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Windows 7: When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert..."


13 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert..."

When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I have a new(ish) cpu that I bought last Christmas, it works great and it has not crashed on me whenever I am using it. However, when I leave it on overnight (usually when it is downloading something big), when I wake up in the morning I am greeted with a black screen with the words:

"Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

When this happens I simply press the power button a few seconds to turn it off, then turn it on again and it boots normally. (pressing a key only results in the message being repeated)

What infuriates me is that it only ever happens when I leave it on overnight so I don't know when and how exactly it occurs but it almost always does. Like I said earler, it never does this when I am using it as it works fine otherwise. It just won't stay on overnight when I need it to. Any thoughts on how to resolve this?

System info:
Windows 7 ultimate x64 (full retail, installed once from scratch)
Intel core i7 4200k
Nvidia Gtx 560ti
16gb RAM
Seagate 500gb hdd for OS, 2Tb samsung and 1Tb seagate hdd for storage (all internal drives; no external drives attached)
Connected via hdmi to Pioneer receiver vsx 1121 then to 42" 720p Panasonic Plasma Tv

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13 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Bump. Anyone have any ideas? Do i need to present more info?
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14 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone?
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14 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You may be getting a blue screen crash without realizing it during the sleep or wake sequence. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with crash reports and system logs. Even if you are not getting a blue screen crash, the system logs may help determine the problem.
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27 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Same here!

Hey! I'm having the same problem. When I went into my bios, I noticed my "code meter" stick (a dongle for Reason) was listed as a boot device. Disabling that didn't really help unfortunately- it seems like cycling the power is the only fix, but I read something somewhere about code meter dongles not being properly unmounted or something. Do u have a USB dongle? Of so that might have something to do with it. If not I guess we'll keep looking?
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