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Q: Reboot and select proper boot device

My Toshiba laptop says reboot and select proper boot device and I've been reserching how to fix this online for a few days im usually pretty tech savy, but everything online says that you need to boot from bios but my computer wont boot bios for some reason, just hopeing someone has a fix to this.

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A: Reboot and select proper boot device

You are getting that msg because the bios cannot find any bootable hard drive. Usually this means the drive has failed however before replacing the drive, reseat the drive in the drive bay. Sometimes they can work loose and or poor connection.

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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.

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Check all the cables.

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

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Hi There!
I am having a problem starting my PC! I have to start it in the boot menu under the RAID option. If I do not do this a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.." comes up, and just keeps popping up regardless of what I press! I would try using my boot disk but for the life of me I can't find it, and as windows 7 was already installed on this computer when we got it 3 year ago, I can't accurately recall if it came with one!
I am no expert on BIOS, but I have read other problems similar to this one, and know that if I don't have the boot disk or the OS disk, I will need to know that at least. So my boot sequence is as follows:
Boot 1: (Hard drive)
Boot 2: CD/DVD: PM-ATAPI DV
Boot 3: USB: Generic-Compa
Boot 4: Lan

I am curious if the (Hard drive) is the issue. The BIOS tells me that anything in parentheses is disabled from corresponding type menu. But I truly have no idea how to change that. Which brings me here.
If anyone can offer any help to this, I would greatly appreciate it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
 

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

First of all, no one has any idea what we are attempting to diagnose. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card, etc, etc. If this is a big box system, then post the exact brand and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

Note do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.
 

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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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I recently unplugged my pc for a week while on vacation. Once I returned I turned everything back on and I am getting this message:

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

I have tried almost everything, I do not have any boot disks, only backup cd's.

It also brings up a screen that says the following:
DDR Frequency 400Mhz, Single-Channel or Virtual Single-Channel
Checking NVRAM..Update Failed
2048MB OK
USB Device(s): 4 Storage Devices
Autod-Detecting Sec Master..ATAPI CD-ROM
Auto-Detecting Sec Slave...ATAPI CD-ROM
Sec Master: HP DVD Writer 400 KH27
Ultra DMA Mode-2
Sec Slave: ASUS CD-s480/AH 0.87
Ultra DMA Mode-2
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices..
Device #01:
Device #02:
Device #03:
Device #04:
04 USB mass storage devices found and configured.

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Press <F1> for Setup, <F2> to continue

I press F2 then I get the the message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Inster Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

I have the following:
windows xp professional medial center addition
p4 w/HT

can someone please help. I have rebooted over and over, turned power off and removed battery, reset to default in the bios.....help!

A:reboot and select proper boot device???

Make sure you haven't accidentally left a floppy in the drive, and check the boot order in BIOS.

Are any of your 4 USB devices external drives?

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 to a rebuilt machine but it won't run from the SATA CD drive.  Message is  ' Reboot and select proper boot device '    The CD drive is first boot priority and the HDD is blank  .  The CD drive appears in the BIOS boot list.
Anybody had experience of this ?    I've set the BIOS to defaults.

A:' Reboot and select proper boot device '

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

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Hi there,
I have suddenly started to experience the following error message on boot up - 'Reboot and select proper boot device...' this prevents the pc booting any further. However if I reboot and go into the bios, the HDD is not listed (a Maxtor SATA 230GB), if I then go to third slave IDE device in the bios, click on this to see that its on 'auto detect' and then the bios recognises the HDD. I then have to press F10 save and exit - the system will then boot into Windows XP. However the next time I reboot I come back to the same error.
Or, if after getting the 'Reboot and select proper boot device error', I then press Ctrl-Alt-Del, the system will reboot into Windows XP without a problem.
I have altered the boot priority sequence to all the combinations and that makes no difference. I have completely reformatted the HDD and installed Windows XP - no difference. I have tried repair from Windows XP recovery console, 'fixmbr' etc - no difference. I do not think its a cable connection error because I havent been inside the box.
All the disk checking software says there is nothing wrong with the disk.
I do not get any freezing or BSOD at all.
I am totally and complete stuck and would really appreciate any help
Phil
 

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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

Does anyone have any ideas how a not-too-tech-savvy guy might fix this or is my only option to take it to a repair shop? If so, does anyone have any ideas on how much it should cost to fix?

