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Gigabyte Reboot/Select Boot Drive ERROR Windows 10

Q: Gigabyte Reboot/Select Boot Drive ERROR Windows 10

I turned on my PC today and there was the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."



I have no experience with BIOS or Boot drives at all and this has never happened to me for the past four years since I built my PC.

I have a GIGABYTE motherboard with BIOS uefi (idk), and I only have a WD 1TB Hard Drive.

I don't know what to do. Please help.

Thanks,

R1C3B0WL


Additional info: I searched online and found some sources saying to insert Windows OS CD. I have Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 8 Pro. If I insert a Windows 8 Pro OS CD, will it be able to detect the last update Windows 10 OS and restore my data?

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A: Gigabyte Reboot/Select Boot Drive ERROR Windows 10

Sounds like the BIOS has possibly reset and your hard drive is not set as the default boot device.
F2 or DEL at power on should allow you to access the BIOS and reset the boot device, assuming this is the problem.

Without the actual Gigabyte motherboard model number, I can't give you specifics on how to set that. The manual that came with the motherboard has the information and the Gigabyte web site for the specific motherboard will also have the manual available.
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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!!

A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
 
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
 
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 

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

 
6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
 
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My husband tried to put in new ram and he has done it before with out a hitch the computer is asking reboot and select
proper boot drive or insert boot media..........and were not sure where to go from this point he has taken the ram out and still nothing...thanks in advance for your help..

A:computer asking reboot and select proper boot drive or insert boot media

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Originally Posted by trish1977


My husband tried to put in new ram and he has done it before with out a hitch the computer is asking reboot and select
proper boot drive or insert boot media..........and were not sure where to go from this point he has taken the ram out and still nothing...thanks in advance for your help..




Hello trish1977,

Check all the connections and make sure that nothing was bumped loose

while adding the RAM. Also will the system boot to the BIOS if so are

see if the drives are being recognized.

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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...

A:'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media' error

Hi Helpme123

Click on the link below to download a legit Windows 7 disc and run the Startup repair

Windows 7 Direct Download Links



   Note
To install Windows 7 from the link above you would need to have a legit Product Key . If the HP came with Windows 7 you may use the Product Key on the side of the desktop .

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I have an old Dell Pentium desktop that runs Windows XP (Pro?) that has kept chugging along (for the most part) until recently.I did at one point, re-format and re-partition(?) the hard drive. We have never installed anything (hardware) to the pc after market.We just came back from vacation, and the computer will no longer boot up - it may have been in sleep or hibernate mode when we left - I can not be sure that it was shutdown (and likely not, since the printer is attached to this computer but metworked for all others...)When I try to re-boot the computerthe Dell logo comes up and thenI receive an error:Reboot and Select proper Boot deviceor Insert Boot Media in slected Boot deviceEarlier, I also tried to re-boot using an Ubuntu disk, without success.I finally found the re-installation for this computer, and when I reboot from the Windows cd,I get the option for set up or repair.For either selection, I get an error: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Setup cannot continue...If I reboot again, using F2 and go into Setup (and this is where it ALL looks Greek to me...)I have 6 tab options - Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot and Exit.Everything looks 'normal' to me on the Main page - except Memory Bank 0 is 'Not Installed'.On Advanced, I have all the different configurations...under IDE configuration - IDE Cntroller is set to BOTHPCI IDE Bus Master is EnabledPrimary IDE Master & Slave - (both) Not Detected - I suspect... Read more

A:Cannot boot pc/ Reboot and Select proper Boot device error

How old is this PC, and can you try the hard drive in another computer to see if its detected. I have had issues like this, and the cause was a bad cable. I went ahead and replaced it with a new one, and low and behold it detected the drive and booted up.

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Reboot and select proper boot error
I have this problem with my asus u45jc. I had a friend take out my old 320gb hdd and installed a 250gb Samsung pro ssd. I then installed windows 7 and then utility cd and everything was good. I used it for few days and no problem. few days agi I opened my computer and got this message. What am I suppose to do? The only thing I have with me is the asus installation cd and the utility cd. I don't have the old hdd anymore. Also I don't have much on my laptop so I don't mind reinstalling it but someone say this doesn't work? I tried putting asus reinstall cd and then after I type partition whole hard drive it displayed a huge error that was very big that this was whether I chose partition to one drive, both drives or all drives.

