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Can't Reboot - Inaccessible Boot Device

Q: Can't Reboot - Inaccessible Boot Device

I'm in a quandry here and can't figure out how to get out. I was reinstalling my HP scanner software when a stop error screen came up during reboot. I tried restarting and I keep coming back to the same screen. I tried booting from my Norton Antivirus Emergency Boot Disk and keep getting stuck at the same screen. I tried going into safe mode with command prompt and still come to the same screen. I checked the connections on the back of the computer and have unplugged the scanner. Still no luck.

Here's what the screen says:
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***STOP: 0x0000007b (0xEB81B84C, 0xCOOOOOOE, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Refer to your Getting Started manual for more information on troubleshooting errors.
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Where do I go from here?

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I'm runing a Windows 2000 Professional with 512 RAM, 20GB HD, and a Pentium 3.

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I inherited a Lenovo G500 Laptop  (Model Name: 20236?).  I was having some consistent freezing issue with my Laptop and I went to the BIOS and changed SATA modes from AHCI to IDE compatible mode.  This cause the Laptop to go into a perpetual reboot mode, with the error message:  stop code: INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE. While I was in the Setup Utility, the F-Key was disable, so now I cannot use F1, F2, F12, etc.  Any recommendation as to how to get to the setup utility so I can undo the change I made to the BIOS setting?  

A:stop code: INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE; Constant reboot

Five minutes after posting and searching this forum I was able to find a solution: 1. Remove the AC adapter and battery then press the power button for 20secs.2. Reconnect the AC adapter and press the OneKey Recovery button. If a menu appears, choose BIOS Setup.

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Can anyone give me some advice on how to reboot my PC after installing driver updates. (WIN 7 PRO 32bit) The problem seems to be that the keyboard driver did not install properly, and on re-starting gave the message "REQUIRED DEVICE is Inaccessible" - consequently I am unable to type any instructions (screen keyboard not set up) and I cannot access the Launch start up repair screen.
Is there any way I can get into my PC to get back to the last restore point and undo the damage ? Any help would be greatly appreciated - an idiots guide would be ideal ! Thanks.

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Hi BobbyE,

Welcome onboard.

Are you able to get into Safe Mode?

Keep pressing F8 repeatedly as your computer boots.

If it gets into safe mode successfully, in the Advanced Option Menu, select "Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)" and press ENTER.

That should discard the faulty driver and boot with the configuration it booted from successfully last time.

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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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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.

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.

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

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My MOBO went out and I had to replace it.. After I finished, the Windows2000 splash screen came up for about 2 seconds then I got the "Blue Screen Error" "Inaccessible_Boot_Device".. I tried booting with the w2k installation cd <no luck, same thing happened>.. Was going to try to boot using the MSDOS boot disk <but lost the darn disk>

Anyone know what the heck I can do short of Deleting my Hard drive??

Please keep in mind I have limited funds..
Thank you,
Barb
 

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My X1 carbon showed me error on booting after windows update (blue page). Before that , I found no USB device while I plug the USB Storage key to the USB port.The message showed : inaccessible boot deviceI tried all options in recovery but none of them solved my problem. Please tell me how to do now?

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Hello everyone,

Under the advice of a University computer "techie" in order to fix my wireless card, he had me uninstall windows service pack 4 from my laptop. After doing so I cannot boot up windows in any mode (normal or safe mode) and I have already completed a system repair using the window's disc. These steps have been to no avail .

Full error message is below.
*** STOP : )x0000007B ()xEB82784C, 0xC00000034, )x00000000, )x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

System specs are.
Dell Lattitude C640
1.8 Mhz Pentium 4
512 MB Ram
40GB IBM harddrive
Windows 2000

Any help is more than welcome!
 

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savemeplz said:

Hello everyone,

Under the advice of a University computer "techie" in order to fix my wireless card, he had me uninstall windows service pack 4 from my laptop. After doing so I cannot boot up windows in any mode (normal or safe mode) and I have already completed a system repair using the window's disc. These steps have been to no avail .

