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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

Question: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

Hi,
I have had my computer since Christmas, It has been working fine. Then I went on this morning as normal as can be, everything was booting up and I opened steam but it said no connection. Then a blue screen appeared and said something like" search DHP watchdog violation" then the screen went black but displayed the text "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I have no idea what to do and I need help. I searched this on tech guy and I tried to boot it with my CD/DVD Drive off which is what I saw worked on another persons thread but to no avail. Please help, also I use windows 8.

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Answer: "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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Hi,

I just recently had a problem with my main hard drive which had a capacity of 20gb and so i decided to take it out and leave my second hard drive ( which was 160GB) in the system. But now i have the problem where the computer asks me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" after 30 seconds of turning on my computer.
What do i do here?
I am completely lost.
Please help.

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

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.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

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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.
 

Answer:"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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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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I was backing up my hard-drive when, zapppowwww, the computer shut off..... when I turned it back on, I get only the manufacturers logo screen (pre-boot) .... eventually it goes to black with the phrase :

"Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device."

Have I lost my Hard drive at the critical moment during backup?? :-( Please help!
 

Answer:Randomly: "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected.."

Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
 

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I have an XPS 8500 that will not boot normally. It was running fine and all of a sudden came up with the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". I have figured out if I go into BIOS first the PC will boot up but is very slow in doing so. I googled the issue and found something telling me to default the BIOS. I did this and it booted once. Trying to decide if the HD is out. I ran diagnostics and it does not see a HD. But if that's the case why does it even boot after going into BIOS. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I updated Windows 7 Pro. I am a strong believer in Dell and find it hard to believe that a HD would go out after only 4 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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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 "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.." 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 7 was already installed on this computer when we got it 3 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, and know that if I don't have the boot disk or the OS disk, I will need to know that at least. So my boot sequence is as follows:
Boot 1: (Hard drive)
Boot 2: CD/DVD: PM-ATAPI DV
Boot 3: USB: Generic-Compa
Boot 4: Lan

I am curious if the (Hard 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I cannot seem to figure out what's wrong with this computer.

The hard drive is a 500GB SATA. The hard drive is clearly plugged in (both cables plugged in)... Since it's a SATA, doesn't need a pin.

I took this hard drive from a working desktop and put it in a customized desktop... The thing is, it's a partly customized desktop, just a different DVD drive, hard drive, and graphics card. The motherboard and everything else is the same as was in this computer.

Anyways, the hard drive is empty and was working as a slave, simply to put things on it. Now, I'm trying to put it in a different desktop and it's simply not working. Both the DVD and HDD are recognized as the Primary SATA master and slave. This seems correct to me.

Whenever the computer goes past the manufacturer's boot screen, a black screen with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.
 

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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.

So if anyone has any ideas or had this happen to them, any info would be awesome!!

Answer: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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OK so im currently working on building my own computer. It consists of a(the essential parts to know):
ASUS K8V Deluxe-
AMD 64 2800+
Western Digital Special Edition 120 GB HD- a Serial ATA
Samsung 52x32x52 CD-RW
and some floppy that i dont remember the brand- i believe the link is the right one

So i get my parts and put everything in a Chieftec Dragon case. i start my computer and put in the Windows XP home edition CD (not generic/ripped/hacked) that i bought from Newegg.com. My HD did not come with any disks for formatting or anything like that it was only the drive in a anit-static bag so i had nothing to format with. But when i went to install Windows it said that it could not find a hard drive present with my computer. From here i tryed to use a bootable floppy disk. even though the light was on on the floppy drive and the disk was properly inserted i was contiuously getting the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." Does anyone know what to do about this probelm or whether it might be a Mobo issue or what.
Any help would be very much appriciated and if drivers are needed i would love it if you would give me the links to the ones you think will do the job.

Thanks agian

p.s. if you want the links to the parts they are all below in the order listed above

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-490&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewPr... Read more

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

XP is a bootable CD. First off, enter your BIOS at boot up and change drive priority so that your CD is looked at before the HDD. Insert XP CD and follow instructions. It will get you to format/partition your HDD. Follow the prompts. You don't need a bootable diskette so leave the 3 1/2 drive empty.

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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

Answer: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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hello ,
so i have this 2 weeks old acer predator pc that came with windows 8 on it. I didn't like windows 8 so i took the hard disk out and put it on my other pc to format it and to install windows 7. everything worked fine windows 7 was installed . I moved it back to the acer and now i have the boot problem . i tried to set it to boot form hard drive but i still have the same problem , i tried to put my other hard drive which is working, but still the same problem. i can see in the bios that there is a hard drive ( AHCI PORT 0 : WDC then the serial number ) anyone can help ???
and sorry for my bad English .
 

Answer: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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I haven't installed anything new on my computer but today after having my computer shipped to me via UPS I cut on my computer and where the XP load bar screen was I got:

"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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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

Answer: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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Now I know this topic has already been covered a while ago on here and I read it from beginning to end and tried everything and it did not 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 "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device." 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 Goal3+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon Sempron
Master Drive - Hitachi 2500GB HDD
CD Drive 1 - Pioneer DVD-R/RW
CD Drive 2 - Samsung CD-R/RW SW
Generic Floppy Drive 3.5"
1024MB Kingston DDR Ram

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer: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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So i am getting this error every time i try to boot up my PC, i use to be able to just go into my bios menu and boot it from there to bypass this error now when i try to do that i get stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen either freezing there or looping back to my ASRock menu. I am a pretty big noob when it comes to PC so was wondering if anyone could help me please?
 

Answer: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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I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I tried to get my desktop computer set up for the school year, but found myself with a Blue Screen Error every time I would turn it on. I had this problem on my laptop just weeks earlier, and when I turned it into the shop, they informed me that it was caused by corrupted RAM. So, instead of wanting to pay another $300 to get the desktop fixed, I chose to take out the RAM myself. Bad idea...

For some reason, the RAM appeared to be melted or scratched away a little bit at the bottom (gold part that goes into the slot). So I took that RAM out. Only now when I turn on the computer, it gives me a screen saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I go into the Boot Menu, and it gives me two options, both bringing me back to the same "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" message. I tried taking out a RAM drive from a different desktop computer and putting it into the one I'm trying to fix, but then the monitor wouldn't read the computer being on. I switched monitors, but to no avail. I switched RAMs from other computers, but that doesn't work either. I can't afford to take this into the shop or buy new parts for it, but I really need it for school. I don't even care about it running slower or files on their disappearing forever. I just want my computer to run.

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Answer: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 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.
 

