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Reboot and select proper boot device

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October 25, 2012 9:50:11 AM


I have built my PC, but every time I turn it off or it goes to sleep I get this error:
"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
To fix this issue I have to open the case unplug the SSD and plug it in again, then it works.
I time I had a blue screen popup and the machine restart too fast to see what the "blue screen" said.

These are the specs:
Intel Core i7-3820 3.60GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 Processor
Asus P9X79 PRO Motherboard
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240gb
Corsair Hydro Series H80
CORSAIR Entusiast TX750
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6GB/
MSI GeForce GTX560 Nvidia Graphics Card 448 cores

Tried to update the firmware for my SSD but the same thing happends, it is pluged in into SATA 1 and in BIOS it is set to AHCI mode.
October 25, 2012 10:01:00 AM

that would be a white colored sata ? and you're using the cable that came with the SSD ? should use a 6gb cable not a 3.

raid is not enabled in the BIOS ?

SSD is first boot device, HD is second and third boot device is disabled ? ( no floppy enabled ? ) don't have it enabled if you're one is not installed.......... disabled in the boot sequence and in the BIOS below where the date and time are........
October 25, 2012 10:02:42 AM

I assume SATA 1 is a native port from the chipset not a Marvell or other company addon port?

Have you tried setting the BIOS to factory defaults? Other option is to change the boot order, as it may be trying to boot off a USB stick or something.
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October 25, 2012 10:23:00 AM


Yes I'm using white coloured SATA, cable didnt come with SSD it was with mobo "white and black cable" I will double check the cable.
SSD is 1st boot device I have Installled Windows on it without HD being connected.
BIOS boot order
no floppy
October 25, 2012 10:23:59 AM

@Someone Somewhere

Yes SATA is native
I'll try the default settings again.
October 25, 2012 10:35:54 AM

have you updated the firmware for the SSD ?
October 25, 2012 10:44:38 AM

I have updated the firmware yesterday and got the same problem
October 25, 2012 11:09:39 AM

have you just disconnected the HD from the system and run the machine for any length of time ?
October 25, 2012 11:11:24 AM

for the 1st boot and install i disconnectef the HD and only used SSD and after few hours I have connected HD... and it all worked fine, at the begining
October 25, 2012 11:17:54 AM

scan the HD for errors ?

was the HD new or formatted or did you bring it over from the old build with everything still on it ?
October 25, 2012 11:19:54 AM

everything was NEW.
October 25, 2012 11:21:24 AM

have to think for a while........... which means later tonight......... bedtime for me now. good luck.
October 25, 2012 11:22:38 AM

2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6GB/ scanned it for errors, no problems on it

@swifty_morgan: thank you!
October 25, 2012 11:38:06 AM

Thats the SATA info taht i have
-2x STATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support
-4x STATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support Marvell SATA controller
-2x STATA 6Gb/s ports Asmedia SATA controller
-2x Power eSTATA 6Gb/s ports
October 25, 2012 11:42:27 AM

You want it in one of the first two.
October 25, 2012 11:44:54 AM

yeah i got it in SATA 1 witch is the SATA 6Gb/s