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December 25, 2008 12:51:50 AM

Hi,

I am on the verge of completing my first custom computer build...but i seem to be having the stated above ^ problem with my computer: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected......

Im trying to install win xp through my dvd drive but there error keeps coming up. I have a sata hard drive, an ide dvd/cd burner/reader. (lite-on). (I though I bought a sata dvd drive but when it came in it turned out to be ide, my fault, however i dont think that should effect anything). Anyways my dvd burner/reader has the black ide port/cable hooked into it and my motherboard has the blue one (so I dont think i made the common mistake) however, i still get the error. Please help me make my first computer build successful!!! OH btw I checked the bios it looks like it recognizes my hard drive and my dvd burner but still...PLEASEEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPp
a b V Motherboard
December 25, 2008 1:05:33 AM

check the boot order in the BIOS, make sure the dvd is in the order, preferably before the hard drive.
December 25, 2008 1:11:24 AM

millwright said:
check the boot order in the BIOS, make sure the dvd is in the order preferably before the hard drive.



its actually on 1st priority and sata hard drive is on the third priority....However it says 4th priority is floppy drive...but I dont have a floppy drive connected.
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December 25, 2008 1:16:05 AM

Make sure your sata drives are set as IDE and not raid
December 25, 2008 1:25:30 AM

jeteryankees22 said:
Make sure your sata drives are set as IDE and not raid


can u specify on that...how can i set a sata drive as an ide...
December 25, 2008 1:34:23 AM

In the BIOS, maybe under advanced, it will somehow state your drives(HDD, DVD, etc.) and you want them to say ide or sata...no where do you want it to say RAID...just go through the bios options and you'll see it, what board do you have? and have you moved the dvd drive sata to another connector to make sure it's not the sata controller?
December 25, 2008 1:49:56 AM

jeteryankees22 said:
In the BIOS, maybe under advanced, it will somehow state your drives(HDD, DVD, etc.) and you want them to say ide or sata...no where do you want it to say RAID...just go through the bios options and you'll see it, what board do you have? and have you moved the dvd drive sata to another connector to make sure it's not the sata controller?



First my dvd burner is using a ide cable hook up so it is automatically set to ide, and my sata hard drive plugged into a sata port is using the ide configuration, I changed my dvd burner to the grey ide port so now its a slave. But still does not help anything still get the same error.


Oh yeah and the model of the motherboard is: asus p5q se2
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 233 V Motherboard
December 25, 2008 1:59:06 AM

Does it detect the CD in the DVD drive and does the system ask you to press a key to boot from the CD? If not, then it's possible the DVD drive is not working properly.
December 25, 2008 2:00:22 PM

GhislainG said:
Does it detect the CD in the DVD drive and does the system ask you to press a key to boot from the CD? If not, then it's possible the DVD drive is not working properly.


right now im trying to use the asus support dvd but thats not working either...he asks me to insert media in boot device and press any key to continue. and when I do press "any key" after a couple seconds the same message shows up... I ran out of ideas...There must be someone here who had this problem and got throught it...TELL ME! :D 
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 233 V Motherboard
December 27, 2008 9:47:24 PM

To boot from the DVD, you need a working DVD drive and a bootable CD or DVD disk. AFIK, the Asus support CD isn't bootable. If you insert a known to work bootable CD or DVD in the drive and the system is configured to boot from the DBD drive before the hard disk and it still doesn't try to boot from the DVD drive, then it's most likely defective. Does it ever asks you to press a key to boot from the CD or DVD?
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 30, 2009 8:54:49 PM

I also just bought a Asus P5Q SE Plus and I am having the same exact issues. I used the same DVD and DVD/RW from a previous computer, so I know they work. I'm not sure why the Mobo won't let me boot Windows XP from DVD drive. Any thoughts?
February 1, 2009 10:09:40 AM

problems installing vista using.

i can enter the BIOS no problems, and all the hardware is set up right.

I put a DVDRW into IDE1 and set this to boot first, my hardrive is connected to SATA1 set to second boot.

When I try to install windows after the dvd start reading I get this error.


"Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"


However I did put my motherboard CD in and lets it boot from cd and it wants me to make a boot disk, so the cd rom is ok
However I do not have a floppy drive.

