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"Reboot and select proper boot device" error

Q: "Reboot and select proper boot device" error

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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Hello All,

My recently-purchased C50-B-13N laptop was installing 39 updates yesterday, when it crashed.

Re-starting trapped me into a continual loop. Following what appeared to be the logical approach to reset the factory settings, I
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.


<also posted to US forum, inadvertently>

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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Hello, Ive recently been getting this message and I cant seem to solve it.
I read a few topics and solutions, but I can't seem to grasp it. I am rather greatly unfamiliar with pc tech know how.
I tried putting the OS disk and restart, but I get the same error, and I dont know how to reinstall the OS. I can manage to get to the BIOS, if thats what its called, but Im not sure what to do from there. I tried setting priority to CD Rom but still, same error.

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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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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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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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.

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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
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when i turn on my computer, preparing to re-download Windows XP 32bit on my old 300gb HDD. I confirmed in the BIOS that my HDD was recognized, but i don't see my CD/DVD drive on the boot sequence list..

Here are some info that might help?
Motherboard: Asus P8P67-M PRO
CPU: Intel core i5-2500k LGA1155 processor

and both my Harddrives and CD drives use SATA cables to connect to the motherboard

So any ideas?
 

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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
------
when i turn on my computer, preparing to re-download Windows XP 32bit on my old Sa300gb HDD. I confirmed in the BIOS that my HDD was recognized, but i don't see my CD/DVD drive on the boot sequence list..

Here are some info that might help?
Motherboard: Asus P8P67-M PRO
CPU: Intel core i5-2500k LGA1155 processor

and both my Harddrives and CD drives use SATA cables to connect to the motherboard

So any ideas?

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 :
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell? PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller : *1
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
1 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

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A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device" with only 1 data drive

How many times have you tried startup repair ?

It may take 3 attempts.

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A:black screen with "Reboot and Select proper boot device....."

In the bios setup menu, do you have the hard drives set to IDE mode?

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A:Booting Issue: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

Please someone!

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A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

It would probably be better for you to post this on the new windows 8 forum.
Windows 8 Forums

I am using 8 myself but have yet to properly verse myself on it.
You are sure to find people with more on hand experience on the new forum

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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:Computer crashes to "reboot and select proper boot device..."

Hi,

Possible hard disk failure, let's run some diagnostics:

chkdsk -


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start>search bar>type cmd right click and select run as admin

Elevated CMD should now be opened, type the following:

chkdsk x: /r

x implies your drive letter, so if your hard drive in question is letter c, it would be:

chkdsk c: /r

Restart system and let chkdsk run.




If chkdsk turns out okay, run Seatools - SeaTools | Seagate

Run all tests EXCEPT: Fix All, Long Generic, anything Advanced.

Regards,

Patrick

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A:Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".

im thinking it ignores the disc because the order you have for booting 7 is from hardrive first, if you press f1 or f8 or one of the f buttons at the black screen before 7 loads you will get the order of which to boot from first ,select disc and it should load the install screens .

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My computer has been having various problems lately (freezing up, shutting down automatically, etc.) Now it won't start up at all; during the start-up process, the machine displays the following message:

"Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
If I press F11 to enter the boot menu, the three devices that it offers me are:

1st floppy drive
CD/DVD
USB: HP Officejet
In the F2 menu, the primary boot device is listed as "1st floppy drive." Changing this device to "hard drive" does not solve the problem.

Recently, I attempted to clean out the computer case (it's quite dusty) with compressed air; is it possible that I messed something up this way?

A:[SOLVED] &quot;Reboot and select proper boot device&quot;

and welcome to the Forum

Open it again and check to see that the data and power cables are firmly seated on the hard drive and motherboard

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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device" issue

Please check in your BIOS what the boot order is, prefered via a photo
How to upload files

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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device" Win 7 won't install on SSD

You need to go into the BIOS Setup and change the setting for the SATA controller to AHCI mode.
Then "Save & Exit" the BIOS Setup (F10).
 

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A:"reboot and select proper boot device" weirdness

Mark the Win7 Partition or it's 100mb System Reserved (preferred) Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. Make sure Win7 HD is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

If this fails work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:SSD - "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device" message

I assume that the Windows 7 OS is on your SSD. Have you tried resetting the boot order so it is first boot & also I assume it was originally set to AHCI, so try resetting it back to that from IDE & see if that fixes the problem.
If not post back for more assistance.

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Should also add that I read about removing harddrives etc., just wanted to know if you need to be knowledgeable to do this or is it possible to do at home?

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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device"

Just installed newest BIOS, it didn't help.

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A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device"?

My PC recognizes both the Solid State Drive and the Optical drive.

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A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or..."

Well, to put it simply, there's nothing on the disk.
When you buy a fresh new hard drive, the drive is empty and unformatted. You can't put a brand new hard drive into a computer and expect it to boot into the OS right away.
It doesn't boot into Windows because there is no Windows OS on the drive.

