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Boot Errors on new laptop

by SchmidtN / March 11, 2007 1:01 PM PDT

Hello,

I recently bought a new Asus laptop;
ASUS A8 Series A8JS-4S024P NoteBook
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834220123

...and when I boot it up, every once in a while, I'll get an error message telling me the boot device can't be found. Within the reviews for the product somebody mentioned, "BIOS set to boot hard disk instead of CDROM first, need to manual reset it." What does this mean and how do I do it so that my machine boots to Windows and doesn't hang. Currently, whenever I run into this problem, I've been cold booting the laptop and the second time it boots fine but I'd really rather correct the problem because I've been told cold booting computers is bad for them.

Thank you for your time and knowledge,
Schmidt-

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That's bad. Make it a warranty issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:08 PM PDT

Such should not happen on a new machine. Call it in ASAP.

Bob

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thanks for the advice
by SchmidtN / March 13, 2007 11:03 AM PDT

but unfortunately I'm in the military and getting anything mailed to me is a hassle (heck, I had to go home on leave just to pick up the machine) so I didn't want to ship it off and wait a couple months to pick it back up. Well, if anybody else is out there with the same problem, on the Asus splash page hit F2 to get into the BIOS and then go to the boot menu and rearrange the primary and secondary boot devices.

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Next best advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 11:07 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks for the advice

Call it in anyway so the problem is logged at this date. When you get back then you can get it fixed.

Bob

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