Answer: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'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?
 

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

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

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Hi,

Today I went out and bought a WD1600JB 160GB 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 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 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:

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

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 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 BIOS settings to default and tried again with all of the above. Nothing has worked. I have ensured that power cables and IDE ca... Read more

Answer: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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The problem is that it won't boot up. After the intel screen loads it shows:

Fastrack... Bios Version 2.00 0.33... then
"Scanning IDE Drives" then it turns to "No Array is defined...
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild(tm) Utility or Press <Esc> to continue booting"

That's no problem but I can't press F8 or F2 or anything like that.

Pressing CTRL F is useless because i don't have that fast build thing, and when i press ESC or just wait a short while it turns to a black screen and all it shows is "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" if i press any button it just shows that again but another row and it makes a click sound.

Problem happened after power shortage. No floppy discs or usb devices inserted at the moment. There could have been a CD in there but probably not.

Computer is custom built, don't know specs. is XP, built just for a vet (made by intravet).

Remember i CAN'T PRESS F8 or ANYTHING LIKE THAT!

Answer: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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I have upgraded the RAM of my pc last friday. I have added another 1GB of DDR400 and everything seems working fine. But this morning, when my brother just informed me. that when he tried to turn on our pc and errors come up:

"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..

Answer: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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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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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.

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

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

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Hi everyoneI have a computer; an Acer Aspire M3641 with OS Vista Home Premium 32 bit.My computer does have 2 harddisks and one of them is defect. So i putted the defect one out.Now I use 1 harddisk of 600gb. After installation of vista, the pc reboots and then i get these error: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"My bios drives information:Sata PRI MASTER channel: WDC-WD6400AAKS-22A Sata PRI SLAVE channel: NOTHING Sata SEC MASTER channel: NOTHING Sata SEC SLAVE channel: HC-DT-ST-DVDRAM Before I installed vista and after changing the order and taking off of the defect drive I did get that error too.Could someone help me?Thanks in advance..

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

I've deleted your other post. Only one is needed.

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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

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
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
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? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw
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I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

Answer: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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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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i left my computer on in the morning and i come back and see this message reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key i just installed windows 7 64 bit yesterday and built the comp a few days ago here are the specs
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
intel core i5-2500k
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
iHas 124b

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

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

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what do I do? ever since i bought this computer its been doing this so i have to turn it on and off a bunch of times. then it goes blue screen and says beginning physical dump of pshsical memory

Answer:please help-reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

Post make/model of the PC.

Can you post the blue screen error message.

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Two months ago I had trouble booting into Windows XP.  After much troubleshooting I decided it was time to simply start from scratch and reinstall the OS.  I purchased Windows 7 and installed it (along with a new motherboard to expand my options with peripherals).  Long story short, it worked fine for two months.  This two days ago I got the "Select proper Boot device..." message.  I have three hard drives in my computer (all SATA).  The primary drive is for software only... no personal files.  The second drive is my primary storage drive.  The third drive is a mirrored backup of the storage drive.  When I unplug the storage drives Windows boots right up without altering any BIOS settings.  The problem is persistent.  Each time I reboot it's the same thing.  If all three drives are plugged in, it won't boot to Windows.  If I unplug the other two drives, it boots just fine but I'm minus my data.  Any thoughts?

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

Yes, happens to me all the time.   Check your BIOS options.My BIOS lets me pick the boot device...IF I hit the F8 key bbefore Windows catches it.

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I have a Dell Inspiron M5040 that either will give me this message or will sit with a black screen after fully booting, i have restarted it several times, it runs windows 10. Please help! this laptop is my baby.

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I just put together a PC from scratch and when i start my computer it says:
reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.

I put in a copy of Windows 7 Home to boot, and it just continues to say that when i restart/press a key.

Some Info that might help:
The computer does detect my cd/dvd drive (checked through BIOs)
the windows 7 cd does work (tested on my laptop)[also, it is not an upgrade disc]
the cd/dvd rom can run this cd that came with the motherboard, so i know the cd/dvd rom is working.

What I have done and tried:
Google
made sure cd/dvd is on boot first
changed from SATA to IDE connection through BIOS, also tried RAID and AHCI settings.
tried all the ports on the SATA slots with both 3gb and 6gb sata cables on the motherboard

PC:
Western Digital SATA Hard Drive
Samsung 22X DVD burner SATA
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Please help as I have no idea why it won't install the Windows 7 OS. I currently do not have any other OS.
Thanks.

Answer: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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WELL I JUST RECENTLY GOT MY COMPUTER FIXED BECAUSE IT KEPT SAYING Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected SO THE COMPUTER GUY SAID IT WAS THE HARD DRIVE SO I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE AND 2 WEEKS LATER THE SAME MESSAGE IS COMING UP AGAIN!!!! CAN SOME ONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM I'M GOING CRAZY NOT BEING ABLE TO USE MY COMPUTER THANKS!

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

Hi kaliwiggins,
Please tell me the model of your Dell desktop and operating system. It's possible your problem is a dead motherboard battery, so I hope you kept the old hard drive.

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the computer was working fine until i added new RAM. when i turned the computer on it popped up with Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected media device. i went to a website and payed 45 dollars for some techie to figure it out and he didnt even help. i removed the new memory and tried to boot the computer again but the same thing happened. anyone who can give any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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

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I got this error the other outta the blue. I've been searching the web and various other forums and other. I don't have a cdrom drive so no boot disk or recovery disk. just a black screen and
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected."

Great. Its an Asus Eee Pc Netbook 1005HAB 1 year old. WinXP Home Ed.
can a brotha get some help, please??????
 

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As I came back from school and turned on my pc this message kept popping up so I look online and watch some videos people said send to defaul I tried and it didn't work I also read the maunual and nothing is there. some one please help me  

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When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I have a new(ish) cpu that I bought last Christmas, it works great and it has not crashed on me whenever I am using it. However, when I leave it on overnight (usually when it is downloading something big), when I wake up in the morning I am greeted with a black screen with the words:

"Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

When this happens I simply press the power button a few seconds to turn it off, then turn it on again and it boots normally. (pressing a key only results in the message being repeated)

What infuriates me is that it only ever happens when I leave it on overnight so I don't know when and how exactly it occurs but it almost always does. Like I said earler, it never does this when I am using it as it works fine otherwise. It just won't stay on overnight when I need it to. Any thoughts on how to resolve this?