Whould you know what this is ?
I have never seen this problem before,


Please help!
---- Specs ------
Q6600 2.4ghz
Asus P5Q
Geforce 8800gts Fatal1ty
4 gig OZC reaper ram PC2 8500
Sata HDD 320 gig
Litone DVDRW/cdrw(IDE)
600W PSU

Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2009 10:49:22 AM

It seems as if the Mobo won't recognize any sort of ATAPI drive. So depending on how old your CD/DVD drives are, your mobo won't be able to find it.

I went out to the closest MicroCenter and bought a SATA CD/DVD RW drive or $30 and a some SATA cables and the problem was fixed instantly.

If you hold Shift+F8 when you see the BIOS loading screen it will give you a list of drives that the mobo recognizes. If you don't see your IDE drives in there, then you might want to think about going to buy a SATA optical drive.
September 28, 2009 2:44:45 AM


just now i bought my new pc..
same spec with u guys..
bt im using amd mobo...
my hd is sata
n my dvd rom is ide...
i too think..
the ide rom is not compitable with the new mobo..
maybe i wanna try using my sata dvd..n hopefully it can be workable =.=
i just getting tired 4 whole night trying to solve this but seem not only me face the same prob..
i hope anybody who succeed in this prob giving his xplaination how u do it ^^
really appreciate if anyone can help me too =.=
September 28, 2009 8:24:57 AM

Hey dude,

the mobo does need a bios update before and IDE drive can be found and used 100%.
You can force the Boot by pressing F8 at a stage of the boot up ( if i remember it right)

you might wana think about getting a SATA drive there only 20 bucks and are well worth it

But yeah you will need to update the bios
September 30, 2009 1:47:53 AM

jagzc said:
problems installing vista using.

i can enter the BIOS no problems, and all the hardware is set up right.

I put a DVDRW into IDE1 and set this to boot first, my hardrive is connected to SATA1 set to second boot.

When I try to install windows after the dvd start reading I get this error.


"Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"


However I did put my motherboard CD in and lets it boot from cd and it wants me to make a boot disk, so the cd rom is ok
However I do not have a floppy drive.

Whould you know what this is ?
I have never seen this problem before,


Please help!
---- Specs ------
Q6600 2.4ghz
Asus P5Q
Geforce 8800gts Fatal1ty
4 gig OZC reaper ram PC2 8500
Sata HDD 320 gig
Litone DVDRW/cdrw(IDE)
600W PSU

@@@@@@@@@@@@ I have a same problem,I have 2 dvd drives and i take out one And u go in bios and set ur hard drive sata to raid And save restart
September 30, 2009 1:58:12 AM

Quote:
i I have a same issue, when i check in bios it shows only one dvd drive and I mounted two dvd drives than I take out one and one more one thing check ur mobo book and see a sata hard drive and here is also a mistake I change a sata to raid in bios and boot up option is dvd drive and hard drive after this save all this and restart and i think ur problem will be resolve ok..
xcomxpuxterx said:
Hi,

I am on the verge of completing my first custom computer build...but i seem to be having the stated above ^ problem with my computer: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected......

Im trying to install win xp through my dvd drive but there error keeps coming up. I have a sata hard drive, an ide dvd/cd burner/reader. (lite-on). (I though I bought a sata dvd drive but when it came in it turned out to be ide, my fault, however i dont think that should effect anything). Anyways my dvd burner/reader has the black ide port/cable hooked into it and my motherboard has the blue one (so I dont think i made the common mistake) however, i still get the error. Please help me make my first computer build successful!!! OH btw I checked the bios it looks like it recognizes my hard drive and my dvd burner but still...PLEASEEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPp

December 9, 2009 10:47:23 PM

I am having the same issue. This is a computer that I build a year ago (ASUS P5E...)
drives are SATA RAID0, DVD drive is IDE

I successfully installed Vista on this machine last year, and then Windows 7 yesterday, but had to reinstall.
After Formatting my drives, only NOW do I get this problem. It's NOT hardware related, because it all worked just fine yesterday. Only it happens with every CD EXECECPT the copy of Win7 I burned yesterday.

I'm having install issues with that copy, so I'm trying a new disk, or my old Vista disks.
NOTHING.

