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Select proper boot device error

Q: Select proper boot device error

I recently just got n old computer and erased the HD completely and re installed windows Everything was working golden except the computer ran a little slow I only had or so MB of ram so i decided to open up the comp and add another MB of RAM into it So i plug everything back in and turn on the computer the manufacturers screen came up then after that i device proper error Select boot get an error saying Please select proper boot device or insert boot media and rebootClick to expand or something along those lines I checked the BIOS and it says my primary IDE device is not detected so i opened it back up and checked if maybe i had moved some wires out of place then tried again still no go Even checked my boot priority st is CD ROM drive nd is my Floppy drive rd is empty Select proper boot device error didnt give me the option to set my HD as rd Its like my HD isnt even there Im hoping to god its some thing else and i dont have to go buy a New HD or ill be screwed heres some hardware if you need itt I have an ASUS motherboard with an AMD athlon processor i beleive about MB of ram but they are two different manufacturers i dont know if that could be it but highly doubt it please help im desperate hahah nbsp

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A: Select proper boot device error

If the HD hasn't failed, you've installed something improperly.
Remove the new memory and triple-check your connections.

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I've set proper boot device priority..my hdd and dvd rom both get detected in BIOS. I cant figure whats the problem?! Can anybody please help me?

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error.

Try resetting the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

What is the SATA controller setting? Try AHCI, then IDE if necessary.

Did the HD initialize upon install?

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Did you format and install Windows on the new hard drive? Can you see the hard drive in the bios boot list?
 

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A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device Error

Make sure your hard drive is connected properly, because it sounds like your hard drive isn't connected properly.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

check the HDD Cables.maybe its damaged
have you replugged it correctly

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A:Select Proper Boot Device Error on startup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dauf


Hey everyone,

Here is some background. I recently did a fresh install windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my machine using a 500gb Seagate HDD. The problem I am encountering is when I restart the computer, for necessary program restarts when installing new software, I get the "select proper boot device error" on the fresh install of Windows 7 that I just completed. How am I getting this error using a brand new hard drive with a fresh install of windows? This is very confusing.

I am installing windows again to see if I encounter the same error.

Edit 1: Alrighty this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...e-problem.html saved me so much time and effort.

Learned a lot about dual and multiboot systems and realized that was the problem. I had a previous version of windows 7 on an old drive that was still plugged into the mobo. Needless to say my "fresh" install of windows was sharing boot files with the other version of windows 7 on a different drive. Needless to say anything affecting either drive caused the system not being able to boot.

Simply removed the drive, did a fresh install on the new seagate, and problem solved. I'll be monitoring the situation to see if anything new develops, but for now I seem to have figured it out.


Hello and welcome Dauf well mate you should have backed up whatever data you needed and then just wiped the drive using DISKPART clean all or Partition Wizard however you need a system / another machine ( a drive with an OS on) to run those off of. Then you should have aligned the drive as per the tutorial SSD Alignment < I do this for all drives it makes sure you have a completely clean and fresh drive to start with.

The other option is to back up and then do a secure erase using the Linux based Parted Magic you make a bootable CD and then set the BIOS to boot from the optical and set up secure erase then it it is plain sailing .
downloads

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Make this:

UBCD for Windows

you can boot into Windows on a CD and run virus scans and stuff. Also recover any data without worrying about the virus spreading any more.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Have you tried setting the Main Drive as the ONLY bootable device?

Check all the cables & jumpers are firmly inserted

Make sure there's no CD in the drive

Run the WD Diagnostic to check the HDD isn't on it's way out.

http://support.wdc.com/download/

merry Christmas

Steve
 

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A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
 
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
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2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

 
5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 

 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
 
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As for RAM.  I have a personal preference for Crucial.  They have a 8GB kit (4GB x 2) for $83.99 plus tax and shipping.

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device" Error

Is the hard drive partitioned, formatted, and does it have an operating system installed on it? If not, then it's not gonna boot from it.

CD drive not being seen in BIOS:
- bad CD drive
- bad cable
- bad power connector
- bad power connector connection
- bad connection to motherboard
- bad plug on motherboard
- bad controller on motherboard

Try new cables and different ports (gray, blue, and navy blue) on the motherboard
Try different power connectors
If all of those don't work, then the problem is most likely with the CD drive (and it's the cheapest thing to replace and find out)


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Intel? P67(B3) chipset :
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A:Win 7 reboot and select proper boot device error message

So the computer will not boot with the external drive disconnected?

