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

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

After reading through lots and lots of posts and tutorials, I'm still a little confused. I worked for a carpenter one summer when I was a kid and he stressed the philosophy of measuring twice and cutting once as a rule to live by. So, before I fire up my saw, I thought I would seek a little clarification. I expect to get my new 60GB Intel 520 SSD delivered today and here's what I would like to do.

First, here's my system Info:

ASUS P8Z77-V/Pro/Thunderbolt with i7 3770 (non-K) and 2x4GB Trident X Series 2400 RAM
60GB Intel 520 SSD
500GB WD HDD
SW DVD

Okay. I had Windows 7 Home Premium installed on the HDD, but in anticipation of using the new SSD as the boot drive, I cleaned it with Diskpart>clean all. Now, I would like to do a fresh install on the SSD from the DVD drive and use the following xml (from Keri), that I now have on a USB, to move the User and program data to the HDD.






Quote:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64"
publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"
xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>d:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>d:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi: offlineImage cpi:source="wim:E:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM"
xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>


For one thing, I want to make sure that I do not need to change any of that xml (i.e., cpi: source) or my boot order in the BIOS (DVD>SSD>HDD) prior to installing 7 to the SSD.

Also, in the Compatibility Support Module of my BIOS, should I have Boot Device Control set to "UEFI and Legacy OpROM" or to "UEFI only" or will it make any difference?

I apologize if this all seems unclear, trivial or obvious to everyone else, but I really don't know what I'm doing and all the tutorials refer to other tutorials which refer to still other tutorials and it has become so convoluted that it's difficult for me to to have confidence that I am following it correctly. I'm an old grandpa and a recovering geek. I minored in computer science in the early 80's but haven't really been keeping up for the last 20 years.

Any help and/or advice other than "see tutorials x, y and z" would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

I would not move User folders as we've had feedback indicating unintended consequences. Much easier to copy your User folders to the HD data partition, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Keep the emptied C user folder in Library so you can see if anything lands there and drag it over to data drive in same window.

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

To save space you can set paging file to 2gb: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.
If you don't rely on it you can turn off Hibernate in Power Options, though it is perfected in Win7. These are trade-offs that must be decided with a small SSD.

Here are customized install steps for you:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Check for a BIOS update. If none boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, SSD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target SSD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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I want to boot from a DVD but the DVD drive isn't showing up in the boot menu after hitting F12. When I go into BIOS the optical drive isn't shown as a choice under Boot Device Priority, only the hard drive and network boot device Atheros Boot Agent. I set up the Boot menu as follows: Boot Mode: Legacy SupportBoot Priority: Legacy FirstUSB Boot: Enabled EFI (no selectable options displayed) Boot Device PriorityInternal HDDNetwork Boot: Atheros Boot Agent I found in another post someone said to disable "secure boot" and enable "Legacy Support" to enable booting from an optical drive but I can't find a "secure boot" option in BIOS. Can someone give me a hand? Thank you very much.

Answer:Optical DVD drive not in BIOS Boot Device Priority - N581

Hi SoSuave,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry that ODD is not displayed in the Boot device priority option in BIOS of N581 computer, disable the UEFI boot option under Boot tab in BIOS and then click on ?F10? to change the settings, now re-enter the BIOS and check if the ODD option is displayed in ?Information? tab and also in Boot device priority tab, this should resolve the issue in the computer.
 

BIOS Simulation of N581

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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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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My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

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

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

Any ideas on a possible problem?

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

Appreciate any feedback I can get.
 

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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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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.

Congrats! You have just posted your specs!... Read more

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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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I have a new PC running the Asus P7P55D-E motherboard, into which I have put a Crucial C300 64GB SSD as the boot/OS/apps drive.

The SSD is connected to one of the SATA3 6GB ports on the mobo and is running using the Windows 7 native drivers rather than Marvell storage controller drivers.

All is well and the PC boots and runs fine. However, when I connect additional HDDs to the SATA2 ports the system refuses to boot. Checking the BIOS reveals that as soon as additional HDDs are connected, the 'boot device priority' gets changed from the previous set-up of:
DVD Drive
SDD
Removable Device
to:
DVD Drive
1st HDD
Removable Device
In other words, the SSD is removed from the boot device priority list rendering the machine useless. The BIOS doesn't allow me the option to configure it back again (the SSD isn't shown as an option).

Is there an issue with such a configuration, or a way around this so as to make sure that the boot device list remains unaltered when additional HDDs are connected?

I need to use the SATA3 port to maximise the C300s read speeds so don't want to have to concede it to a SATA2 port just to get the system running!

