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Q: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

I believe that some files got corrupted on my HDD since windows would restart itself when it got to the loading screen I ordered boot boot media or insert Reboot and device proper select a new disc drive Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media since mine was faulty to use when repairing windows After plugging it in i booted up my computer and after setting it to boot from disc first got the message quot reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media quot I found this odd since i had the windows installation disc in the drive I checked all the connections and they are fine At one point the message quot press any key to boot from disc quot appeared and after doing so got the installation screen but out of all the possible things that could have happened experienced a power cut It wouldn t have affected any components because i have a surge protector and i m still getting the message Computer specs Asus Maximus formula II LG DVD drive Gb MHz DDR black dragon RAM Intel Q gb barracuda seagate HDD HIS IceQ Turbo Any help would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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you may want to look at your power supply. different optical drives consume power at different rates. If it didn't see the disk in the drive, there is a possibility that the drive was not powered up or spinning the disk at a speed fast enough to read the data. I see that you have a custom machine so its possible that with all the upgrades you now may need a beefier power supply. Thats just 1 of several possibilties. Whats the wattage on the one you have now?

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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?
 

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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.

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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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Hi There I am having a problem starting my PC I have to start it in the boot menu under the RAID option If I do not do this a message saying quot Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key quot comes up and just keeps popping up regardless of what I press I would try using my boot disk but for the life of me I can t find it and as windows was already installed on this computer when we got it year ago I can t accurately recall if it came with one I am no expert on BIOS but I have read other problems similar to this one Reboot or an and selected boot press device boot device in key... a media insert select proper boot and know that if I don t have the Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key... boot disk or the OS disk I will need to know that at least So my boot sequence is as follows Boot Hard drive Boot CD DVD PM-ATAPI DV Boot USB Generic-Compa Boot Lan I am curious if the Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key... Hard Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key... drive is the issue The BIOS tells me that anything in parentheses is disabled from corresponding type menu But I truly have no idea how to change that Which brings me here If anyone can offer any help to this I would greatly appreciate it

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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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Usually when I see this error its the Power supply, or and bios issue. Anyone have any Ideas. I can actually boot to windows but the computer shuts down in about 20 min and give that error. I am use to seeing that when it will not start, but it starts and stays on for a bit but not long enough to save stuff. I even tried to reload it and it wouldn't let me. I am figuring its the hard drive. Any Ideas

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

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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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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?
 

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So basically my computer has been doing this for awhile I will be running my computer and it will randomly say quot Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in a selected or media Reboot boot boot in proper device insert select and boot selected boot device quot or something similar to that It used to only do it about once every week but now it's up to almost every day I will post the OS - Windows x What was original installed OS on system Windows Is the OS an OEM version Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot came pre-installed on system or full retail version YOU purchased it from retailer pre installed Age of system hardware years Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS years CPU Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX M GB GDDR VRAM MotherBoard Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot Power Supply - brand amp wattage - not that relevant System Manufacturer Asus Exact model number if laptop check label on bottom ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G Jw I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot is ready in the morning It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's am

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

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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Ok I have googled this error and see this is common Hopefully I have missed something simple I replaced my hard drive and installed the complete version of Windows Home Premium All worked great till the next day when I turned select boot insert or media and bo proper device reboot boot select in the PC back on I get the error message reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select boot device If I restart and hold F and go in Bios exiting with or without changes will allow the PC to boot into windows however once I power down and restart reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select bo I get the same error message I have tried booting with the Window disk perform repair and even reloaded the entire reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select bo OS again Same issue I arrange the boot order found that windows recognized my hard drive etc all the things listed as possible fixes for this error Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated The new hard drive is a sata tb reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select bo It replaced the maxtor diamond gig Very frustrated here and it doesn't help that I have limted PC knowledge beyond what I have tried

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Check all the cables.

