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

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

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!!

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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.
 
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating system, ask me and I'll help with that.
 
After you have installed the operating system you will need to download and install the drivers.  You can download these at Product Support, Dell US.  When the site opens you will need to choose your operating system (MS Windows 7 64-bit), the drivers download list will fill below.
 
As for RAM.  I have a personal preference for Crucial.  They have a 8GB kit (4GB x 2) for $83.99 plus tax and shipping.

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

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Hey guys,
 
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
 
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
 
I restarted and got this message:
 
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
 
 
 
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
 
 
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
 
 
So I'm not really sure what to do.
 
 
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

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

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

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?
 

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

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

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

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm doing an upgrade on a computer with a new: PSU/Mobo/RAM/CPU but I get this error upon start up. I've verified that the IDE cables are plugged in correctly and I've tried all the jumper settings on the hard drive but no devices show up in the BIOS. I've set the boot order as CD/DVD, Floppy, Hard drive. I've tried two sets of IDE cables but to no avail. Any other solutions to this problem?
 

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

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

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

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

Seeing this I knew I went into the BIOS setup and tried to turn the system priority to look at the HDD. Instead I only had the option of the DVD drive and the CD drive.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and don't have any of the recovery CD's!!!! I DO NOT WANT TO REFORMAT because like a bad little boy I did not backup my 4 years worth of work.

I know this problem is often user specific so PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
 

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.
 

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I've come across this error while re-installing Windows 7. I've wiped the drive and started the installation and while installing I got an error stating that there was a required driver missing. When I restarted, I received this error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. I've reset the CMOS and checked the cables and drives but still the same issue. Neither my DVD drive or HDD are showing up in the BIOS so I can't boot to the Windows 7 disc to get to the command prompt. I was wondering if I need to replace my HD or would that just be a waste of my time and money?

I have the HP Pavilion p6115y

8GB Ram
750 GB SATA HD
AMD Athlon x2

Any feedback will be helpful

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

Welcome to TSF

That message is indicating that it does not see the hard dive to boot to it. Odd the BIOS doesn't see the hard drive or the optical drive. I'm assuming Windows 7 ran successfully prior to the wipe and reinstall? Can I ask why you reformatted in the first place? What driver did it say was missing? Did the install halt at that point requiring a reboot or did you just reboot because of the missing driver message? Make sure you have no USB devices attached to the system as it may be trying to boot to USB device. Also you may want to change boot order in BIOS

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

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

you cannot install windows on one machine and then move the drive to another machine

it looks for the system it was installed on and then when it does not find it ,it stops dead

you need to install it in the machine you are going to use it on
 

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Hi everyone,

I've been encountering a problem where upon booting I receive the following message: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

To provide more context, the computer that is showing this problem recently received a hardware upgrade. I figured out that my PSU was insufficient for some of my current tasks, and decided to upgrade my power supply. Since I decided to do so, I thought of upgrading the video card and the RAM (since it was a rather old computer as well).

Upon installation, I received the following message. The OS is Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Best,
KnightessKana

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

Boot into the BIOS, and check your boot devices. It maybe trying to boot from a USB device, or CD.

To enter the BIOS, reboot system then press either the Delete key, or maybe the F2 you will see a message about which key to "enter setup"

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Hi,

Today I went out and bought a WD1600JB 160GB hard drive. I installed the hard drive and it was recognized by the bios but not by windows. I went to the western digital website and downloaded the drivers to get windows to recognize the drive. Everything was working fine, I logged out of my windows user (I'm the only user, but I log out anyways). I came back several hours later and went to go log in. I was entering my correct password (i made sure) and it wasn't logging me in. This has happened a few times before, and everytime it was fixed by rebooting. I rebooted the computer properly, and after the BIOS load, where the windows XP loading bar should have come up, i got instead:

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

I have searched the internet for about an hour now, trying different jumper combinations (cable select on both HD's, my master on master and slave on slave) I have even removed my slave drive and tried different jumper settings with my master drive. I have plugged in different power supply cords, set BIOS priority to hard drive first. I took everything off the BIOS boot list except for the harddrive and still no go. I disconnected both HD's and attempted to boot from a CD drive and got the same message. Same with floppy drive. I restored BIOS settings to default and tried again with all of the above. Nothing has worked. I have ensured that power cables and IDE ca... Read more

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

I forgot to mention, my motherboard IS detecting Both my CD drives, both my HD's and my floppy drive.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guys,

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

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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

And now all of a sudden hes getting this error. He has an HP e9300z computer and I guess has a gaming keyboard and mouse plugged in, which also don't work. So he can't get into his bios to check boot order. He also doesn't have access to a linux live CD or a repair disk CD. He is using windows 7 as well.