All SATA devices are set to AHCI mode, the Marvell Controller is set as enabled and the SATA3 port is enabled at 6GB/s.

Any ideas on what's going on?

Answer:Boot device priority

Reset the BIOS to boot to the SSD when the other drives are connected. It should then remain that way.

Are these other drives removable (eSATA)?

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I have a R51 that has an entry in the BIOS Boot Priority Order List labeled "+USB HDD".  I have another R51 with an entry of  "-USB HDD". Does anyone have any idea why the + and - prefix is there? I'm trying to get these machines to boot from a USB Flash drive. I know the Boot Priority list must be in the correct order to do this but I want to resolve the + and - issue before I  go any further. TIA for any help / information provided.Bob Helms

Answer:Boot Priority Device, What Is It?

Bob, welcome to the forum,
 
the + means that the BIOS has recognised that a device is attached, you should also have a + next to HDD0. If you use the cursor buttons to highlight the drive and then press enter it should show you the name of the device attached.
 
the - means that no device is recognised.
 
Hope this helps

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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'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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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 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.
 

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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hello guys....I've been experiencing this problem for the last 2 to 3 days... when I power on from main switch it automatically starts without pressing the start button. After that it shows a screen which shows "press F4 to run setup" and when I press F4 it takes me to BIOS from where i have to change the boot device priority every time. Is it due to some virus on my system??... What is this... Iam confused.. any help from ur side would be appreciated.....Naveen*Edit:Email address removed.~ Queen-Evie*

Answer:boot device priority changes every time...

I'd start by replacing the battery on the motherboard.

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When my computer starts, I see "reboot and select proper boot device..."    I watched a video on YouTube that was helpful.  I have found my way into the Boot menu and have clicked on "boot device priority."   I see 4 options...   HDD Group; CD Rom Group; Floppy Group; and Network Boot Group. Now I need more guidance.  Thank you in advance.

Answer:Boot Device Priority Menu

@Help911Needed, welcome to the forum. According to the information that you provided, the boot order is set correctly.  However, I believe that you may have a failed hard drive.  Here is a guide to help you test the drive from the BIOS. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I need to make my CD drive the priority boot drive, so I can analyse my hard drive with Sea Tools. I am in DOS and alter the boot priority to elevate the CD drive to first and press F10 to save. However on rebooting, the CD drive has been relegated to its normal #3 position. Sea Tools CD is inserted.

Please advise of what I am doing wrong.

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Hi all, i'm new to win 8 so please be patient with me.
The thing is as follows, i wanted to do a fresh windows 8.1 install (i have a samsung NP500P4C-T03CL notebook with windows 8 OEM preinstalled and when i updated to 8.1 the system went slow and "faily"). So i put the CD on the drive, but for my suprise when i reboted the system to enter the BIOS the F2 key didn't do the job, nor it appeared on the splash screen on samsung. After googling a lot and under trial/error concept i could enter the BIOS via Shift+Restart. I did some changes to the BIOS booting set-up and noticed i have 2 Windows Boot Manager, the CD, the HDD and one option called "SETUP" that has a "!" ("!3.Setup"). So i tried every combination posible with Secure boot unabled, and UEFI+CSM OS, also with UEFI disabled, and none gave me the option to enter bios with F2, or recovery with F4. I managed to install win7 on another HDD. Main thing, besides the F2, F4, F8, F9, F12 (yes i prove all of them, even ESC), is that whenever i change the boot order it's not saved, and it is restablished to:

1. Windows Boot Manager
2. Windows Boot Manager
3. Setup
4. HDD
5. CD

Also i noticed that on the password options the one for the HDD appears grayed and as "FROZEN". I entered user and supervisor password, neither cleared the HDD one. So anyone having any ideas, i want to keep the BIOS update as a last resort. Please enlight me fellows i'm disturbed and annoyed on this issue... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 boot priority device not saving on BIOS

It sounds as though you are having a hardware problem. Check in with you manufacture

If Not a hardware problem

Remove all hard drives from your computer except the disk you want to install window on.
Install window and reboot
update windows and reboot
Ok now you have a booting OS Yes?
Access you other drives VIA USB and delete the boot partitons or make them Logical what ever you need to do to get rid of the boot managers on those drives
Then re install all your drives and boot up problem solved

Password protected hard drive with out the password you might not be able to open.
you could try to use diskpart to Clean it and convert to GPT
Booting and partitioning of GPT
1.Boot from the Windows 8 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 8 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: "name of your device", and show as a boot option in your UEFI.
2.After booting to the UEFI device you see the Install Windows 8 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
3.Type Diskpart, press Enter
4.Type List Disk , press Enter
5.Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
6.Type Clean, press Enter
7.Type Convert GPT, press Enter
8.Type Exit, press Enter.

