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Q: Reboot and Select proper Boot device

I have an XPS all in one desktop by Dell. I am getting this message now when I try to boot the computer. REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SELECTED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS KEY. I already ran a hardware diagnostic and everything is coming as ok. I even used my Dell OS Recovery and restore USB key and after going through the process and reboot, I am getting the same message.

Any ideas????
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Reboot and Select proper Boot device

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Gigabyte -uefi bios m.i.t status and full support(legacy only,uefi only,,pxe rom,network stack,vga,usb,ps,storage mode) bios


Sata hard drive toshiba 1tb
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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 have an XPS 8500 that will not boot normally. It was running fine and all of a sudden came up with the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". I have figured out if I go into BIOS first the PC will boot up but is very slow in doing so. I googled the issue and found something telling me to default the BIOS. I did this and it booted once. Trying to decide if the HD is out. I ran diagnostics and it does not see a HD. But if that's the case why does it even boot after going into BIOS. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I updated Windows 7 Pro. I am a strong believer in Dell and find it hard to believe that a HD would go out after only 4 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Usually when I see this error its the Power supply, or and bios issue. Anyone have any Ideas. I can actually boot to windows but the computer shuts down in about 20 min and give that error. I am use to seeing that when it will not start, but it starts and stays on for a bit but not long enough to save stuff. I even tried to reload it and it wouldn't let me. I am figuring its the hard drive. Any Ideas

"reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas on a possible problem?

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

Appreciate any feedback I can get.
 

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im having trouble getting out of this screen.
it says reboot and select boot device. can anyone please help??/

A:reboot and select proper boot device

Welcome rich44.

Do you know much about the BIOS? Or anyone else in your house/nearby? If so, have you or someone else touched the boot order in the BIOS recently? Someone might need to take a look at it.

I'm assuming you get this message when starting up your system? Did you do anything before hand, installed some program, new hard drive, run some cleanup tool? Anything?

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Ive seen this post a few times on the internet and had the same exact problem and wanted to share my solution in case there is someone else out there searching for this solution.

I had upgraded a machine with this motherboard from an older style motherboard that used 9 screws to attached to the case plate. This motherboard (and most new atx mboards I believe) use 7 screws. The two posts were touching the motherboard in such a way as to short out the IDE bus. I didn't figure this out until I put a different motherboard in my case and the mounting posts managed to short out my usb and ps2 ports.

After removing the 2 extra posts (and 3 trips to microcenter to exchange motherboards) the motherboard worked fine.
 

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I had dual boot, two hard disks, maxtor and seagate, today morning maxtor failed after 9 years, it prompted an error " hard disk is failing this might be the right time to back your data", i backed up all my data and did dos boot seagate scan which showed failed in all the test for maxtor, then i removed it and destroyed the hard disk and now when i boot my pc from seagate which had windows 7 installation it shows reboot and select proper boot device?

i have tired using windows 7 installation disk, windows 7 os does not appear inside system recovery options and startup fix repair does not do anything, i tried all sets of commands in command prompt but that does not do anything, it shows the specified partition is not a primary or logical volume when i set windows 7 partition as active in diskpart

what to do now ? i dont want to reformat

A:Reboot and select proper boot device!

The windows 7 partition has to be marked active, or startup repair won`t do anything.

Partition - Mark as Active
Why did you destroy the Maxtor hard drive ? No reason to do that, you should have just put it in a drawer or something.

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

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I'm sure many people have seen that message becuase they possibly set the wrong hard drive to boot. Well thats sort of my problem, but mines a little more complex. My Motherboard wont read anything. Not detected is all my bios read. No cd drives(dont even open, yet getting power), no hard drives, no usb ports, no floppy, nothing. Reset the jumpers, checked connections, messed with bios, unplugged things to a bare minumim. Nothing. I did nothing to damages anything. I just removed a bad SATA hard drive and replaced it with a new SATA one. After trying the bare minum and getting nothing i plugged everything back in reset the jumpers and now it wont even post the bios. Thanks for your help.

CPU -AMD athlon 64 4000+
Motherboard-ASUS A8R-MVP Motherboard
Graphics -ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
Hard Drives -120 GB Seagate IDE , 300 GB Seagate SATA
CD Drvies -TDK DVD-RW, OLD LG Cd-RW
Cooling -Thermaltake Big water SE
Case -XION II Tower
Power -X2 550W PSU - Titanium w/ UV Blue
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

You could try a new CMOS battery (CR2032 button cell)......

Have a visual check on your MoBo capacitors:

http://www.badcaps.net/
 

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Hi,

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

p.s. the CD trays are NOT working.

thnx.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

select proper boot deviceClick to expand...

