Please help me! My older mechanical hardrive crashed and i lost everything so, i decided to buy a new SSD and make it my boot drive and install steam games on another drive.
I bought a OCZ Agility 3 120gb brand new unopened.I unplugged all other hardrives and put in my windows 7 disk. I started it up it gives me a black screen saying "Reboot and select proper boot device"!!!!! I have read tons of other forums and tried everything i could still no luck.
In my bios it has my DVD drive listed and my SSD so i know its picking both of them up and I've tried disabling the SSD as a boot option so it would boot to the disk drive and that didn't work either! This is on my custom build and its not very old. (specs further down)Please help!! if you need anymore information please ask this black screen is driving me crazy!
I had this EXACT same issue. I had to keep switching the BIOS boot order and switch from AHCI to IDE and back again. Whenever I would finally get into Win7 setup I would get an error saying that it couldn't get drivers for my DVD drive... even though it had clearly loaded it. I ended up just restarting it again with no other boot options but the DVD drive and it eventually installed. When I finally got into windows my DVD drive kept appearing and disappearing at random on My Computer or not reading DVDs due to copy protection. I then reset the BIOS to default and it worked... but would occasionally still disappear after being Idle. I ended up thinking the DVD drive was faulty and have disconnected it...