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

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He may need to connect a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS Setup (assuming his PC has a pair of PS/2 ports for mouse & keyboard). Some computers don't respond to USB keyboard input for BIOS access. Mine is like that and it's a new PC - good job I kept my old PS/2 keyboard because they are difficult to find these days.

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

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

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

I just want to be clear here (point form is sometimes good)

PC Bluescreens
Removed Ram (looks to be physically faulty, gold plate scratched off)
Turned on computer (not sure if you re-inserted the original Ram here again)
Now cannot find HardDrive boot sector
Tried Ram from another (unknown) computer (Note: Ram specs may be incorrect)
Would not POST (Power On Self Test)
Put the original Ram back in
From here, I don't know what's happening, probably not Booting again (ie your long heading)

This is what I recommend (even though I'm still a little unsure where your at!)

Remove the Ram (By the way 1 or 2 Ram Cards?)
Blow out (either compressed air in a can, or just using your breath) the Ram slots
Re-insert the Ram (you usually just need one in there to test with) Note: They click in
Unplug the cables going to your HardDrive (HardDrive end and Motherboard end)
Re-insert the HardDrive data cable (securely)
Do the same for the HardDrive Power Connector (pull it out, then push it in with a little force)
Now do the same for the CD/DVD Drive data and power cables (you can even just leave these cables fully out)

Turn on !

Did it work?
 

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I just got a new power supply and video card. I unplugged my power supply and hooked up my new video card and power supply and then when I turn it on it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

Im not 100% sure I even hooked up the power supply and video card right, just sayin'.

It does the same thing even if the video card isnt hooked up.
 

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

Check the connections to the hard drive and make sure they are still seated properly.
Go into the bios setup and make sure the hard drive is set as first boot device.
 

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Now I know this topic has already been covered a while ago on here and I read it from beginning to end and tried everything and it did not fix my issues. So my computer got hit by lighting through the phone line. I have replaced the power supply and the motherboard and cpu which came as a unit. And when I boot up it finds my HDD and both my Cd-Roms but then I get "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device." I ran Knoppix and looked at the hard drive and everything is still on there. So I am guessing the problem is in the Bios but I have no idea where to go from here.

Here is what I have going:
Elitegroup Goal3+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon Sempron
Master Drive - Hitachi 2500GB HDD
CD Drive 1 - Pioneer DVD-R/RW
CD Drive 2 - Samsung CD-R/RW SW
Generic Floppy Drive 3.5"
1024MB Kingston DDR Ram

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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

When you say you "tried everything," what did you try? Give us a clue regarding your prior efforts so we don't waste time suggesting the same old thing again.
 

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

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

there is a good chance the harddrive has taken a dive
looks like u had plenty of "warnings"
go into bios and set "harddrive" as 1st boot device
if u get the same message....... replace harddrive
also go inside of tower and make sure all cables on the drive are tight & snug
 

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

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

I have not had this PC for more than a year now since I bought this from my previous employer.

Here are the specs of my pc:

HP Compaq dx2000 MT:
-Intel Pentium 4
-256 MB RAM (currently upgraded and added 1GB RAM)
-80 GB harddisk
-CDRW combo drive

I don't have WinXP CD.
Maybe interface cables may have become loose when I installed the RAM last friday?
I'm not really sure.. I'll have to check it, once I get back home..

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

Since you installed new ram and had no issues before that is where I would start, run Memtest. If it shows any faults whatsoever the ram has a problem. New items can fail during initial burn in, Memtest is free and has good approval ratings here and on other boards.Look for "free down load on the left" http://www.memtest86.com/

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

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

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

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

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

Post make/model of the PC.

Can you post the blue screen error message.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell me if you need more info.

