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Windows 7: Reboot or select proper boot device

20 Oct 2012   #1
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 
Reboot or select proper boot device

I have found plenty of threads with the same problem claiming to be solved but none have manage to fix my problem im afraid, plus i am not technical enough to follow a lot of the instructions so dare not try them. So here is my problem, i was on the internet and it seemed windows crashed everything said not responding then wouldn't load. So felt that i had no other choice but to switch off the PC as it had stayed like this for a long time, when i came to reboot i got a message saying 'Reboot or select proper boot device'
I am using an Acer Aspire X3450 PC and don't have the recovery disk but i do have an Acer Aspire laptop with the disk, when i put that in the PC it loads up giving me the option to Restore but it wont let me select it or highlight it. So downloaded a copy of windows 7 as a torrent and burned it to a disk in the hope i could re-install windows. This will allow to go into options like startup repair but wont repair anything as it will only seem to recognise the OS on the disk. So i removed the disk and all that happens is the same reboot error. I can't re-install windows as it will not allow me to. I am lost so i am writing everything i have encountered so far sorry it is so much but don't want to miss anything.

PC Spec
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
RAM: 6GB DDR3 Memory
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 Quad-core Processor
HDD: 2TB Hard Drive
BIOS: P01-A2

Any advice is very much welcomed thanks


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20 Oct 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Make it sure that the 100 MB hidden system partition is marked as active.
Partition - Mark as Active

Then run startup repair, for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair
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20 Oct 2012   #3
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Make it sure that the 100 MB hidden system partition is marked as active.
Partition - Mark as Active

Then run startup repair, for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair
Thanks for the reply.
I have looked at the hidden partition and on that part it says for both disk 0 and disk 1 no media, so there is nothing to select. i followed the exact steps but have no joy finding the partition
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20 Oct 2012   #4
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

I have also tried the startup repair and on system recovery options for operating system it says 'unknown on (unknown) local disk then it says it cant do the repairs
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21 Oct 2012   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Can you boot into windows installer disc?
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21 Oct 2012   #6
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Can you boot into windows installer disc?
I can yes but i cannot re-install Windows 7
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21 Oct 2012   #7
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Don't know if this will help but i have tried uploading Ubuntu to see if i can get back on to the PC, whilst trying to detect system files it comes up with an error saying 'Input/Output error during read on/dev/sdc' then stops installing and boots me back to the main screen with an error saying 'The creation of swap space in partition #5 of SCSI 1 (0,0,0) (sdc) failed'

Also whist doing the initial set up for Ubuntu it told me that i had no operating system on my PC.
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21 Oct 2012   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I have requested Gregrocker to look at your thread.
He will guide you perfectly in this situation.
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21 Oct 2012   #9
RichieSeal

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
I have requested Gregrocker to look at your thread.
He will guide you perfectly in this situation.
Thats brilliant thank you so much
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21 Oct 2012   #10
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Richie,

Whilst you wait for Greg, please download the correct Windows 7 ISO from this link:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

Burn it to DVD or USB.

Boot from it, and at the languages screen hit SHIFT+F10. The command window will open. Type the following, hitting the enter key after each command:

Code:
diskpart

list disk
What is output to the Window?

Also keep this link handy:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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