In summary, Vista DVD's generate this issue, new burn of Win7 generates this issue. yesterday's burn of Win 7 works fine.

I suspect a boot sector virus - or a problem with the RAID controllers after reformatting the RAID disk.

Either way, this is F*ed up.
Please god someone help!
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 6, 2010 12:01:01 AM

xcomxpuxterx said:
its actually on 1st priority and sata hard drive is on the third priority....However it says 4th priority is floppy drive...but I dont have a floppy drive connected.


Hey.. what do youmean about 1st priority? u mean i shud put on the dvd first before the hard drive?
March 25, 2010 5:52:39 AM

Am having same problem with a p6t se, bios recognizes hhd abd cd-rom, set priority to boot 1st cd-rom, 2nd hhd. But when I try to boot from cd-rom with windows 7 or windows xp (both oems) neither will boot. Have built multiple pcs using msi and gigabyte mbs, this is my first asus and am not impressed thus far. Please help. Decoy77
April 29, 2010 4:46:35 PM

I'm having a similar problem as many above. I have built several PCs before. I just installed an Asus P5G41-M Le mobo, with a new sata hard drive, and my old Memorex lightscribe CD/DVD IDE drive. I set the boot order in the bios to CD drive 1st, hard drive 2nd. I get the same prompt as others about inserting a bootable disk and pressing any key. When I insert the Windows 7 disk, I just get the same message. After reading previous posts, I tried inserting the old Windows XP disk I have. That starts installing fine. I cancelled that install, because I definitely want to go with Windows 7. Now when I restart, the blue ASUS screen flashes quickly, and then the screen goes completely black. Could the original issue be that Windows XP install disk was a CD, versus Windows 7 install disk being a DVD? If the answer is buying a new sata DVD/CD drive, why do they even put an IDE connector on the mobo? And now I have a worse problem of getting just a black screen, without even the prompt to insert a bootable disk.
May 8, 2010 5:20:28 AM

I just recently began seeing this statement about rebooting and selecting the proper boot device and selecting any key. I updated my BIOS and when I rebooted, I would get this msg. In my BIOS settings under boot device priority, BIOS detected my HDD but a generic ATAPI CDROM and not my memorex dvd drive. I decided after trying numerous times trying to get BIOS to detect my dvd rom to check my master/slave settings for my drives. Don't know why but I was desperate for a solution so I'd give it a shot. I made my HDD master and dvd slave. Saved the settings, rebooted, and after POST, the screen showed my HDD then it booted to windows. That seemed to have solved my problem for whatever reason. Hope this helps as I haven't seen any other solution. Worked for me though.

Specs:
Intel i5 750
Asus P7P55D Pro
xfx hd5770 1gb ddr5
4gb gskill ripjaws
Seagate Barracuda 500gb HDD
memorex dvd rom
May 8, 2010 2:07:22 PM

Strangebrew, what version of Windows are you running? I had the same setup for master and slave, and it didn't work for me with Windows 7.
May 8, 2010 2:12:05 PM

:bounce:  After replacing my IDE CD/DVD writer with a SATA version, all my problems went away!

May 9, 2010 12:23:03 AM

puxnstx said:
Strangebrew, what version of Windows are you running? I had the same setup for master and slave, and it didn't work for me with Windows 7.


I'm running windows 7 32 bit. I'm not sure why this worked, but for some reason it did. It's actually worked for me twice as I've seen this boot msg twice. When I first built my rig about a month ago, then when I updated my BIOS recently.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 30, 2010 12:53:49 PM

xcomxpuxterx said:
its actually on 1st priority and sata hard drive is on the third priority....However it says 4th priority is floppy drive...but I dont have a floppy drive connected.