Thanks!
 

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I have a problem with my office pc. It has a pentium 4 3.00 ghz processor, 512 mb ram, 80 gig seagate barracuda hard drive running Windows XP pro ver. 2002 with sp2.

When I leave the office at night I log out and leave the computer on the windows log in screen. Last week when I came back in the morning the screen was black and it had the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert the boot media in selected boot device." When I tried to warm boot it with ctrl-alt-delete, the computer rebooted and went right back to that error message. When I press the reset button on the case, the computer reboots and loads windows fine. This has happened every morning this past week. It always starts up fine after using the reset button, and seems to operate normally all day. I only got that error message one time during the day, when I returned to the computer after a 45 minute meeting.

I have tried playing with the power settings, standby and hibernate are both set to never. I checked the bios settings, and the hard drive is set to boot first, then the cdrom and floppy. I reseated the sata cable and the power cable on the motherboard and hard drive. I downloaded seatools to run diagnostics on the hard drive, and it passed all of the tests. I don't know what to try next. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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

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Heya folks,
Allow me to describe my scenario to you.
A few days ago I installed a new harddrive (WD Green 2TB, of which I already have 1 installed). Got into Windows 7 Disk Management & initialized the HD, but in my ignorance set it as Active.

The next time I tried to start up my computer I got a NTLDR is missing error, which I struggled with for a while trying to do startup repairs & bootrec operations (both failed due to the OS not showing up & Element does not exist errors). Eventually I just unplugged my 3 extra HD's, started up fine, & marked my System Reserved partition as Active in DskMngmnt. This was like, WOOHOO, I restarted my PC with the HD's installed & all was fine.

This is where the current issue begins:
The next morning I woke up with my speakers playing a buzzing sound. The system locked up while playing music throughout the night, no signal to screen, keypresses did nothing. I reset my PC to get the following error:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_
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After a bit I realized I had to redo the process of removing all additional HD's, starting up, confirming the Active Partition, & restarting with my HD's installed. However, this has been happening over the past 3 nights & I'm wont to find a solution. Your assistance would be much appreciated.

System specs: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit
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A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device

So you may now have 2 partitions marked as active.
 

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

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

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

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

any help will be apreciated.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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

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

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Hi,

I'm in L.A. at the moment, trying to fix my cousin's cd tray issue, now its become a rebooting issue. I went into the BIOs and it recognises the HDD. and i set it up to boot from the HDD first but I'm still getting the "Reboot and select proper boot device" error. Is there a way to fix this w/o having to do the windows installer.

p.s. the CD trays are NOT working.

thnx.
 

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select proper boot deviceClick to expand...

Means it is not finding any valid bootmanager

There are ways to repair the bootmanager, ie

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

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

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Vista Repair:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/windows_vista_repair_options.htm
 

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Basically i went to turn on my computer and it seemed to take a slight longer to load up and it came up to a black screen with bold white text saying 'reboot and select proper boot device' and bla bla bla..

The first thing i tried to do was restarting my computer and trying that over and over again, i've unplugged everything and changed sockets etc.

I've also checked the BIOS and it has everything in the right order
I then check the CMOS and it says that that only the CDROM is detected

also seeing as windows 7 was already pre-installed, i tried using a windows xp cd to try and use the repair feature but it came up with a blue screen and said it had some sort of error and it says that it can't proceed because of a fault.

Help fast would be really appreciated.