Someone in another forum mentioned they fixed this in 5 minutes but can someone explain to a non computer person how to fix this fast? Someone also asked this but no one answered.


Basically this message shows every time I power it on.


Oh yes I just relocated to Canada and my laptop can't even startup.


And can mod erase my thread in the bdso forum.

A:Reboot and select proper boot error

The only thing I can do is press either f2 or f9 where I see 5 tabs

Someone in another forum said go to boot option.
There is 5 tabs main, advanced,boot, security, save and exit
Boot shows

Boot configuration
Uefi Boot. Disabled
OCR Rom. Disabled

Boot option priorities
Boot option #1. P1: HL-DT-ST DVDRA...
Cd/DVD Rom Drive BBS Priorities
Delete boot option
I don't see my ssd drive...
I read online either ssd is broken or my ssd is not locked in correctly. Could it be the second reason? Problem with that is I'm not at home and don't have screwdriver. Basically getting around Montreal with only Internet in my iPod using wifi. Really frustrating this happened the moment I got here. I had a friend help me install the ssd before I left so I wouldn't have a slow hdd.. Now my computer doesn't even boot...

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Ok, I have googled this error and see this is common. Hopefully, I have missed something simple. I replaced my hard drive and installed the complete version of Windows 7 Home Premium. All worked great, till the next day when I turned the PC back on. I get the error message: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select boot device. If I restart and hold F2 and go in Bios, exiting with or without changes will allow the PC to boot into windows, however, once I power down and restart, I get the same error message. I have tried booting with the Window 7 disk, perform repair and even reloaded the entire OS again. Same issue. I arrange the boot order, found that windows recognized my hard drive, etc...all the things listed as possible fixes for this error. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. The new hard drive is a sata, 1 tb. It replaced the maxtor diamond 9, 260gig. Very frustrated here and it doesn't help that I have limted PC knowledge beyond what I have tried.

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

Check all the cables.

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Just upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and also disconnected a second hard drive, F: drive, from my machine (did not remove out physically but unplugged all cables leading to it and from it. Now I have this continuing problem of the following:

Turn on computer and it reads the hard drives and cd rom drives as usual;
moves on to another screen that reads:

Reboot & select proper boot drive
or
Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key (I went into setup and moved one of the boot drive answers from yes to no and that has corrected the previous problem, I THINK but if I did not do this correctly from your expert advice, please advise correct way of solving that screen...
I used to have to 3 finger salute the machine and it booted up semi-properly

BUT

now I keep getting this screen that says:

Choose an operating system from the following:

Earlier version of Windows or
Windows 7 or
Microsoft Windows Recovery Console..

Some other messages on the middle of the screen or
Tools:
Windows Memory Diagnostics.

My question now is how do tell machine to bypass this particular screen so that it justs boots up to the current Desktop screen.

Computer particulars are:

Windows 7 Home premium edition
Intel Pentium D 2.66Ghz
2.0 gb RAM
32 bit

Any other info needed please advise and I will respond promptly, otherwise I look forward to your expert assistance on how to boot this computer up efficiently to the desktop.

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A:[SOLVED] Reboot & select proper boot drive notice

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Is your CPU a dual-core or single core?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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i have a asrock G 31 M-S motherboard . a month back my system often went to safe mode by itself and finally after trying reinstallation of operating system for several times the problem occured and finally it failed to boot and repair with os cd and technical people told the hard disc got corrupted since it could not be formatted and i replaced my hard disc.
after replacement presently when i on the system it restarts during the boot process itself and it reads " REBOOT or select a proper boot device or insert a boot media".
when i go into BIOs settings and click IDE performance default then it boots and while im working if i restart it boots immediately but if i switch off and start after 10 or 20 minutes the same problem re appears.
i followed various threads and i tried many ways but still it persists and i have copied the error message in event viewer and i have pasted here, please help me out with ur valuable suggestions

Event Type: Error
Event Source: crypt32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8
Date: 1/4/2012
Time: 5:52:12 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-4B1C3E611E
Description:
Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from:
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Did you format and install Windows on the new hard drive? Can you see the hard drive in the bios boot list?
 