Full error message is below.
*** STOP : )x0000007B ()xEB82784C, 0xC00000034, )x00000000, )x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

System specs are.
Dell Lattitude C640
1.8 Mhz Pentium 4
512 MB Ram
40GB IBM harddrive
Windows 2000

Any help is more than welcome!Click to expand...
Welcome to the forums

one option since this a dell is to call tech support and get their help. it is a dell and everyone raves about dells tech support - so make sure to let us know how good they are. Dell also has a great feature in that you can restore it to its bought condition. Again, you have to get dell support to do this. if you have data you want to save, you lose that however. dell should be able to help you access your bios and make sure the boot device is turned on...doc
 

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Signed up for DSL. Got the modem and the installation disk. Started through the process. Stopped me and said I didn't have an ethernet card, which I do, but had previous problems so maybe it was uninstalled.

Went out and bought a new ethernet card. Installed in an open PCI slot. Tried to install the drivers off the floppy provided. Got error message that inf file did not match the one specified. Took the card out; took out the old ethernet card; put the new one in that slot; tried again. Same error message.

In the meantime, my 5-year-old turned off the power source while the computer was on. When I tried to power up again, I got the following error message: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF081B84C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

I am using Windows 2000 Professional, installed on my home computer by the IT guy at work, who now does not have time to try to fix it.

I unplugged the hard drive, took out the new ethernet card, turned on the computer again, but I keep getting the same message.

Keeping in mind that I'm not very computer literate, can someone walk me through the steps I need to do to get the darn thing to work again?????
 

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Not able to boot to windows 10.

Bcdedit returns:
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry file format.

Bootrec /Scanos returned:
Total identified windows installations: 0

Bootrec /fixboot:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Please help!!
 

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Installed 8.1 upgrade from 8.0. Now have inaccessible boot device blue screen. I can't run chkdsk /f becase I get a write only  rejection. Is there a program I can use ?
 

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How did you do the upgrade?  With a disk or downloaded or ??  You can try booting off the windows disc and choosing the option to repair windows installation.  It sounds to me like you have a corrupt driver.

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I've been hvaing problems recently with a hard-drive. It no longer boots and gives me this message:

Stop:0x0000007B (0xEB41B84c, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Inaccessible_Boot_Device

I've tried looking this up at the Microsoft site, and it's not very enlightening I've also run AVBoot, but it didn't find anything wrong. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this problem might be, and if it's at all fixable?

Thanks!
 

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I'm usins ASUS X540S laptop.it has windows 10 and i tried to reset it but after completion 100% resetting it is appearing "Your pc is running into problem, we'll restart it for u" inaccessible boot device.
And then it restarts and repeat same thing.
I called to asus helpline and they told u have BIOS related problem but they didn't solved it plz help.
 

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I am working on getting our Windows 8 image working for an upcoming deployment. I am running into an issue when deploying to the Dell Optiplex 745. I am deploying via PXE and MDT/WDS. This method deploys fine to our DakTech models and even our Lenovo T60 laptops. I can install from the DVD just fine on the machine. I have extracted the drivers from the ?reference machine? and added them to my deployment share. I have still receiving the ?error inaccessible boot device.? This image is from the DVD not a custom image, but I have tried a custom image from my reference machine with no luck. I have also tried both the normal and the legacy settings for SATA operation in the BIOS. I have since run across this issue with a Lenovo desktop as well.

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can someone just tell me how to get out the cycle this error msg shows it says error detected will restart computer for me and then it just keeps going in that cycle. I just need to be able to boot from usb or something please help
 

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Ive had a blue screen appear when i try to start-up windows XP. It says that there has been an error and that windows has shut down to prevent problems.
It didnt disappear so i was forced to reboot windows, that is now in a new partition with little space, the old drive is still there, but still shows the blue screen when i try to start it up.
I am looking to fix this error but have no real idea what the problem with it is. I am a reasonably good novice with pc's and have tried running both 'chkdsk' and 'fixboot' with the Windows recovery centre, both to no avail.