As a side note, the USB and eSATA cannot be connected at the same time. One or the other, but not both. The USB can be connected while the PC is up and running. The eSATA will likely, depending on the motherboard chipset, connected before the PC is powered on (and disconnected after it is powered off).
 

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A:Disk read error -> Select proper boot device

Hello Trepanation,

Look on your BIOS set-up, change the the Priority Boot Device settings.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error after RAM change

Remove the RAM you installed and try booting into Windows.

Try System Restore to before the problem began, using Repair CD System Recovery Options.

If these fail, work through these troubleshooting steps

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A:'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media' error

Hi Helpme123

Click on the link below to download a legit Windows 7 disc and run the Startup repair

Windows 7 Direct Download Links



   Note
To install Windows 7 from the link above you would need to have a legit Product Key . If the HP came with Windows 7 you may use the Product Key on the side of the desktop .

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A:Cannot boot pc/ Reboot and Select proper Boot device error

How old is this PC, and can you try the hard drive in another computer to see if its detected. I have had issues like this, and the cause was a bad cable. I went ahead and replaced it with a new one, and low and behold it detected the drive and booted up.

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A:Restart and select proper boot device error (no access to BIOS)

Try another method to Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. You need to be able to enter BIOS setup to check if HD is detected and work through the other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

But it sounds like it could be a mobo problem. As a last resort try another blank HD, or wipe with Diskpart Clean Command to see if Win7 installation media will autostart as it should, Clean Install Windows 7 to see how that goes.

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A:Vaio VGN-A190: Reboot and select proper boot device error

Found this at another site:


Recheck the jumper on the HDD and make sure it is configured right.
Also check the BIOS setting for LBA Enabled on the HDD.

Check to see if there is a legacy controller option enabled in the BIOS. Disable it and then try booting up.

3 more options:

1) Boot sequence is performed through a ROM memory module...as such there may be an issue with the memory not releasing and locking up the system...remove all power systems and batteries to reset the BIOS and ROM memory modules.

2) You could have a faulty power supply and is keeping it from booting properly

3) Faulty mobo

Both 2 and 3 are possible even if it does accept a BIOS update.
 

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A:Get 'Reboot & select proper boot device' error message when booting from win 7 DVD

Advise you should read the motherboard manual. If your motherboard is virtually new, you might have to surmount problems like secure boot, EUFI bios, and you may, for instance have to jump through hoops like 'go to Boot in BIOS and enable the option Launch CSM and sub option Launch PXE OpROM.' just to get the DVD drive bootable.
 

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device error (Weird issue, not typical) please help

When you installed it on the SSD, Windows installed the boot loader portion on the primary hard drive. (In this case the Western Digital hard drive.) If you want to be able to boot directly to the SSD, you will have to make the SSD the primary drive and disconnect the hard drive. Otherwise, you will have to leave the hard drive as the primary drive since that is the boot drive.
 

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Please help

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot Device error- ASUS N55SF Laptop

Can you go to the boot tab in the BIOS and please post a picture of it so we can see what boot order your devices are in?

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A:reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select bo

Check all the cables.

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"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 

A:"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device

First of all, no one has any idea what we are attempting to diagnose. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card, etc, etc. If this is a big box system, then post the exact brand and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

Note do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
 

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key...

HiYou will have to give a little more information.What is the make and model of the computer?If it isn't a brand name what make and model of the motherboard.Or you can post a Speccy that will give that information.[ Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.

Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

You will see the following prompt:
Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

Congrats! You have just posted your specs!With this information Someone will be able to help youThanksRoger

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and

there is a good chance the harddrive has taken a dive
looks like u had plenty of "warnings"
go into bios and set "harddrive" as 1st boot device
if u get the same message....... replace harddrive
also go inside of tower and make sure all cables on the drive are tight & snug
 

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A:reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device

Make certain your IDE cables are not just plugged in correctly but their also correctly placed. The side of the cable with the color strip is generally closest to the PSU plug up.
The boot order with your OS in your CD drive on boot should be CD - HD and then Floppy. Keep us up to date as to what's happening. There's a lot of folks willing to help. Jazz
I should ask what settings you've left your HDD on with the jumpers? What setting is you CD on with the jumpers?
 