Means it is not finding any valid bootmanager

There are ways to repair the bootmanager, ie

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

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

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

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

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

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grandbabies may have been playing w/the computer, but when i went to restart after a windows update, computer now goes to blue screen w/the options "esc=boot menu, f-1=setup or f-10=system recovery" message with a black screen w/the message "reboot and select proper boot device"
I push the escape button to see what it would do, and it says "boot selection menu popup has been selected"... unless this was babies pushing buttons, I don't know why it's doing this popup thing instead if starting up for me

A:reboot & select proper boot device?

Either the boot file has become corrupted or the HDD has failed. If you press the esc button you can choose the Hard Drive (HDD) from the boot menu to boot from, what happens?
If this fails, you can press the F10 key to run System Recovery. This will probably delete any personal files you may have so backup first before attempting.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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


I have tried this guide

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


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

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


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

Computer specs

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

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

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

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

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

I installed Windows XP on the RAID 0 partition.

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

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

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Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
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I happened to have my iPod plugged in when this happened, no idea if that had a hand in it.

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

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

But did nothing to help me.

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

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

Any ideas on how to fix this bizarre issue? I can't get the thing to boot! Do I really have to reinstall windows and wipe the RAID 0 partition?
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We have a HP Mini netbook computer that we got off of QVC.
It is almost two years old and is running Windows XP.

It is flashing the HP screen with options of
(F9) change boot device order
(F10) BIOS setup option

I cannot get it to boot up to safe mode and if you leave
it on the screen I just mentioned it then flashes to a screen
that says
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

There is no CD drive being that it is a netbook computer.

Is there anything that I can do, or is it the hard drive?

Thanks so much.

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Select the BIOS Setup option.

Then check the boot order for all devices. If the hard drive is not the first device, change the priority for boot options. Save the changes made in Setup and reboot.

If the hard drive is already reflected as the first boot device...then you probably need to replace the CMOS battery.

What is the HP system model?

Louis

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Anyone have a clue?

The specs are as follows

Intel Asus P5KC 775
Intel Q6600 Quad Core

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

A:Help-Reboot Select Proper Boot Device?

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

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

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

Or, have you tried cleaning the cd ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





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

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


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





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

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

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

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Hi all,

i recently build a custome computer but i'm having problem with it since i put all parts togther. It giving me the following error:

"Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device"

My build is:

WD VelociRaptor 150GB SATA HD 10K/16MB/SATA-3
Kingwin Mach 1 600w ATX Modular Power Supply
HIS Radeon HD 4870 IceQ4 + Turbo 1GB PCIe
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE
Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 8M LGA1366 CPU
Asus P6T Intel X58 Socket LGA1366 Motherboard
Corsair XMS 6144MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz (3x2048)

-----

Ok so far what i have done is:
- I set dvd-room as primary boot device at BIOS
- HD is in First sata port
- DVD-ROM is at second sata port
- Using one memory unit atm. (plugged at the orange slot)
- So far in BIOS it recognize the HD, Dvd-room, CPU and Memory.
- I update BIOS to lastest version

Anyone, help me please? I have no idea what to do now.

thanks
 

A:Another Reboot and select proper boot device!

I'd be testing the hard drive with the WD Diagnostics that you can download from their website.

You should also try another SATA cable and check the power cable for the drive as well, maybe try another power cable from the power supply for good measure.
 

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck


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


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

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

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Hello Dual form. Welcome to the forum.

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

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

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

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hi

today i installed some new RAM curtacy of crutial memory, when i came to turn my computer on i get a screen naming my system, graphics card etc, but does not seem to load.

But then i waited and i the got a screen saying 'reboot and selet proper boot device etc etc'.

Now, i ran down stair to find a floppy **** saying ghost boot disk, and put that in and allas something happened. HOWEVER, i got a screen with sycamatic? or smething like that whith options etc which is confusing me to no end, on the floppy i have it also says 'with cdrom support' now the problem is, i did not make this computer, someone else did that i do not have contact with, does this mean i am fuffed? or please tell me there is something i can do.

i feel it maybe due to the fact i knocked the lead to my cd rom drive out a little.

thanks for any comment you make, please ***** proof it as I am still learning.

Thanks. :grinthumb
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

Remove the data cable to the CD\DVD Drive fully (ie take the data cable out of the computer - unplugged from motherboard end)

Confirm the Harddrive data cable is seated correctly in the Harddrive, and in the motherboard (even detach and re-attach)
Confirm the power plug into the Harddrive is seated correctly (even detach and re-attach)

Turn on the computer
Does it now boot?
If so, shutdown normally, and securely attach the data cable back to the CD\DVD Drive
Turn back on
Does it now boot?
 