System info:
Windows 7 ultimate x64 (full retail, installed once from scratch)
Intel core i7 4200k
Nvidia Gtx 560ti
16gb RAM
Seagate 500gb hdd for OS, 2Tb samsung and 1Tb seagate hdd for storage (all internal drives; no external drives attached)
Connected via hdmi to Pioneer receiver vsx 1121 then to 42" 720p Panasonic Plasma Tv

Answer: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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Hi, I've encountered this error upon restarting my computer because when I accessed it this morning the screen was frozen on my screensaver and I couldn't get out of it.

I've tried using my recovery disc to use Startup Repair but my partition seems to be missing and when i use bootsect to look at my disk volumes it is also missing in there. When I try to restore my computer using a Windows 7 install DVD it only shows my "Backup" partition. I've also tried reordering the boot order in the BIOS.
 

Answer:"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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Hello all, here is my problem.
I will leave my computer on, and when i come back will find it saying Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. So the weird thing is it doesnt say it right when i start up, but rather after. It also has never done it while im in the process of doing something, only when im away. Im afraid that sometime it is going to happen and im going to have to reinstall windows - this has happened once before. Can anyone help me?

Specs:
Onboard audio driver
EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard
NVIDIA 9800 gt Video Card: fan started screwing up so I modded it and replaced the old fan with a new one. It works pretty well I think.
Corsair 4gb ram
Maxtor 500gb Hard Drive.

Tell me if you need more info.

Thanks for helping

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media crash

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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I just put windows 7 on my computer not to long ago and all of the sudden I get this error message when i turn on my pavilion p6142p desktop computer "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" I have tried tightening my cords and checking them, cleaning them and everything but nothing seems to work and all the other forums say to go into the bios and change the boot order and what not but i can only get the computer screen to turn on and bring up the error 1 time out of every 400 tries and all the other times the monitor doesn't even recognize the computer but it is on. so what can i do to fix this? Oh and i don't have any sort of win 7 install disk to go with the computer it broke...

Answer:'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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Hello,

First timer. I just got a pc from my roommate that he wasn't using. When I turn it on, it gives me the screen saying
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"
I pressed F2 to try to switch up the boot priority and the only option it shows is the DVD/CD RW drive, does this mean I don't have a hard drive? I opened up the computer but I don't really know what I should be looking for. All I noticed was two wires that weren't plugged into anything so that added to the suspicion that the computer doesn't have a HDD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Gabe
 

Answer: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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I believe that some files got corrupted on my HDD since windows would restart itself when it got to the loading screen. I ordered a new disc drive 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 "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media". 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 "press any key to boot from disc" 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
2Gb 800MHz DDR2 black dragon RAM
Intel Q6600
250gb barracuda seagate HDD
HIS IceQ 4 Turbo

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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

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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Hi,

I recently removed my old hard drive and inserted a new hard drive into my PC turned it on and I received the message Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. I went into the BIOS and the hard drive was showing up. I switched the boot order and still nothing. The PC is 6 years old. I took out the BIOS battery and that did not work. Could it be a faulty motherboard?

When I switched back to the old hard drive there was no problem. However, I took the PC apart and put everything back together and now both hard drives are showing the message.

I have another PC so I am able to carry on using the internet etc, however, when I took out the hard drive from this PC, again it was not booting from the new hard drive I brought even though it was showing up in the BIOS. This PC is 3 years old. This time the error message was No IDE device when I booted the PC. Also when I boot this PC I have to press f1 each time.

It seems really easy to swap hard drives around, however, many forums are showing people with the same problem. Would it worth me buying another motherboard.

My email address is [email protected].

Kind regards
Sam

 

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I built my first rig a few years ago and haven't had too many major issues with it until a few days ago.

Here are the specs:

-Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Intel Core? i7-3930K
-SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive
-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
-Windows 7 Professional SP1

Windows was installed and running off of the Samsung SSD

Here's the issue:

I drove it from Florida to New York last August and had no problems upon setting it up. It's pretty much been fine all this time. Last week I moved it to my new place. It worked fine for a few days. I used it the night before the issue occurred, it was perfect, nothing out of the ordinary. The next morning I woke up and turned it on, but only to be greeted with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."

I've tried other fixes that have been posted on various other sites. I disconnected all drives but the SSD windows is installed on and tried to boot. Dusted off the insides. Switched SATA ports. Made sure the boot order in BIOS was correct so my SSD was first. Still, I get the same problem. I haven't checked the drives to see if they've failed, which I know is the obvious first step, but I don't have a Windows disk so I can't really do that. Also they both show up in BIOS so I'm assuming they're alright.

I made a system repair disc with... Read more

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in

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.
You can copy whatever data you want from the ssd to a flash drive, external drive, second hd, etc. This way you do not lose anything when you do an install. There are a number of linux distros to choose from however linux mint comes with the disk utility AND it is pretty easy to use.

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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I have a Windows 8 computer that is 4 months old. I just had it repaired where they had to replace the mother board and I keep having this annoying problem. I keep getting a screen that tells me I have to reboot and select proper boot device. Can anyone help me with this problem. I had to go back twice to the place I got it repaired because of this and the guy did it in five minutes but it keeps happening. Any suggestions ?
 

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hi everyone,

ive had this happen twice already on my custom built pc, first time around i was able to access the bios and select the correct sequence for the hdds to read properly. now im running into this issue again after i had previously just did a shutdown of my system with no issues before hand. my problem now is i cannot access my keyboard to get back into the bios screen to correct the same issue i once had before. its almost like the usb ports cannot read my keyboard at all, ive tried both rear and front ports to no avail. i dont believe its a bad motherboard b/c the bios screen does initiate on startup before going to the treacherous reboot and select proper boot device screen. could this be related to a CMOS issue? Ive tried the whole shutting system down draining residual power unplugged unnecessary usb connectors and all that before trying with no luck. any help here would be greatly appreciated.

system:

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 - I5 4670K SETUP W/ GEFORCE 770 GPU

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

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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My PC is a custom build with a 1TB HDD.

Today, I removed a hard drive from my PC, containing Windows 7 which wasn't being used at all. The HDD in my PC currently has Windows 8 installed. It booted from Windows 8, so I'm guessing it was the primary boot device.

I installed the hard drive into my other PC and it doesn't work on there because of different hardware apparently, probably because of the change from AMD to Intel. But that's beside the point..

I don't know what to do, help! :s

EDIT 2: SOLVED THANKS TO Ztruker!
EDIT: Turns out, without the old hard drive installed, it doesn't work. I can use my PC now that I put it back.. it has Ubuntu and Windows 7 only, why does my Windows 8 need this old HDD to work?!