Also you might want check in with Gateway Support Forum this could be a common problems that has an easy fix. Home Gateway

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I selected my C drive as my priority boot device, but unless I hit "esc" on startup and manually select my hard disk, it doesn't boot to it by default, it boots to my external hard drive. Obviously when it does that, it just shows a blank screen, so I have to power off, power on, press esc, and manually select the C drive every time, even though I've adjusted the settings in the BIOS already.

Anything I could be doing wrong?

Thanks,

David

Answer:Setting Boot Device Priority Doesn't Work

Even when there are no disks in the drive? You may have to set your default boot, I use Windows 8 manager to get to it, cos I don't know where it is.

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System T61 I was able to boot from my USB memory stick before.  However, recently I no longer can do this. Boot from ATAPI CD is fine.When I go into BIOS Setup, I notice there is a "-" minus sign in front of USB HDD.  What is this?  This is the only entry that has "-" sign in front of it.   Does this mean anything to booting off the USB stick?

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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?
 

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

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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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ok before i take this laptop to a repair shop i needed to ask for help. This is my huge problem, i installed rollbax rx trail to test it, when it rebooted i saw the BSOD. I created a iso backup using macrium so i thought i was safe but i guess not. When it boots you see the rollback rx start for 3 seconds then i see Recovery your PC couldn't start properly. Error code:0xc000000f, options it gives me is Press enter to try again, Press F8 for startup settings, Pres Esc for UEFI Firmware settings, i hit F8, tried all, enable debugging, enable boot logging, enable Safe mode, nothing. When i try safe mode, i get your pc ran into a problem, stop code Inaccesible Boot Device. So now i tried a flash drive using macrium, i get this same message. I tried booting with flash drive windows 10 repair disc, same, i tried another flash drive with windows 10 pro 64 OS, same. I cant get it to a state where i can try to repair boot or reinstall windows 10. I even tried before boot diagnostics, and everything passed including hard drive. Hoping i can pick on this forum brains a little before i spend money for a new hard drive at a shop. Thanks all.

Answer:Dell XPS 13 Hard Drive Boot Inaccesible Boot Device

Hi mn072065

Yikes !!

So as this is a Dell I think to get to BIOS it is F2. Once in BIOS or UEFI I would disable secure boot (if you have such a feature) and then I would set boot order to boot from CD/DVD first.

Install Macrium boot disk and boot. From their you should be able to re-install your macrium image. (I'm assuming that is what you mean when you said "iso backup using macrium")

If nothing was wrong with drive before installation at worst you just have to do a clean install. Before that though you need to get data back. Not sure how you have your storage configured, like data in separate partition. Maybe you could expand on that.
Ken

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Hello everyone,

This is my first time posting, so hopefully I'm in the right area. Anyhow, I was instructing my friend over the telephone on how to install a hard drive. After he finished the install I told him to go into the BIOS and change the boot device priority so he can install the OS from the cd. Anyhow, he says that the BIOS doesn't list the ATAPI CD-ROM drive as a device. Was the hard drive installed incorrectly or is there another method to enable the CD-ROM device in BIOS so that it appears in the boot device priority list?
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:BIOS boot device priority doesn't list ATAPI CD-ROM

If you put the XP disc or whatever OS disc you have, you shouldn't have to change priority, just wait for it to say, boot from CD?, after POST, once you see that, press any key and it should boot.

If it doesn't IM sure its named something else, it could be the drives name. Also make sure he attached the CD-rom correctly, If there is 1 HD and 1 CD-Rom drive, they should each be on a separte IDE channel, and they should both be set to master.

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I am trying to boot from the recovery cd and cannot. When I look at the Bios setup utility.Bios device priority there are no choices under the boot device priority to select from. When I attempt to load the setup defaults these are still missing. I am trying to figure out to to solve the NTLDR is missing error and am trouble shooting. Can anyone offer suggestions?

Answer:Bios Setup Boot Device Priority options Missing

What bios do you have? Try pressing F12, F10, or delete when it boots and one of those will take you to a menu to let you choose which device to boot from.

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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
________________________

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'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.
 
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating sy... Read more

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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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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.
 

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 - hope someone can help, this is driving me crazy - I've attached a doc that explains the problem with pictures ... could it be caused by a battery? I've no idea what I'm doing but it works, I change the configuration & reset the time, but then when the computer is turned off and on again it happens again.
thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Date/Time keeps resetting, Windows won't load, boot device priority keeps ch

I was going to say that my first thought would be the CMOS battery. Even if it's not the problem, it's a cheap and relatively easy thing to replace, so as good a place to start as any.

