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Reboot and select proper boot device

Hi,

Not to long ago i finished building my custom PC i have installed Windows 7 and it has been working fine up until a few week ago where i received the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media" error. If i boot up and go into BIOS and then exit BIOS It works as usual until i next turn it on and i receive the same error message.

Is this a problem with windows 7 or is it Motherboard related ?
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  1. Have you left a USB flash drive in one of the USB ports? A disk in the optical drive?
  2. clutchc said:
    Have you left a USB flash drive in one of the USB ports? A disk in the optical drive?


    They're no flash drives or disks in the machine, My SSD with my OS on is the only active boot device
  3. If this wasn't a new MB, I would wonder if the CMOS battery was dying. When that happens, you can lose the BIOS settings like boot order.
  4. clutchc said:
    If this wasn't a new MB, I would wonder if the CMOS battery was dying. When that happens, you can lose the BIOS settings like boot order.


    Don't even think I'm at 3 months yet
  5. Give me a list of the components that make up your system. Are you using a SSD?
  6. clutchc said:
    Give me a list of the components that make up your system. Are you using a SSD?


    I5 3570k
    MSI-GD65
    Corsair h80i liquid cooler
    128gb Sandisk SSD(this is the selected boot device not the WD)
    Western digital 225GB hard drive
    Msi 660 OC 2Gb
  7. If it is occurring at boot, I wouldn't think it would be a Windows problem. And entering BIOS seems to remedy it. Do you have the latest BIOS for the MB?
    http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-GD65.html#/?div=BIOS
    That would be the first thing I'd look into. If that doesn't solve the issue, the MB could be at fault. Or possibly the SSD. I'm sure you've thought of all those possibilities too. But it is hard to narrow down without swapping out parts.
  8. everything is up to date, i reckon its an issue with windows so im gonna backup, and then clean re install windows
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    downloadablepic said:
    everything is up to date, i reckon its an issue with windows so im gonna backup, and then clean re install windows


    Before doing that, you might want to change the CMOS battery anyway. Just to cover the possibility that the battery was old when they installed it, or it is failing to hold its charge.

    That "Reboot and select proper boot device " is a BIOS message, so I'm not sure it is related to the OS. I would be more inclined to wonder about the SSD. But good luck with the clean install. Hope it does the job for you.

    Btw, since you are doing a fresh Windows install on a SSD. you may want to follow these guidelines if you haven't already. It will provide for a better SSD experience.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
  10. Well it appears the clean install worked, i tried using the repair option but that was useless and i had no luck with it, so after a clean install it seems to be working perfectly again :D Thanks cluthc. didn't get a chance to read that guide until but thanks anyway.
  11. Glad to hear your problem is solved. Maybe the boot sector of the SSD was corrupted and the clean install over wrote it.
  12. downloadablepic.

    I did have the same problem but with Win8.1
    So I did take away sata cable from all the SSD but I leave the sata cable connected to my Win8.1 SSD.
    This works.
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