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Can't Boot via USB or CD [No boot disc found]

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Can't Boot via USB or CD [No boot disc found]

    Hello, this is a follow up from my last post.

    Well I switched out my harddrives, and the harddrive that's currently in it only has one partition, and it's blank. But I have hit a snag when trying to install a OS.

    Here is the error I'm seeing no matter what boot device I'm using:

    Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v15.0.11
    Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Broadcom Corporation
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Broadcom Corporation
    All rights reserved.
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0f: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
    No bootable device -- insert book disk and press any key

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 123

    Do you have a Windows CD/DVD with the OS on it - or are you trying to install from a USB stick?
    If USB, did you create a "bootable" USB stick? See tutorials on installing Windows. =General%20Tips]Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Also, you would need to go into BIOS and set it to start from your CD or USB (not the hard drive). On some machines you can hit F12 while the BIOS screen is up and that will give you a boot options menu where you would select what computer should try to boot from.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS.

    Also, the BIOS should show whatever is connected to the USB port when you are choosing to boot from it. If it is blank beside USB: then it is not seeing it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks CountryBumkin, apparently I needed to create a USB that was bootable with a UEFI bios.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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