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and welcome to the Forum

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

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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Keeping it brief. Typing on phone. Reset BIOS, nothing, tried slave drive, nothing. Tried different motherboard port, nothing. Changed boot order, nothing. Motherboard is asusm4a78 plus. Two years old. No problem until now. Neither drive shows up as existing. Are they fried? Recovery discs do nothing either.

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

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

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

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

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So I hate joining a forum and starting off asking questions and im sorry for that, ill be sticking around...

I recently took apart my pc to clean it and put it back together and I keep getting this message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I ran a system check and it said my hard disk was un responsive

I was thinking I might just have to re install windows

All help is highly appreciated

Thanks in advance
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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Hi, i wasn't sure what section to put this problem in so decided on general. I have a asus x53e notebook that was on balanced on two corners to press in the charging cable ( not the problem ). It was knocked over and now when starting up i get the message on a black screen Reboot and select proper device. If i pressf2 when starting up i can get the bios screen but am unsure what happens after that. Usual searches on google cant help me. Thanks for any replies.

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Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

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

Let us know how you get on,

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Guys,
I am building my own computer. I just put it together tonight and turned it on for the first time. Unfortunately, I don't remember every detail of what happened and what I did, etc... anyway, I am getting this error message:
"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device." I have a hard drive installed in this new system that was booting fine in my other computer. When I first turned on this new system it seemed to be starting up normally because the first message I saw was the Video card name and video card ram amount, etc.... I can't remember if I saw a system RAM count or not... The Bios did alert me to some kind of error, but I don't remember the message... I went into the BIOS and looked at the settings... everything seemed normal and the BIOS did see my hard drive because it was listed under the IDE device list, but it didn't offer my hard drive as an option on the Boot Device Priority menu... I was assuming that the BIOS would automatically look at the master boot record on the hard drive and load Windows... that procedure executed flawlessly in my other computer... the boot device priority list only contained a floppy drive option which was weird because I don't have a floppy installed, CD and hard drive only. Anyway, I can't even get into the BIOS at this point. When I restart I get a 1 second flash screen consisting of an Intel Motherboard Pentium 4 banner... then the screen goes black... Read more

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When I turned on my computer I got a message :"Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot and press a key"And also after some test I got a message error code BIOHD-2I Replaced a hard drive and it's still showing the first message.What should I do?Thanks.

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I accidently pressed this button on the back of my tower. It?s fairly small with a three quarter circle with an arrow at the end. It?s lit up with a green light. When I pressed it my computer turned off, and all the lighting inside went out.
Now, whenever I start the computer I get a message saying ?Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key?.
I?ve changed around the boot device priority but without any effect. I?ve also tried to insert a window 7 cd to reinstall/repair windows. It recognises the cd and starts loading the files, but only gets to the point where I get a cursor I can move around, with nothing to click.
I?m at a total loss. I can?t use my computer and I have no idea what to do.

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Hi try this Startup Repair - Microsoft Windows

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Okay, so I have the following machine I put together myself:

Asus p5b deluxe board
intel core 2 duo
4 SATA drives
Windows XP

I used the onboard RAID controller to set up 2 RAID partitions, a RAID 0 and a RAID 1 across 2 of the SATA drives. The remaining 2 SATA drives are RAID 1 mirrored.

I installed Windows XP on the RAID 0 partition.

This was all working hunky dory, although it did require a floppy disk drive to install the Intel SATA RAID drivers during the windows install.

Now, recently, I tried turning on my PC and I got the following message

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

I happened to have my iPod plugged in when this happened, no idea if that had a hand in it.

Now I try booting from windows XP disk, and it does not see any of the SATA drives unless I do the install again with the Intel SATA RAID drivers with a floppy.

Then I tried to do a repair with the windows console, did BOOTCFG and FIXBOOT on these instructions:
http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=313&p=2

But did nothing to help me.

Somehow the BIOS or Windows no longer seems to see the SATA drives or something.

