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Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key", My boot order IS correct

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July 3, 2013 8:32:28 AM

Hello all, This is my first homebuilt computer so please excuse my newbie-ness

My boot order for my computer is 1. Sandisk SSD 2. USB CD/DVD. However, when my computer starts up it says "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I cannot post pictures yet, so please click to the link to look at the error

ERROR MESSAGE

Does anyone know why this happens? The only way for me to get around it is to press F11 to open my bootloader and manually boot to my SSD every time, which gets too be very annoying

My build is as follows....

Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Overclocked to 4.5Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 760 (MSI OC'd)
RAM: 8gb of DDR3, Corsair Vengeance and 1866 Mhz
PSU: Rosewill 530 watt 80+ Bronze
SSD: Sandisk Extreme 240GB
HDD: 2x500gb (No raid)
and I have a USB powered CD/DVD drive

Thank you for your time
a b G Storage
July 3, 2013 9:24:44 AM

Hi,
Your problem is most likely this, you need to disable the floppy disk drive controller option in the bios. Set any reference to the floppy drives to off, or disabled. you should find this option on the first bios menu.
If you have not installed your Os to the hard drive, set the boot order as
1: CD/ DVD drive.
2.Sandisk SSD drive.

Save the settings before you exit the bios once you have made all the changes. the system will re-boot, make sure you have your windows install dvd in the dvd drive it should boot and begin the process of installing the windows OS to your SSD drive.
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July 3, 2013 9:43:45 AM

Shaun o said:
Hi,
Your problem is most likely this, you need to disable the floppy disk drive controller option in the bios. Set any reference to the floppy drives to off, or disabled. you should find this option on the first bios menu.
If you have not installed your Os to the hard drive, set the boot order as
1: CD/ DVD drive.
2.Sandisk SSD drive.

Save the settings before you exit the bios once you have made all the changes. the system will re-boot, make sure you have your windows install dvd in the dvd drive it should boot and begin the process of installing the windows OS to your SSD drive.


First off, thank you so much for your reply. I will attempt this when I get home from work tonight and post my results.

A little more information: My OS is already installed to my SSD (along with some games, CAD programs, and Microsoft Office) and the computer runs fine, but only if I go into the Bios on EVERY boot and manually force my computer to boot from the SSD (despite it being first in the boot list)

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a b G Storage
July 3, 2013 1:38:58 PM

You are saving the new settings before exiting the bios, I presume.
If you have no floppy drive in the system disable the floppy 3.5" drive options in the bios.
I take it this happens every time you cold boot the system.

If the case, while your in the bios take note of the time set and the date.
If it is not correct then it means the coin cell battery that keeps the real time clock powered and the current settings you made to the bios stored when the system is off. If it is flat or run down then the settings will be forgot once you shut the system down, reverting back to the default settings.

It could be the cause, if so you need to replace the coin cell battery on the motherboard, then your problem will go away.
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