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

Guys,

I have similar problem that says: "Reboot and select proper boot device.... "
It's my small cute laptop and I have data on it that I don't want to lose.
If any help can save my data and keep use my laptop after repairing?

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device...

He may need to connect a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS Setup (assuming his PC has a pair of PS/2 ports for mouse & keyboard). Some computers don't respond to USB keyboard input for BIOS access. Mine is like that and it's a new PC - good job I kept my old PS/2 keyboard because they are difficult to find these days.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

I just want to be clear here (point form is sometimes good)

PC Bluescreens
Removed Ram (looks to be physically faulty, gold plate scratched off)
Turned on computer (not sure if you re-inserted the original Ram here again)
Now cannot find HardDrive boot sector
Tried Ram from another (unknown) computer (Note: Ram specs may be incorrect)
Would not POST (Power On Self Test)
Put the original Ram back in
From here, I don't know what's happening, probably not Booting again (ie your long heading)

This is what I recommend (even though I'm still a little unsure where your at!)

Remove the Ram (By the way 1 or 2 Ram Cards?)
Blow out (either compressed air in a can, or just using your breath) the Ram slots
Re-insert the Ram (you usually just need one in there to test with) Note: They click in
Unplug the cables going to your HardDrive (HardDrive end and Motherboard end)
Re-insert the HardDrive data cable (securely)
Do the same for the HardDrive Power Connector (pull it out, then push it in with a little force)
Now do the same for the CD/DVD Drive data and power cables (you can even just leave these cables fully out)

Turn on !

Did it work?
 

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It does the same thing even if the video card isnt hooked up.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Check the connections to the hard drive and make sure they are still seated properly.
Go into the bios setup and make sure the hard drive is set as first boot device.
 

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I've been encountering a problem where upon booting I receive the following message: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

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Upon installation, I received the following message. The OS is Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Best,
KnightessKana

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Boot into the BIOS, and check your boot devices. It maybe trying to boot from a USB device, or CD.

To enter the BIOS, reboot system then press either the Delete key, or maybe the F2 you will see a message about which key to "enter setup"

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

When you say you "tried everything," what did you try? Give us a clue regarding your prior efforts so we don't waste time suggesting the same old thing again.
 

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

I forgot to mention, my motherboard IS detecting Both my CD drives, both my HD's and my floppy drive.
 

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and sorry for my bad English .
 

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and

you cannot install windows on one machine and then move the drive to another machine

it looks for the system it was installed on and then when it does not find it ,it stops dead

you need to install it in the machine you are going to use it on
 

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device

Welcome to TSF

That message is indicating that it does not see the hard dive to boot to it. Odd the BIOS doesn't see the hard drive or the optical drive. I'm assuming Windows 7 ran successfully prior to the wipe and reinstall? Can I ask why you reformatted in the first place? What driver did it say was missing? Did the install halt at that point requiring a reboot or did you just reboot because of the missing driver message? Make sure you have no USB devices attached to the system as it may be trying to boot to USB device. Also you may want to change boot order in BIOS

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I have not had this PC for more than a year now since I bought this from my previous employer.

Here are the specs of my pc:

HP Compaq dx2000 MT:
-Intel Pentium 4
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I don't have WinXP CD.
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I'm not really sure.. I'll have to check it, once I get back home..

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

Since you installed new ram and had no issues before that is where I would start, run Memtest. If it shows any faults whatsoever the ram has a problem. New items can fail during initial burn in, Memtest is free and has good approval ratings here and on other boards.Look for "free down load on the left" http://www.memtest86.com/

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My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

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The only thing I can manage to pull up is the CMOS Setup Utility. Looking through the menu I found the Boot sequence menu; however, the only device listed is cd/dvd and I read that hard drive should be listed.

Any ideas on a possible problem?

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appear to have accidentally deleted the data on the drive.

I now repeatedly received the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device".

I've tried the F12 approach to <HDD recovery>, but my Boot Menu doesn't state this option.