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I have had my computer for about 2 years now and we bought it off ebay it is an alien ware and it is an old version and when we bought it we had to install windows first after we started having problems which i fixed many times but recently it has been breaking more often and i get the reboot and select boot device error i have already fixed this about 6 times but now i cant seem to do it useally i would turn it off until it finally booted up but it wont work this time i have recently noticed that there are two boot devices that disaperre and reapear in the bios wich are the primary master and slave when the arent there it dosnt work and when they are it does i have changed the order of booting usally i will have floopy drive first but i have recently red that the order goes cdrom, floopy drive, then hard drive but the hardrive isnt there i will try rebooting some more and hope to get somewhere but i dont think it will work does anyone know how to fix this problem and if you need more information about my computer i will provide it i curretly have xp proffesonal service pack 3.

A:Reboot select prooper boot device error

ok, try changing the IDE cable also try changing the ide cables socket that you plug it into, if this doesnt work get a pci ide adapter and if that doesnt work ur may need a new mobo or a new hd.

whislt u are playing around in there unplug the cd rom drive and then try playing withthe jumpers, make sure its on master and then try cable select

keep us posted pls

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You guys probably received this question like a million times but I really need your help on this. I was downloading a game and halfway through my laptop crashed and when it rebooted, this message "reboot and select proper boot device" popped up. I tried pressing F2 to go to the BIOS menu but my laptop only takes me to the Aptio Setup Utility. Please help
 

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

That's the error message I get when I start my computer.

I am running on a G31M3 V2 series Micro-ATX motherboard with 4Gb DDR2 RAM, Windows XP and a Seagate 500gb SATA hard drive. I believe the problem is attributed to one of these.

I've had this computer for well over a year and never had this error before. I haven't updated or installed any new hardware in the past few months. Yesterday it was working fine, today I get this message.

I already checked the setup and it is not detecting my hard drive. I opened up and unplugged the HD and replugged it back in but get the same error.

One thing to note is that a couple months ago my DVD-RW drive completely burnt out (it wouldn't read anything) so I unplugged it completely from the system and I've been meaning to buy a new one but haven't had time yet.

What can I do to fix this error? Is my HD the problem or something with the Boot sequence?

EDIT: I believe as I've tried replugging my SATA HD several times and BIOS never detects it. It does not appear anywhere in the BIOS setup as if it doesn't exist.

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

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

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Hello

After transporting my desktop home from school for Christmas break, upon startup I'm getting an error message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device, etc." I'm sure most of you know about the message.

The odd thing about the message, however, is that I can see the hard drive in the BIOS, and if I hit F8 before the error pops up, I can manually boot from my main hard drive without any problem and everything works just fine.

Also, in my BIOS, I have the boot sequence set up correctly, and I have tried other combinations as well. Currently it's set to boot from my CD drive, then my main hard drive (I have no floppy installed).

Basically, I'm stumped as to what the problem could be. I've read that some people's hard drives need to warm up first and mess up like this from a cold boot, but this isn't the case for me, my computer will never boot up properly unless I hit F8. It's not a huge inconvenience obviously, I'm thankful my hard drive still works, but I'm wondering if maybe my hard drive is starting to fail on me, and if I should get a new one asap. The one I currently have isn't old (probably a little more than a year), which I find even more perplexing.

I appreciate any insight anyone can give on the matter. Here are some system specs.

Asus K8V-X SE motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
Radeon x1600 512 mb
Master Drive- Western Digital 80 gig
Slave- Some other company, 60 g... Read more

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Have you tried setting the Main Drive as the ONLY bootable device?

Check all the cables & jumpers are firmly inserted

Make sure there's no CD in the drive

Run the WD Diagnostic to check the HDD isn't on it's way out.

http://support.wdc.com/download/

merry Christmas

Steve
 

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Last night my computer froze and gave me a BSOD, and when I tried to simply restart it, it would get to the windows splash screen and BSOD again. Then after trying a few things to fix it, its giving me the 'Reboot and select proper boot device etc'. Ive checked command prompt and it is showing my HDD as the 100 meg system partition that W7 makes when installing, but I cannot access the rest of the drive.