Thanks for helping

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

Let's have a look at these reports (even though you didn't mention BSOD's, then reports will contain info that we can use): http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extract the DVD ISO using Imgburn or download another, write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, REmovable or HD's using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key with HD set to boot first in BIOS setup.

The disk are all the same: upgrade, full, retail, OEM. It is the key which determines which version will activate.

Other tips including the latest ISO are here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,
same for retail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

That didn't work so i changed it back.

Sorry for poor english. Hoping for some help

His system:

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks,
Gabe
 

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

If you have a look at the drive on the right, that's what a hard drive should look like

I am assuming that you are using a desktop and not a laptop


Did have a nice pretty circle around it showing you, but it wouldn't let me upload that one
 

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

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media

I don't know for sure, but it looks like you may be having a problem with an OEM install being run on a non-OEM system.

Since you aren't specific about where the other motherboard came from, knowing that info might help someone see what is happening.

You might be able to disable the PXE stuff in the bios, but you probably need the Realtek PCIe Controller for the SATA controller.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The old hard drive probably contains the boot files and is set as the Active drive. Post a screen shot of a full screen Disk Management window please.

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

That should fix it.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

My email address is [email protected].

Kind regards
Sam

 

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

Here are the specs:

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

Windows was installed and running off of the Samsung SSD

Here's the issue:

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

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

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Parts do wear out and that mb is now 4yrs old. The very first thing I would do prior to attempting any install would be to boot the system with a linux live usb/dvd. Run the gnome disk utility to see the health of your ssd. Next run some programs [included] that will see if your hardware is working ok ie surf the web, open a few spreadsheets, etc.
You can copy whatever data you want from the ssd to a flash drive, external drive, second hd, etc. This way you do not lose anything when you do an install. There are a number of linux distros to choose from however linux mint comes with the disk utility AND it is pretty easy to use.

I am wondering. You post you do not have a windows disk; how exactly did windows get installed if you do not have the disk?
 

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I believe that some files got corrupted on my HDD since windows would restart itself when it got to the loading screen. I ordered a new disc drive since mine was faulty to use when repairing windows. After plugging it in i booted up my computer and after setting it to boot from disc first got the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media". I found this odd since i had the windows installation disc in the drive. I checked all the connections and they are fine. At one point the message "press any key to boot from disc" appeared and after doing so got the installation screen but, out of all the possible things that could have happened, experienced a power cut. It wouldn't have affected any components because i have a surge protector and i'm still getting the message.

Computer specs:
Asus Maximus formula II
LG DVD drive
2Gb 800MHz DDR2 black dragon RAM
Intel Q6600
250gb barracuda seagate HDD
HIS IceQ 4 Turbo

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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

you may want to look at your power supply. different optical drives consume power at different rates. If it didn't see the disk in the drive, there is a possibility that the drive was not powered up or spinning the disk at a speed fast enough to read the data. I see that you have a custom machine so its possible that with all the upgrades you now may need a beefier power supply. Thats just 1 of several possibilties. Whats the wattage on the one you have now?
 

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hi everyone,

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

system:

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

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

If the BIOS is losing your settings I would replace the CMOS battery. Some motherboards have to have the "Legacy USB Support" option enabled, for a USB keyboard to get BIOS access. Does that motherboard have one of the older PS2 keyboard/mouse ports on it? Resetting the BIOS to defaults should enable the USB Legacy Support option, if your BIOS has it. There should be a jumper on the motherboard for resetting the BIOS to defaults. You move it, and move it back with the power off and the power supply unplugged.

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

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

The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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Hi,

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

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

Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

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I had a problem with the HDD, and formated and installed windows on a different computer, everything works find on the other computer, but when I moved the HDD to the right computer, this message appear: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

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

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

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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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Till yesterday everything was fine. Today when I tried to run my computer following message appeared on my screen; 'Reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device' I completely have no idea what the problem is as it happened to me for the first time.. My HDD is working/running but somehow I think my computer its not reading it, no clue why. Maybe its SATA cable fault?
I have no idea how to check where the problem comes from?

Can someone help?

Sorry for my English. Hopefully u know what I mean..
 

A:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert..

Did you check the boot priority in BIOS? It should be HDD first.
Still, you can try another SATA cable just to try if it is ok,
 

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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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