Any help on this matter would be nice, and anyone who knows how to fix it would be greatly received.

The full Technical Information on the message reads:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFA2C7640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I am running a computer with: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2ghz, 224mb RAM.

Please ask for anything else you may need to know, but as i say i am quite a novice. Please help.

A:'Inaccessible Boot Device' - Help!

hmmm......have you checked the hdd for any errors. if your internet is working fine, i recommend going to the manufacturer's website of your hdd and download their diagnostics utility.

then boot up with it, follow the on-screen instructions, and test your hdd for any errors.

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Hello! After yesterday (05.09.17) system update which was the only option to shut down my PC, I cannot start it. The automatic fix program said it was the error designated as Inaccessible Boot Device. I tried the system restore from two recent restore points offered by my PC. Didn't help. I tried startup repair - didn't help. System image recovery didn't work because windows couldn't find a system image on my computer. Not sure if I would like to try to reset my PC since this will bring the state when I got my PC by deleting all the software packages I installed but saving personal files. Is there any option I can fix my desktop without doing reset? Thank you.

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Welcome to this forum. > The automatic fix program said it was the error designated as Inaccessible Boot Device. From what you write, below, it seems like that *WAS* the error, and that it *FIXED* the error, so that your boot-device (the disk-drive) once again is "bootable". > I tried the system restore from two recent restore points offered by my PC. Didn't help. Sigh.  But, it is good that it did boot from your boot-device, to get to the point where it offered this option. > I tried startup repair - didn't help. Sigh.  Did you try this repair a second or third time, to see if there were errors that were not fixed the first time? > System image recovery didn't work because windows couldn't find a system image on my computer. Sigh. > Not sure if I would like to try to reset my PC since this will bring the state when I got my PC by deleting all the software packages I installed but saving personal files. Windows 10 has a "refresh my PC" option, which they claim will reinstall Windows, without affecting your personal files and your other applications.  But, don't go there, just yet. > Is there any option I can fix my desktop without doing reset? Only a "long" path: * buy a new disk-drive;* disconnect the old disk-drive, and set it aside, for a while;* connect the new disk-drive;* reinstall Windows.  Since you have been running Windows 10, you have a "digital entitlement" ... Read more

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Hi guys I'm getting an stop 0x00000007b, inacessible boot device error.on my windows 2000 computer. the last thing I did before I go this massege was trying to install a virtual drive with nero 6 after I rebooted the computer I recieved this blue screen error. The error is telling me that I might have a virus and that I should run my antivirus , but how do I do that if I can't boot to the computer .My antivirus is up to date and I'm running avg .
my systems specs are amd xp 2500 , 256mb , shuttel an35n ultra motherboard.
 

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I'm trying to install windows 2k on this pc and it's giving an inaccessible boot device error(code 0x0000007B)

the real problem is that there shouldn't be a problem.
I resized my main partition to make 2gb of unallocated space.
I partitioned and formatted the space as NTFS
I can access it from vista and move files freely into and out of it,
but when I try to install win 2k it gives a bluescreen error after loading its components.

I'm trying to put 2k on so I can play metal fatigue, system shock, and other old games.

I'm confused as to how there is any error at all.
 

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After researching and tinkering, i have found out that i need to get the SATA controller drivers for my motherboard. I have a Dell XPS 410 but i can't manage to find anything useful on the dell site, I need to know where I can find a SATA controller driver. HDD is a WDC WD5000AAKS in case you need to know.

I don't have a motherboard disk and I don't have the Dell drivers and utilities disk, which probably wouldn't have it anyway.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks.
 

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

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

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

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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 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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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

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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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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?
 

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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 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!!!!
 

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

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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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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!

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

Guys,

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

Or should I make a new thread for this?