If I go into the RAID controller setup area, all the drives look fine, all the partitions show up, and the drives read normal.

Any ideas on how to fix this bizarre issue? I can't get the thing to boot! Do I really have to reinstall windows and wipe the RAID 0 partition?
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Everything is plugged in fine, I have never gotten this before, I have no idea how to fix it and I am freaking out.. anyone can help?
 

A:Reboot and and select proper boot device

Probably hard drive is dead, that's why the computer find the boot device
 

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Hi guys,
I've just purchased a 250GB hard drive to replace my rather small 80GB one. I've had to buy a Molex 4pin > Sata because my old hard drive had the molex power input on it. Anyway, I get this error 'Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key'

I'm using the AcerPower F6 Desktop PC with a few changes (ATI HD3850 graphics card installed no problems a while ago). Also the Bios seems to see the hard drive there, shows that its 250GB and everything so..
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

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

Have you installed Windows on the new HDD yet?

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

If the old HDD still works, I'd keep the 80gb as the primary drive and add the new one as slave for storage.
 

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Hello everyone. I have an Asus laptop model P50IJ running windows 7. When I got it, it kept booting up to a screen that says "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key". At the time, i was able to restart, boot into safe mode, and use the computer. I did a system restore and the same problem continued afterwards.
I then found a windows 7 disc and tried running a repair. It went thru all the steps then said that this windows disc is incompatible and use the proper version of windows. For whatever reason, the computer seemed fine afterwards. I was able to run malwarebytes, antivirus, ccleaner. everything came up clean. I changed the msconfig and disabled apple only and then the laptop booted up in under a minute. Before doing this, it was taking over 5 minutes to boot up. I used the laptop several times over the next 2 days and no problems. I even went and made a windows 7 64 bit boot repair disc thru windows just in case the problem returned.
I took it back to my friend, hooked everything back up and turned it on, and its back to the "reboot and select proper boot device" message. Popped in the windows boot repair disc and went thru the motions, This time when it asked to select which windows I wanted, there was nothing there. It said to select drivers to load and i tried from the disc but had no clue which ones to use. Rebooted again and pushed f9 and got it to go to the recovery partition. Went ahe... Read more

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Can someone help me I booted up my computer and it gave me "reboot and select proper boot device " I can't boot my os
 

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You might need to go into your bios settings to do this procedure.
 

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Hi there. i've just had a new computer built but am using my old HDD's, Having some problems with getting it running.
1: Basicly if i run the HDD with windows installed on it, it just keeps rebooting on me. I try to boot from CD drive to reformat and reinstall windows and it doesn't work.

2:So i thought i'd try setting my other harddrive as a master and just installing windows straight from it....thats where i get "reboot and select proper boot device"

Now if anyone could shed light onto either situations i would appreciate it very much!

My setup is.
Mboard: Asrock 4coredual vsta 775 skt
processor: Intel pentiumD 2.8ghz dual core
HDD 1: Seagate U6 (xp installed)
HDD 2: Maxtor diamond max plus 9

Thanks.
Dean

A:reboot and select proper boot device

Welcome
Unplug the 2nd harddrive leaving only the windows drive in play.
Make sure the drive is plugged in on the end of the ribbon cable chain , and then going to ide1 on the mainboard.
Go into bios and make sure its listed. Check that the boot order is correct.

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Hi all,

Im Building a new PC and im having some major problems trying to install vista on it.

I cant seem to boot the Vista in the CD drive? I have selected Boot device 1 as cd drive and it picks up all drives ok in BIOS. But still will not boot from CD?

All i get is a reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press key

Anyone have a clue?

The specs are as follows

Intel Asus P5KC 775
Intel Q6600 Quad Core

Samsung Sata 2 500g HD
LG CD writer drive
Radeaon HD 3850
4 Gig Corsair memory
 

A:Help-Reboot Select Proper Boot Device?