I'm frustrated that the new laptop was performing so poorly, given I've had Toshiba devices for ~10 years.
Additionally, I'm disappointed that the potentially serious implications of deleting the drive <even accidentally> were not clearly advised to me, before commencing.

Please advise a solution.
The laptop is 4 months old.

Furthermore, how do I begin the process of claiming under my warranty?
An unhappy customer experience, thus far.



Regards,

DG.


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A:Satellite C50-B-13N - Error "Reboot and select proper boot device"

I appear to have accidentally deleted the data on the drive.



Obviously the HDD recovery procedure isn’t possible now because the HDD recovery files have been deleted.

I guess you did not create a recovery medium as recommended in the user manual.

Well, in such case you have one chance to order a missing recovery medium and to recover the notebook back to factory state.

Recovery medium can be ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Im considering visiting the tech shop that built me the PC but if I can fix this at home I would give it a shot.

Im running Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.

A:Getting "reboot and select proper boot device" error on startup

Boot into BIOS setup, see if the hard drive is detected. If not change it's cables to see if it's detect or replace it.

If HD detected set it as first device to boot, save changes, exit and reboot. What is the exact error given?

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I just built to PCs and loaded XP Pro, Office 2003, etc. and connected to LAN. When I cold boot (not restart) I receive the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device." I then CAD and the computer boots normally. Tried F-10 to choose boot device, picked option 2 (Maxtor HD) and hit Enter to save. Didn't work; still gives me boot device message above. Any suggestions? I appreciate your time and assistance.
 

A:Select Proper Boot Device

Hi,

you might want to list your motherboard and hard drive types.

Also, did you go into BIOS setup menu and set the boot order to be CDRom first, and your boot drive second? If not, do that and see if it helps.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/select-proper-boot-device.258376/
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I bought a new HDD WD LPVX GB Sata for my laptop i installed the OS and everything went well but after like days when i started my computer it started showing the following message Select proper boot device and press any key I managed to finally start the computer after like to reboots but today nothing works minutes trying that trick Edit This problem happens aswell in my desktop with the same disk Sometimes theres an error message when trying device proper Select boot to start the pc appears the pri master atapi cd rom etc It's like the screen before entering bios but this one just stays the error says Third Master Disk Error again it's a completely new disk I already searched a lot about this but nothing seems to work I acessed BIOS American Megatrends -Boot order is set correctly Hard Disk CD DVD etc -In the ide configuration its set Pri Master ATAPI CD Rom Third Master Hard Disk Pressing esc it gives us the option to select if we want to boot from HDD or from CD DVD ROM my HDD from times to times disappears so i thought leaving a CD Windows Vista CD in the Select proper boot device computer to test if it Select proper boot device would boot it up if i selected to boot from hdd and it Select proper boot device did Maybe it's because of the IDE Configuration Please help me this problem is quite annoying and seeing has i can't find a solution maybe you can help me out thanks

A:Select proper boot device

Please post the complete laptop model next time. Creating two topics would be confusing... Do you save the setups on priority boot? Do you see the drive on BIOS? ?Is the data and time correct? Have you tried replacing the CMOS battery?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/506912/select-proper-boot-device/
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its telling me to select a proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device.....

A:HELP!!! it wants me to select my proper boot device o

Have you changed anything in the BIOS? Either way, go into the BIOs (F1/del key at startup) and into the boot section. The drive or device with your operating system on (Vista in your case) should be at the top of the Boot order list.

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Hello I am in quite a dilemma with my current computer I have recently purchased a new computer chassis which I transferred all my components to with no new additions On startup I was being sent to the Marvell Adapter xx which I had never encountered when my components were in my original case The adapter was saying Virtual Drives None Detected Physical Drives Patriot Inferno SSD which already has windows installed on it Western Digital HDD It would then proceed to another black screen saying please select proper boot device etc etc I have since tried all the different SATA configurations IDE AHCI and RAID I tried all of these with the Marvell device" boot error proper select Startup "Please Adapter both on and off I have tried all of the modes with both drives Startup error "Please select proper boot device" in each combination possible SSD in Gb port HDD in Gb port SSD in Gb port HDD in Gb port SSD amp HDD in Gb port and the original SSD amp HDD in Gb port I have reset the CMOS in a hope that It may resolve the issue I have also pressed F boot menu and selected the SSD directly for startup considering it has windows installed on it Originally when the issue started I was able to enter the Marvell adapter and I created a virtual drive with both of my drives This still resulted in me being sent to the quot Please select proper boot device screen quot and so I deleted that virtual drive In conclusion I have run out of ideas and I am stumped as to what I should do as I have found similar scenarios in the forums but none quite as complex or exactly the same as mine The motherboard I am using is the Asus Sabertooth X I cannot get past the quot select proper boot device quot screen at all and If any has any clue as to why my computer is having a s t fit please pleassssse help me out Thanks so much for any replies Drew

