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"reboot and select proper boot device" first time OS install on new build

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June 1, 2014 4:47:47 PM

Hi,

I recently built a new computer and I am having problems with installing windows 8.1, it is a first time install and I just get the message "reboot and select proper boot device".

My computer specs are;
HyperX Blu Series 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX8320 Black Edition 8 Core
EVGA 600W Bronze PC Power Supply
MSI GTX 760 2GB GDDR5
Kingston Technology 120GB Solid State Drive 2.5-inch V300 SATA 3
optical drive - pulled it out my old family pc

I have made sure the primary boot drive is the optical drive as that seems to be the main solution I have come across but no luck.

Any ideas? I really appreciate the help.
a b * Windows 8
June 1, 2014 4:51:33 PM

If the DVD drive is selected as the first boot device in the BIOS and you are getting a fault message, the DVD drive is defective. Try with a new DVD drive.
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June 1, 2014 5:03:30 PM

Ubrales said:
If the DVD drive is selected as the first boot device in the BIOS and you are getting a fault message, the DVD drive is defective. Try with a new DVD drive.


That's the only thing I could put it down to tbh, I will give it a try once I get a new drive. Thanks for the reply.
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a b * Windows 8
June 1, 2014 5:04:59 PM

wizzle93 said:
Ubrales said:
If the DVD drive is selected as the first boot device in the BIOS and you are getting a fault message, the DVD drive is defective. Try with a new DVD drive.


That's the only thing I could put it down to tbh, I will give it a try once I get a new drive. Thanks for the reply.


Since it is a pull from an old computer it might be questionable. Get a new drive; they are around $20.
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June 1, 2014 5:08:03 PM

Ubrales said:
wizzle93 said:
Ubrales said:
If the DVD drive is selected as the first boot device in the BIOS and you are getting a fault message, the DVD drive is defective. Try with a new DVD drive.


That's the only thing I could put it down to tbh, I will give it a try once I get a new drive. Thanks for the reply.


Since it is a pull from an old computer it might be questionable. Get a new drive; they are around $20.


Any other ideas what might be the problem if that doesn't work?
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a b * Windows 8
June 1, 2014 5:10:41 PM

No other ideas. This is basic; the OS is not installed yet! The fact that you are getting the error message is an indication that other things are working fine.
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June 1, 2014 5:14:35 PM

Ubrales said:
No other ideas. This is basic; the OS is not installed yet! The fact that you are getting the error message is an indication that other things are working fine.


OK, thanks again.
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a b * Windows 8
June 1, 2014 5:28:43 PM

is the SSD the only storage drive hooked up in the machine?
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a b * Windows 8
June 1, 2014 6:01:09 PM

It doesn't have to be a bad DVD drive, it could be a good drive but your install disk is bad and is not bootable.
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