Took the HDD out and to a mates place so I could get anything i needed off it before I just wiped the drive completely, and his computer did the same thing after a few minutes.

From that I assume it was a virus of some sort, and for me I can lose what I have on the HDD without caring too much, however he has things not backed up on his HDD that he really needs to recover.

Has anyone had this problem and been able to recover the data somehow?

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

Make this:

UBCD for Windows

you can boot into Windows on a CD and run virus scans and stuff. Also recover any data without worrying about the virus spreading any more.

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Yesterday my PC shut down. When I went to turn it back on I got an error message:
Reboot and Select Proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key.

This has happened once before when the PC tried to boot from my external hard drive. What I did at that time was go into the BIOS setup utility to change the Boot Priority order.

This time the hard drive was plugged in and a CD was in the drive. Currently nothing is plugged into the PC except a keyboard. I attempted to change the boot priority order this time as well and did change it to boot from the hard disk but it is still not working.

I just ran a scan a few days ago and had a no viruses reported. I am unsure what to try next. If anything I want to try to extract what I have not recently backed up.

This PC is an All in One Gateway Model ZX4971G. It has Windows 7.
 

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Hello my PC crashed and upon reboot I got the error, 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert proper boot media in selected boot device and press a key.' I tried messing with boot options in BIOS but after clicking save and exit each time the error still persisted. Either I'm doing something wrong, my OS is corrupted, I don't know what I'm doing, or my SSD is messing up. I live in the mountains and won't be going into the nearest town for a couple years (one and a half weeks) and I need my PC for work but more importantly, filling the damage role for my guild in World of Warcraft. Please help.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error

2 choices: OS is corrupted, or HD needs replacement
 

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Hi, my computer was working fine yesterday but after cleaning some dust inside my pc today I had this error popping up on the screen when I started my computer. I was using a fabric cloth to clean the dust. Also when I press F12 to get into BIOS I couldn't locate the hard drive. Any help is appreciated!

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device Error

Make sure your hard drive is connected properly, because it sounds like your hard drive isn't connected properly.

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My hard disk crashed a week back and so i got it replaced but now when i try installing an OS i get the error "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key".
I have never had this problem before.

I've set proper boot device priority..my hdd and dvd rom both get detected in BIOS. I cant figure whats the problem?! Can anybody please help me?

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error.

Try resetting the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

What is the SATA controller setting? Try AHCI, then IDE if necessary.

Did the HD initialize upon install?

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Hi,

i have a Advent Atom N270 laptop which has encountered a problem.
When i boot my PC i get the following error: Reboot & Select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device & press any key".

I went into BIOS to see the Hard Drive status but i can't see any option where the HD is detected (so i assume it is not being detected).

I thought this issue meant the HD must be the problem. However, i took the HD out of the Advent & tried it on another laptop and it worked fine. Also, i used the working lapyops HD to test the Advent Atom laptop & i get the same error - even though the HD i tried is a perfectly working one.

I have checked to see if the hard drive has power going to it & i can hear it spinning.
I have tried the recovery CDs but they won't install (assuiming thatw ithout a drive, the recovery software can't install).
The hard drives in question are SATA drives

I'm completely confused as to what the issue can be. If it isn't the hard drive then what can it be?
Can anyone please help me with this issue?

regards, Shuja
 

A:Hard drive not detected in BIOS - reboot & select boot device msg

This is probably an issue with SATA drivers. One vital piece of information is missing from your post, what version of windows are you using and is it already installed on the hard drive?
 

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My computer was working fine until now. I also just ran a chkdsk from the win 7 cd recovery console and the drive worked fine so no problems there. I threw in some more RAM after which this error message began appearing, though I doubt this is the source of the problem. For some reason, the computer just cannot see or boot from the drive anymore. The BIOS sees it perfectly fine. I've ran through all the settings like the boot priority such. No success. Please, I desperately need help with this. This is my work computer and I'm supposed to be meeting with a client tomorrow. I need this problem resolved.