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Hi Today I went out and bought a WD JB GB hard drive I installed the hard drive and it was recognized by the bios but not by windows I went to the western digital website and downloaded the drivers in selected select device device and boot or proper Reboot media insert boot boot to get windows to recognize the drive Everything was working fine I logged out of my windows user I m the only user but I log out anyways I came back several hours later and went to go log in I was entering my correct password i made sure and it wasn t logging me in This has Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device happened a few times before and everytime it was fixed by rebooting I rebooted the computer properly and after the BIOS load where the windows XP loading bar should have come up i got instead quot reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device quot I have searched the internet for about an hour now trying different jumper combinations cable select on both HD s my master on master and slave on slave I have even removed my slave drive and Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device tried different jumper settings with my master drive I have plugged in different power supply cords set BIOS priority to hard drive first I took everything off the BIOS boot list except for the harddrive and still no go I disconnected both HD s and attempted to boot from a CD drive and got the same message Same with floppy drive I restored Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device BIOS settings to default and tried again with all of the above Nothing has worked I have ensured that power cables and IDE cables are snug in place Any other suggestions before I have to pay someone at the store to fix it for me I ve never had to pay anyone to fix my computer i ve always done it myself Im stuck this time though Anything you guys can come up with would be awesome Thanks alot Chris nbsp

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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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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I just got a new power supply and video card. I unplugged my power supply and hooked up my new video card and power supply and then when I turn it on it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Im not 100% sure I even hooked up the power supply and video card right, just sayin'.

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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"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Seeing this I knew I went into the BIOS setup and tried to turn the system priority to look at the HDD. Instead I only had the option of the DVD drive and the CD drive.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and don't have any of the recovery CD's!!!! I DO NOT WANT TO REFORMAT because like a bad little boy I did not backup my 4 years worth of work.

I know this problem is often user specific so PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
 

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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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Hi everyone,

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."

To provide more context, the computer that is showing this problem recently received a hardware upgrade. I figured out that my PSU was insufficient for some of my current tasks, and decided to upgrade my power supply. Since I decided to do so, I thought of upgrading the video card and the RAM (since it was a rather old computer as well).

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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I've come across this error while re-installing Windows 7. I've wiped the drive and started the installation and while installing I got an error stating that there was a required driver missing. When I restarted, I received this error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. I've reset the CMOS and checked the cables and drives but still the same issue. Neither my DVD drive or HDD are showing up in the BIOS so I can't boot to the Windows 7 disc to get to the command prompt. I was wondering if I need to replace my HD or would that just be a waste of my time and money?

I have the HP Pavilion p6115y

8GB Ram
750 GB SATA HD
AMD Athlon x2

Any feedback will be helpful

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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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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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"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

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
-256 MB RAM (currently upgraded and added 1GB RAM)
-80 GB harddisk
-CDRW combo drive

I don't have WinXP CD.
Maybe interface cables may have become loose when I installed the RAM last friday?
I'm not really sure.. I'll have to check it, once I get back home..

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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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I'm doing an upgrade on a computer with a new: PSU/Mobo/RAM/CPU but I get this error upon start up. I've verified that the IDE cables are plugged in correctly and I've tried all the jumper settings on the hard drive but no devices show up in the BIOS. I've set the boot order as CD/DVD, Floppy, Hard drive. I've tried two sets of IDE cables but to no avail. Any other solutions to this problem?
 

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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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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,
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hello ,
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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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And now all of a sudden hes getting this error. He has an HP e9300z computer and I guess has a gaming keyboard and mouse plugged in, which also don't work. So he can't get into his bios to check boot order. He also doesn't have access to a linux live CD or a repair disk CD. He is using windows 7 as well.

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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' 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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Is your BIOS set correctly to boot to your hard disk? Do you have any media in your cd drive?

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Post make/model of the PC.

Can you post the blue screen error message.

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

Extract the DVD ISO using Imgburn or download another, write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, REmovable or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key with HD set to boot first in BIOS setup.

The disk are all the same: upgrade, full, retail, OEM. It is the key which determines which version will activate.

Other tips including the latest ISO are here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,
same for retail.