Hi, i had the exactly same problem yesterday and what was wrong was that my hard drive was unplugged after i had vacuum it ^^ i did by accident unplug the cable from the motherboard and the hard drive. after that everything works fine now when i have replug it. check that and after that restart computer, if it doesn't work try to restart your pc and press F9 (Boot menu) There you are gonna see your cd-players and then chose the one the cd is in. And if that doesn't work then i don't have a clue :p  Good Luck
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 25, 2010 3:09:56 AM

I found a quick fix for this problem... i have two sata hard disk, a dvd and a blue ray, when ever i restart i used to get the booth problem... what i did was restart the computer... press F8 to select the appropriated drive one by one to see which one was the correct one if it dont start with one just restart the computer do the f8 again and select the other drive till it fixes and so on till its fixed... Good luck once you find the right one make sure you change it in the bios too
September 11, 2010 7:00:42 PM

it's not the boot order or anything like that. that's such an amateur guess. do you really think the person just randomly changed their boot order and then rebooted and couldn't figure out what was going on? give me a break. usually what causes this is the optical mouse. unplug it and get a new driver or a new mouse.
September 12, 2010 5:07:21 PM

I posted this independently but now see it should go here. My Asus ul30vt-a1, w7 64 bit is one week old. Used it five days. Changed nothing from day one and then today I turn on computer and get message "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". Can't get passed this. Tapping F9 does not work, nothing changes. Opening using Express Gate results leads to same screen. Using F2 to get to settings, I see that boot priority has HDD as #1. No external drive or SDD or other media attached. What to do? I have the disc that was included with the computer; also I made the four dvd backup of system when I was first setting up. What to do? How could a boot order arise if nothing has been changed or connected since last night?
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 30, 2010 6:03:39 AM

I have these all the time.

I do my bios updates and keep up with the updates. They don't happen as much anymore tho.

However besides that. I just got the Black Screen of Death 2 hours ago and read half the forum until I figured out what caused it.

This is what I did:
1) I disconnected my External Hard Drive
>>>Test: Nope not this

2) disabled usb boot up in BIOS
>>> Test: nope

3) Made sure I had CD then Hard Drive as boot sequence
>>>Test: nope

4) Double checked if I was using the right Hard Drive (I have 2 internal HDs)
>>>Test: nope

5) And finally just poped in the boot disk to try see if it could repair itself.
>>>Test: Success
Reason: I had done a windows update and one of the updates was preventing it from booting. DAMN YOU FAULTY UPDATES !!!!!! >< .,l,.

well I'm just glad i didn't have to restart my computer again. ^^
April 17, 2011 9:07:32 AM

Hi,

Got the same problem when I start my computer, Reboot and select proper boot devise or insert a boot media in selected boot devise and press any key. It is posible that it can not read your hard drive but instead its reading your disc drive that is why it is asking to insert a boot media. My problem was solve with this solution:

Try this: Re-start your computer and on its first screen press the F keys. Tho we have different types of computer you have to try the F Keys one by one from F1 to F12. In one of this keys you will find a boot options where you will find selections to where you want your computer to boot and usually your hard disk code will show and just click on it. It worked on me and hope it would work on you. Good luck!

vicmoreno
August 20, 2011 10:40:32 PM

Darby42 said:
I posted this independently but now see it should go here. My Asus ul30vt-a1, w7 64 bit is one week old. Used it five days. Changed nothing from day one and then today I turn on computer and get message "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key". Can't get passed this. Tapping F9 does not work, nothing changes. Opening using Express Gate results leads to same screen. Using F2 to get to settings, I see that boot priority has HDD as #1. No external drive or SDD or other media attached. What to do? I have the disc that was included with the computer; also I made the four dvd backup of system when I was first setting up. What to do? How could a boot order arise if nothing has been changed or connected since last night?


I am using a similar machine as you, and this "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key" error keeps haunting me. It already happen for like five times in a few months. It always happen like this: the machine suddenly reboot itself when I'm using it, and the error came out. I have no idea what caused this error to happen. Sadly, I have to do recovery, and re-install programs and stuff each time this error occur. Worst, I had to backed up all my data to Local Disk D daily. Doing all this stuff really tire me out. Any solutions? Thank you.