THX,
Lya

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I'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 have a refurbished computer, no win2000 disk or boot disk.. I need help... I would also like tp purchase a new system, but I do not want Vista.. ny suggestions? Thanks, Edie
 

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Hi, I started having the Inaccessible Boot Device error after I installed a new memory RAM on my laptop ASUS x501A running Windows 10. After installation, I got a BSOD but windows was able to boot after restart. Everything worked fine. I installed new software after that (Spybot and another one that disable bad startup registry-can't recall the name of that one). Everything worked fine until the PC froze. I left it for 5 minutes, but it was still frozen. I had to turn it off (pushing the power button) then on. Here is where I got the inaccessible boot device screen and tried everything suggested on the web with no luck. Reinstalled my old RAM, running automatic repair, modifying BIOS, Chkdsk, SFC, downloaded windows 10 installation on a USB flash drive, and many more.
1. I can't boot into safe mode (I get the same BSOD after selecting safe mode option#4)
2. I can access CMD. From CMD I ran notepad and then tried to open a new file (to check if the HHD is readable); I was able to see all my files and the windows files, and I am able to create/copy/paste files through notepad's [open-file] window. However I am getting really frustrated with this issue. I have a lot of programs installed and don't want to try a clean install.
Any help would be appreciated...
Thank you in advance.
MA

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Have a 2K prof machine, with all the Service packs installed, and NAV running. Ran fine yesertday, and for quite some time. Today, It crashes with the fatal blue screen

STOP: 0x00000078b (0x814725b0, ....... ...... Ect...
inaccessible_boot_device

It gets past post, then jumps into starting windows 2000 prof. screen. 1/2 way through, it crashes.

I've tried to boot into safe, last known good boot, etc... All crash.

Any ideas?
 

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I am running 2000 pro and every time I try to put sp1 or sp2 on the computer it comes up with an inaccessible boot device message. I tried the recovery disk, console but everytime I end up haveing to reload windows on my system. The whole 30 gig drive is formatted as ntfs and split into two partitions. Windows 2000 pro is loaded into the first partition.

I have tried everything I could think of so any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Inaccessible boot device message.

Hi Desperado83, welcome to TSG - we might be able to help you. It would help us if you would post the exact error message you are getting.
 

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I was working on my computer, Windows 2000 Pro. - I was moving my foot under the desk and accidentally switched off the surge protector.

I turned the protector back on and restarted my computer. I get a royal blue screen that says Stop Error.... "Inaccessible Boot Device"

None of the F8 options work for restart, they all say the same thing. I really don't want to have to reformat... Can someone please help ASAP?

Thanks!
 

A:Inaccessible Boot Device - HELP! URGENT!

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I had a problem where my XPS 8900 would not power on. I sent it back to Dell for repair. To protect my private data, I removed the hard drive before sending it back. Dell replaced the processor and shipped it back to me. I put the hard drive back and powered the PC on. Now I get the Inaccessible_Boot_Device error.
I tried the following:
1. Swapped in a different SATA cable.
2. Plugged the SATA cable into a different port in the motherboard.
3. Checked the drive for errors and didn't find any.
4. Restored a system image to the drive.
I have another hard drive sitting around and my next step is to install Windows 10 on it to see if it will boot.
Is it possible that the Dell tech changed some BIOS boot settings and I just need to set them back? What settings should I check?

A:XPS 8900 - Inaccessible Boot Device

SATA operation changing from INTEL Rapid Start or AHCI  or ATA.
However it could also be physically damaged.
STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE is not the same as STOP 0x00000024 or STOP 0x000000CA
 

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hi I have been trying to install XP 64 bit on a partition on my laptop and half way through i get a blue screen: 0x0000007B inaccessible boot device and this is quite frustrating because i can install XP 32 bit successfully but not 64bit.

A:XP 64 bit 0x0000007B inaccessible boot device

When you power on your computer, look for a message telling you which key to press to enter your BIOS Setup - usually Delete or F2. Go into setup and change the hard drive setup from SATA to something like Compatible Mode or IDE Mode. The description varies. After you get Windows installed you'll have to update all your chipset drivers then change the hard drive access mode back to SATA.