Kyle

A:Reboot and select proper boot device error after RAM change

Remove the RAM you installed and try booting into Windows.

Try System Restore to before the problem began, using Repair CD System Recovery Options.

If these fail, work through these troubleshooting steps

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Hey guys!
I know this is a common problem but mine is quite specific and I just cant loose the information on my computer.

System spec:
Z8NA-D6C
Intel Xeon 5520
Intel SSD 160 GB (Boot HDD)
2x 1TB Samsung HDD in RAID 0 (yes they are striped)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
12 GB Corsair RAM
Fractal Design R3

Alright so (OF COURSE) this happened when I was making backups of my files and trying to connect an external eSATA drive.
So now I am sitting here with an empty back up drive and a computer that wont start.
HDD Setup:
My computer uses the SSD to boot from and has been working perfectly until today.
It also has the two other hard drives that I use for fast storage.
To enable the Raid setup I use LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility.
This function starts during boot and checks after HDD's and makes sure they are online.

Problem (short version):
So today I was setting up a new external HDD to backup my entire computer (LaCie D2 Quadra).
After trying to configure the computer to recognize the drive through eSATA suddenly my computer did not want to boot.

Boot message:
"Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device"

I have tried booting from the Win 7 DVD but the computer does not recognize that the SSD drive has an installation.

How do I force the computer to check for the installation?
Can I start in safe mode in any way?
Thanx for any help and sorry for the long long post.

Hyper


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A:Win 7 reboot and select proper boot device error message

So the computer will not boot with the external drive disconnected?

As a side note, the USB and eSATA cannot be connected at the same time. One or the other, but not both. The USB can be connected while the PC is up and running. The eSATA will likely, depending on the motherboard chipset, connected before the PC is powered on (and disconnected after it is powered off).
 

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I just finished building and putting together my computer, i ran into many obstacles but i got through them then now here i am, stuck on this error that says:
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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
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when i turn on my computer, preparing to re-download Windows XP 32bit on my old 300gb HDD. I confirmed in the BIOS that my HDD was recognized, but i don't see my CD/DVD drive on the boot sequence list..

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

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

So any ideas?
 

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device" Error

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I just finished building and putting together my computer, i ran into many obstacles but i got through them then now here i am, stuck on this error that says:
------
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
------
when i turn on my computer, preparing to re-download Windows XP 32bit on my old Sa300gb HDD. I confirmed in the BIOS that my HDD was recognized, but i don't see my CD/DVD drive on the boot sequence list..

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

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

So any ideas?

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device" Error

Is the hard drive partitioned, formatted, and does it have an operating system installed on it? If not, then it's not gonna boot from it.

CD drive not being seen in BIOS:
- bad CD drive
- bad cable
- bad power connector
- bad power connector connection
- bad connection to motherboard
- bad plug on motherboard
- bad controller on motherboard

Try new cables and different ports (gray, blue, and navy blue) on the motherboard
Try different power connectors
If all of those don't work, then the problem is most likely with the CD drive (and it's the cheapest thing to replace and find out)


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Intel? P67(B3) chipset :
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell? PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller : *1
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
1 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue

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I have recently built a gaming computer, I downloaded windows 7 and burnt JUST the ISO file onto a dvd-rw disc using windows explorer. Although when I boot PC I get the error message 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert media into the selected boot device' I have checked and the dvd drive is the boot device in the BIOS. Any idea what could be causing this issue? I think I remember something on the BIOS about windows 8, which I found strange..

Any ideas?
 

A:Get 'Reboot & select proper boot device' error message when booting from win 7 DVD

Advise you should read the motherboard manual. If your motherboard is virtually new, you might have to surmount problems like secure boot, EUFI bios, and you may, for instance have to jump through hoops like 'go to Boot in BIOS and enable the option Launch CSM and sub option Launch PXE OpROM.' just to get the DVD drive bootable.
 

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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post here... in regards to an issue with my Sony Vaio Laptop (VGN-A190 model.) I have spent the past six hours searching for similar problems but have not came close to a resolution. I hope that I can find my answer here.

Anyway, here it goes...

