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Reboot and select proper boot device windows 7

Hello,
Well, the problem began when I was watching a video in youtube, from all of a sudden, the image on the screen froze, but i could move the mouse cursor, I was familiarized to this because i had the same problem in my laptop, so I tried to turn off the PC with alt-f4 and enter key (it would turn off the PC) but the PC crashed, so I had to turn off the PC, when I tried to turn it on, i had the problem of "reboot and select proper boot device..." I've tried to use all the way to boot the PC, but it was a total failure, so I dont know what to do, help!
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  1. could be a driver issue.
  2. Maybe, but the computer is actually Brand-New, just one month old, I think that it may be a virus, a RAM problem or dust...
  3. then Scan with your Anti-Virus program, dust i highly doubt cause dust doesn't build up that quick. As for ram you have to do a test call memtest86.
  4. http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    you need to create a bootable disk for memtest86
  5. Maybe the problem is the OS, because just a few hours before the crash I installed some windows updates, Should i try to get a Bootable disk with the Windows 7 Home Basic OS ( I don't have one).
  6. Best answer
    system restore?
  7. Yes, Ill try it tomorrow though, because I dont have a CD with the OS, neither any backup CD (The PC is an Acer by the way, I just had a guide for the screen) I dont what to do either, Ill check in google for help and ways to restore or repair the OS, thanks for the help :D.
  8. Ill let you know if it worked anyway.
  9. It didn't work sadly, Im looking for an authorized guy to check the PC (it has a warranty) Thanks for the help lookerup..
  10. Best answer selected by CSnakeV.
  11. maybe your computer is not picking up the hard drive correctly. because it said reboot and pick proper boot device.
  12. Hi there,

    Is the BIOS loading?

    Do u see the HDD listed?
  13. Yes, I saw the HDD, it is there.
  14. Did u select it as a boot device?

    U may try to unplug it and plug it back.
  15. And yes, I can use BIOS as well.
  16. nikorr said:
    Did u select it as a boot device?

    U may try to unplug it and plug it back.

    I did try to select it, nothing changes. Yet Ive been able to reach the part where I tried to run "Windows normally", Ive never been able to get past through that.
  17. Can u boot into the safe mode?

    Keep pressing F8 button during the BIOS start up.
  18. Post the PC specs, PSU, CPU, RAM ... Mobo...
  19. The OS type and version.
  20. nikorr said:
    The OS type and version.

    It is an Acer Aspire Ax3950, It has got Windows 7 home basic, Intel core I3, an amount of 1 terabite oh memory and 3 GB of RAM, and an Intel GMA HD for graphics.
  21. nikorr said:
    Can u boot into the safe mode?

    Keep pressing F8 button during the BIOS start up.


    No I cant sadly.
  22. What happens when u put in recovery DVD?

    Any options?
  23. try plugging the hard drive to another plug and see if tat works
  24. nikorr said:
    What happens when u put in recovery DVD?

    Any options?

    Nice question, But I dont have one, The PC did not come with one.
  25. lookerup said:
    try plugging the hard drive to another plug and see if tat works

    I cant, if I put a hand inside that, I will lose the warranty, only autorized persons of Acer can touch it.
  26. well that sucks....but thats the only conclusion i got. I remember i had a similar problem.
  27. lookerup said:
    well that sucks....but thats the only conclusion i got. I remember i had a similar problem.

    Yup.
  28. What PC is it? Model?

    Where did u bough that?
  29. Post their website.
  30. nikorr said:
    What PC is it? Model?

    Where did u bough that?

    Well, the PC is an Acer Aspire Ax3950, and I bought it in Garbarino ( an Argentine massive store that sells electodomestics, I live in Argentina).
  31. your warranty is void if you open the computer? i thought if you did any modifications it's void.
  32. I dont think it you open it the warranty is void, but maybe if there is something out of the place ( and it wasnt job of the guy of Acer) or something moved would be the reason of losing it, also, I dont know which part is different from the other, and I dont want to make a problem even bigger...
  33. so your best choice is giving it to a repair shop of some sort
  34. Or to talk with the guy of Acer to see what is wrong with the PC.
  35. CSnakeV said:
    Or to talk with the guy of Acer to see what is wrong with the PC.

    Well, in your position is the best to bring it to the store, unless,

    u can access it - the recovery disc is on the HDD .

    Recovery procedure for Acer netbooks.

    Important Information

    The Recovery disc will help you to restore the hard drive with the original software content that was installed when you purchased your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your hard drive. Your drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased. It is important to back up all data files before you use this option.

    Restoration procedure:

    1. Press the power button to turn the system on.

    2. Select to boot from a USB optical drive. There are two ways to do this:

    2.1. Press <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup) to enter BIOS Setup.

    2.1.1. Select the Boot menu.

    2.1.2. Refer to onscreen instructions to set the first device to any bootable optical disc drive.

    2.2. Press <F12> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup), and select the USB ODD from the list that appears.

    3. Ensure the Recovery disc is in an external (USB) optical disc drive, and exit the boot selection menu, by selecting Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or pressing <F10>, or by pressing <Enter> as appropriate.

    4. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or press <F10>.

    5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

    6. When you finish the recovery process, please remove the Recovery disc and insert the System disc again.

    7. Restart your computer.


    Create a Recovery USB device

    You will need a second computer with an ODD to complete this procedure.

    1) Insert the Recovery CD into the optical drive. Plug in a USB/flash drive with a minimum capacity of 1 GB.

    2) Enter the BIOS setup and set the first boot device to the ODD. Save the changes and exit.

    3) Allow your computer to boot up.

    4) From the list of options, select "install2usb".

    5) You will see a list of available disks, select the USB drive you plugged in.

    6) Click the next button to complete the procedure.

    7) Remove the USB ODD and USB/flash drive. You now have the Recovery system stored in your USB/flash drive, for future use if necessary.
  36. didnt the dude just say he had no CD?
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