EDIT: You know what dramatic? This error occur again deliberately after I sent above message. Unbelievable. I'm editing this post in safe mode.
August 26, 2011 7:50:30 AM

xcomxpuxterx said:
right now im trying to use the asus support dvd but thats not working either...he asks me to insert media in boot device and press any key to continue. and when I do press "any key" after a couple seconds the same message shows up... I ran out of ideas...There must be someone here who had this problem and got throught it...TELL ME! :D 

August 29, 2011 9:23:27 AM

try reseting the bios on the back of the cd or dvd drive there is a blue or black pin set it to master, try useing the first cable of the top to the disk drive then the secound to the top ,to the harddrive all on one cable. and put in another cd os just to test. and if that does not work try another cd or dvd drive that you may have around.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 20, 2011 7:16:55 PM

:bounce:  HI ALL HAD THIS PROBLEM TODAY AND FOUND IT WAS A LOOSE HARD DRIVE REMOVED AND REPLACED AND NOW ITS WORKING FINE HOPE THIS HELPS COZ IT WAS PISSING ME OFF BIG TIME.
October 21, 2011 5:44:41 PM

As only a footnote.. just so that you're aware.

- Many generic & even name brand CD/DVD drive makers will have a CD ROM bios update for the CD/DVD drive itself.
This can be due to the "shorter" boot cycle time, a newer release system board will have - to make a device type discovery.
These can be updated by running an EXE file update from the OEM Drive manufacturer.
Also many lame-o DRM schemes play with these CD/DVD internal bios data for quasi disk copy protection schemes. (LAME People)

- Its always a good idea to use/flash the latest Bios for your mainboard from its OEM also.
Timings are critical at boot and usually some minor timing adjustments can make a big differance in system behaviors at boot.
If you check for the new bios file and find one, the version errata sheet should give you the reason for the rom bios change.
You may confirm "whether or not" a particular Bios update applies to your setup or environment.
I'd flash it anyway though as some minor fix for an issue may be silently included and just overlooked and not listed on the version change.
I find this happens ALL TOO OFTEN by OEM's. I think it mainly gets lost by someone in the language translation from Chinese to English.
That, or the simple mistake is embarrassing enough to make it a serious problem if acknowledged publicly.. An Eastern culture thing.

- It never hurts, to always triple check connections and port positions.

- Many Bios when set to boot from a CD/DVD first, will post a "press key message". This is normal for the set order.
Ignore it and it will boot through to the next device until it finds one to boot from. If not - you will usually be presented a choice to assign one.

- At some point these devices become obsolete and aren't supported. Get a newer one. You'll be glad you did.

Just my 2 cents!
October 23, 2011 2:19:14 PM

SOLUTION

Reason for such type of problem is that the cable connecting the hard drive and motherboard with each other are loose.


You are facing problem "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" then i got the better solution for you..!

I have tried and exiperimneted with my bios settings but nothing came out as a result and problem was persisting.


Atlast what i did is that "open your CPU/cabin where your motherboard and hard drives are placed. Here you can see your hard drives. Now you should take out the bus cable from your hard drive and again put back tightly into the same ports. Do the same on the motherboard where the hard drive buses are attached"


Boot your system and you will see the PROBLEM is SOLVED

December 20, 2011 3:22:00 PM

dsr007rana said:
SOLUTION

Reason for such type of problem is that the cable connecting the hard drive and motherboard with each other are loose.


You are facing problem "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" then i got the better solution for you..!

I have tried and exiperimneted with my bios settings but nothing came out as a result and problem was persisting.


Atlast what i did is that "open your CPU/cabin where your motherboard and hard drives are placed. Here you can see your hard drives. Now you should take out the bus cable from your hard drive and again put back tightly into the same ports. Do the same on the motherboard where the hard drive buses are attached"


Boot your system and you will see the PROBLEM is SOLVED



I am having the same problem here...

I thought of upgrading my computer, thus repalced with a ASUS new motherboard and a processor and a RAM. And it was not loading windows since it was not matching with the new hardware.

So I removed my hard disk and used a IDE to USB converter and connected to my laptop and formated the hard disk and connected back to the desktop. And it showed an error message: Bootmng missing.

Then I removed my IDE cd rom and connected to laptop using the converter, and checked with a cd and found it was not reading.

Then again I connected it back to my desktop and this time it shows error message: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I tried with the Jumpers and it was fine. And checked the bios booting order and it was in the order. No change same error message kept on comming.

Then I saw your comment and repalced my power supply to 24pin one since i was using a 20pin one. But still I received the same error message: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Then I replaced my IDE CD Rom to a New Sata CD Rom and still I am getting the same error message: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

The only thing that is not changed is the old 80GB hard disk.