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

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.
Open Disk Management and set the Windows 8 drive as Active.
Shutdown and remove the old drive.
Boot your Win 8 install DVD or flash drive.
Run Automatic Startup Repair up to 3 times.

That should fix it.

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HI Guys i recently changed my toshibba sattlite c850-b12 motherboard and i got a problem : asfollow
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
US6,327,625
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
my pc wont load his HHD ,...
i try my hhd in another liptop ,it works..
so i dont understanding what is the problemm.any body who have a proper solution plz answer me..
i am waiting

Answer: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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Hi, i'm looking for some help on my brothers behalf

His girlfriend used the computer yesterday normally without doing anything weird, and shut it down without any problems.

He started the computer today and the "boot-menu" screen stayed on for like 1-2 minutes when it usually goes away after 6-7 seconds, but when that went away the screen went black and this came up:

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media.
When i was there today before i started it and looked at BIOS and looked at the boot sequence, the order in the boot was

1st: CD-ROM
2st: Hard Drive
3st: USB

I'm not that very experienced with computers but i changed 1st to Hard Drive because to me it sounded reasonable that the computer boot with the hard drive that has the operating system installed on it.

That didn't work so i changed it back.

Sorry for poor english. Hoping for some help

His system:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
4gb ram
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
1tb harddrive
 

Answer:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media. Please help

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Ok I installed a new motherboard(asus p5kpl-cm) and intel processor. I tried to boot up the computer on my old hd, at first the mobo didn't recognize either the hd or cdrom and was saying 'reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ad press a keep'. I put in my windows xp pro cd, it doesn't recognize it, I've changed the bios boot order, nothing different, I even dug up a windows me floppy boot disk. nothing.

I then rewired it to the other cd drive and rebooted it, it found both my hd and cd driver. It then brought me to the select safe mode, and all that, I've selected every option on the list and everytime the screen would just go blank and the computer would reboot itself. I then decided to go out and buy another HD. I plug it into the same exact spot as my old HD and now it's giving me the 'reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device ad press a keep' thing again. I put in my windows xp pro cd, it doesn't recognize it, I've changed the bios boot order, nothing different, I even dug up a windows me floppy boot disk. nothing.


please help me!

Answer:Installed new motherboard - 'reboot/select proper boot device/insert boot media' prob

You won't be able to boot to an old XP installation just by putting the old HDD in there. You say you put in your XP pro CD and it didn't recognise it but what boot order did you have at the time?

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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 7 Home Premium. All worked great, till the next day when I turned 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 F2 and go in Bios, exiting with or without changes will allow the PC to boot into windows, however, once I power down and restart, I get the same error message. I have tried booting with the Window 7 disk, perform repair and even reloaded the entire 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, 1 tb. It replaced the maxtor diamond 9, 260gig. Very frustrated here and it doesn't help that I have limted PC knowledge beyond what I have tried.

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

Check all the cables.

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Specs:
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
4GB RAM
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
Questions:
 
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
 
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
 
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
 
Thanks in advance!!

Answer: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.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

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

 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
 
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The complete message is "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

System:
Asrock extreme3 gen3 z68 motherboard
intel i7 2600k
16gb g.skill ram
1.5TB WD harddrive
64GB crucial m4 ssd
sapphire radeon hd 7970
Recently re-installed windows using a bootable usb as i have no optical drive
installed drivers and some software
Made SSD into a raid cache
went to reboot computer after some windows updates and now i get the above message.
Bios sees the hard drives
using the bootable usb for windows repair shows no installations of windows, and the cmd doesn't show the hard drives,
Things i have tried:
Turned the SSD back into a normal drive
Removed the SSD Entirely
Used bootable usb for windows repair
Used the CMD console from repair to try bootrec
Re-installing windows entirely
I found that windows repair doesn't recognize the windows installation on the HDD and also does not recognize the HDD itself.
On trying to re-install widows i was given no option to select a drive to install on, and it would not continue.
Put linux mint on a flash drive, It recognized the HDD but gave the error "Unable to mount 1.5 TB Volume - Adding read ACL for uid 999 to `/media/mint' failed: Operation not supported"

Answer: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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Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 system (ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011, Crucial SSDs) began failing to boot
after a system lockup while using Chrome. System was current with all MS updates. No
response to Alt-Ctrl-Del or front panel reset switch. Required a power-down.

Upon booting up after the preceding lockup, normal BIOS initialization was followed by the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" and the system refused to boot into Windows.

Ultimately, I used Paragon to restore a relatively recent disk image backup and things were essentially back to normal. During a restart a few days later, following AVG update, the above boot failure occurred again. This time image restore did not fix the problem. The SSD was recognized by the BIOS and Paragon, but could not be made bootable. The above message appeared whenever the system attempted to use it to boot up.

Previously created Windows Recovery CD turned out not to be bootable (yes, should've tested it after I created it!) and booting up with the original Windows install disc to repair the system produces a message that complains that the version on the disc is not compatible with the installation.

Replaced the 120GB OS SSD with a new unit and restored the above image. Again, things were essentially back to normal, so at that point it looked like a bad SSD.

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Recently I took a look at my girlfriend's PC as explorer crashed each time it was booted, even safe mode wouldn't work. I opted to re-install the OS from scratch. The only problem I had was that she needed some files backing up, so I had no option but to plug her HDD into a spare SATA bay I have in my own PC (80GB of data needed to be saved, I don't have an external HDD that big).

Anyhow, I backed up the files to a HDD I have in my computer and then re-installed Windows on her HDD in my own PC. I then put her data back onto the HDD. Everything worked fine in my PC, I was able to boot into Windows XP no problem. Please note I didn't install any drivers apart from any defaults the XP install detected and installed.

After putting the HDD (with the assumedly fixed XP install and recovered data) back into her PC I cannot get it to boot at all. I get the following error message:

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I have tried the following and keep getting the same message:

1. Checked BIOS and set it to default.
2. Removed the system battery to hard reset BIOS.
3. Performed a full repair on the XP install using an XP CD.
4. Executed several commands in recovery console: bootcfg, fixboot and fixmbr.
5. Used chkdsk, HDD appears to be fine.
6. Unlpugged everything, checked connections, etc.