Intel Pentium M 735 / 1.7 GHz
512 MB DDR SDRAM
80 GB - 4200 rpm
DVD±RW - Integrated
Windows XP Home
Ownership 4 years

Laptop began having issues with spontaneous reboots and shutdowns.... at first I assumed that the system was overheating... soon after windows was no longer able to boot and I was presented with, "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key." At or around this time I noticed a very distinct pattern of "clicks and scrapes". Surely that must be the hard drive that has failed!

I went ahead and replaced the hard drive with a WD1600BEVE 160GB 5400 RPM ATA. I had nothing to lose on the original 80GB and justified the repair further with a larger hdd along the way. I was prepared for formatting and a fresh installation of Windows XP using the System Recovery Discs. However, I was still seeing the "Reboot and select proper boot device..." screen again. The "clicks and scrapes" sound did go away though... ;->

I have gone into BIOS to see what was going on with this whole drive issue and noticed that it was not detecting any of my drives, (which explained the error and is... Read more

A:Vaio VGN-A190: Reboot and select proper boot device error

Found this at another site:


Recheck the jumper on the HDD and make sure it is configured right.
Also check the BIOS setting for LBA Enabled on the HDD.

Check to see if there is a legacy controller option enabled in the BIOS. Disable it and then try booting up.

3 more options:

1) Boot sequence is performed through a ROM memory module...as such there may be an issue with the memory not releasing and locking up the system...remove all power systems and batteries to reset the BIOS and ROM memory modules.

2) You could have a faulty power supply and is keeping it from booting properly

3) Faulty mobo

Both 2 and 3 are possible even if it does accept a BIOS update.
 

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Reboot and select proper Boot Device” error screen on startup

A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device” error screen on startup

Please list exact Dell model number and version of windows. Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
In the meantime, I'd suggest you run the diagnostic tool to check the hardware on system. Please follow steps below:
1. Power off the system. Remove all peripherals (except AC adapter) from system
2. Power on system, quickly start tapping the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click on it. After quick tests, click on Hard drive and then Thorough Test Mode.

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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.

A: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, 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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I have had my laptop for about a year with minimal problems but it froze today and when I try to turn it on I get stuck at this screen saying, ' Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key'.

I can get to the BIOS screen but I am not great with computers so I would like some help trying to sort it. I do not have the Windows disks but luckily I saved the ISO versions saved on my D drive using ASUS AI Recovery a few days ago but obviously cannot access them at the moment.

Please help

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot Device error- ASUS N55SF Laptop

Can you go to the boot tab in the BIOS and please post a picture of it so we can see what boot order your devices are in?

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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....

A: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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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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this started popping up about a week ago. then after a few restarts my computer said repairing disk errors like a week ago then my computer was working normally. after a couple days the computer just went back to sayign reboot and select proper device. i need help on what to do. can you guys please help me. a lot of forums say "Change the boot order and list your computer?s HDD first" but i have NO idea what the means. im not a computer genius so excuse me if i said anything wrong i need help quick . thank you. my pc is DELL with windows 8 pre installed on it

A:'Reboot and select proper Boot device. Windows 8 Help pLz

Try browsing through these pages-

http://www.eightforums.com/gtsearch....+order+in+bios

Someone else will come along soon & offer better help.

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Hi guys,

My computer was working fine until today when i switched it on i got this message- Reboot and select proper boot device.
I tried changing the boot device priority in BIOS but its not working. Help please?
And i have some important files saved,i hope they won't get deleted. Is there any way to save them?

Some details of my computer-
BIOS version- VA84510A.86A.0030.P10
Processor Type- Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4

under Boot Device priority i had this listed-
1st Boot Device- 1st FLOPPY DRIVE
2nd Boot Device- Disabled

please help!!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device : WINDOWS xp

first boot device should be the hard drive. If its not available as a selection this would indicate your drive died.

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Hey!
I'm trying to figure out if my SSD has died as I suddenly got an error saying 'reboot and select proper boot device windows 10' earlier today. Last time I had this error it was because of me not having connected a SATA power cable to the SSD, I wasn't as lucky this time.
I have tried using the Easy Recovery Essentials to do an automatic repair as seen in this article, but the software just wouldn't work at all for me.
I have a gut feeling I need to use 'diskpart' so that I can check the SSD as active etc. , but I don't have a repair disk, and the only USB stick I can get my hands on is a 1GB one as far as I know.

