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02-18-2012 02:37 PM
I have an HP G60 laptop that is 1.5 years old. It died on me this week and test showed failed hard disk, replace. I went out and found the only HD I could find was a WD 1TB. Installed it in about 10 mins started it up with the my system recovery disc #1. Went through all the steps and inserted disc # 2 & #3 when asked. It took about 45-1 hour. When it finished, it told me to remove all system recovery discs and click continue to restart. When I did so, it shut off and back on and I get a dos screen that reads "No Bootable Device-Insert boot disk and press any key. What the heck do I do now?
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02-18-2012 03:48 PM
When you see that error try ctrl+alt+del, see if windows loads.
See the last post in this thread by radiantmind, if that does not work
02-18-2012 05:27 PM
figure out how long it will take to download, divide that by half, say its 4 hours total download time for example, start the download 2 hours before midnight, hopefully the hughes limit will reset at midnight and allow the download to finish.
If that does not work use a download manager that can pause the download before you use up the limit, then resume it the next day.
02-19-2012 08:35 AM
Update: I downloaded the Herin Bootcd 15.1 at 3:00AM. Burned it to DVD, put it in my drive and hit Enter. Everything went well as to the instructions by Radiantmind from your link. Everything went well until after step 5 when I exited. Typed M for menu but there wa no option for "smart f disk" and I don't know what it means by "repartition your HHD as you like? I'm really lost at this step. I am not very good with computers other than messing them up.
02-19-2012 10:12 AM
OK, I guess 3rd time is a charm! I tried all of the above and nothing worked. After the 3rd time running my 3 recovery disc's and letting it reformat the HD, it worked like it should. It is now up and running, go figure! I don't know why but it did. Do any of you know why? I didn't do anything differently each time.
02-19-2012 11:07 AM
I am very glad! Now it's loading the 101 windows updates from the last 1 1/2 years! lol So I guess people who get the messge, no bootable device, after the recovery and the other thing don't work then they can just redo it a few more times!