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Please help me! reboot and select proper boot device or insert media in selected boot device and press a key

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January 6, 2014 6:41:02 AM

hello I have just build a new gaming pc(my first build so im a a noob) and when I have tried to boot for the past day it is saying that i need to select a new media to boot from!! It was fine for about a day after I finished building then this. I was able to play planetside 2 and metro: last light when i had it working. I have tried other people's solutions but none have worked. my specific propblem is I had two hardrives i ws going to put in raid but the drivers were just being a pain so i decided to just use one as a steam drive and another as my os and programs. I had windows 7 installed on the hard drive i was not using as a boot drive so to use it as a data drive i used a software program so erase to partitions(sorry i don't really remember the program i used) after this i installed steam ect.(rebooted a couple times which worked) and a couple of hours later windows wanted me to restart or an update so I did and when it was booting back up the message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert media in selected boot device and press a key". pls help!
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January 6, 2014 6:45:29 AM

Go into BIOS and where you see the boot priority is your RAID array showing up as #1? Is it showing up at all?
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January 6, 2014 7:15:27 AM

open bios and go to the drive boot order menu. the chances are you have the boot drive set as a secondary boot device rather than the primary. so swap them round and set the drive with windows on it as the primary boot drive.

as for raid. its pretty simple to setup, go into bios and set raid enabled mode. save and quit, restart and if you see press CTRL-I for raid, press it. you will get the raid menu and options which are pretty simple to follow. create a new raw rad size of stripe is up to you, some prefer small 4k stripes others prefer 128k. but honestly, i see little difference. so i leave it at the default of what ever the drive uses. after it setup. boot off the windows dvd. when it asks what drive to install on pick the raw raid and create a partition, you will be asked to set aside 100MB reserve, allow it and finish with a quick format. then install windows on it.
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you can boot windows normally if you already have a working install on 1 drive, without switching to raid in bios. open up computer properties/manage, storage/disk management, and create a raid here by attaching another formated blank drive, creating a raid setup.
you can set up a soft raid like this and it will work just as well as the hardware raid mentioned earlier.
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January 6, 2014 8:12:12 AM

wanderer11 said:
Go into BIOS and where you see the boot priority is your RAID array showing up as #1? Is it showing up at all?


HEXiT said:
open bios and go to the drive boot order menu. the chances are you have the boot drive set as a secondary boot device rather than the primary. so swap them round and set the drive with windows on it as the primary boot drive.

as for raid. its pretty simple to setup, go into bios and set raid enabled mode. save and quit, restart and if you see press CTRL-I for raid, press it. you will get the raid menu and options which are pretty simple to follow. create a new raw rad size of stripe is up to you, some prefer small 4k stripes others prefer 128k. but honestly, i see little difference. so i leave it at the default of what ever the drive uses. after it setup. boot off the windows dvd. when it asks what drive to install on pick the raw raid and create a partition, you will be asked to set aside 100MB reserve, allow it and finish with a quick format. then install windows on it.
or
you can boot windows normally if you already have a working install on 1 drive, without switching to raid in bios. open up computer properties/manage, storage/disk management, and create a raid here by attaching another formated blank drive, creating a raid setup.
you can set up a soft raid like this and it will work just as well as the hardware raid mentioned earlier.


ok so I have switched the boot order around in every possibly way and still nothing. :??: 
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January 6, 2014 11:14:36 AM

then sounds to me like you wiped the wrong partition. may as well try to set up that raid with 1 of the metheods i suggest above. hardware was easier to do.
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