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No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key [Solved]

Ask a question AMJ - Last answered on Mar 26, 2016 05:02AM
Hello,

Yesterday i tried get back on my laptop(its a Compaq Presario) and it gave me this message..'no bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key!! Does anyone know what this means and what I need to do??

Any help is appreciated..thanks
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Hi

Your hard disk is damaged and must be replaced.

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AMJ- Mar 25, 2016 11:41AM
Thanks Ambucias.
Is this something I can do by myself or need to take to a computer repair shop?? Also, does this affect any of my data(files, pics etc??)
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Ambucias 35292Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 9, 2016 Last seen - Mar 25, 2016 04:39PM
If you have never done it, better to see a technician.

Also a technician may be able to transfer the data to the new disk; some might be lost.

Good luck
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AMJ- Mar 25, 2016 09:50PM
Took it to the tech..he said the hard disk had just shifted probably due to the laptop being dropped or something. Thank God nothing was damaged and he managed to get it to start up
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Ambucias 35292Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 9, 2016 Last seen - Mar 26, 2016 05:02AM
Great ! Thanks for your feedback.
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