Some optical drives may work well in windows (normal use) but on boot, fail.
This is because the boot record placement on the front most of the windows disc, may not be seen, due to poor optical error of the drive itself.

Or in laymans, have you tried another cd/dvd drive ?

Other errors can be the disc itself has been scratched or generally marked, causing corruption (or faulty disc) itself.

Or, have you tried cleaning the cd ?

Another concern is the computers and cd/dvd drive ata data cable being incorrectly fitted; damaged; or excessive length (non standard)

Or, please try swapping the cd/dvd data cable.

The cd/dvd drive jumper configuration: either cable select or master, may need to be adjusted.
I've found this on a few cd/dvd drives, that some work better on cs (the norm) whilst others (even new hardware) seem to work better on master.
Please check the jumper switch position on the back of your cd/dvd drive.

Only other option is non-original windows disks (ie burnt copies) as this area can be huge, on disc type and quality, i'll just ask, is it original?

Lastly, you may need to set CMOS to 1st 2nd 3rd to cd/dvd if possible. Then return it to 1st cd/dvd 2nd hdd on first restart.
Some computers are just too quick!
 

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Windows works fine and no hardware problems. What is this?!
So confused right now.
BIOS is set so HD boots first.
I have no idea.
Anybody know what I'm doing wrong or what is wrong whatever it may be?:S

A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device?? Help!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck


Windows works fine and no hardware problems. What is this?!
So confused right now.
BIOS is set so HD boots first.
I have no idea.
Anybody know what I'm doing wrong or what is wrong whatever it may be?:S


Make sure you unplug any external hard drives or USB flash drives in case they are causing confusion in the boot order and try again. If no good and you have double checked connections on Hard drive insert your Windows DVD, boot from it and try a boot repair at least three times.

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I have recently come across this problem. The computer has been running fine for months with no changes at all. I got up this morning, switched on my monitor, and I had a message on my screen,
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.

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

I did a ctrl alt del and it started to reboot. Took a while to get going but went back to the same message. I turned off the computer completly and it booted fine. I went to work and came home to the same message.

I was thinking a format may be in order or does any body else have any other solutions to the problem

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





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

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


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





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

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

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlo... Read more

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I built a new machine. It has a ECS A770M-A mother board, AMD 4400+ 2.3 GH dual core processor, 2 GB DDR2 667 RAM, ECS GeForce 6 Series 256 MB Video card, a 250 GB IDE HD and a IDE DVD drive installed. When I boot up I receive the errorr "Reboot and select proper boot device" I go into BIOS and it does not recognize either the HD or DVD drive. In the BIOS the onboard IDE controller is set to Primary, Onboard SATA is set to enabled, and the SATA config is set to IDE. Can anyone offer any advice?
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Thanks for the reply.

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

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

Could simply be a loose cable (data or power) to the HDD. But most likely it has failed, especially as it's not recognized by the BIOS.
 

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I apologize in advance if this question is out there and has been answered and I just missed it somehow. I viewed link after link and link of the particular issue I'm having, but found no assistance. Please, I need help.

I was setting up a router so that my friend could be wireless. He got a new laptop so I figured I'd help him out. I've done it before and didn't think this would be an issue like it has turned out to be. Here is where my problem lies:

I have disconnected things (stupid IDIOT, I shouldn't have) and now the computer says, "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device." (There are legitimate reasons as to why I even opened the case, just in case you're wondering what the heck I needed to do that for. I promise! Haha!)

I don't know if I just don't have the ribbons connected correctly or what. I DID disconnect the floppy drive because I think it's absolutely unnecessary. I went into the bios setup utility under "Boot" and then under "Boot Deivice Priority" and I disabled the floppy drive and hit F10 to save and exit. But nothing worked. I still get this same error.

Can anyone please, PLEASE help me? I feel absolutely horrible that my friends computer isn't working now. All I actually wanted to do was help him! Ha!
 

