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Windows 7: "Reboot & Select Proper Boot Device"

12 Feb 2013   #11
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 

I'm rushing to get to the doctor about my middle-ear infection, so I'll be brief.

For the moment the only shorts I wanna talk about are the ones that everyone hopes I won't wear this summer. Homie don't do motherboard shorts.

I attached some screen shots of the BIOS which show that I moved the SATA connections such that SSD 1 is on SATA 1 and SSD 2 is on SATA 2 (Again, this sure as heck is not my fault. The ASUS manual is wrong. And as I mentioned, I have corrected other ASUS manuals for them in the past.)

When I tried #4 in the tutorial Bootmgr is missing - Fix the rather expensive USB dasKeyboard would not type into the C prompt. Works perfectly well when I boot up however or when I tell it to boot from the CD/DVD ROM. What a lump of enigmatic caca that is.

Oh, and before you take my Country Bumpkin image to heart, I do know how to configure USB ports.

Anyway, attached are the screen shots of my BIOS and sfc /scannow.
And, essenbe, you are quite correct. Let's NOT talk about power supplies anymore.

The only Next Steps I can think of are:

1) Push the Reset Bios button on the back (which I believe will reset the bios to factory defaults. Ugh! I just updated the bios.)

2) Disconnect all SATA drives except the Primary SSD and the optical drive - something anyone who knows anything at all does when he installs the OS for the first time.

To Those of You who are concerned about my mental health:
Let it be known that I am never inclined toward self-destruction.
Buying a large caliber weapon and shooting this damned thing however
D
oes remain an option!



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12 Feb 2013   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Yikes, go to the doctor and get that taken care of! We can work on this when you get back and start feeling better.
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12 Feb 2013   #13
TwoCables

 

It sounds to me like your keyboard might be connected to one of the USB 3.0 ports. If so, then use USB 2.0.
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12 Feb 2013   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It sounds to me like your keyboard might be connected to one of the USB 3.0 ports. If so, then use USB 2.0.
Or, just use a $10 keyboard for that. But, I do like Kelly's idea, to re flash the bios. It seems to me that the bios is not recognizing the SSD as a boot device even though it is listed as the 1st hard drive in BIOS. That, my friend, is why my Maximus is in RMA right now. I could change and save things in BIOS, but they did not translate to the OS. What I put in bios, had no affect on what happened when I would boot. My only option was re flash the bios, then it would work. That seems to be a common problem with the Asus Z77 boards. I know you don't have a Z77 board, but if you re flash the bios then set optimized defaults, you should be assured that the bios is not corrupt. Also, If you only connect the SSD, the bios has no choice what to try to boot from. But, let me warn you, with those other hard drives you have associated with the OS, when you do boot with just the SSD, the OS is not going to like it. It is going to be looking for things that are not there. But, once we can get it where it will boot from the proper device, we can connect the other drives, and the OS will be OK. That is my ideas. Force the board to boot from what you want it to boot from. If you still have the insert proper boot device, you can lower yourself for just a few minutes to use a $10 keyboard to run those commands, if TC's idea does not work.
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12 Feb 2013   #15
TwoCables

 

My reason for recommending USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 is the manual even says to avoid putting mice and keyboards on these ports because they might not work for certain things like this.
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12 Feb 2013   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would definitely clear the CMOS settings to start with. My Sabertooth board, funny enough, has a clear CMOS jumper instead of a button/switch, but I switch the jumper for about 15-20 seconds. If you still have the new BIOS on a flash drive, I think that board will let you install it in the BIOS flashback USB port and push/hold the button for about 3-5 seconds and it will reinstall whatever BIOS is on the stick. After that, perform yet another clear CMOS, and if nothing else, you know your BIOS is 100% ok. Any other problem will be the OS, like Essenbe said in his last post.
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12 Feb 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
My reason for recommending USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 is the manual even says to avoid putting mice and keyboards on these ports because they might not work for certain things like this.
That is 100% true!
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12 Feb 2013   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
My reason for recommending USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 is the manual even says to avoid putting mice and keyboards on these ports because they might not work for certain things like this.
TC, I wasn't contradicting you, I was just giving an alternative as well as telling Mr. Fancy Pants he could live like the rest of the world, for a few minutes anyway.
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12 Feb 2013   #19
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
My reason for recommending USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 is the manual even says to avoid putting mice and keyboards on these ports because they might not work for certain things like this.
TC, I wasn't contradicting you, I was just giving an alternative as well as telling Mr. Fancy Pants he could live like the rest of the world, for a few minutes anyway.
lol Mr. Fancy Pants. At least you didn't call him a Little Poop. I expect him to come back laughing when he sees this. He might even tell you about it!
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12 Feb 2013   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Maybe you should go to my profile page and look at the message he left me to get me here.
And, yes, I expect him to have something to say about it.
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