Is there any way I can either confirm that the SSD is dead, or get a new one?

Thanks in advance!

A:SSD dead? - Reboot and select proper boot device windows 10

One thing that happened to me once, is in my BIOS the UEFI setting got changed to legacy MBR.
It took me a while to figure it out.
That's the only thing I can offer.

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I cannot use the computer in this state: "reboot and select proper boot device"
Asus windows 7,
this is the message I get when starting my computer. It has never happened before. I am presently in the BIOS advanced mode:

Bootup Numlock State = On
POST delay time = 3 sec
Wait For 'F1' If Error
Fast Boot = Enabled
USB Support = Partial In
Network Stack Driver Support = Disabled
Option ROM Messages = Force BIOS
Setup Mode = EZ Mode
Next boot after AC Power Loss = Normal Boot



My specs are under avatar

A:reboot and select proper boot device asus windows 7

Somewhere in your BIOS should be a "boot" tab which will allow you to set the boot order of your drives. Set the primary boot device to the drive that you have Windows installed to. Hopefully that takes care of the problem.

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I believe this problem is different to previous threads on this subject.

I have a 500GB HD with a trial version of Windows 8.1 installed as GPT which I want to use as clean build of Windows 7 Pro. I used a UEFI Windows 7 USB Drive to install the OS on the GPT partition which was successfully created but as soon as other HDs were added & the system switched back on, I had a boot failure. Disconnecting the all HDs with the exception of the 500GB drive did not revert back to a previously working Windows 7.

I used AOMEI Partition Assistant to convert the GPT partition to MBR which created further problems. I booted from an MBR Windows 7 USB drive which went through the initial installation process but during the first re-boot, it didn't recognise the HD & started the installation process all over again.

I used Diskpart to clean the HD with no success.

On a reformatted MBR HD, I cloned a working Windows 7 OS onto the HD, again with no success.

Finally, on a reformatted MBR HD, I used the installation DVD which appears to have done the trick as I now have a new Windows 7 build alongside my other MBR HDs.

I'm at a complete loss to understand what has happened. I've never used UEIF before; I only went down this road because I wanted to use a 3TB disk which I believe can only be formatted in GPT.

I can't believe that GPT & MBR can't exist together because the Windows 8.1 build was GPT & was used alongside my other MBR HDs.

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A:Windows 7 'reboot and select proper boot device' problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wightwalker


I booted from an MBR Windows 7 USB drive which went through the initial installation process but during the first re-boot, it didn't recognise the HD & started the installation process all over again.


This 'starting install again' can be caused by setting usb 1st in the BIOS. The best way is to leave the boot order 'as is' and select the usb via the one time boot menu, then at 1st install reboot it sees the HDD before the USB. That said, I've sometimes had to go in the BIOS to make sure the USB was lower down the list.

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I recently installed McAfee Personal Firewall Plus on my computer. After I successfully installed the program, I restarted my computer and I got the message "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device." I cannot do anything, I have tried pressing F8 and F12 and any other ways that I could possible.
 

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device Message on Windows XP startup

Did you disable the XP firewall first ?
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L770. My hard drive crashed, so I went and bought a new one. I replaced it, and once I did I started up the laptop and came to a black screen which states:

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

I figured a new hard drive would involve a "clean install", so I inserted my Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64-bit software DVD, with the same black screen popping up.

I, then, went into the BiOS and switched the boot order so that the CD/DVD drive would boot first, but the same thing is popping up.

Would I need some sort of Toshiba Recovery CD instead of the Microsoft one for this to work? I should mention that prior to replacing the hard drive, my brother wiped everything completely from the computer, so maybe I'm answering my own question about the Toshiba Recovery software. Would just like a second opinion and to see if maybe I'm skipping a step or missing something to get this to work properly as it's a good laptop, and I really do not want to have to buy a new one.

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Any help or recommendations would greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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

How many times have you tried startup repair ?

It may take 3 attempts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thanks.
 