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I have no idea what is going on with my computer,last month it started giving me problems on which drive it wanted to boot from,I have winsXP pro with SP3 on C/drive sata,and i have another drive E ide ,with no operating system,
it kept making me chose which drive to boot from,I actually went into Bios and told it to use the E drive and it worked for a while,but i ended up trying to get it too boot from either and it didn't work,so i've reinstalled wins xp pro and it has run fine for close to a month,
but it locked up when i was watching a vid and i had to do a restart to get it to run,it has been real squirrelly since then,asked me about the boot Priority again,which i went with the C/drive and it loaded real slow and would lockup when it got to the desk top,
so i tried to run a check disk and it didn't run after after many reboots,but it started and ran 2 days later,and been doing OK since,still seems slow,and today i have ran all sorts of spyware removal and antivirus programs and found nothing
but i have had problems with my E mail,outlook,made me do the smpt again,but its working now,the power settings on my moniter are strange,its set to turn off after 20 minutes,sometimes it works and sometimes it don't,and on the start menu there is no recent programs ran showing up

And this is like my 3rd computer in the last 2 years,all motherboard problems I think,i got this one on UIP supply,sorry for the long post,any help would be greatl... Read more

Answer:Boot Drive Priority

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks! :major

Many of your problems can be caused be a failing or faulty power supply. Bad PSUs can cause lock ups, slow performance, erratic behavior, graphical problems, etc. A bad PSU can also damage other components resulting in data loss or a complete system rebuild. Another possibility is a failing hard drive. I strongly recommend that you visit your hard drive maker's web site, download their diagnostic tool, and run the extended in-depth tests to determine if your hard drive is healthy. All the info about how to run the tests and how to interpret the results can be found at your HD maker's site also. You should also run some type of system monitoring software to see if your system voltages and temperatures are OK. Most motherboard manufacturers have these types of programs for free download, so check your board maker's site. You can also get the same info from the freeware HWmonitor. Run it in the background minimized while doing your regular computing for an hour or two or three. It will record the high and low for each item so you can see what's going on....
 

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I recently added an Intel 530 MSATA SSD in an Acer R7 running Windows 10. I then used EaseUS Todo backup to clone the main drive to the SSD, all went well. If I start using the Boot manager (F12), it shows both boot options, the old 1TB dirve, and the new 240GB SSD, I can select the SSD and boot on it, no problem. If I enter the Bios, in the information age, both disks are in the harware list. HD0 the old 1TB drive, HD1 the new SSDBUT If I go to the Bios Boot page, the SSD is nowhere in the boot priority list, so I cannot make it the default boot drive. I know I could format the old drive and hope that once it is not bootable, the SSD will show up, but, for a while at least I would like to keep the old drive as is, so that in case something goes wrong with the SSD, I could easily switch back to the old drive. Does anyone know what could be preventing the MSATA SSD to appear in the boot list, when it does appear in the boot manager, and if there is a fix? Note: I also noticed that the priority list starts with Windows boot manager in position one just before the Old drive, yet, unless I press F12, it does not start with the boot manager but goes straight to the old drive (#2 in the list)In the Windows boot manager, the old drive is on 1 and the SSD in 2. Any way to change the order in the Windows boot manager? Thank you for any insight

Answer:cloned SSD in Boot manager but not Boot priority l...

Sorry BCDEdit is for selectig partitions on a single drive. For two different drives is it possible that one is MASTER and the other SLAVE or CSS. I suspect the one you want to boot may need to be designated as the MASTER but have never run into ths problem before. That said you may be able to use DISKMGMT or DISKPART to change the one drive from ACTIVE (bootable) without reformatting. It is just a single bit.

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New to this forum, sadly my laptop won't boot....I'm hoping I can get some insight here.
I get the black screen with the following messages:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."

I can get into BIOS and run diagnostics followed by the prompt: "Success, all tests pass.".....but system won't boot.
I searched and searched the internet and tried various things but no change.
I removed and reinstalled the hard drive twice, no change.
I made sure the HDD is first to boot order in BIOS...no change.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance.

see pix:

http://i.imgur.com/d6kQG29.jpg

Answer:Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

Press F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the hard drive - this will take a couple of hours (not just the 10 min or so the quick test did).  It'll likely show a bad drive.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS 8100 with windows 7pro. All hardware drivers are current and operating properly.