I assumed it was some kind of driver issue from using my PC for the fresh install, but as repair nukes the Win... Read more

Answer: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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HP Pavilion a1423w
Windows 7 32 bit
1024 MB Ram
At first my computer would only turn on with just the fan, on another forums it said to unplug all cables and hold the power button for 30 seconds, after I did that, I was presented with the message, "Reboot and select proper boot device" EVERY TIME! I was told to make sure ATA was enabled in the BIOS. it is. still same message, I tried to put a Windows 7 installation disc to see if I can enter command prompt and type "bootrec.exe /fixboot" I get a message, "the device is not ready"

please help me. I have mine and my sister's valuable information on this computer

Answer: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

Download Seatools and put the program onto a bootable device (e.g. CD). Boot the computer to the Seatools CD, follow the on-screen instructions, and scan your computer hard drive for any errors. Make sure you use both short and extended test.

Hope everything works out well and please provide an update when you can, thank you.

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What I can't do:
Install OS

Important Specs:
P5K Premium
Seagate 320GB SATA 7200.10
Philips 20x SATA DVD Burner

Problem:
After the PC Posts, the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" comes up. My HDD and DVD Drive are both connected, the Windows XP Installation CD (Slipstreamed with SP2) is in the drive, the DVD drive is set as first to boot, etc. but no cigar.

What I have tried:
With 6 SATA ports (1,2,5,6 "master", 3,4 "slave") and two SATA devices (HDD, Philips 20X DVD Burner), there are 20 possible "combinations." I have tried nearly every combination available since I read elsewhere that the SATA drives are picky. I also tried using a different SATA cable. In addition, I tried boot HDD first, boot DVD first, boot DVD only, boot HDD only; nothing worked. I tried a different SP2 installation CD and I still received the same error message. In the BIOS I tried many different combinations of SATA configurations; still no.

Rest of Technical Information:
Corsair 620W
Antec 900
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
G.Skill PC2-6400 HZ 2GB
Zalman 9700
CPU and RAM on default settings at the moment

Answer:P5K Premium "Proper Boot Device/Insert Boot Media"

Today I changed the Philips drive with an IDE drive. I noticed that in the Boot Order that both my IDE and "Atapi CD-ROM" appeared, so I tried different boot combinations and finally disabled the "Atapi CD-ROM" to no avail. Finally, I removed all USB devices and disabled USB because someone suggested it, but :freak:

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Hello all,

Not sure what happened over night....My computer will stay up for around one hour or so and all of a sudden windows will do one of the following.

1. If I'm actively working on the computer, like opening windows it will kind of lock up....i can see my mouse move but can't click anything...ctrl+alt+delete does nothing. Just kind of frozen.

2. If I'm not doing anything on the computer and I just leave it idle, I'll come back and it sits at the
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"....if I reboot the computer(turn power off and back on...it boots up perfectly)


I built the computer almost 3 years ago.


Specs: New egg list is here, not sure if you can see.. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=13134369

Intel Core i5 2500k (currently I dont overclock so it's at 3.30GHZ
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V-Pro
Memory: 8gigs DDR3...not sure what brand to be honest.
Graphics Card: HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
HDD: 1 Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
HDDx2: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
OS: Win 7 64bit

If you have any other questions I'll answer them asap. Or any logs I can get. I did run AVG 2013 and found nothing, as well as Spybot.

Edit: I did run windows memory tester mdsched.exe and it found nothing wrong

This really stinks :( Any help would be &... Read more

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

Hi,

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

chkdsk -


Quote:




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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Hi folks, tearing my hair out over this one. Win7 Pro PC was operating fine earlier in the day, no hardware changes in almost a year. Power it up later in the day and I get Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.
There is a single DVD drive and only the Samsung SSD drive, neither has changed
Both DVD and SSD show up in my BIOS. No matter how I arrange the SSD, I get the Reboot and Select proper Boot Device
I can boot from my Win 7 Pro (64) install DVD. Since I know the DVD cables work, I swapped both the DVD's power and SATA cable to the SSD, no joy, so cables and SATA port seem fine.
Doing Repair from my Install disk fails; I get "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows." I moved a year ago, and my repair disk is missing.
From cmd window via Install disk:I can access C: and see my files just fine

Using bootrec:/scanos does detect c:\windows
/fixmbr /fixboot /rebuildbcd will detect Windows and succeed across the board but still not correct the problem (see below)

Using diskpart:I can see that my disk is GPT. GPT is new to me, I'm more familiar with MBR recovery. Does bootrec handle GPT too or is it just a relic now?

'detail disk' shows the Samsung, but with Boot Disk : No. That seems wrong?

volume 1 c: shows up ok, 465GB, 202GB free
I can't 'active... Read more

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?
I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

Answer: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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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.

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

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

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

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I haven't been on my computer for a week, I was away from home and once I turned it on i get some message saying, Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

This happens every time I turn on the PC. I don't get to the Windows login screen or anything.
I have an AMD Motherboard, Raedon HD Graphic Card and run Windows 7 Ultimate.

Help, please?

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

Please someone!

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Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7).

When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install Windows 8 when Windows is running.

But because I want to install it to another partition I need to boot from the DVD. But I can't. First it just ignores the DVD, and boots right into Windows 7. So I tried to force boot via BIOS. Then it just said "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected". Can someone please help me?


I have an ASUS N82J laptop, 4GB RAM, Nvidia GT335M, i3-350M processor, 500GB HDD.

Thank you in advance

Answer: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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Help, please!

I turned on my computer and got a black screen with the message: ?Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key?

I had no prior warning or problems with my computer.

I hit F1 for the setup menu and there is no hard drive listed under channel devices on the main Tab! It says [None] for First and Second Channel Device 0 and 1. The CD and DVD drives are listed under Channel Device 0 and 1. For Installed Memory it says ?1024 MB/PC2-3200 and Memory Bank 0 and 2 show 512 MB/DDR2 SDRAM. Core Version says 08.00.10 and BIOS Revision says 3.18 2/16/05.

Under Advanced tab, it lists CPU type as Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz with HT Technology and it lists the CPU Speed and Cache RAM.

If I go to advanced under Boot Device Priority, hard drive group is listed but has parentheses around it. To the right, it says that means the device has been disabled in the corresponding type menu, but I don?t see it anywhere as disabled.

I bought this tower several months ago used and it has no warranty. There was no boot cd with it.

The really scary thing is that I cannot get into safe mode or system recovery. It just goes back to the black screen with the message when I press F8 or F10!

Can anyone help with any suggestions other than buying another hard drive? I am on Social Security and it was a real hardship to buy the last one. It is a HP Paviliona1023c. I have Windows XP Home SP3.