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Ah damnit.
Well, I came home the other day, woke up my PC from 'sleep' mode, and my computer froze. Everything stopped responding. I though this was weird, so I powered off my computer, then started it up again. It was taking longer to start up than normal, and then I hit a black screen. I got text coming up saying "Reboot and select proper boot device...." I went into BIOS and changed my priority order so my main hard drive containing all my sys32 was first.

I figure a plug came loose in my comp. I've had it for around 2 years now, never had a problem. Months back, I had WIN7 installed and added a 2TB hard drive.
Any ideas?

(System specs at bottom left)

A:Reboot and select proper Boot Device

Have you tried changing boot priority to your other hard drive?

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hi, I'm getting this error on my wife's HP Pavilion p3610y.

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

She said she was just surfing the net when it froze up, and got the error when she tried to restart the PC.

My first attempt at trying to Google the error said it might be a bad hard drive... but, I have the same PC, so I switched the Hard Drives and it started up fine with her Hard Drive in my PC.

So its NOT the Hard Drive right?

Also I noticed when I entered the F10 Setup screen, it didn't show a Hard Drive at all OR the DVD drive. Just said "None" in 4 spots ( 1st Drive, 2nd Drive, 3rd Drive and 4th Drive )

I'm pretty much lost at this point...

Thanks for any help!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

was told its a bad motherboard by the local PC shop... awwww crap...

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Hello all
I have an ASUS i5, it fell of the bed and broke the screen, then when i connect it to the other monitor, I had to run some recommended startup runs, after that I get the message saying" Reboot and select the proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a Key", I need help to fix, this.

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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Hi guys, I have searched the forum and tried some of the solutions but it does not solve my problem. I had disconnected my had and reconnected it but to no avail. I can't even enter the bios setup screen, I can only enter the asrock setup utility screen. Does this mean my hdd is spoilt? Thanks for any help!

By the way in the Uefi setup utility, under the boot option priorities,it only shows my dvd drive my hdd is not shown there

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Hello Dual form. Welcome to the forum.

Yes, that error message means that the system cannot find a boot capable device. This indicates that your hard drive is not recognized by the system as a boot device.
If you put a bootable CD in the DVD Drive then the system should recognize the DVD as a bootable device and you will not get that message.

The reasons that a HDD could not be recognized as a bootable device are:
No power to drive (check cables, test for 12v)
No data transfer (check SATA cable)
No operating system on the drive (blank drive, MBR damaged, System Partition corrupted)
But because the HDD is not recognized in BIOS/UEFI settings then it is most likely that the drive is either not connected properly or it has died electrically.

Can you test this drive in another computer?
Also: I assume that the "ASROCK setup utility" is the same as "UEFI setup utility", not 2 different setup enviroments. Correct?
If so, that is your BIOS setup. It has just been renamed for the new system.

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Hi! I'm new here, and I fear this area of computer technology is something I'm too ignorant of, so bear with me. But our laptop of late has frequently taken to randomly shutting down and then when you try to reboot it, the screen has a message that includes something about reboot and selecting the proper boot device or inserting a boot device. By holding the power button and/or selecting ctrl/alt/del from that screen (the ctrl/alt/del method seems to work when the power button doesn't), we have repeatedly successfully gotten the computer to reboot properly and the computer works (albeit, it seems to be really slow these days) until the next time it randomly happens (and it seems to be happening more often than it did at first). Sometimes it happens when the laptop is plugged in, though often it's when the laptop is unplugged, or sometimes it happens immediately after we would unplug it. It does seem the battery life of the laptop isn't as good as when the laptop was new.

Where to start with diagnosing cause and then of course, method of repair? Thanks!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Since when do you have the laptop
Have you replaced the battery with a new one since you have the laptop?

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

Please read Battery Usage - Generate report.
This tutorial gives you information about how your battery is doing with its capacity.

