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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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July 28, 2013 6:35:19 PM

I bought a new Hard Drive seagate 1tb, and i installed it into my computer properly, i inserted a windows 7 disk to install windows 7 on it and it always says this messege:

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

and it stacks when i press enter..i had cd/rom as a first boot priority

So the thing what i did is, i connected both of my Hard drives old and new and booted it up and i didint see my 1tb harddrive in computer section, i went into disk management and i formated my 1 tb hard drive and it showed my 1tb in the computer window, so i installed windows 7 from the desktop into the 1tb hard drive..

i got everything installed and running on my new hardrive.. but the thing is that when i unplug my old hard drive and just let the new hard drive boot up, it still tells me the same messege: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

idk what is wrong with this, i think the new hard drive doesnt have some kinda file that the old one has..

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July 28, 2013 6:56:07 PM

Windows installed the MBR to the old drive because it was seen as C: drive. Take the old drive out and install just the new drive. Be sure the BIOS is seeing the new drive. If so, try to install windows again.
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July 28, 2013 7:25:14 PM

You might want to try it first before picking best answer... lol
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July 28, 2013 8:14:04 PM

clutchc said:
You might want to try it first before picking best answer... lol


Bro what if i transfer boot files into my new hard drive, go into the local disk and transfer MBR files from the old hard drive into the new hard drive? what do you say? and can you give me the location of those files?
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