A:Startup error "Please select proper boot device"

Hey again to anyone viewing the thread. I have found out what the issue / resolution was.

In the end I just booted with the windows 7 disk in the dvd drive which enabled me to get past the error and into system repair. The issue in the end was a corrupt MBR section in the 1TB HDD. The system repair removed the corruption and removed the partition.

After that I was able to start up my computer like usual but the HDD had lost its info. Luckily with the program "EASEUS partition recovery" I was able to retrieve the lost data that was originally on my drive as system repair only removed the data instead of deleting it.

Thanks to anyone that showed interest in my thread.

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A:"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device," etc. Error - Just Sometimes

Check in BIOS setup to see if HD is detected. What is the SATA controller setting? Is there more than one storage controller?

Test your HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check run from the installer's Command Line in System Recovery Options.

If necessary format a full disk partition marked Active to try install and do the DIsk Check, using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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which i have yet to find a solution to after four hours of scouring the tubes i finally got all the pieces of my new computer together new HW msi mainboard k n pgm -v amd athlon II x mb RAM nvidia geforce gt x sata LG multi drive x sata gb drive not new but unused old HW x IDE gb drives x IDE cd r w the old hw works fine when plugged into my old computer boots etc never had any issues with them at all except the cd drive sticks sometimes i ve set jumpers correctly all cables are seated properly both the SATA HD and the SATA multi-drive power up and seem to work correctly as do both IDE drives and the IDE disk drive the BIOS recognizes all components installed and i ve set my boot sequence to boot "Reboot and select boot error proper device" from only the IDE disk drive and in another attempt only the SATA disk drive still get the same error i ve connected the old HD with the old XP os installed on it and it gives me boot options you know safe mode w or w o command prompt etc or start windows normally but obviously as the OS was installed with another MB gfx "Reboot and select proper boot device" error card etc it would blue screen on me and reboot the computer the manufacturer screen for the mainboard appears normally any "Reboot and select proper boot device" error combination of IDE or SATA HD s has been tried the only thing i haven t tried that i have seen on the web is removing the video card but i fail to see where that would affect the computers ability to recognize the CD in the disk drive Also the only copy of windows xp pro I have at "Reboot and select proper boot device" error the moment is a burned copy i have a product key set for my new computer and i have used this same copy to install onto my younger siblings computer and had no problems at all now if I am completely ignorant to a fact like part or most of my computer will not run XP please forgive me but it seems like even if that were the case the computer would still try and boot with the CD inserted any help at all would be greatly appreciated and thank you for taking the time to help me out snuffXdub nbsp

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M50D-A-10W that went all "reboot and select proper boot device" nuts on me.

This occurred before and it was solved by alt-ctr-del then F12 to enter BIOS where the date had gone back to sometime in 2010 - after bringing it up to the present and changing the boot device, everything worked fine ... until the next day.

Now I get the "reboot and select proper boot device" screen, but the F12 key doesn't work; I also tried F2 ... the message keeps multiplying, no BIOS ...
Please, help!

A:Satellite M50D-A-10W - "reboot and select proper boot device" error

In some cases the BIOS can be only accessed by pressing the force shutdown button on the bottom side of the unit.

Info:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB3C03JR0000R01.htm

After you were able to boot up the windows system, its strongly recommended to update the BIOS as the BIOS update would solve this annoying issue.

Info:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB4903N50000R01.htm

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Hi Everyone,

My computer started to freeze up a lot and now I receive the following error message on startup: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device. Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key."