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Hello, I have a Samsung Windows 7 64 bit. On Startup it loads to the Samsung logo, the message I receive is "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." When I press F10 I can access BIOS. I can press F12, and I get the message "media test failure, check cable." I have tried to reset the defaults & I receive the same message when it reboots.
The only option for a boot device is P3:TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208BB, boot to CD/DVD drive or Disabled. In the BIOS, the OS Mode selection options are UEFI OS, CSM OS or UEFI and Legacy OS. Secure boot is disabled. SATA Port 2 is the same as mentioned above. I have reseated the hard drive, but the computer will not boot to it. I have tried to boot from the system recovery DVD Windows 7 boot disk, but I receive a message stating HDD is not available.
I would appreciate any help, thank you.

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My computer show reboot and select proper boot device
 

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Everytime I turn on my computer it says reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. The problem is my keyboard, mouse, or anything I plug into a USB port won't work, I tried all of them in another computer and works fine, but when it's plugged into mine it won't work. My keyboard lights up on my computer but none of the keypresses register as it once did, I also tried another keyboard and it still didn't work, but both keyboards work in other computers, I also tried the SSD in another computer and it loaded up windows 10 fine. If anyone could help, that'd be great thanks.
 

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Earlier today my computer froze and wouldn't do anything at all, so I had to turn it off via the power button, but ever since then it wont boot. When I turn the computer on I get the message,

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

I put in my Windows 7 install disc and went into the Startup Repair tool but the operating system isn't detected and I have no idea what to do.

I have lots of important files on the hard drive that I really need ASAP so any help is VERY much appreciated. Thank you!

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

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

A different hard drive, new Windows install but the same message

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Hello, I just ordered everything off the internet for my new Computer.
I got everything connected but when I try to load Vista 64 bit it gives me the error message Reboot and Select Proper boot device.
I have no idea where to start! Is it a bad hard drive?


I have an Asus Maximus Formula 2 Motherboard.
Can anyone help me
 

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No I cannot even boot Vista onto the computer it just gives me that error message.
The Bios setup shows that it detects my harddrive and my cd-rom...
 

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Hi,

A few weeks ago i put a case fan i had back on to help with cooling, when i turned the computer back on it said the there had be major hardware changes and that i had to re activate windows, so i clicked no to re activate later.

When i went to click on the activation icon on the task bar the icon would disappear and the activation application wouldn't run.

This kept happening until i had no more days to activate and windows locked me out until i activated but i couldn't because the application wouldn't run.

so i install ubuntu on a separate HDD so i would have something to use.

Now when i try to boot on to the windows HDD it get this error message

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


I have tried this guide

http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com...le.jsp?id=8658


but when i get to the second set of files to copy i get and error that says that it could not find the files, on the last four files.

i have also tried to do a repair install from the xp disc but it does not show up.


Is there anything else i can do to fix this? or do i just have to reinstall.

Computer specs

Asus M3A-78 mobo
AMD Phenom 9850 X4 black edition @ 2.5ghz
4gbs of OCZ Reaper HPC [email protected]
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb
Corsair 620w PSU
250gb HDD
1tb HDD

A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

If it can't find the files, it sounds like you have a bad XP CD or a failing CDROM.

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OwHi everybody i dont know is i should to post this issues here but i need help w/ booting my system build i connected my optical drive and my hdd and when power up everything look OK until goes to the monitor I see this black screen with that message I trying several things but not success how I get off of that screen so I can go to the BIOS interface and work from there I was able to see the BIOs before I installed this two drivers l don't understand can somebody help me with this I afraid that some of the hardware are in trouble but I hope is a solution to this issues Thanks a lot to everyone and fell free to give your advice in this again Thanks.

A:How do I fix the reboot and select proper boot device.

when booting it always appear reboot and select proper boot device. after restart it boots

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Hello,

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:'Reboot and select proper boot device'

Ariana, happy new year!

I got bad news probably though...

Did the system just do this all of a sudden?

Normally what this means is that the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.

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

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