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Answer: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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Long story short: upgraded from W7 to W10.
Decided to have a clean start and made a wipe.
Always got the error 0xc0000225 when booting, except when the installation USB was plugged-in.
So decided to take on a full wipe: deleted all partitions and reformatted everything.
Installed W10 from scratch again.
Now, every time I boot I get the "reboot and select proper boot device".
Funny thing, though, is that if enter BIOS and go to "Override Boot" (an option that allows me to boot from any available recognized media) and choose the SSD where W10 is installed... everything works just fine.
Already checked BIOS booting priorities (SSD is first and only), and I have Secure Boot off (so that my handy flash-drive is available to save the day).
I'd appreciate any insight into this problem.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:"reboot and select proper boot device" after fresh install

I can boot from my Windows 10 install media, USB thumb drive or SD card, with secure boot enabled? What is on your "flash drive"? If your PC has UEFI, the boot menu option should say "Windows boot manager on (drive descriptor)". It's something like that. I'm on my legacy BIOS desktop PC at the moment, and I think its listed different for legacy BIOS.. I'd have to reboot to confirm but I'm in the middle of a big file transfer, just now.

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Is it possible to transfer boot files from one hard drive to another?

I have 2 hard drives (S-ATA): one is a 320GB, and the other is a 1TB.

I have Windows XP installed on the 1TB drive, yet I notice that these bootup folders and files are on the 320GB drive:

[$RECYCLE.BIN]
[RECYCLER]
[System Volume Information]
AUTOEXEC.BAT
boot.ini
CONFIG.SYS
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
NTDETECT.COM
ntldr
pagefile.sys

Therefore, when I wanted to use this 320GB drive for another computer (that had a defective hard drive), I backed up all the important data from the drive, then I took the drive out, then booted the computer back up, just to make sure it still works. That's when I got that "Reboot and select proper boot device" error.

I guess this is because the boot files got created on the 320GB drive (which is NOT the drive that Windows XP is installed onto) instead of the 1TB drive.

So, what I'd like to know is if I can somehow just copy the folders and files (including hidden ones) and then be able to boot from the 1TB drive. I doubt it would be that simple, but there MUST be a way to transfer the boot information to the 1TB drive.

Does it have something to do with BootMBR, or Windows Recovery, or something like that?

I don't want to change anything until I get some opinions from others.


Thanks.
 

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Asus p5q-deluxe
WD6400aaks SATA hd set to IDE mode
Nec 3520a dvd-rw

I have the dvd on the IDE cable as master.

The SATA and dvd drive are both detected in bios/post.

I have the boot priority set to dvd and then the HD.

When I go to enter the os it just keeps saying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" no matter what I do.

I have tried both my original legit XP disc and a slipstreamed SP2 xp disc, both give the same thing.
 

Answer:New computer can't install XP, "reboot and select proper boot device.."

The problem is that the installation CD does not have drivers for your SATA devices. You need to first download the dos drivers (on a disk!), and when you start your setup of windows xp, It will say something like "press F6 to install 3rd party SCSI Drivers" or similar.

You will go into those options, and windows will load your drivers into its setup so it can see your drive!
 

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Hello, sorry about the mouthful of a title, but I crashed my wife's Toshiba laptop after uninstalling the touchpad. It was a fix for computers where you couldn't move the cursor for the mousepad right after pressing a key and it's worked before on other computers. Her computer got a bit messy and I was on my way to doing a system refresh. My wife took the computer to enter her password and just clicked "back" on everything, which brought her to a prompt saying "reboot or select proper boot device." I'm not exactly sure what else she did.

I went into BIOS to switch the boot mode to CSM, after which I started receiving a different error saying "exiting pxe rom reboot or select proper boot device." The error message is longer, but I'm somewhat afraid to exit BIOS to check. She has some tax information and some pictures on the laptop so I am attempting to rescue whatever I can.
 

Answer:"Exiting Pxe Rom Reboot or Select Proper Boot Device" Upon Startup

Hi my friend , welcome to MG's :major you can look at this similar post :wave

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=267403&page=5
 

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Hello,

So a while ago my computer crashed and I wasn't sure what it was so I tried many things because I wasn't getting any BIOS beeps so I thought it was the motherboard but long story short it's the graphics card, so I've replaced that with my old one for now. But since I took out so many parts so many times I keep getting the

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device" error.
I have a Motherboards - P8P67 LE - ASUS

And I've set the SSD to the primary boot, I've tried to directly boot it via BIOS but they both still give the same result, I've put the Win7 disk in and done a repair but still, no change.

Since my OS is installed to my SSD, is there a chance it could have corrupted the files or the actual drive when the computer crashed? From what I heard SSD's seem to be a bit fragile.

Any help or recommendations would greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:"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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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>

Answer: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 guys!

When turning on my computer today, I had to face a BSOD with the error name being "System Thread Exception not Handled", which prevented me from launching Windows 10 in either way. So I rebooted my computer on my Linux Mint partition in order to look on the internet the solution to this error. I then created a USB bootable with Windows 10, so I can access to the troubleshoot kits. However, when I launched my computer again on my USB key, I found myself in front of a black screen with words saying "Reboot and select proper boot device".

Things get quite weird from now, because when I try to boot from my SSD where Windows 10 is installed, I no more have the previous BSOD, but always and always this black screen with the same message. I do not know how to do now in order to access to Windows 10 again, and that's why I'm begging you now to give me some advice for my situation.

Unfortunately, being unable to access to Windows 10, I can't give you a DM Log Collector. I hope it will still be okay.

Answer:"Reboot and select proper boot device" issue

Please check in your BIOS what the boot order is, prefered via a photo
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When I boot my system, I get the error "reboot and select proper boot device". I verified my BIOS settings are good (#1 CD, #2 HD). The only thing I can think of that might have caused this is a have booted a few times from a Live Linux disk (Tails) but I thought live disks were not supposed to modify hard drives, right?

Anyway, I inserted Win7 setup disk, ran Startup Repair, but it find no issues. I discovered by accident that with the setup disk inserted, rebooting the system works fine.

What's this about? Would installing the bootloader to the MBR with EasyBCD fix it?

Thank you!

Here's the contents of the detailed boot entry from BCD:

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {29881653-4a28-11e1-b5bb-86216f04bb8a}
resumeobject {29881652-4a28-11e1-b5bb-86216f04bb8a}
displayorder {29881653-4a28-11e1-b5bb-86216f04bb8a}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {29881653-4a28-11e1-b5bb-86216f04bb8a}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale ... Read more

Answer:"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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Hi, guys.

A short while ago I posted about my 750 GB WD HDD that was giving me a Bootmgr is Missing error. Well, I don't get that error now after using KillDisk to wipe the drive clean, but after reinstalling Windows 7 and all my programs today, I got the infamous "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device..." error.

