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October 31, 2013 12:35:13 PM

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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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
October 31, 2013 5:30:44 PM

Have you left a USB flash drive in one of the USB ports? A disk in the optical drive?
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November 10, 2013 6:49:06 AM

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
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
November 10, 2013 8:55:29 AM

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.
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November 11, 2013 2:55:07 PM

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
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
November 11, 2013 3:20:14 PM

Give me a list of the components that make up your system. Are you using a SSD?
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November 13, 2013 8:39:04 AM

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
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
November 13, 2013 1:09:56 PM

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.

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November 17, 2013 3:30:09 AM

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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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 8:23:48 AM

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-inst...
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November 17, 2013 9:10:22 AM

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.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 494 V Motherboard
November 17, 2013 10:46:38 AM

Glad to hear your problem is solved. Maybe the boot sector of the SSD was corrupted and the clean install over wrote it.
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