I am attempting to switch out my 1TB WD hard drive with a 1TB Samsung 850Pro SS drive. My cloning went smoothly. For my 'initial' attempt at cloning, I used the EZGig cloning software off of a prepared CD created from software on their website. Under the advanced options, I turned on Verify and then ran the cloning software last night. This morning the message on the screen reported a successful clone. Closed the software, removed the dvd from the drive and the usb cable used to attach the SS drive for cloning and booted the computer using my original hard drive. All appears well with my system.

Turned off the computer and unplugged.

Next I opened my case and installed the Samsung 850 pro SS drive in place of the Western Digital HD using the same power and sata cables. Plugged in the power and attempted to boot from the new SS drive. Received the message that 'No Boot Device available'. So rebooted and went into the set up menu. Under the Boot configuration for hard drives (? I think that was the name of the sub menu), my new SS drive was being shown in the second position, with the first position being occupied by a DVD drive).

I moved the SS Samsung drive into the first boot position and tried again to boot but it is still not booting into windows. I can see it flash by the screen where Windows is highlighted as the OS and then there is just a sin... Read more

Answer:cloned SS drive - at boot up - No Boot Device available ?

Why did you choose EZGig?? I've never heard of it. Was it included with the Samsung SSD?

Moving from an HDD to an SSD should be transparent without issues. I suspect you'd have the same problems if moving from HDD to HDD.

Are you able to do a clean Windows install to the SSD if it came to that?

Offhand, I'd try to do a clone with Macrium.

If that failed, I'd try to restore a Macrium image of the HDD to the SSD.

If that failed, I'd do a clean install.

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hey guys,
following on from my other thread, Re-install windows 8 w/ new motherboard and CPU

i ended up managed to be able to boot into windows after i swapped out my motherboard and CPU to the new ones and everything seems to be working as it should, windows automatically installed the intel drivers and all my old programs and settings are there perfectly.

interesting thing is, that i can only boot into windows if i select my backup drive as #1 boot device in the BIOS, the SSD isnt even on the list.

the thing i don't understand lies in that, if i select my SSD as priority, where the directory of windows is installed, i get a bootmgr missing error - i've tried the various methods of recovering this using the cmd and a windows installation disc.

This isnt a huge issue but it's really tripping me out as to why this is occurring???

ps. i initially had some issues getting windows to boot so i installed a clean windows8 on this backup drive, i didnt change any settings at all. was only making sure that the SSD was being recognized and i hadn't corrupted it somehow. is it possible that the backup drive boot manager is directing it to the SSD or, i really have no idea.

cheers to anyone that has thoughts on this,

Answer:BIOS boot priority / windows loading off different drive

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello Lenovo Forum!This is driving me mad. I bought a SATA-to-USB3 Adapter to connect my SSD and HDD from my old computer and boot from them (I want to use the Linux on it). Yet I can't figure out how to do that. Secure Boot is off, Legacy Boot is on and yet - everytime I choose the drive in the boot menu, the screen goes black, there is a short drive access, and then I'm back at the boot device menu. I don't really know what to try now. Reimaging like most other threads here suggest doesn't help in that case because it's not a simple installation medium. What I tried aswell: Attaching the Adapter via a USB2-hub to check if there might be an issue with USB3 support. When plugged into my friends X230, both drives boot up perfectly fine and he can use them just fine. Any kind of help is highly appreciated.Kind regards,Iriya EDIT: Here the BIOS Options which I think are somewhat useful:Config TabUSB UEFI BIOS Support - Enabled (Tried turning it off, didn't helpSecurity TabSecure Boot: DisabledPlatform Mode: User ModeSecure Boot Mode: Standard ModeStartup TabUEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy FirstBoot Mode: QuickRestart TabOS Optimized Defaults: Disabled

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M3800 BIOS A10
I have Win 10 and a UEFI shell as my ONLY boot entries in setup.  If I boot my system with a network cable plugged in, the system tries to PXE boot over the network EVEN THOUGH THAT ISN'T A BOOT CHOICE!
If I press F12 during POST and select the UEFI shell as the boot device, it tries to boot Win 10!
I can't find anything remotely like this doing web searches; surely I am not the only person who has issues with the M3800's total lack of boot control...

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Recently had my computer crash and come up with this message. Went through the bios and discovered the hard disk was not being recognized. So I opened it up and unplugged/replugged it in. It is still giving me the same message and wanting me to boot from a network, but now in the bios it is recognizing the hard disk. Any other ideas?  Thanks a ton in advance for anyones help!!

Answer:Lenovo y50 failed to boot (default boot device missing or boot failed)

Hi Oldsm66 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
You may want to check for the hard drive integrity .
If you have a spare harddrive to boot from or use a rescue USB drive to boot into and run diagnotics .
You can also try to back up your files from the original harddrive once booted from the rescue media if needed. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards 

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Hello,

I'm a new poster in this forum. I just got a boot error today that I haven't been able to resolve by myself, so I thought I should get some help.

