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Windows 7: "Reboot and select proper boot device"?

10 Dec 2011   #1
HeIsVigo

windows 64bit
 
 
"Reboot and select proper boot device"?

I've bought my computer from Ibuypower about 3 months ago and everything was great! Now for the last couple of weeks, every 4-5 days or so I'll be on my computer just putting around and my screen will go black then this message comes up "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"
At which point I restart my computer and everything is fine for about another 4-5 days, then it repeats. I've read a lot of tips about going into your BIOS and making sure that things are loading in the right order, which they are. My computer has no problem turning on and restarting whenever I want it to. Just dont know why this randomly shows up every few days.

Any ideas?


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11 Dec 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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11 Dec 2011   #3
HeIsVigo

windows 64bit
 
 

Check it for what?
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