Please HELP! "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device" Again!

Hey Guys

I feel terribly sorry because I know there are probably 1000 threads already on this, but I've read a number of them and none seem to fix my problem!

I have a P8P67 pro and A primary SSD 64 gb Crucial m4 with a secondary 1 tb caviar black. A few days ago I was just browsing my files and the computer restarted or BSOD and when it rebooted it said "Reboot and select proper boot device!"

When I change the cords between my SSD and HDD it works for awhile but then happens again. I've reset the CMOS on my mobo, changed all the mobo sata ports, updated the SATA drivers, and even bought new SATA cables (even though I'm not so sure of the quality). I also updated my mobo with flash EZ and used windows 7 cd for startup repair.

Sometimes, the BIOS will only detect the HDD, only the SDD, or will detect to optical drives and either the SDD or HDD (?)

But still, after a few hours or so, my computer will reset and the "Reboot and select proper boot device" will appear!

I really need help, any suggestions would be appreciated. Should I reinstall windows? and If I do, how do I make sure the relationship between my primary and secondary drives wont be broken?
Thanks,
Griffin
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  1. Is your motherboard an early P8P67 that had the sata port issue ( http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/identify_unaffected_sata_port/ )? If so, the HDD and SSD should both be on the Intel 6Gb/s ports.

    Otherwise I would do a repair installation while only the SSD is attached. Here is a good step by step guide for that: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html And when you do it, use an SP1 Win 7 disk that is the same as your Windows 7 disk type; you can download legit Windows 7 trial iso images that can be burned to a DVD or installed with a USB stick from here: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Windows-7-Download-118183.html
  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond

    No my mobo has the B3 revision, but even so both my satas or on the Intel controller.

    I formatted my SSD and reinstalled windows, but the problem persists. I even got a BSOD.
    Starting to think its a hardware problem, but if it is would it be the SSD or the motherboard?

    Could it be a virus? I have malware bytes pro and msse and have done two full scans on both drives that came back clean, but wondering if I should go all out for norton?

    Thanks again
  3. If you think it could be, then go all out.

    Going all out on virus/trojan scanning IMO is downloading Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 ( http://support.kaspersky.com/4162 ) which is freeware, burn it to a CD and then boot from it, first step let it update to the latest definitions, and then do a full disk scan. It will find anything on your computer.

    If that comes up clean, then do the repair install with only the SSD attached, reconnect the HDD after the repair.
  4. Thanks so much dude.

    I'll do that as soon as I get an extra DVD and tell you how it goes.
  5. gbrew345 said:
    No my mobo has the B3 revision, but even so both my satas or on the Intel controller.

    I formatted my SSD and reinstalled windows, but the problem persists. I even got a BSOD.
    Starting to think its a hardware problem, but if it is would it be the SSD or the motherboard?


    That's a board with plenty of SATA ports using more than one controller. Troubleshooting any possible H/W issue should be a simple matter of testing the drives on different ports.
  6. I've switched around all the sata ports. I've tried both drives on every 6 Gbps port with the same result. Also my original ports worked for about a year until randomly they stopped.
  7. Alright so I've run kaspersky rescue disk 10 on all objects and it came back with nothing...
    I'm doing two things today too and you guys can tell me what you think. Right now I have it in safe mode to see if it crashes again. Also, I'm bringing my two drives to a friends rig to see if they crash on that. In your opinion, do you think its the ssd or the mobo?
  8. Run crystaldiskinfo on the drive, a freeware diagnostic ( http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html ). If it comes back all green then I would think that it is the motherboard.
  9. Okay so I downloaded it and installed is there any special scan I do or when I just start the program is that it? And its wierd because most of the time its detected but then all of a sudden my computer will reboot, so how would I know what the health is then?
  10. Yeah, just run it an look at the status that comes back, if everything is good, the drive is very likely fine.

    Also, if you have not yet done so, run memtest86+ a couple cycles to test your memory, freeware that burns to a CD: http://www.memtest.org/
  11. My SSD says good 99%. i really hope i don't have to replace my mobo...
    And oh yeah ill do that now! Thanks so much for the help
  12. Alright so I ran the mem test three times all passed.
    More importantly, I brought the drive to a friends house, booted them up on his mono, and got the same exact thing. Is it safe to assume ssd is the problem?
  13. gbrew345 said:
    Alright so I ran the mem test three times all passed.
    More importantly, I brought the drive to a friends house, booted them up on his mono, and got the same exact thing. Is it safe to assume ssd is the problem?
    Yeah, now it really sounds like RMA time.
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