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Help with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" error after resetting BIOS

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October 23, 2013 1:28:47 PM

I have a strange BIOS-related problem that I feel would best be fixed by people who know what they're doing.

I updated my Sager laptop (NP2650) to Windows 8.1 a few days ago and got the annoying "SecureBoot isn't configured properly" watermark in the bottom right.
After googling, I tried to enable secureboot in the BIOS (didn't work) and then tried to reset my BIOS to default settings (the option was called "Load Setup Defaults" if that's important at all).
Now after I boot my laptop up, I get an annoying "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" error.
I can still enter the BIOS and have messed around with the boot order (it can still recognize my hard drive), but it doesn't seem to work.

I don't have a Windows 8 installation disk, but I do have a recovery disk that came with the laptop. I have not used the recovery disk yet, though.

Running a Sager NP2650 (Clevo W650SZ)
CPU: Intel i7-4700MQ
RAM: 4GB - DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: Integrated
HDD: 750GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache]
Mobo: Not sure on the model, but the BIOS says American Megatrends


One thing to note, I think, is that there's no option i see to toggle SecureBoot in the BIOS anymore, and UEFI Boot is disabled. I thought SecureBoot was a UEFI thing? Should I enable UEFI Boot?
October 23, 2013 3:24:46 PM

1.Computer off, and unplugged from the surge protector. Press the Power On button, and hold it in. Hold it in for a count of FIVE seconds. (FIVE. You can go a few more. Count, 1001,..1002,..1003,..1004,..1005)
Let go of the Power On button. DO THIS TWO more times.
Plug the computer back into the surge protector. WAIT Two minutes. Turn the computer on.
What you are trying to do here, is clear the CMOS error codes, and reset your BIOS Setup options back to the factory default settings.

2.Go into BIOS Setup, and see if your harddrive is recognized. IF not, set it to -> Auto Detect. Restart your computer, and see if it will boot up.
http://www.fluteloop.com/PCHC/bios The above gives you an idea of what you will see when looking at your BIOS Setup. (Older computers called it -> CMOS Setup)

3.OR, if you feel you don't want or can't do this, and have the Full Installation disk for your computers Operating System, (Windows XP is an example of an O/S), OR you have the Restoration Disk, just pop it in your optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), and away you go!

You still, May have to set CDROM, as the first boot device in Boot Order, in your BIOS Setup.
http://www.fluteloop.com/PCHC/bios
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October 23, 2013 3:43:03 PM

TastyPony said:
1.Computer off, and unplugged from the surge protector. Press the Power On button, and hold it in. Hold it in for a count of FIVE seconds. (FIVE. You can go a few more. Count, 1001,..1002,..1003,..1004,..1005)
Let go of the Power On button. DO THIS TWO more times.
Plug the computer back into the surge protector. WAIT Two minutes. Turn the computer on.
What you are trying to do here, is clear the CMOS error codes, and reset your BIOS Setup options back to the factory default settings.

2.Go into BIOS Setup, and see if your harddrive is recognized. IF not, set it to -> Auto Detect. Restart your computer, and see if it will boot up.
http://www.fluteloop.com/PCHC/bios The above gives you an idea of what you will see when looking at your BIOS Setup. (Older computers called it -> CMOS Setup)

3.OR, if you feel you don't want or can't do this, and have the Full Installation disk for your computers Operating System, (Windows XP is an example of an O/S), OR you have the Restoration Disk, just pop it in your optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), and away you go!

You still, May have to set CDROM, as the first boot device in Boot Order, in your BIOS Setup.
http://www.fluteloop.com/PCHC/bios


1. I thought clearing the cmos was functionally the same as restoring factory settings through the BIOS, which I mentioned I already tried. Went ahead and tried this anyway and no luck.

2. I already mentioned it was recognized.

3. I have a recovery disk. Do you mean to suggest I should use the repair feature, or what? I can't see an obvious way to boot into windows from the recovery disk.

Also that link you posted 404'd on me.
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October 23, 2013 4:10:28 PM

Fixed it myself.

Turns out it WAS because UEFI got disabled. Re-enabled it and it booted up fine.
Still have that SecureBoot watermark, though. I'm just gonna wait for Microsoft to hopefully release a hotfix for it. It seems like a popular enough issue.
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October 23, 2013 5:17:30 PM

Ok, sorry buddy. Only read it really quickly, sorry. Dont think I'm cut out for helping people with the time I have. Yes that wouldve been my next suggestion to re-enable the UEFI, I'm happy you got it fixed.

Again, I am sorry
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April 14, 2014 7:30:19 AM

Ryan F said:
Fixed it myself.

Turns out it WAS because UEFI got disabled. Re-enabled it and it booted up fine.
Still have that SecureBoot watermark, though. I'm just gonna wait for Microsoft to hopefully release a hotfix for it. It seems like a popular enough issue.

may i ask how you Re-enabled it
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