I'm currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. I have two hard drives in this PC. One is an Intel SSD (on which my Windows 7 is installed and is the active partition), and a 1TB hard drive. This computer has been up and running for 1 1/2 years now without any issue.

Yesterday I updated Norton and ran its Registry Cleaner and might have started this problem.

So the problem is when I boot my computer, every thing is normal until before the Windows 7 logo screen. Prior to today, it just goes there without any issue. But today, I received an error: "CD ROM Boot Priority Error - No medium". I have an Asus motherboard, and it has the F8 option to select boot device. So I reboot my computer, hit F8 and select my SSD, and Windows 7 is able to boot correctly and without any issue. Then I check my BIOS to make sure the boot order is correct and it's set to
1-SSD
2-HD
3-CD Rom

But everytime it would display me that error. Yes, I have a workaround by pressing F8 during POST and I'm able to boot to Windows 7. But I'd like to get rid of this error. I ran the Intel diagnostic software on my SSD and the drive is okay and healthy according to it.

Any idea on this one? I appreciate the help!

Answer:Getting "CD Rom Boot Priority No Medium" error, but still able to boot

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Probably the easiest way is a system restore to a point in time before you updated Norton.

If that solves the problem you can always update Norton again, but this time don't use the registry cleaner.

Windows 7 does a pretty good job of taking care of business and personally, I think using a registry cleaner is unnecessary and can cause more problems than it solves.

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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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Hi, i get the error in the Title after i tried to flash the latest BIOS update for the Z510.I can press ok and then get into the boot manager but i cant choose anything there.also i cant boot from a Disk with e.g. XP on it. i also tried the Insyde BIOS crysis mode (fn+r) with the BIOS file on my USB drive but it doesnt work and tries to access the file on the USB drive but boots normally instead tothe error again. (couldnt try it with removed battery as i have to remove the whole back to remove the battery onthe Z510). Help would be appreciated













Solved!

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Answer:Z510 'Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed' after BIOS update

You should probably reset your BIOS since I believe it is messed up now. Take out the battery.Press the power button for a minute. (just to make sure it is reset, usually 20-30 seconds work)Connect the battery and boot.

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I had a problem with the SATA-HDD, and formated and installed windows on a different computer, everything works find on the other computer, but when I moved the HDD to the right computer, when the HDD is supposed to load windows, this message appears: Press <ESC> to boot 6 ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... And after that, another message appears: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I don't got a clue to how to solve this problem ... why won't windows load? ... Should I maybe re-set the bios?

Answer:Functioning HDD, receives message on boot: reboot and select proper boot device.

I have this same issue. I loaded WINXP on a sata drive then swapped MB / CPU/ ram. Now every other boot the system does not detect the drive (bios does not see it) then it won't load windows obviously. If I reset a few times it might come back - might not. Drive is good - its like the cmos is not having time to recognize drive? Will boot up pre delay fix this?

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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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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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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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 The initial BIOS screen appears, then eventually powers off. F2 to enter setup or F12 to select boot device also don't work. I did a couple of impatient hard power offs and now behaviour is as described - effectively bricked. Grateful for any and all suggestions! I tried booting off a live CD, but unsurprisingly, that didn't work either. When I select F2 or F12, a message appears saying entering Setup or device selection, but nothing happens, then power off after a few more seconds. 

Answer:G470 BIOS won't boot; won't enter setup or boot device selection (F2, F12); powers off

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please try disconnecting all cable from the unit , Now press the power button for 30-40 sec then release , perform this action 4 -5 times , now connect AC adaptor  to check  by powering on and booting the system. If system is working fine, try entering the Bios, if you are successful press F9 to load Bios defaults   & press F10 to save and exit
 
 
In case issue remains same please contact local Lenovo support to have system verified
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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I had a problem with the HDD, and formated and installed windows on a different computer, everything works find on the other computer, but when I moved the HDD to the right computer, this message appear: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I don't got a clue to how to solve this problem ... why won't windows load? ... Should I maybe re-set the bios?
 

Answer:Functioning HDD, receives message on boot: reboot and select proper boot device.

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I get the above message when trying to start the laptop.   Is the problem in the SSD, the HDD or Win10?  I tried the 1 Buttton Recovery (twice) and nothing changes even though it says the recovery was successful.  What should I do?