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Hi

Windows 2000 pro
Last night when l was running out of my office l was in a real hurry to catch a train and when l tried to shut dowm my IBM Thinkpad 650x it froze so l manually shut it down but when l tried to start it up again this morning l saw the following;

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (ox81423030, )xc0000032, oxc000032, ox0000000, 0x0000000)
Inaccessible boot device.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated, run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
How can l check my computer for a viruse if l can't get into it??

What did l do this time and how can l fix it?

Thanks

Alan
 

A:inaccessible boot device screen???

More than likely it's not a virus. Most often than not, this is caused by a bad hard drive. I would replace the drive.
 

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I just replaced my P11 450 with a gigabyte mb and a P4 1.8. While initially all looked well, during the boot into Windows 2000 that wonderful blue screen with tons of words, among them, inaccessible boot device.....check your hard drive...blah, blah, blah came up. The only difference between the new configuration and the old is the MB and processor. What stupid thing did I miss? I'm guessing that there may be something in the BIOS that I've misset. Help!!

Pat
 

A:[Solved] Inaccessible boot device

You will have to reinstall Windows. It does not like you changing the hardware, which includes BIOS and CPU. The reason is Windows create a Hardware Application Layer (HAL) to separate the OS from the hardware when installed.
 

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Hey guys,
I am new to this so please go easy on me. My so bought a used computer some time ago. He jammed the mouse wire behind his desk and severed the wire while running his computer. No need to say it shorted out his motherboard. I had another motherboard on hand that had the same 370 socket and it fit right into his mini tower. But now comes the thing. I installed the board and hooked up all the drives, hoping that it will start right up. Bad news. Blue screen. Inaccessible boot device. How can I get back into that hard drive without deleting everything thats on it. I hope someone can help me here. Thank you
 

A:inaccessible boot device win2k

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I'm running Windows 10 64 bit without any problem. Dual core cpu 3 gb ram gigabyte motherboard. 320 gb sata hdd. Everything's okay until i connect an additional 160 gb sata hdd from another computer.

What happened:
1. When i connected 160 gb sata hdd, it booted XP os. I know that bios recognized it as the first boot device.
2. I changed the boot order where my windows 10 installation is present.
3. BSOD with a message inaccessible boot device.
4. When i remove that 160 gb hdd, windows 10 boots like nothing has happened before.

What i did:
1. Booted live ubuntu and deleted partitions on 160 gb hdd from disk utility menu. It has some extended partitions which I'm going to delete as my pwfree_64.iso gets in my bootable usb flash drive.


What i want:
I want that 160 gb hdd fully formatted connected to my computer without any boot errors.

Please help me. I've encountered this issue for the first time in my life.

A:Inaccessible boot device error

Still seems like bios is the problem. Do you have a BIOS that supports both Legacy and UEFI booting? You might have changed the boot priority for Legacy but not for UEFI. Is there an option to enter the manual boot menu screen? On my laptop it is F9, on my desktop it is F11. Try entering the manual boot menu and see what the options are for booting, that will help tell you what to set as the priority device. Also, make sure the SSD is connected to the first SATA port on the motherboard, then I like to do CD/DVD drives next, then storage hard drives.

Also, post a complete disk management screenshot and that will help us:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

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My laptop model no. Hp pavallion 15e039tx. Blue screen show and wrtten show STOPCODE INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE .please solve my problem soon...

A:stopcode inaccessible boot device

 Perform a hard drive diagnostic testRun the Hard Drive Test in HP Advanced System Diagnostics using the steps in this section. The test might take 60 minutes or more to complete, depending on the size of the drive and the extent of the problems.Turn on the computer and immediately press the esc key repeatedly, about once every second, to display the Startup Menu.Press the F2 key to open System Diagnostics.Figure : System DiagnosticsOn the HP Advanced System Diagnostics screen, click Hard Disk Test.Figure : Hard Disk TestClick Start Hard Drive Test.Figure : Start Hard Drive TestWait for the diagnostic test to complete. The test progress screen shows the estimated time remaining.Figure : Hard Disk Test ProgressWhen the test is complete, the results display on your screen.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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