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  1. Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Earlier today I bought a brand new Satellite L655-1DM. It didn't have an OS so I wanted to install a Windows 7. However, as I start the laptop after the initial Toshiba screen I get the following:

    Check cable connection!
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
    No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

    Granted, I'm a complete laptop newbie as this is the first laptop I've ever purchased, but am I doing something wrong? I put the Windows 7 DVD in, start the laptop and I get this message. Is there something else I should be doing or some sort of setting I should change in order for this to work? I did a google search for a solution but couldn't find one. Can anyone help me?

  2. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Hey,

    This is usually only related to a wrong boot order.

    If you start your notebook go into BIOS boot menu. Therefore press F12 key. Now insert the Windows 7 disk and then select CD/DVD drive as boot device. Now the computer will start with Windows installation so follow the screen instructions.

    Check this!!!

  3. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    First of all, thank you for answering.

    Unfortunately, that didn't solve my issue. I selected CD/DVD in the boot menu and then pressed enter but I got the same "No bootable device" message again.

  4. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Hey,

    Ok, so have you already tested another disk?

    Usually it should always be possible to boot from CD/DVD expect the disk is scratched or something else. So test another bootable disk.

    Is the HDD and CD/DVD drive recognized in BIOS properly?

  5. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Yes, I tried with another disk. Same result. Plus, both disks work fine on my personal computer.

    Yes, both the HDD and the CD/DVD are recognized in BIOS:

    http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1570/unledqj.jpg

  6. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Set BIOS to default settings and restart notebook. When the notebook starts again press F12 several times to enter boot menu.
    Can you see CD/DVD driver there?
    Put bootable disc into optical disc drive, choose CD/DVD drive in the menu and press ENTER.

    Please let us know what happen exactly?

  7. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Hi buddy,

    > Yes, both the HDD and the CD/DVD are recognized in BIOS:
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    >http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1570/unledqj.jpg

    Thatís a useful picture. Good idea! :)

    Regarding your problem: Set BIOS to default settings and test it again as Silas wrote. Go into BIOS setup and load the default settings. As far as I know you can this with F9 in BIOS setup too.

    If CD/DVD drive and HDD are recognized properly it must be possible to boot from a disk.

  8. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    Silas, I tried what you're suggesting (setting the BIOS to default settings) and entering the boot menu. The CD/DVD was just one of the few things listed there but the exact model wasn't listed on the right (like it is in the photo I posted above). I'm not sure if the model is supposed to be listed in the boot menu or not but I thought I'd point out that it wasn't.
    I got the same result ("No bootable device") after I put in the Windows disk and pressed Enter.

    Anyway, thank you very much for the replies guys but after hours of googling and asking people online for possible solutions I finally gave up on trying to fix the issue myself and decided to leave it to the professionals. I'm just coming back from the store where I bought the laptop. I left it with their technicians and they are looking into the problem as I write this. Hopefully soon everything should be fixed and ready to go. Still though, I'm very curious to find out what the issue was to begin with. We'll see.

  9. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    > and decided to leave it to the professionals.
    Good idea and Iím sure they will solve it for you :)

  10. Re: Satellite L655 - No bootable device
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    simple ,,,,,when u restart laptop push f2 and find i think in advanced setings in bios setings to SATA HDD,,,just change it to compatibilty mode and ur problem fix !!

    this is cus u ur instalator with windows cant see ur hhd drives,,,so jsut change it

    Message was edited by: MzytengaM

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