system will not boot- unable to access bios to verify boot priority
Posted on 2013-11-18
Last Thursday I was successful in installing Windows 7 Professional on a new hard drive in a SONY VAIO RGC-310G Digital Studio Desktop. This morning I turned on the unit and it returned a single line message:
NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY.
I tried to enter BIOS to verify my boot settings and I cannot get it to come up. I have used F!, F2, Del, Esc, and none of them got me BIOS. This unit has four SATA drive channels and I moved the boot disk to the second channel and still got the same message. It seems more like a BIOS problem but until I can get it to let me in I am stumped. I even put the Windows 7 install disk in the drive and it too is no recognized any longer.
Carl Sheran at firstname.lastname@example.org