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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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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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Welcome!I'm writing because some serious problems with G580 (59-346104) occured.I've decided to change my C (Windows8_OS) pearition size (850 GB is far to big ammount of space for system files only, I need much more space for my files at another partition). I used the AOMEI Partition Assistant Home to resize C to 150 GB and after that I assigned the 250 GB/each of my 3 new partitions which I need for my files. After applying changes, restarting and resizing the space, AOMEI told that it's required to restart for further resizing process. When computer finished the loading process, the blue screen appeared (with " ") that says "system encountered problems with boot-up and will be re-run, check Inaccessible boot device error" (I don't remember the accurate message but such is the sense of) and so he does but after another restart this message apperas one more time and so on. I've tried to start a recovery but when I run computer with NOVO button and afterch choosing recovery, the system says "Lenovo recovery system boot failed" and then computer starts the "normal" boot proces (which lead to the problem described above).As soon as I know (at least I guess so) where is problem, I have no idea how can I repair this.I'll be very grateful If someone will help me.Gaclav

Answer:Inaccessible boot device and Recovery system boot failed after resizing partition

Hi Gaclav,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome back to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to confirm to you that the recovery won?t be working more as you?ve performed resized for the partition and changed the Hard disk size which cause the recovery to be corrupted,
 
And the only way to get the recovery the system back will be contacting contact support and am afraid to tell you that it would be billable repair at the service center:
 


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Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 

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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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Hi, I have a Gateway desktop running windows 7 -64. While the system was powered on with no activity, it shut down and started to re-boot. Now every time I try to start the system it gives the message 'Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media and select'. From this screen you can't do anything. I'm not able to start in safe-mode either. I can get F12 to work to get to boot manager.

This can be closed. I have re-posted under windows 7. Thank you.

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Here is my system:
Whitebox PC, 4 years old
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78 PLUS, Bios: v2101
Proc: AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
Disk Drive: Patriot Pyro 120 GB (just purchased)
Window 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2
3x SATA Drives for Data

I wanted to breath in some new life into this older PC, purchased the SSD just to be the boot drive for Win7. Loaded Win7 on the SSD, no issues. Then I deleted the old Win7 partition on the old C drive so that I could repurpose that 120 GB into a data partition on that SATA drive. When I loaded the new Win7, it made the SSD drive the A: drive. After a reboot I started getting the ?Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? message. I have update the BIOS to v2101. I have changed the boot order from the SSD to the DVD and back again. I have unplugged all the SATA drives. I have 2x of the Patriot Pyro SSD's, so I switched them. I have changed the SATA cables going to the SSD and DVD. I have hit F8 during reboot and try to force a boot from both the DVD and the SSD. I cannot get this to boot from either. I would be happy to get a boot from the Win7 DVD and start the repair process or do the install again.

I have read hours of forums related to the boot error isse, no one seems to have this issue that I can seem to find. Any ideas on how I can get this to boot from the Win7 disk in the DVD drive?

Answer:Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media - Issue

Hi Billy.

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

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

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

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

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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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Hi, I have a Gateway desktop running windows 7 -64. While the system was powered on with no activity, it shut down and started to re-boot. Now every time I try to start the system it gives the message 'Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media and select'. From this screen you can't do anything. I'm not able to start in safe-mode either. I can get F12 to work to get to boot manager. This seems simular to the post 'Laptop won't start up' posted by The Duchess. Please help. We have almost a terabyte of information and starting over is not an option.

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

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

2) Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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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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Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:






Quote:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Or

Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is

Hi

Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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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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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,

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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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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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.

After several weeks (today), Windows Update failed. "Creating System Re... Read more

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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.

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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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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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This is an old problem but I'm refreshing this system as a lab machine and want to get this fixed... There are a number of posts floating about re: this issue: Something peculiar to the Cpq Evo D510 system causes a 1 minute [+/- 10 sec or so depending on HD jumper setting] delay just at completion of the POST routine, after "select boot order"... in other words, the last gasp of the routine flashes on the screen the boot order as you have set it in BIOS/setup... in my case, CD-ROM, then HD [second]. after that the screen is blank and the HD is silent... no activity. At about +55 seconds or so, I the drive briefly fires off, then another pause of about 20 seconds, then we're off and running. after that, nothing unusual about boot up.

System is running XP Pro, the HD is a single Seagate 'cuda 5400rpm Ultra-ATA drive, and currently the jumper is set to 'Master'. The other [secondary] IDE channel has a DVD-ROM, and a CD-RW in positions 0 and 1 respectively. I have disabled boot via NIC [some think there may be an issue there] and have disabled Boot from USB device.

Anyone have a clue about this?
 

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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,
 
I have a Yoga 2 pro.
 
I recently formatted my drive and got rid of all partitions. The reinstalled windows 8.
 
