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Q: Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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A: Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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A:reboot and select proper boot device 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.

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

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

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

Any ideas on a possible problem?

I am thinking that my hard drive might be shot because I am almost positive it is not due to loose cables. On the other hand I was thinking that it could possibly be due to a virus because I had found a Trojan earlier with my virus scanner.

Appreciate any feedback I can get.
 

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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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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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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

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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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:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Select the BIOS Setup option.

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

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

What is the HP system model?

Louis

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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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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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Update - I decided to format an old different hard drive and then I could reinstalled Windows 7 fresh onto it. It all installed fine but when I restarted the computer I got the message again!

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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A: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.

Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

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

Let us know how you get on,

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

and welcome to the Forum

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

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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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.

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Thanks for the reply.

Everything is attached. They are sharing a cable as my MB only has one IDE slot. HD is set to master DVD set to slave. I can not try just the HD being there is no OS on it. I have tried just the DVD with the same results. I have tried 3 cables, all returning the same error
 

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The windows 7 partition has to be marked active, or startup repair won`t do anything.

Partition - Mark as Active
Why did you destroy the Maxtor hard drive ? No reason to do that, you should have just put it in a drawer or something.

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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

This error message indicates that the bios is trying to boot from the wrong drive or partition, (or the correct drive is for some reason does not contain the required boot files)

Assuming that the F12 starts the boot selector screen - use this to boot from an alternate option on the list until you get it to start. Once you have a running system re-boot and use F2? to enter setup, locate the drive boot order entry, (usually under bios or boot options) and select the working partition from the previous successful boot as the default.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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

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

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Sounds like a bad hard drive, which is common when a laptop is dropped. When your computer powers on, look on your screen for a message that says Press Delete (or some other key) to enter Setup. When you get in the BIOS setup screen, see if your hard drive is recognized. If it's not, the drive is probably dead.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

Do you have any USB devices plugged in? If so, take them out until you have Windows fully installed.

Have you installed Windows on the new HDD yet?

Check the Boot order in BIOS too. Should be CD > HDD > Other (or something similar)

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Some optical drives may work well in windows (normal use) but on boot, fail.
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Or in laymans, have you tried another cd/dvd drive ?

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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.
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

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

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

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Ive seen this post a few times on the internet and had the same exact problem and wanted to share my solution in case there is someone else out there searching for this solution.

I had upgraded a machine with this motherboard from an older style motherboard that used 9 screws to attached to the case plate. This motherboard (and most new atx mboards I believe) use 7 screws. The two posts were touching the motherboard in such a way as to short out the IDE bus. I didn't figure this out until I put a different motherboard in my case and the mounting posts managed to short out my usb and ps2 ports.

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So you may now have 2 partitions marked as active.
 

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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.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
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Make sure you haven't accidentally left a floppy in the drive, and check the boot order in BIOS.

Are any of your 4 USB devices external drives?

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I?m at a total loss. I can?t use my computer and I have no idea what to do.

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device

Hi try this Startup Repair - Microsoft Windows

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A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device

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

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A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

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

This is possibly a hardware fault.
If your recovery disks don't work, then one of your options is a linux live CD.

If no one comes up with a better solution, download a copy of PClinux 10.10 from one of the mirrors below and post in the alternate computing section;

http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180

The linux CD will still boot even if no hard drive or hard drive controller is present. There are tools to diagnose and test your hard drive from the linux command line.

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

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A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





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

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


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





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

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

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your next post.

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No I cannot even boot Vista onto the computer it just gives me that error message.
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Hi keith,
This problems would most likely me caused because of your boot order has been changed in the BIOS settings. If you have a floppy drive as your first boot device and your CR ROM as your first boot device, your computer will try and find media on these devices to boot from, if you dont have anything in the dirve this will happen as it did"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" this just means that your hard drive that has your operation system installed is not your primary boot device, however it should be. To change this you need to enter BIOS set up and find where these settings are and change your boot order so that your hard drive with your operating system is installed on is the first boot drive, as for your second boot drive, its really your choice.
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A:Reboot or select proper boot device

Make it sure that the 100 MB hidden system partition is marked as active.
Partition - Mark as Active

Then run startup repair, for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair

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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.

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

select proper boot deviceClick to expand...

Means it is not finding any valid bootmanager

There are ways to repair the bootmanager, ie

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

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

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
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Since when do you have the laptop
Have you replaced the battery with a new one since you have the laptop?

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

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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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A:' Reboot and select proper boot device '

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

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A:reboot and select proper boot device

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.
Go into bios and make sure its listed. Check that the boot order is correct.

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A:Reboot & Select proper Boot device

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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You could try a new CMOS battery (CR2032 button cell)......

Have a visual check on your MoBo capacitors:

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Quote: Originally Posted by ironfistl


I have an external drive connected to my setup. Is that why?


Possibly, if you have USB set first in boot priority. Moreso I'd think you may be experiencing a problem with your hard drive. Boot into BIOS and check the order of the boot menu, make sure your HDD is set as the primary boot drive and report back to confirm.

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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)
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No operating system on the drive (blank drive, MBR damaged, System Partition corrupted)
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Can you test this drive in another computer?
Also: I assume that the "ASROCK setup utility" is the same as "UEFI setup utility", not 2 different setup enviroments. Correct?
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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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I'd be testing the hard drive with the WD Diagnostics that you can download from their website.

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

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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

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Now I know this topic has already been covered a while ago on here and I read and boot in media insert selected Reboot boot select proper or device boot device it from beginning to end and tried everything and it did not Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device fix my issues So my computer got hit by lighting through the phone line I have replaced the power supply and the motherboard and cpu which came as a unit And when I boot up it finds my HDD and both my Cd-Roms but then I get quot reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device quot I ran Knoppix and looked at the hard drive and everything is still on there So I am guessing the problem is in the Bios but I have no idea where to go from here Here is what I have going Elitegroup Goal Motherboard AMD Athlon Sempron Master Drive - Hitachi GB HDD CD Drive - Pioneer DVD-R RW CD Drive - Samsung CD-R RW SW Generic Floppy Drive quot MB Kingston DDR Ram Thanks in advance for any help nbsp

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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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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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
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Any feedback will be helpful

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 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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Hey guys, quick question for you.. Now my friend has this error: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key?" and I've been trying to help him for a while with it. He told me he took out his hard drive and RAM for some reason, then a little bit later put them back in.

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?

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

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

Guys,

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

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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

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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Try browsing through these pages-

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