Please help me on this....
December 20, 2011 6:25:30 PM

*Assuming your physical connections to the device(s) are in good order.

Check to ensure your bios disk type is set to AHCI. Make sure its seen (reported) in the bios. Then re-install the OpSys.

I'd imagine the drive type of the old opsys was not AHCI. There is a fix to an existing drive but still requires you can boot to it on another computer. You dont say if its Win7 or XP but if its old format was IDE, then you either need to make the change after boot or erase any existing partition and go with AHCI. You can search "convert IDE to AHCI" for referance and how-to on Microsoft Technet. They provide a wizard to do the same thing on the MS Fix-it site.

Me? I would just erase any existing partition. Re-partition it as a full volume and then format it (NTFS) to be really sure.
Make sure its seen (reported) in the bios with the AHCI drive type.

You can do this by setting the CD-Rom as first boot device and then boot on the windows CD to do the drive maintenance.

*edit due to can't type today.. LOL!

February 28, 2012 3:51:22 AM

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

Been having this problem for about a week now. I had resorted to choosing the proper drive by pressing F8 and that would get me booted but didn't solve the problem.

Followed this thread and many others that suggested that I change the boot order and make sure that the proper HDD was the 1st boot device. To my utter surprise and dismay the bios did not even detect my hitachi hdd in the boot order...IT WAS NOT F***ING IN THE LIST!!! I called Asus support and their only help was to tell me to call back tomorrow when maybe someone else with more experience would be at work...sigh

So here is what I did that fixed the issue:

1) Updated bios to latest version. (refer to manufacturer's website for instructions)
2) Changed setting in bios under Main Storage Config from IDE to AHCI
3) Still in bios, went to Boot/Hard Disk Drives where I found the main HDD with my operating system and moved it to disk 1.
4) Still in bios, went to Disk Boot order and my HDD then showed in the list of devices. Now I was able to put the hdd in slot 1 of the boot order.
5) Hit F10 to save and exit bios.

6) SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps anyone that is having this issue as I have fewer hairs in my head now than I did last week.
June 15, 2012 7:06:12 PM

Glad it fixed it for you. If you could, please mark a "best answer" so that others with the same issue can see the resolve clearly and those helping you can gain thier ranking. Thanks!
March 15, 2013 7:59:56 PM

xcomxpuxterx said:
Hi,

I am on the verge of completing my first custom computer build...but i seem to be having the stated above ^ problem with my computer: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected......

Im trying to install win xp through my dvd drive but there error keeps coming up. I have a sata hard drive, an ide dvd/cd burner/reader. (lite-on). (I though I bought a sata dvd drive but when it came in it turned out to be ide, my fault, however i dont think that should effect anything). Anyways my dvd burner/reader has the black ide port/cable hooked into it and my motherboard has the blue one (so I dont think i made the common mistake) however, i still get the error. Please help me make my first computer build successful!!! OH btw I checked the bios it looks like it recognizes my hard drive and my dvd burner but still...PLEASEEEEEEEEE HEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPp


March 27, 2013 7:47:50 PM

I just had the same issue. It was my cd drive. I used an external usb cd-drive and vualla, problem solved.
October 17, 2013 7:41:00 AM

Dude I have been having the same problems. I tried all the BIOS settings and everything, but nothing worked. AS MUCH AS I HATE TO SAY IT, YOU HAVE TO USE A SATA DVD/CD DRIVE WITH A SATA HDD. If you don't wanna buy one which I can understand, open up another PC if you have one, set it and the one you built side by side, and hook up the working PC's DVD/CD drive SATA cable to your motherboard and then hit f9 as soon as the screen starts up and select the cd/DVD as your boot device. Good luck.
less than a minute ago

GhislainG said:
To boot from the DVD, you need a working DVD drive and a bootable CD or DVD disk. AFIK, the Asus support CD isn't bootable. If you insert a known to work bootable CD or DVD in the drive and the system is configured to boot from the DBD drive before the hard disk and it still doesn't try to boot from the DVD drive, then it's most likely defective. Does it ever asks you to press a key to boot from the CD or DVD?


I now have the same problem, i constantly got an error message when loading windows files and now after having that error come up so many times it now does the reboot and select proper boot device it doesnt have the press any key thing anymore
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