Everything worked fine until I went to the bios and changed it from legacy support to uefi boot.
 
I now get this pop up when i boot up.
Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select 'boot manager' to choose a new boot device or boot recovery media.
 
I have no reccovery media.
 
I tried to restart the mchine while pressing F2 but I always get into the same screen.
 
If I press enter I then go from the pop up to the boot manager where the list is empty so i cannot boot any other drives since there are non to select.
 
I am not sure what else to do...
 
Please help.
 
Seb
 
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 2 pro - Default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key.

Shutdown the laptop
Press NOVO button to start
Select BIOS setup from the menu that shows up
Change back to Legacy
Exit saving changes
 
Reboot and check.

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Hi all!

I've just purchased a brand new genuine satellite l7501N0 model. I turn it on and "No bootable device- insert boot disk and press nay key" I tried 3 OS disks, nothing. I also connected it to the internet, nothing.
Is is inherently malfunctioning?
Thanks for the answers!

Answer:Satellite L750D boot issue No bootable device - insert boot disk and press nay key

Please enter BIOS settings and set it to default. After doing this try to start your notebook again.

The same result again?

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my dell inspiron3135 series 3000 cant boot it replays no boot device found...so is my hdd dead and how can i repair it

Answer:my dell inspiron3135 series 3000 cant boot it replays no boot device found...so is my hdd dead and how can i repair it

Check to see if the hard drive shows up in the boot list (F2 at powerup).  If it doesn't, it's toast.
If it does show up, run a full diagnostic (F12 at powerup) on the drive -- if it fails it'll need to be replaced.  If the system is under warranty, call Dell with the error;  if not, any 2.5" 7 mm drive will work as a replacement.

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When I start my laptop up, this goes up on the screen. I accident hit my laptop right next to the mouse pad
And its been doing this ever since. It also makes a small beeping noise right when started.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-20-00 Intel Corporation

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5, 459, US5, 434, 872, US5, 732, 094, US6, 570, 884, US6,115,776 and
US6, 327, 625.

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.24 (10/07/10)
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key.
Anyone know what I can do to get it working? I have a windows 7 operating system. Also it says that i dont have a hard drive when I ran a diagnostics on it.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer wont start. says to select proper boot device or inset boot media.

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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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Hi, I cannot boot into Windows, I keep getting 'reboot and select proper boot device...' Windows 7 was working but I connected two hard drives for backup which had previously been connected and were working.Initially, I started getting an MBR message on booting up, saying error 1. I disconnected the two hard drives so that only the SSD with windows was connected. Now I get that 'reboot and select...' The drive cannot be seen in the bios? Any ideas please?Windows is on a 256GB Crucial SSD. AHCI was enabled. The mobo is an Asus P8Z77-V LX2and it's a core i5 CPU. Thanks for reading....

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

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

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Hi there,

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Win XP Home Edition SP2. Few days ago when I tried to run my laptop I suddenly out of nowhere got the error message "no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility". I believe my hard drive has died. I did some research online and have read several articles about this problem. At this stage I am only concered about recovering data from my hard drive. My hard drive is 100Gb with 2 partitions 50Gb each. Most of my data is on the 2nd partion. Reading few articles online, I have tried to run the recovery disk which came along with my laptop. While trying to use the repair option, it says that the disk is unpartioned and gives an option to format and create partion. I do not want to do this yet as all my data will be lost. I have also tried to fixbr and fixmbr, but I am still not able to boot my laptop.

I have now acquired 2.5" HDD USB Enclosure or caddy and 2.5" to 3.5" converter adapter. I tried to connect my Hard drive to the caddy and connected it to my PC. My PC is able to detect the hard drive but does not show any drive icon in "My Computer". In Disk Management hard drive is showing unallocated. I borrowed another hard drive (20Gb) from a friend and connected it to my PC via caddy and same thing happens, this hard drive also appears as unallocated.

I read the following article (see link below), now this could be because of the partition type FAT32 or NTFS. I am ... Read more

Answer:no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility

allocate the hard drive right click where it says unallocated and allocate that should work .
 

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I know there are answers for problems like this but they dont work.  I was using my lenovo Ideapad 110 this morning when everything atarted to crash.  I could even restart it.  I gave it most the day returned to the laptop and turned it on.  Now i can not acsess the boot menu and the boots it suggests fail everytime.  I can not enter recorvery or do anything else.  Please help me.
 
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My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

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I don't know what to do... can anyone help me whit it?

Answer:Defaut boot device missing or boot failed - G400s

it seems there's something with your hard drive (or ssd)it''s better to call support line if you have valid warranty for free replacement.

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