Hi all, I am having the reboot and select proper boot device problem. Here are the specifics.
I was watching a tv show on my desktop, when it began clipping and repeating the show. If I remember properly, then the screen went black (I have a black wallpaper, so dunno if Windows had just stopped and it was only showing my wallpaper, or what), then it flashed the blue screen of death (I didn't have time to even glance at the error message), then it tried to reset as if I had held down the power button. But after a couple of the normal screens (ASUS mobo screen, then this one that shows, I think, when the hard drive is first being accessed), it lit up the reboot message.
To include as much detail and be as specific as possible, I should mention that I haven't installed, uninstalled, or tinkered with any of the hardware at all for several months, since I replaced my video card, and it has worked fine since. I suspect that my hard drive went bad, basically midstream. I base this on the fact that my computer has been making a few strange sounds for awhile now, like a scratchy, scraping sound, like playing an unbalanced cd in a cd player, if anyone happens to know that sound.
I have Win 7, but no disc to try to run system restore or anything. I hope I have included enough detail, and I also hope that someone can help me, or at least confirm my suspicion that my hard drive is dead. Thanks for all your time, you guys are awesome here.
EDIT: Ok, so I found a copy of the Win 7 system repair disc ISO online, put it on my flash drive and plugged it into my pc and tried to boot it up. It said "Missing Operating System", which again confirms my suspicion that the hard drive is fried. Oh also, never mentioned it but my hard drive doesn't seem to show up in my BIOS, either. I actually got my pc to boot up once last night, but it hasn't worked since. I guess I am going to buy a new SATA cable and try that, if that doesn't work, new hard drive it is. At least I hope these things should work, it is all I can find on here. If this sounds wrong, feel free to tell me I'm dumb, I appreciate any feedback.