It is a Windows XP OS.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Asara

A:on startup error message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

The boot sector on the hard-drive could be corrupted.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/248653-startup-error-message-reboot-select-proper-boot-device.html
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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Hey guys,
 
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
 
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
 
I restarted and got this message:
 
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
 
 
 
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
 
 
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
 
 
So I'm not really sure what to do.
 
 
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
 
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
 
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
 
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the HD...it's probably a hard drive situation.
 
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware errors...my guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.
 
Louis

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Okay so I have the following machine I device Boot Reboot proper Select and put together myself Asus p b deluxe board intel core duo SATA drives Windows XP I used the onboard RAID controller to set up RAID partitions a RAID and a RAID across of the SATA drives The remaining SATA drives are RAID mirrored I installed Windows XP on the RAID partition This was all working hunky dory although it did require a Reboot and Select proper Boot device floppy disk drive to install the Intel SATA RAID drivers during the windows install Now recently I tried turning on my PC and I got the following message Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key I happened to have my iPod plugged in when this happened no idea if that had a hand in it Now I try booting from windows XP disk and it does not see any of the SATA drives unless I do the install again with the Intel SATA RAID drivers with a floppy Then I tried to do a repair with the windows console did BOOTCFG and FIXBOOT on these instructions http www short-media com review php r amp p But did nothing to help me Somehow the BIOS or Windows no longer seems to see the SATA drives or something If I go into the RAID controller setup area all the drives look fine all the partitions show up and the drives read normal Any ideas on how to fix this bizarre issue I can t get the thing to boot Do I really have to reinstall windows and wipe the RAID partition nbsp

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Since when do you have the laptop
Have you replaced the battery with a new one since you have the laptop?

Normally a battery is dying within a few years, 2 to 4 years (4 with extreme care).

Please read Battery Usage - Generate report.
This tutorial gives you information about how your battery is doing with its capacity.

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hi today i installed some new RAM boot and device select proper Reboot curtacy of crutial memory when i came to turn my computer on i get a screen naming my system graphics card etc but does not seem to load But then i waited and i the got a screen saying reboot and selet proper boot device etc etc Now i ran down stair to find a floppy saying ghost boot disk and put that in and allas something happened HOWEVER i got a screen with sycamatic or smething like that whith options etc which is confusing me to no Reboot and select proper boot device end on the floppy i have it also says with cdrom support now the problem is i did not make this computer someone else did that i do not have contact with does this mean i am fuffed or please tell me there is Reboot and select proper boot device something i can do i feel it maybe due to the fact i knocked the lead to my cd rom drive out a little thanks for any comment you make please proof it as I am still learning Thanks grinthumb nbsp

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Remove the data cable to the CD\DVD Drive fully (ie take the data cable out of the computer - unplugged from motherboard end)

Confirm the Harddrive data cable is seated correctly in the Harddrive, and in the motherboard (even detach and re-attach)
Confirm the power plug into the Harddrive is seated correctly (even detach and re-attach)

Turn on the computer
Does it now boot?
If so, shutdown normally, and securely attach the data cable back to the CD\DVD Drive
Turn back on
Does it now boot?
 

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Ah damnit.
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I figure a plug came loose in my comp. I've had it for around 2 years now, never had a problem. Months back, I had WIN7 installed and added a 2TB hard drive.
Any ideas?

(System specs at bottom left)

A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device

Have you tried changing boot priority to your other hard drive?

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A:Another Reboot and select proper boot device!

I'd be testing the hard drive with the WD Diagnostics that you can download from their website.

You should also try another SATA cable and check the power cable for the drive as well, maybe try another power cable from the power supply for good measure.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/another-reboot-and-select-proper-boot-device.822268/
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I cannot get it to boot up to safe mode and if you leave
it on the screen I just mentioned it then flashes to a screen
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Reboot and Select proper Boot device
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There is no CD drive being that it is a netbook computer.

Is there anything that I can do, or is it the hard drive?

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A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Select the BIOS Setup option.

Then check the boot order for all devices. If the hard drive is not the first device, change the priority for boot options. Save the changes made in Setup and reboot.

If the hard drive is already reflected as the first boot device...then you probably need to replace the CMOS battery.

What is the HP system model?

Louis

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Reboot & select proper boot device
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Does anyone have any ideas how a not-too-tech-savvy guy might fix this or is my only option to take it to a repair shop? If so, does anyone have any ideas on how much it should cost to fix?