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Let's have a look at these reports (even though you didn't mention BSOD's, then reports will contain info that we can use): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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

If you have a look at the drive on the right, that's what a hard drive should look like

I am assuming that you are using a desktop and not a laptop


Did have a nice pretty circle around it showing you, but it wouldn't let me upload that one
 

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If the BIOS is losing your settings I would replace the CMOS battery. Some motherboards have to have the "Legacy USB Support" option enabled, for a USB keyboard to get BIOS access. Does that motherboard have one of the older PS2 keyboard/mouse ports on it? Resetting the BIOS to defaults should enable the USB Legacy Support option, if your BIOS has it. There should be a jumper on the motherboard for resetting the BIOS to defaults. You move it, and move it back with the power off and the power supply unplugged.

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

I don't know for sure, but it looks like you may be having a problem with an OEM install being run on a non-OEM system.

Since you aren't specific about where the other motherboard came from, knowing that info might help someone see what is happening.

You might be able to disable the PXE stuff in the bios, but you probably need the Realtek PCIe Controller for the SATA controller.

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Parts do wear out and that mb is now 4yrs old. The very first thing I would do prior to attempting any install would be to boot the system with a linux live usb/dvd. Run the gnome disk utility to see the health of your ssd. Next run some programs [included] that will see if your hardware is working ok ie surf the web, open a few spreadsheets, etc.
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I am wondering. You post you do not have a windows disk; how exactly did windows get installed if you do not have the disk?
 

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The old hard drive probably contains the boot files and is set as the Active drive. Post a screen shot of a full screen Disk Management window please.

Boot up with the old drive in.
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The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
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Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
 

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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.
 
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How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
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A:computer asking reboot and select proper boot drive or insert boot media

Quote:





Originally Posted by trish1977


My husband tried to put in new ram and he has done it before with out a hitch the computer is asking reboot and select
proper boot drive or insert boot media..........and were not sure where to go from this point he has taken the ram out and still nothing...thanks in advance for your help..




Hello trish1977,

Check all the connections and make sure that nothing was bumped loose

while adding the RAM. Also will the system boot to the BIOS if so are

see if the drives are being recognized.

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A:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert..

Did you check the boot priority in BIOS? It should be HDD first.
Still, you can try another SATA cable just to try if it is ok,
 

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Is the 64bit ISO bootable?

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A:Select proper boot device or insert media and hit any key.

Old dead ones ... have you checked that the DVD drive is alive (does it register on the main page of the BIOS screen)? - i.e. connected, powered and fit to work.

Oh and did you hit any key?

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Hi Billy.

Unplug all other HDDs and SSDs but that one on which you lately installed Windows, and then run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

Does it make windows bootable? If so, now attach the other storage devices and see if it continues to boot or not.

If it even does not boot after running startup repair for three instances, better you do another clean reinstall, keeping the other devices unplugged.

If it boots on the SSD but does not boot after adding the other discs with this message "Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media" .... then I have a question to you ..... is the new BIOS update is a UEFI one?

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A:Reboot or select appropriate boot device or insert boot media

bump for the hopeful fix or solution
 

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot Device...Media Failure

Your PC is trying to boot from LAN

Go into your bios settings and restore the Factory Defaults..

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device media failure

What OS was originally installed? Is the hard drive MBR type of GPT?

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A:When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert..."

Bump. Anyone have any ideas? Do i need to present more info?

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A:"Reboot and Select boot device or insert boot media"

It would appear that your hard drive is having problems. First of all, do you have a current backup of anything important on the drive?
 

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A:windows 7 boot problem - reboot & select proper boot device

1) Check the boot order in bios and make sure the cd & hd are the first two boot devices (in whichever order you prefer)

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when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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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:Cannot boot into Windows, I keep getting 'reboot and select proper boot device..

You've checked the BIOS boot options to ensure that the SSD is the first boot device enabled?
 