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Everything is plugged in fine, I have never gotten this before, I have no idea how to fix it and I am freaking out.. anyone can help?
 

A:Reboot and and select proper boot device

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

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Ok so my old hard drive went bad, so I went out and bought a new 1, both were SATAs the new 1 is a WD caviar with 1.5 tb the old was a seagate barracuda with 750 gb.

Regardless, I figured I could download windows 7 at a friends house, burn it to a dvd-r, put in the new hard drive, install windows and be good to go. However I am getting the reboot and selecte proper boot device error.

It is reading my hard drive and dvd drive under boot devices. It also shows up when I run diagnostics. I googled the error and found a million results but none have really helped atm. I don't know if the error is from not have an operating system or something else. Right now I have the computer at my friends house and im going back and forth swapping wires to power on each computer. I am getting really frustrated and could use some help. I did check boot order and what not to make sure it's right. I am a huge computer novice and need very specific instructions. Maybe I didn't burn the disk right?

Let me know if any specific specs are needed, im just trying to get this down to get help asap.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

It very well could be a bad disc, mainly because it was "Downloaded". But still, if it was burnt any faster then about 4x you will experience issues such as these. What I would do is; in the bios disable everything as a boot device but the CD drive. Put in the CD, save and reboot.
 

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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When I awoke this morning, I had this error message "reboot and select proper boot device". I don't know what caused it. I've read some of the forum messages, but haven't found a solution to my particular problem.

I'm running Vista 64 on an HP Elite 9120y. The computer is just over a year old. I had not installed anything new in the last few days.

I thought the hard drive had gone bad, so I purchased a new one and installed it, but I still get the same error message. I've tried changing various items in the boot sequence order, but that hasn't helped. I'm at a loss as to what to do next.

I do have an external drive plugged into a USB port, but hasn't been plugged in since I installed the new hard drive.

I have recovery disks, but not a boot disk.

Can anyone help me? Thanks so much!

A:reboot and select proper boot device

It seems that the bios is not recognizing your HD. Create a recovery DVD. Boot from it and try to get to System Recovery options. If you can get to system restore, go back to a point about a week before the problem began. If that is not the answer just follow the instructions that follow:

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
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Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: f... Read more

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whenever i try to boot up my pc it says ?reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key?. somebody help pls
 

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I have a Toshiba Laptop that crashed. Wasn't used much. When I start it up I get a black screen saying Reboot and select proper boot device. I have tried pressing the 0 key and starting it trying to recover but it doesn't work! I can press F2 or F12 but have no idea what to do. I tried entering recovery and still nothing! Please Help! TY!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

This error message indicates that the bios is trying to boot from the wrong drive or partition, (or the correct drive is for some reason does not contain the required boot files)

Assuming that the F12 starts the boot selector screen - use this to boot from an alternate option on the list until you get it to start. Once you have a running system re-boot and use F2? to enter setup, locate the drive boot order entry, (usually under bios or boot options) and select the working partition from the previous successful boot as the default.

If this method does not work you can check if the manufacturer has a boot repair option, which is the best method to use to retain all the original manufacturer partitions for recovery etc.

If not check out this tutorial Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which should recover the boot if possible

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

A:' Reboot and select proper boot device '

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

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

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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

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

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Hey everyone this is my first time posting to a forum so please excuse me if it isn't correctly put.

The title explains my problem but here it is anyway. My computer rebooted and then started coming up with the message: 'Reboot and select proper Boot device'

Now from what I understand this means that the computer is unable to detect a boot-able OS. I am silly and haven't yet created a windows recovery disk or flash drive. I am sure this issue has been posted about before if so can someone please direct me to the thread.

However my question is, is there a way I can get a recovery utility of some kind off the net so that I can get the computer to detect the boot-able OS ?

Thanks in advance.

A:'Reboot and select proper Boot device'

Reboot and start tapping the delete key, F2 or F12 key to get into your BIOS. Once in your BIOS set the boot device the HDD that has the OS loaded on it, save and exit out and reboot.

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My config is -
Win 10 64 Bit
i3
4 GB RAM
1 TB HDD

Im getting this error on startup " Reboot and Select proper Boot Device". Idk what to do. I want to get to the advanced startup menu but I cant get there. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
 

A:Reboot and Select proper Boot Device

Here's the error message im getting
 

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I just tried putting a new hard drive in and it comes up with ''reboot and select proper boot device". I try going in to bios setting (asus utility) and my original hard drive is still the first to boot but it still wont work. Even even when I try to remove the new hard drive it still comes up with this, im not replacing hard drives BTW just adding an extra.
Thanks

A:reboot and select proper boot device

Your MBR might be corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

Next, what you want to do is run these two commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

Best of luck,

PeregrineX

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

A:reboot and select proper boot device.

Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

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

Let us know how you get on,

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

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

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

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

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When i turn on my pc, i get the manufacturer's logo screen (HP) with the boot menu, setup, and recovery. i can only get into BIOS setup, not even safe mode with F8. Then i get a black screen that says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". I have not installed any new soft/hardware. I just remember getting a BSOD, so i turned off my computer for the night. when i woke up the next morning to turn it on, this is what I get. I did a system recovery on my PC not too long ago, about two weeks ago because I was getting all these error screens. other than that, i dont think i can think of anything else that could cause this. please help!

many thanks

keith
 

A:reboot and select proper boot device

Hi keith,
This problems would most likely me caused because of your boot order has been changed in the BIOS settings. If you have a floppy drive as your first boot device and your CR ROM as your first boot device, your computer will try and find media on these devices to boot from, if you dont have anything in the dirve this will happen as it did"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" this just means that your hard drive that has your operation system installed is not your primary boot device, however it should be. To change this you need to enter BIOS set up and find where these settings are and change your boot order so that your hard drive with your operating system is installed on is the first boot drive, as for your second boot drive, its really your choice.
cheers
hynesy
 

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

A:Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

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

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

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

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

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

A:Reboot and select proper boot device.

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

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I have found plenty of threads with the same problem claiming to be solved but none have manage to fix my problem im afraid, plus i am not technical enough to follow a lot of the instructions so dare not try them. So here is my problem, i was on the internet and it seemed windows crashed everything said not responding then wouldn't load. So felt that i had no other choice but to switch off the PC as it had stayed like this for a long time, when i came to reboot i got a message saying 'Reboot or select proper boot device'
I am using an Acer Aspire X3450 PC and don't have the recovery disk but i do have an Acer Aspire laptop with the disk, when i put that in the PC it loads up giving me the option to Restore but it wont let me select it or highlight it. So downloaded a copy of windows 7 as a torrent and burned it to a disk in the hope i could re-install windows. This will allow to go into options like startup repair but wont repair anything as it will only seem to recognise the OS on the disk. So i removed the disk and all that happens is the same reboot error. I can't re-install windows as it will not allow me to. I am lost so i am writing everything i have encountered so far sorry it is so much but don't want to miss anything.

PC Spec
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
RAM: 6GB DDR3 Memory
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 Quad-core Processor
HDD: 2TB Hard Drive
BIOS: P01-A2

Any advice is very much welcomed thanks

A:Reboot or select proper boot device

Make it sure that the 100 MB hidden system partition is marked as active.
Partition - Mark as Active

Then run startup repair, for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair

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Hi I am new and created my account for this but will be sticking around.

So recently I was playing a game but then feel asleep while playing, when I woke up and turned on my pc this came up. I have been reading and watching videos for about 5 hours and going through BIOS trying to fix it but with no such luck. I do understand the videos and what I am required to do but when BIOS it looks completely different to theirs. Mainly because I cant seem to find the HDD and that is really annoying me. I don't know if its because of my computers age seeing that I purchased it in 2008 but if this doesn't help than I will have to get someone or take it to somewhere costing me a bit.

I am not the best at using computers so if you can make it as simple but affective as possible I would be extremely thankful.

A:Reboot & Select proper Boot device

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with the hard drive test.

Is the hard drive detected anywhere in BIOS setup, including SATA, Storage, Boot order?

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

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

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

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When I restart y computer sometimes I see this:

I have an external drive connected to my setup. Is that why?

A:reboot and select proper boot device

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ironfistl


I have an external drive connected to my setup. Is that why?


Possibly, if you have USB set first in boot priority. Moreso I'd think you may be experiencing a problem with your hard drive. Boot into BIOS and check the order of the boot menu, make sure your HDD is set as the primary boot drive and report back to confirm.

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

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

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

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Are you using a screensaver? Try turning that off and see if that helps

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

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

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

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

So its NOT the Hard Drive right?

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

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

Thanks for any help!

A:Reboot and select proper boot device...

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

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basiclly i beieve a virus has deleted some cruicial files on my HD responsible for booting. how i have come to this belief is becuase i ran a file tht i "assumed" was a virus but ran it anyway. and shorrtly after the computer crashed and i recieved the message "insert boot media...". now, im not able to boot into safe mode BartPE is not recognising my HD and i donno what to do. Can someone please reccomend some software that would help like somthing i can boot with.
p.s.....anyone who is posting pelase do not post novice things for i know my computer stuff so i have already tried all fo the basics.
Im running with a 80GB SATA HD. thnk you in advance.
 

A:Reboot and select proper boot device

If you are running XP you can try repairing the boot sector of the hard drive or try doing an XP repair:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
 

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