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No Boot Device HP Z240 Tower Workstation

Q: No Boot Device HP Z240 Tower Workstation

Brand New HP Z240 Tower Workstation with HP Solid State Drive will not BOOTHP diagnosticsHard Drive SMART Check: WARNING (1: NOT AVAILABLE)Hard Drive Short DST Check: NOT AVAILABLE (1: NOT AVAILABLE)
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A:HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI

Updating the System BIOS/Firmware seemed to solve this issue
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A:HP Z240 Tower Compatible with GeForce GTX970

Greetings, The 400 power supply could be an issue. A stock GTX 970 lists a recommended 500 watt power supply. You have to verify the 10.1 inch to 10.5 inch card will fit in your chassis. You should have the required UEFI BIOS if the system is brand new and you have a PCIe x16 3.0 slot available on the system board. Cheers!
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A:Unable to Install windows 7 on HP Z240 SFF Workstation

Hello matt_william,  If you are using a retail version of Windows 7 Operating System. You may have to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver while installing the OS. On the HDD partition windows, you will get LOAD DRIVER option, you have to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver.   Please find below link to download Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. NOTE: THIS ACTIVITY NEED TO BE PERFORMED ON ANOTHER UNIT.   TO USE THE INTEL RAPID STORAGE TECHNOLOGY DRIVER DURING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION: 1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved). 2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. Navigate to C:\SWSETUP\SP73487 and unzip "" to a USB key for a 64-bit installation. 4. Use the newly created driver installation media during operating system setup to install the drivers.  Once you copy the driver on another USB media, connect it with unit on which you are trying to install OS.  Click on Load Driver and navigate to USB and install the driver. Once the installation is complete, You will be able to access HDD and will be able to install OS.  I hope that answers your question.  I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post ***
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A:Dell Precision T7610 CTO Base (Tower Workstation)

Here is the spec for the T7610 from the Dell manual, it doesn't relate to the "CTO Base".
Discrete (PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16)

up to 4 full-height, full length (maximum of 600 W)

This suggests you can use many different video cards. . You say "display ports". What are you referring to? "DVI", "VGA" or the actual newer Display port interface?

Dell also has a support forum, staffed by mostly users like this forum. That is another alternative for specific Dell hardware help.
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A:z240 boot issue with dual monitor setup

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Curious as to why you'd be putting Windows Server on 25 boxes?

That's a pretty large small business.

I don't know much about volume licensing, but this page seems to suggest that volume licenses are only good for client upgrades not original installs? Which doesn't sound right to me but I read it three times.

Originally Posted by
Microsoft Volume Licensing programs may be the right choice for your organization if you need multiple copies of Microsoft software. Volume licensing is a flexible and economical way to acquire from five to thousands of licenses for software. Microsoft Volume Licensing programs provide potentially substantial savings, ease of deployment, flexible acquisition, numerous payment options, and other benefits such as Software Assurance. Only Windows Client upgrades can be acquired through Volume Licensing; the full operating system license must be acquired as FPP [Full Packaged Product] or be pre-installed by an OEM or System Builder.Click to expand...

Not sure if that even addresses what you're asking.

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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 (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.

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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 and
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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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I have the HP Pavilion p6115y

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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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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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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.


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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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...


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?

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

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Hello Vinroy

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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.
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating system, ask me and I'll help with that.
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A:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

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A:No bootable device found-please enter a new boot device

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A:Boot Priority & Boot Device Control for New SSD as boot drive

We link to tutorials so you'll have illustrated steps for a specific suggestions. It's one of the main reasons we are the top tech forum on the web.

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Install most-used programs to C, if space gets too tight uninstall and reinstall lesser used programs to data drive.

To save space you can set paging file to 2gb: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.
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A:Updating Firmware for Z240

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A:Graphics resolution on Z240

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