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

Im considering visiting the tech shop that built me the PC but if I can fix this at home I would give it a shot.

Im running Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.

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

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

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

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Hello All,

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

Re-starting trapped me into a continual loop. Following what appeared to be the logical approach to reset the factory settings, I
appear to have accidentally deleted the data on the drive.

I now repeatedly received the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device".

I've tried the F12 approach to <HDD recovery>, but my Boot Menu doesn't state this option.

I'm frustrated that the new laptop was performing so poorly, given I've had Toshiba devices for ~10 years.
Additionally, I'm disappointed that the potentially serious implications of deleting the drive <even accidentally> were not clearly advised to me, before commencing.

Please advise a solution.
The laptop is 4 months old.

Furthermore, how do I begin the process of claiming under my warranty?
An unhappy customer experience, thus far.



Regards,

DG.


<also posted to US forum, inadvertently>

A:Satellite C50-B-13N - Error "Reboot and select proper boot device"

I appear to have accidentally deleted the data on the drive.



Obviously the HDD recovery procedure isn’t possible now because the HDD recovery files have been deleted.

I guess you did not create a recovery medium as recommended in the user manual.

Well, in such case you have one chance to order a missing recovery medium and to recover the notebook back to factory state.

Recovery medium can be ordered here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi all,

I just finished updating Windows 7 Ultimate on my studio computer (labeled studio in my systems if you wish to see all specs) and when I went to reboot it, it displayed the error message "PLEASE REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE". So immediately I thought I must have the boot order wrong or the hard disc set to RAID or something. What I've done so far:

1. Tried to play with BIOS settings and SATA connections in every possible configuration.
- NO RESULT

2. Tried to boot from Win 7 disc in order to repair.
- got same message even when hard disc disconnected

3. Took out one stick of RAM and tried both in both slots.
- NO RESULT

4. Checked all cabling and recabled entire system from ground up.
- NO RESULT

5. Swapped out motherboard with a completely different brand new motherboard (the MSi 785GTM-E45).
- NO RESULT

6. Repeated steps 1-4 with new motherboard.
- NO RESULT

7. Checked hard drive multiple times and even booted from it attached to my MAIN computer's motherboard.
- Hard drive totally operational, no result for studio computer

I need serious help on this one. If anyone has any advice that I have not tried, please, please, please help! It is an older hard drive, but has only been used with Win 7.
 

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

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

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

Or, the BIOS in most new boards comes set to run as IDE. Have you tried setting the HDD to "AHCH". (I think that would be called directly, "SATA" in an AMD based board).

Plan "B" always involves trying to boot from a Linux CD to attempt to access and copy your data files, before a drastic measure like zeroing out the drive
 

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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?
 

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

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Hi, guys.

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

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

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

A:"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device," etc. Error - Just Sometimes

Check in BIOS setup to see if HD is detected. What is the SATA controller setting? Is there more than one storage controller?

Test your HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check run from the installer's Command Line in System Recovery Options.

If necessary format a full disk partition marked Active to try install and do the DIsk Check, using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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...which i have yet to find a solution to after four hours of scouring the tubes.

i finally got all the pieces of my new computer together:

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

old HW:
2x IDE 80gb drives
1x IDE cd+r/w


the old hw works fine when plugged into my old computer, boots, etc. never had any issues with them at all except the cd drive sticks sometimes.

i've set jumpers correctly, all cables are seated properly, both the SATA HD and the SATA multi-drive power up and seem to work correctly, as do both IDE drives and the IDE disk drive.

the BIOS recognizes all components installed, and i've set my boot sequence to boot from only the IDE disk drive, and in another attempt, only the SATA disk drive, still get the same error.

i've connected the old HD with the old XP os installed on it, and it gives me boot options, you know safe mode w/ or w/o command prompt etc. or start windows normally, but obviously as the OS was installed with another MB, gfx card, etc. it would blue screen on me and reboot the computer.

the manufacturer screen for the mainboard appears normally.

any combination of IDE or SATA HD's has been tried.

the only thing i haven't tried that i have seen on the web is removing the video card, but i fail to see where that would affect the computers' ability to recognize the CD in ... Read more

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