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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

Last response: in Systems
June 10, 2010 7:35:28 PM

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
8192MB RAM
Hard Drive:
500GB Western Digital
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Operating System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Earlier, I was playing the 'All Points Bulletin' Beta when my computer just completely powered off without warning. When I attempted to turn my system back on, I was given the message "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I then went into my bios to make sure that my C:// drive was still being viewed, and it was. The drive is also the #1 object in the boot order, so theres nothing that would be booting above it. My system has 3 drives, so to make sure it wasn't booting off them for some reason, I disconnected my 2 additional drives.

What steps should I take from here? I'm currently reburning my Win 7 CD to see if is something I need to repair with the disc, but until that's done I can not do anything with that.

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June 10, 2010 8:23:27 PM

Looks like your boot config has been wiped out by the system crash.
Load your windows 7 dvd in and do a scandisk with a bit of luck it will fix the boot config, and the MBR of the drive.
June 10, 2010 8:27:31 PM

How do I do a scandisk with it, and MBR stands for Master boot record correct?
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June 10, 2010 11:54:11 PM

Best answer selected by skjusto.
June 10, 2010 11:58:30 PM

Well...I fixed it. It had nothing to do with anything either of us thought of. For some reason, when it crashed it made the system think my G:/ drive was my C:/ drive, and that's why it wouldn't boot.