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device

Hi try this Startup Repair - Microsoft Windows

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I left my computer on last night and when i got up this morning there was a message on a black screen saying something along the lines of "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I tried restarting and same message comes up after HP logo comes up. Could this be a problem with my HD? I know i didnt change anything so i dont see what could cause this unless my HD has died. Any suggestions on what i can do...or am i screwed?
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Hello everyone I have an Asus laptop model P IJ running windows When I got it it kept booting up to a screen that says quot Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key quot At the time i was able to restart boot into safe mode and use the computer I did a system restore and the same problem continued afterwards I then found a windows disc and tried running a repair It went thru all the steps then said that this windows disc Boot select Reboot and proper device is incompatible and use the proper version of windows For whatever reason the computer seemed fine afterwards I was able to run malwarebytes antivirus ccleaner everything came up clean I changed the msconfig and disabled apple only and then the laptop booted up in under a minute Before doing this it was taking over minutes to boot up I used the laptop several times over the next days and no problems I even went and made a windows bit boot repair disc thru windows just in case the problem returned I took it back to my friend hooked everything back up and turned it on Reboot and select proper Boot device and its back to the quot reboot and select proper boot device quot message Popped in the windows boot repair disc and went Reboot and select proper Boot device thru the motions This time when it asked to select which windows I wanted there was nothing there It said to select drivers to load and i tried from the disc but had no clue which ones to use Rebooted again and pushed f and got it to go to the recovery partition Went ahead and did the full recovery it took over hours When it was finished it said it needed to restart Did it and right back to quot Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key quot Put the windows bit boot repair disc back in it searched for windows installations again it came up saying quot windows found problems with your computers startup options Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer quot then there is the details button I clicked it and it says System recovery options Repair details The following startup option will be repaired Name boot mgr Identifier DEA C- CDD- E -ACC -F B D The following startup options will be added Name Windows Home Premium recovered Path Windows Windows device Partition C MB A copy of the current boot configuration data will be saved as C Boot BCD Backup Close that window and click quot repair and restart quot and box comes up saying quot Failed to save startup options quot Click OK and back to system recovery options Again no version of windows shows up I can click load drivers or next This is where it says if my operating system isnt listed click load drivers and then install drivers for your hard disks Since I cant do anything at this point I cancel and it takes me to several options The first is the startup repair I try that and it comes up with quot startup repair cant repair this computer automatically quot I show problem details and there are quot Problem Signatures going up to quot Problem says quot NoOsInstalled quot Ive been researching this for days and I have no clue where to go from here Any ideas would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance for any help given nbsp

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I have recently come across this problem. The computer has been running fine for months with no changes at all. I got up this morning, switched on my monitor, and I had a message on my screen,
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.

I keep my computer on 24/7, doing a reboot every week or so and never had this problem before.

I did a ctrl alt del and it started to reboot. Took a while to get going but went back to the same message. I turned off the computer completly and it booted fine. I went to work and came home to the same message.

I was thinking a format may be in order or does any body else have any other solutions to the problem

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





Quote:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)


If the hard drive passes the diagnostic test, then try this:





Quote:
CHKDSK /R /F:
Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
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Copy/paste the results into your next post.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

select proper boot deviceClick to expand...

Means it is not finding any valid bootmanager

There are ways to repair the bootmanager, ie

You could try bootcfg /rebuild
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317521

But in most cases you just need to select one of the following

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Vista Repair:
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

I find it suspicious that this happens only while you are away, and never there watching it happen. Are you sure someone isn't pulling a joke on you?

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A:Please Select A Proper Boot Device And Restart

Are you leaving the USB plugged in on reboot? Remove it. Did you complete setup for Win 10 (all the steps after initial installation)?
 

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A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device

You check all the cables, especially the SATA? maybe its loose and caused the reboot and to not find the OS.

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A:'Reboot and select proper boot device'

Ariana, happy new year!

I got bad news probably though...

Did the system just do this all of a sudden?

Normally what this means is that the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.