You need to go into the BIOS and set your optical drive to be first on the boot priority, and then find a Windows XP disc to boot on.
I doubt your OEM computer comes with a Windows disc (though it might come with recovery discs), but it should have a sticker on it with your Windows XP product key. You need to find a disc and install your operating system before you can use your computer.
 

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A:"Reboot & Select Proper Boot Device"

First, the port # for your second SSD won't make any difference except possibly in performance. I believe on your board, #2 is a sata III port and Port 3 is a sata II port. Was your sata configuration in bios AHCI mode before and is it now? After the problem with your PSU, did you set optimized defaults, then set your ram timings, speed and voltage? If all of that is correct, put in the repair disk or the Installation disk and run startup repair. You will have to run it at least 3 times with starup attempts in between each try. If you still have the first boot device as your CD/DVD you'll need to bypass that on your attempted startups, between startup repairs. ie. We want it to try to start up from the SSD not the DVD.

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A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device..."

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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device"?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
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A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

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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Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
 

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A:"reboot and select proper boot device" on every reboot

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Just how many other internal drives is there in this machine ?
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

I'd say a new cable would be the cheapest route to take first
Disconnect any additional internal drives.

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A:SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"

I should mention that I have already tried system repair with and without the HDD plugged in. There were no errors, and nothing has changed.

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A:Message on boot "reboot and select proper boot device..."

Win7 doesn't much like RAID as we only see problems with it here. Is your mobo configured to run a SSD cache with RAID?

I would unplug all other HD's besides the SSD, reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, do a Clean Install Windows 7.

If it fails try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command and then define an Active partition as shown in Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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A:Error: "Please reboot and select proper boot media" on new build

Did you try running "fixmbr" or "fixboot" from the repair console? Here's a M$ support page on that: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Are you saying that updating from Windows Update trashed the install?

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A:will not boot. "Reboot and select proper boot device"

Hi there,

Hmmmmm.....it's possible that you might have a faulty hard drive. Do this, go to a working computer an download a good hard drive diagnostics utility called "SEATOOLS". Here is the link to the Seatools program: SeaTools | Seagate

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A:XP won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device".

I would boot with the WinXP cd in her pc with her hard drive. Start WinXP setup, delete the partition on the hard drive and continue installing windows. (make sure you still have that backup!)
It is not a good idea to install Windows on a hard drive meant for another pc. Unless the computers are identical (especially the motherboards) otherwise there is a good chance you will have driver and performance issues.

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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.

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Thanks to anyone that showed interest in my thread.

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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:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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A:Replaced hard drive with new one, "Reboot and select proper boot..."

ISTR the Windows Installer pauses while still at the BIOS level and asks you to press a key to boot from the DVD. If you miss this, the PC will try to boot from the next device, and since the hard drive is blank, you would end up at the error screen you described. If you're not getting this Windows prompt, double-check the BIOS boot settings, and maybe try another bootable CD or DVD, and see if you can get it to work.

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A:Removed dual booted XP, "Reboot and select proper boot..."

Windows 7 and Windows 8 is on a Logical Partition?
What partition is the windows xp is located(before deleted)?

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A:Just upgraded psu and gpu, stuck on "reboot and select proper boot..."

Are you certain the hard drive is receiving power?

90% of the time after putting in a new psu problems are just because a wire or cable was overlooked.
HDD should have both a data cable and a power cable pluged into it.

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A:[SOLVED] Freeze, BSOD, then "select proper boot device"

I found an older thread on here where the mod noted that some Crucial M4's have a known issue of BSOD'ing within an hour of boot time after X write time. I tried to update the firmware for my 2 SSD's but that failed, apparently because my mobo is UEFI enabled, per Crucial's website:

UEFI-based Systems: During validation of this firmware update we noticed instances where our update tools do not recognize the SSD with some systems using UEFI. The target device is not recognized as an updateable device during the reboot process. If this happens, the firmware update will not occur, and you?ll retain the firmware version you started with. Windows will then restart normally. If this sequence occurs, you cannot upgrade to this firmware version at this time, but you?ve done no harm to your system (or your data).

I uninstalled Daemon's tools which seems to be a common recommendation and I updated my video card drivers.



Update: I think the Crucial bug is the issue. It crashes every hour, nearly on the dot. Will see if I can get around the UEFI issue, or I will be angered

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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

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

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

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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

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

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Make this:

UBCD for Windows

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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.

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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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Any ideas?
 

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: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:'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: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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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: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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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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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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After comparing some settings, it appears when loading with the OC settings the HDD is not being picked up.

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A:Trouble installing W7 64bit HP, message "reboot and select proper boot

Quote:
I have set my DVD drive as 1st in the boot order. I have checked that it is IDE.
DVD drive: LG 22x DVD-RW SATA GH22NS70


Can not be both.






Quote:
It is plugged into a SATA 3 cable into my motherboard.


Use a SATA 2 port.

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

Check all the cables.

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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.
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System:

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A:Error "Insert proper boot device"

Hi Kevx4.
Welcome to Sevenforums

Start first with refitting HDD data cable and power cable connection to rule out any physical connection problem first.
When start, check with the BIOS, see if the HDD is there.

Return to us then.

