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

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. is the SSD the only storage drive hooked up in the machine?
  8. 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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