Do you have a set of re overy disks??
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

and welcome to the Forum

If the HDD is not detected in BIOS, it may have failed . . you can try reseating the data and power connectors

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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No I cannot even boot Vista onto the computer it just gives me that error message.
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A:reboot and select proper boot device

It seems that the bios is not recognizing your HD. Create a recovery DVD. Boot from it and try to get to System Recovery options. If you can get to system restore, go back to a point about a week before the problem began. If that is not the answer just follow the instructions that follow:

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

If you are running XP you can try repairing the boot sector of the hard drive or try doing an XP repair:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
 

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A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

I dug up a Hirens disc. Via it, I can do a boot into mini xp. I can access my D drive. When I attempt to open C it says it is not formatted and asks me if I want to.

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A:reboot & select proper boot device?

Either the boot file has become corrupted or the HDD has failed. If you press the esc button you can choose the Hard Drive (HDD) from the boot menu to boot from, what happens?
If this fails, you can press the F10 key to run System Recovery. This will probably delete any personal files you may have so backup first before attempting.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

go to bios then chose boot using arrow up and down to select boot. then press enter after you select boot. the select boot priority. then chose HDD by pressing arrow down to select the HDD then press enter to make it your default hdd to boot.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Hello Dual form. Welcome to the forum.

Yes, that error message means that the system cannot find a boot capable device. This indicates that your hard drive is not recognized by the system as a boot device.
If you put a bootable CD in the DVD Drive then the system should recognize the DVD as a bootable device and you will not get that message.

The reasons that a HDD could not be recognized as a bootable device are:
No power to drive (check cables, test for 12v)
No data transfer (check SATA cable)
No operating system on the drive (blank drive, MBR damaged, System Partition corrupted)
But because the HDD is not recognized in BIOS/UEFI settings then it is most likely that the drive is either not connected properly or it has died electrically.

Can you test this drive in another computer?
Also: I assume that the "ASROCK setup utility" is the same as "UEFI setup utility", not 2 different setup enviroments. Correct?
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All i get is a reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key

Anyone have a clue?

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A:Help-Reboot Select Proper Boot Device?

Some optical drives may work well in windows (normal use) but on boot, fail.
This is because the boot record placement on the front most of the windows disc, may not be seen, due to poor optical error of the drive itself.

Or in laymans, have you tried another cd/dvd drive ?

Other errors can be the disc itself has been scratched or generally marked, causing corruption (or faulty disc) itself.

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Or, please try swapping the cd/dvd data cable.

The cd/dvd drive jumper configuration: either cable select or master, may need to be adjusted.
I've found this on a few cd/dvd drives, that some work better on cs (the norm) whilst others (even new hardware) seem to work better on master.
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Only other option is non-original windows disks (ie burnt copies) as this area can be huge, on disc type and quality, i'll just ask, is it original?

Lastly, you may need to set CMOS to 1st 2nd 3rd to cd/dvd if possible. Then return it to 1st cd/dvd 2nd hdd on first restart.
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A:' Reboot and select proper boot device '

As was suggested on the Computer Hope Forum, check to make sure the cd / dvd is bootable.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

You could try a new CMOS battery (CR2032 button cell)......

Have a visual check on your MoBo capacitors:

http://www.badcaps.net/
 

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I ran a system check and it said my hard disk was un responsive

I was thinking I might just have to re install windows

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

You may have disconnected the boot drive, or connected it to a different port than it was on before the cleaning. Get into the bios and check that the time and date are correct, and that the boot hard drive is listed in the boot devices section of the bios
 

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A:reboot and select proper boot device

Welcome rich44.

Do you know much about the BIOS? Or anyone else in your house/nearby? If so, have you or someone else touched the boot order in the BIOS recently? Someone might need to take a look at it.

I'm assuming you get this message when starting up your system? Did you do anything before hand, installed some program, new hard drive, run some cleanup tool? Anything?

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

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A:reboot and select proper boot device.

Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

Sounds like your hard drive has got damaged in the fall. Can you open up the hard drive section of the laptop and check is properly connected and not fallen out of place?

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A:How do I fix the reboot and select proper boot device.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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I turned on my computer (no previous problems) and got this: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
I put in my eMachines restore cd if I select "1. Restore windows XP, or 2. Boot to command prompt from cd-rom" I get the A: prompt and nothing happens.
I don't know what to do. Please help.
 

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