please help.

Open notepad and copy & paste the following:

start
Last Boot: 2012-09-16 13:35
HKU\frexmar\...\Run: [Halo2] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\sshnas21.dll,GetMainWnd [x]
CMD: bootrec /FixMbr
CMD: bcdedit /RebuildBcd
testsigning on:
end

and save it as fixlist.txt onto your flash drive.

Then, boot to system recovery, plug in your flash drive, open FRST and click fix. Post the generated log and attempt to boot to normal mode.
 

shureet

New Member
Mar 1, 2013
2
on step 4, no operating system is listed for me either, but i still can run cmd
here you go:
 

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Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
shureet said:
on step 4, no operating system is listed for me either, but i still can run cmd
here you go:

Hi,

Open notepad and copy & paste the following:

start
Last Boot: 2012-11-11 15:04
AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~2\browse~1\261095~1.52\{c16c1~1\browse~1.dll c:\progra~1\browse~1\sprote~1.dll c:\progra~1\websea~1\sprote~1.dll
CMD: bootrec /FixMbr
CMD: bcdedit /RebuildBcd
testsigning on:
end

and save it as fixlist.txt onto your flash drive.

Then, boot to system recovery, plug in your flash drive, open FRST and click fix. Post the generated log and attempt to boot to normal mode. If unsuccessful, do a startup repair in system recovery.
 

shureet

New Member
Mar 1, 2013
2
it says that I got a bad hard disk, so I check it with sentinel, and here is what I got:
[attachment=3836]

Should I just buy a new one?
 

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Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
shureet said:
it says that I got a bad hard disk, so I check it with sentinel, and here is what I got:


Should I just buy a new one?

You can run this first and see if it helps. Goto system recovery > command prompt and type:

chkdsk C: /r

Press Enter.
 

bamz262

New Member
Mar 3, 2013
1
I came across this site by accident. I'm not very computer literate and have a similar screen regarding "no bootable device --insert boot disk and press any key". I have an ACer notebook with Windows XP.
Is there any repair for this. Thanks.
 

Chiara

New Member
Mar 6, 2013
1
Hi!
Can you help me?
These are the two files.
Thank you
 

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Myosotis

New Member
Mar 9, 2013
2
Hello. I found this thread after googling my problem.
What happened: I realized my computer was infested, ran Superantispyware... some weird error message I should have written down, then all of my stuff closed and my computer restarted. Then I got the black screen and "no bootable device error."

I tried step one with the bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot. It did not fix.

So step 2 with my files.
If anyone can help me...thank you so much.
 

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jamescv7

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Mar 15, 2011
13,070
I've encountered this before when I'm in school doing an event papers at the so called SCO/SCEC Office then toggling with BIOS (due to no bootable device or something related for it) then it went fine everything but really strange caused no one touched as for only works purpose only.

P.S: It contains a full of viruses mostly Tazebama which is prominently problem at a certain country. i.e Saudi Arabia
 

Fiery

Level 1
Jan 11, 2011
2,007
Myosotis said:
Hello. I found this thread after googling my problem.
What happened: I realized my computer was infested, ran Superantispyware... some weird error message I should have written down, then all of my stuff closed and my computer restarted. Then I got the black screen and "no bootable device error."

I tried step one with the bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot. It did not fix.

So step 2 with my files.
If anyone can help me...thank you so much.


On another computer, open notepad and copy & paste the following:

start
HKU\M\...\Run: [jeehoii] rundll32 "C:\Users\M\AppData\Local\jeehoii.dll",jeehoii [17408 2013-03-07] ()
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00135680 ____A C:\Users\M\fjlrnr41ozlb7.exe
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\M\AppData\Roaming\Qounvi
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\M\AppData\Roaming\Caleac
2013-03-07 17:20 - 2013-03-07 17:20 - 00018944 ____A C:\Users\M\4709034.exe
end

and save it as fixlist.txt onto your flash drive.

Then, boot to system recovery, plug in your flash drive, open FRST and click fix. Perform a startup repair then attempt to reboot to normal mode. If it works, post the generated log.
 

Myosotis

New Member
Mar 9, 2013
2
Fiery said:
On another computer, open notepad and copy & paste the following:

start
HKU\M\...\Run: [jeehoii] rundll32 "C:\Users\M\AppData\Local\jeehoii.dll",jeehoii [17408 2013-03-07] ()
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00135680 ____A C:\Users\M\fjlrnr41ozlb7.exe
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\M\AppData\Roaming\Qounvi
2013-03-08 20:59 - 2013-03-08 20:59 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\M\AppData\Roaming\Caleac
2013-03-07 17:20 - 2013-03-07 17:20 - 00018944 ____A C:\Users\M\4709034.exe
end

and save it as fixlist.txt onto your flash drive.

Then, boot to system recovery, plug in your flash drive, open FRST and click fix. Perform a startup repair then attempt to reboot to normal mode. If it works, post the generated log.

Thank you for your help, but it didn't work. :( I still can't boot up normally. I still get the "no bootable device" error.
 

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