Louis

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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.
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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)
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Since when do you have the laptop
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

Could simply be a loose cable (data or power) to the HDD. But most likely it has failed, especially as it's not recognized by the BIOS.
 

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Thanks for the reply.

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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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A:reboot or select proper boot device?

You must enter the bios and change the boot order so that the computer looks
first to the CD/DVD and then to the hard drive.

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A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device?? Help!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck


Windows works fine and no hardware problems. What is this?!
So confused right now.
BIOS is set so HD boots first.
I have no idea.
Anybody know what I'm doing wrong or what is wrong whatever it may be?:S


Make sure you unplug any external hard drives or USB flash drives in case they are causing confusion in the boot order and try again. If no good and you have double checked connections on Hard drive insert your Windows DVD, boot from it and try a boot repair at least three times.

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A:reboot and select proper boot device

Welcome
Unplug the 2nd harddrive leaving only the windows drive in play.
Make sure the drive is plugged in on the end of the ribbon cable chain , and then going to ide1 on the mainboard.
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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.

Or, have you tried cleaning the cd ?

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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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A:reboot and select proper boot device

Your MBR might be corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

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You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

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Heya folks Allow me to describe my scenario to you A few days ago I installed a new harddrive WD Green TB of which I already have installed Got into Windows Disk Management amp initialized the HD but in my ignorance set it as Active The next time I tried to start up my computer I got a NTLDR is missing error which I struggled with for a while trying to do startup Reboot proper Boot Select and device repairs amp bootrec operations both failed due to the OS not showing up amp Element does not exist errors Eventually I just unplugged my extra HD s started up fine amp marked my System Reserved partition as Active in DskMngmnt This was like WOOHOO I restarted my PC with the HD s installed Reboot and Select proper Boot device amp all was fine This is where the current issue begins The next morning I woke up with my speakers playing a buzzing sound The system locked up while playing music throughout the night no signal to screen keypresses did nothing I reset my PC to get the following error Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key Click to expand After a bit I realized I had to redo the process of removing all additional HD s starting up confirming the Active Partition amp restarting with my HD s installed However this has been happening over the past nights amp I m wont to find a solution Your assistance would be much appreciated System specs Windows Ultimate SP -bit If there s another relevant spec required let me know Thank you nbsp

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device

So you may now have 2 partitions marked as active.
 

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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

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 And Select Proper Boot Device

Are you using a screensaver? Try turning that off and see if that helps

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I checked all connectors, and they seem to be good. When I go into the repair option on my Xp disc, it says it did not find any hard disk drives installed on my computer. No hardrive show up in Boot device priority in bios either.

What could be the problem? Is it the power supply?
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

A dead hard drive would be a better guess
 

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Hey everyone this is my first time posting to a forum so please excuse me if it isn't correctly put.

The title explains my problem but here it is anyway. My computer rebooted and then started coming up with the message: 'Reboot and select proper Boot device'

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However my question is, is there a way I can get a recovery utility of some kind off the net so that I can get the computer to detect the boot-able OS ?

Thanks in advance.

A:'Reboot and select proper Boot device'

Reboot and start tapping the delete key, F2 or F12 key to get into your BIOS. Once in your BIOS set the boot device the HDD that has the OS loaded on it, save and exit out and reboot.

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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.
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A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device

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

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So I hate joining a forum and starting off asking questions and im sorry for that, ill be sticking around...

I recently took apart my pc to clean it and put it back together and I keep getting this message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

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

All help is highly appreciated

Thanks in advance
 

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 & 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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I am new to all this and have only used macs. My husband brought home a e machine T2862 desktop computer that I am trying to get running. When I turn on the machine the following message comes up: " Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select boot device."
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The machine had a dvd slot and a microdrive slot and a usb slot.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

If it can't find the files, it sounds like you have a bad XP CD or a failing CDROM.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

was told its a bad motherboard by the local PC shop... awwww crap...

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

when booting it always appear reboot and select proper boot device. after restart it boots

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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.

see below link to get in bios set up.
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