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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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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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Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not 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?
If so, that is your BIOS setup. It has just been renamed for the new system.

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hello, i recenty got a problem: when booting my pc a black screen comes up and it says "reboot and select proper boot device"

now i've seen similar topics, but none had a problem quite like mine.

i haven't changed anything in my pc that is related to hardware, i just instaled a game called "4story" and when i launched about a minute later windows froze, commands like alt+tab, alt+f4, ctrl+alt+del didn't work so i rebooted and that is when the black screen came up.

i can freely access BIOS, but i don't know how to work with them. from what i've read it is posible that BIOS just don't reconise pc's hdd and it's needed to turn it back on through BIOS, though i don't know how to do that or will that even work.

any help will be apreciated.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

I think the game is trying to use drivers that are not compatible with your hardware.

So, ... can you boot to safe mode? Here is how...
Turn the system off,
wait a few seconds,
turn the system back on, and press f8, (repeatedly if necessary.)
It will bring you to a "black screen" with several options, including "safe mode".
Select "safe mode", (Not "safe mode with networking").
Go into your "Control Panel", ("Start" -> "Control Panel") then select "add/Remove programs"
Then uninstall the software you just installed.
I suspect this will get your system back.

Let me know if this works.
If not, we'll try something else.
If it does work, we can then troubleshoot why the game didn't run properly on your system,
 

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Hi, so I think my hard drive died but not positive. A week ago I was using my computer and it worked fine, after I was done I shut it down like every time for the past 3 years. The next day I powered my system up and it went to gateway screen and I noticed it was taking forever to jump into windows. Well it never did, it went to a screen saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. Im not getting anywhere by pressing f8 or using recovery disc. I go into BIOS and my hard drive isn't listed, I've checked and switched cables to make sure it wasnt that. I can also hear the hard drive spinning. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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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Hi Guys,

After a very frustrating online poker session I decided to give my laptop and hit which caused a blue crash dump screen to appear.

Now every time I switch on my laptop the following message appears:

Reboot & select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected book device and press any key

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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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a Toshiba laptop and it keeps returning with the message 'Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and pres a key.' I'm not very good with technology but I've had a look through various forums and tried pressing F12/F2 and nothing's working.

I have Windows 7 and it's a Toshiba Satellite L830-123 laptop.

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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??
As for the laptop, can you boot into the BIOS, probably using F2 or DEL immediately after powering on and locate the drives section and see if its being detected? If not likely its dead and needs replacing, so hopefully there's nothing on there that's life and death that isn't backed up to atleast one other source
 

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p.s.....anyone who is posting pelase do not post novice things for i know my computer stuff so i have already tried all fo the basics.
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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

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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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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Ok so my old hard drive went bad so I went out and bought a new both were SATAs the new is a WD proper device and Reboot boot select caviar with tb the old was a seagate barracuda with gb Regardless I figured I could download windows at a friends house burn it to a dvd-r put in the new hard drive install windows and be good to go However I am getting the reboot and selecte proper boot device error It is reading my hard drive and dvd drive under boot devices It also shows up when I run diagnostics I googled the error and found a million results but none have really helped atm I don t know if the error is from not have an operating system or something else Right now I have the computer at my friends house and im going back and forth Reboot and select proper boot device swapping wires to power on each computer I am getting really frustrated and could use some help I did check boot order and what not to make sure it s right I am a huge computer novice and need very specific instructions Maybe I didn t burn the disk right Let me know if any specific specs are needed im just trying to get this down to get help asap nbsp

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

It very well could be a bad disc, mainly because it was "Downloaded". But still, if it was burnt any faster then about 4x you will experience issues such as these. What I would do is; in the bios disable everything as a boot device but the CD drive. Put in the CD, save and reboot.
 

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So last week one of the workstations gave this error after a restart The person using the PC had been using a thumb drive and went to remove it and it wouldn't eject so they shut down the computer so they could safely remove it yeah don't ask me on that When they restarted the PC they got either this error or quot OS Missing quot I don't remember which I did scan the thumb drive with BitDefender and it's clean I tried repairing from the Windows install disk and at first it said that it was the wrong disc for the OS even Proper Select Boot Device Reboot and though it was the correct disc However after I Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device put the HDD in another PC to make sure all docs had been backed up and then put it back in the problem PC it allowed me to launch the System Repair menu From here I tried the top option which was System Repair and when that didn't work I used the CMD Prompt to run bootrec fixmbr bootrec fixboot bootrec rebuildbcd exit This didn't resolve the issue either so I reinstalled the OS after fighting the whole quot OS can't be installed because this drive is a GPT format quot which is strange because it hasn't changed since I built the PC and installed the OS After spending most of yesterday updating reinstalling etc I restarted it this morning for an update and it's back saying to Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device I've tried turning the UEFI on and off checked the HDD with Crystal Disk Info unplugged everything but mouse keyboard HDD and optical drive and even pulled the CMOS battery and drained power form the PC before trying again I've also re-seated the RAM I am currently reinstalling the OS but I'm afraid it will just repeat Any suggestions Thanks FSG

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