I've actually gone through the Windows 7 reinstallation process three or four times in as many days to try and rid myself of the error, but it appears I'd say on two out of every ten restarts, only on this 750 GB drive, and it isn't permanent. If I do a control, alt, delete, Windows starts normally. I don't know if this means anything, but sometimes before the error message, I see "Matrix Storage Manager" appearing and disappearing quickly. Startup repair using a Windows 7 repair disc says no problems could be detected and my installation of Windows 7 is listed. I have checked for loose cables. No problems. I have run chkdsk and the WD diagnostics tool (long method). It passes. My HDD is set as the first boot device, and the DVD-RAM is second.

When I restarted the PC, I noticed on the HP splash screen that it said to press F9 for diagnostics. I did that. As you'll see, it came back with a BIOHD-2 error (no drives detected). The DVD-RAM and HDD work (other than the error message) and are detected in the BIOS, so this sure is puzzling. After this, I powered down the PC, opened it up, checked the cables, and then removed the 750 GB drive and ... Read more

Answer:"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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Hello guys!

When turning on my computer today, I had to face a BSOD with the error name being "System Thread Exception not Handled", which prevented me from launching Windows 10 in either way. So I rebooted my computer on my Linux Mint partition in order to look on the internet the solution to this error. I then created a USB bootable with Windows 10, so I can access to the troubleshoot kits. However, when I launched my computer again on my USB key, I found myself in front of a black screen with words saying "Reboot and select proper boot device".

Things get quite weird from now, because when I try to boot from my SSD where Windows 10 is installed, I no more have the previous BSOD, but always and always this black screen with the same message. I do not know how to do now in order to access to Windows 10 again, and that's why I'm begging you now to give me some advice for my situation.

Unfortunately, being unable to access to Windows 10, I can't give you a DM Log Collector. I hope it will still be okay.

Answer:"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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Hello,

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?

Answer:[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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Alright so here's what's going on:
Computer boots up. After POST it makes me select either "Start windows normally" or "Run startup repair (recommended)"
If I select "Start windows normally" it gets to the "Starting Windows" screen, BSOD flashes, it automatically reboots, and gives me the "Reboot and select proper boot device" error after POST. (It stops detecting my hard drive)
If I select "Run startup repair" it will load the windows files, the little activity bar will slide by a few times and then the screen just goes black (note: the computer doesn't turn off, the screen just goes completely black, no cursor or anything)

In order to get it to detect my hard drive again, I have to switch SATA ports on the motherboard, but it just leads to the same error and goes back to not detecting my hard drive.
I have tried booting from the windows DVD, but it will ONLY work if the computer does not detect my hard drive. What I mean is, the computer will hang up on the "Starting Windows" screen indefinitely. However, if the computer does not detect my hard drive (meaning I didn't switch SATA ports after an error) it will successfully boot from the DVD, but I won't be able to run any repair or diagnostics on my hard drive, because it isn't detected.

If I check my system information on BIOS (after switching SATA ports so that it will detect my hard drive), all of my hardware gets detec... Read more

Answer:Solved: "Reboot and select proper boot device" - Please help

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my computer always started successfully but all of a sudden, I started it today and it kept stopping in the beginning. it says:searching for boot record from scsi...not foundthen it comes with another msg saying: Boot Failurereboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot devicePress any key when readyit wont go passed this everytime I restart the computer. can anyone please help me with this problemI heard that I need a boot disk to insert into the drive but I dont have one.I also heard that my harddrive simply failed. does that mean I need to buy a new harddrive to solve this problem?

Answer:"reboot and select proper boot device..." problem

Make sure, there is no disk in floppy drive.

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Okay so I've been having problems with this machine for the last couple months. It started with going slow and lagging. I chalked it up as Viruses but never got around to dealing with it.

Than a month ago I had the first big 'incident' where a glass bottle fell behind my desk and slammed into the back of the computer and it later wouldn't boot up, blank screen, etc. This incident is noted here:
Computer won't boot up after getting hit in side by bottle - Internal Hardware

What I found was removing one of the RAM sticks from a certain slot and the computer would work. We figured the Motherboard was partially damaged at one of the connectors. It would work but much much slower and with the occasional crash

Than a week ago I started having this second problem. The computer would have a black screen when turned on. The solution I found was a firm fist slam to the tower. It would then boot as normal. This worked for the last two weeks. Today after I had to reset because the internet wouldn't work, I couldn't get it to turn on. It shows the Compaq loading screen, but then after a longer than normal time it shows "Reboot and select proper boot device". After doing the diagnostic it finds the error "BIOHD-2". No amount of fist slams so far has bypassed this problem

I have a Compaq Presario running Windows 7.

I have read that certain Seagate HD's were manufactured badly and they'd replace them. Would mine qualify?: Barracuda 7200.12

EDIT:
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Hello All,

I booted my machine to find it present me with two things I never encounter.

1) It booted into ASUS Express Gate (EG), which I believe I disabled when I first built the machine several years ago.
2) Upon exiting EG, it displays the main splash screen for my mobo. It then displays text regarding my SSD, that it's connected to Port: S0. After that, I get the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" message.

I don't do anything out of the ordinary with my machine. Web browsing. Photo retouching using Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. Some music (iTunes Store only). I don't play games (Diablo III very seldomly) or download anything other than music.

When in Setup, I see:

- Both WD drives appear in Main screen. SSD is "Not Detected"
- CD-R/DVD-R drive also appears in Main screen
- System clock time/date/language all correct
- Under Boot HDDs,
-- 1st Drive: SATA WD 1.5TB
-- 2nd Drive: SATA WD 750GB
-- 3rd Drive: IDE: INTEL SSD (Why is this IDE?)
- Boot Device Priority has changed. SSD is no longer in there. Options are now only removable device, WD 1.5TB, and CDROM - in that order.

Machine specs:
- ASUS P6X59D Premium motherboard
- Intel Core i-7 950 (OC to 4Ghz)
- 12GB RAM
- Intel 510 256GB SSD (SATA III)
- WD Caviar Black 750GB (Data drive)
- WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB (Backup drive - no updated backup for quite a while)
- EVGA GTX 680SC

It looks like my BI... Read more

Answer: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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I'm trying to install win7 on my SSD, but when i try, i get "Reboot and select proper boot device " message.

Anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:"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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...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 k9n6pgm2-v2
amd athlon II x2 255
2048mb RAM
nvidia geforce gt 430
1x sata LG multi drive
1x sata 80gb drive (not new, but unused)

old HW:
2x IDE 80gb drives
1x 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 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 card, etc. it would blue screen on me and reboot the computer.

the manufacturer screen for the mainboard appears normally.

any 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 ... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

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

It is a Windows XP OS.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Asara

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

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

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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!

Answer: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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How it begin: I built a barebone kit from tigerdirect and the computer ran perfect for close to 4 months. But then i started getting these messages sometimes upon starting the pc: reboot and select proper boot device. Usually upon another boot the pc would load to windows xp, and no problems. Then the problem became an every day routine, and I consulted with a friend who is a tech and suggested maybe the power supply was weak and the hd wasnt getting good spin time, olright so i go upgrade a 450 watt ps to a 500 watt. Still no luck! I am suffering with the same issues still

information: My HD is A sata 160 GB. My cd-rom is master on IDE. Boot preference goes CD-drive, then HD. I have changed the order so many times and tried yet problem persists. Also disabled Onboard IDE and tried boot through ATA only, no luck there either. I flashed the mobo, and setup the bios again but still no luck. If i try to reinstall xp, get error message destination drive invalid, i try to reinstall via ghost cd! Took out the gfx card, and tried to boot - doesn't work. and final thing i did was play around with sata 1 and sata 2, keep switching the wires. Also raid is disabled in bios.

Also while pc was loaded in windows i checked HD via HDTUNE, and there was no errors within it . Another thing, I don't get the same errors if i load windows on IDE HD.


Pc specs: Asus m2n-mx se plus mobo, amd x2 5000 2.6 ghz dual core, 3 gigs ddr2 ram, 160 gigs western digital hd, 8800 gt 512 mb ddr3 ram... Read more

Answer:help "reboot and select proper boot device

could be a slightly damaged sata cable. I did not see if you had switched to a new one in all of the things you have tried.

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1. Updated from 7 to 10, then wanted to do a clean install
2. Downloaded ISO from windows utility (wouldn't recognize my Sandisk Cruzer flash drive)
3. Used Rufus to apply ISO to flash drive
4. Installed Windows 10 like I would any other OS (delete all partitions on C, let it do it's thing, automatic restart, remove USB, but no boot)

BIOS sees my SSD. Boot order is correct. Startup repair didn't help. "Resetting this PC" repair option didn't help. Tried it 5x times and always get "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Windows 10 clean install - "Reboot and Select Proper Boot device" Error

You can try booting off the USB and repairing the install...

Also, do you have AHCI enabled?
 

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I keep getting this message on start-up. I don't what's happened. I just got a new monitor and was surfing YouTube when I decided to turn on my speakers. Seconds later my whole system turns off and I get this message, "Reboot and Select proper Boot device". What's going on?
 

Answer:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device" Huh?

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I am not on the system with the problem as I can't boot -- Dell Inspiron One - using laptop to hopefully get some thoughts. Anyway, system is about 4 years old. I checked the bios order and hard drive is listed first. I ran a diagnostic and it came up with the following error code 2000-0150 and msg: Hard drive 0 - incorrect status: 32 no additional sense info. Unfortunately, all my system repair disks are packed in storage awaiting a move to a new house and I cannot access them. I did a google with the error msg and it came up with a pay solution with something called Neosmart. They offer download to make usb installation instructions. I am wary about such offers as they probably can load other stuff into the download.

Is there anyway of knowing whether the drive has died and unfixable? I can contact Microsoft Assure support but they will probably say it's hardware so not their problem. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:"Reboot and select proper boot device" msg

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I just got new SSD - Transcend 128GB. Installed Windows. When I cold boot my PC -- from a shut off state -- I get this message before Windows loads: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."

However, if I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and reboot I come into Windows.

If I enter BIOS from cold boot, it does not detect my SSD. After rebooting it detects my SSD. Seems like the SSD is slow at firing up?

I have run chkdsk and memory test without any errors.

My motherboard is the MSI Z87-G55.
 

Answer:"Reboot and select proper boot device"

Just installed newest BIOS, it didn't help.

When I go into Board Explorer in BIOS it says SATA port 1 is empty. After reboot it says the same port is occupied by my SSD.

Update: Plugged in another hard drive (non-SSD). Same rules apply to it. On cold boot, none of the drives are detected. After reboot, both drives are detected. I used a non-SSD as system drive before this, worked perfectly.
 

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Just today I moved my computer to another house 30 minutes away and when I set it up I made sure to run it with everything plugged in like normal. It ran just fine for a good 40 minutes and then I turned it off. After getting off of work I arrived and tried to turn my computer on again and received the "Reboot and select proper boot device" message. I've been sitting here trying to fix this for a good hour and I can't for the life of me figure out what has happened. I've checked cords and cables and checked my bios. Everything I've seen looks normal outside of the abnormal boot up.

My operating system is Windows 10.
 

Answer:Need help! "Reboot and select proper boot device"

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I've bought my computer from Ibuypower about 3 months ago and everything was great! Now for the last couple of weeks, every 4-5 days or so I'll be on my computer just putting around and my screen will go black then this message comes up "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"
At which point I restart my computer and everything is fine for about another 4-5 days, then it repeats. I've read a lot of tips about going into your BIOS and making sure that things are loading in the right order, which they are. My computer has no problem turning on and restarting whenever I want it to. Just dont know why this randomly shows up every few days.

Any ideas?

Answer:"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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I just had a major BSOD with my 64-bit system, and it said it was collecting data and would then reboot. It said the error was related to netio.sys.

When my PC rebooted, all I got was "Reboot and select proper boot device". It was like my OS wasn't there any more. I even plugged in my Windows 10 OS install thumb drive, and selected startup repair, and it said it couldn't repair the system. As a last resort, I tried hitting F12 at boot to bring up my boot menu, and then selected the Windows Boot Manager listed at the top of the menu, and it immediately booted okay. I ran sfc /scannow and chkdsk and both found no problems. No viruses according to Avast and Malwarebytes. This is the 2nd time this happened - the first time was back near the beginning of the year. All I was doing was watching an online video in Firefox when my OS crashed. Last time earlier this year I was watching a video in MPC-HC.

I have no idea why I'm getting these crashes, and I have no idea why I have to manually select the windows boot manager now to boot. I never had to do that before tonight's crash. What happened to make me have to hit F12 and go into the boot manager now to boot? Is something corrupted relating to booting up? I tried shutting down and rebooting and now it's the same every time - I have to hit F12 to manually select the boot manager. Any help with figuring out what's up with booting would be much appreciated.

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