Acer Aspire 5315-2326 gives No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key message at startup
Posted on 2011-05-03
From a previously closed post, I was able to finally get an Acer Aspire 5315-2326 to present BIOS information onto the screen by simply removing the stick of RAM in it and reseating it into a different memory slot. It was so nice seeing something on the screen because earlier I was not getting anything but a blank screen.
While I do have information displayed onto the screen now, I am still not completely where I need to be in the grand scheme of things. At the moment, I see the following information on the screen:
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v10.0.9
Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device - - insert boot disk and press any key
From what I gather from this error message, there appears to be some sort of problem with the HDD. Specifically, it is almost like the laptop can not find an operating system on the hard drive. However, I stand to be corrected on this interpretation. Or, perhaps the HDD itself is bad or defective. While I am fairly familiar with common procedures for troubleshooting HDD issues with desktop pc's, I am not as confident with laptop hard drives. I do follow instructions very well and always been known to be an eager learner. With those points in mind, if someone could give me some direction and guidance at this point, it will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much. I will look forward to reviewing any shared thoughts or suggestions to this laptop issue.