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Windows 7: reboot and select proper boot device.

02 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 
reboot and select proper boot device.

Hi, i wasn't sure what section to put this problem in so decided on general. I have a asus x53e notebook that was on balanced on two corners to press in the charging cable ( not the problem ). It was knocked over and now when starting up i get the message on a black screen Reboot and select proper device. If i pressf2 when starting up i can get the bios screen but am unsure what happens after that. Usual searches on google cant help me. Thanks for any replies.

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02 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

Sounds like your hard drive has got damaged in the fall. Can you open up the hard drive section of the laptop and check is properly connected and not fallen out of place?

Let us know how you get on,
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02 Jan 2013   #3

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

all screwed in and was located in the correct place. Didn't check the power cable that goes to the hard drive though. thanks
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02 Jan 2013   #4

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3LL View Post
Hi there, Welcome to SevenForums.com

Sounds like your hard drive has got damaged in the fall. Can you open up the hard drive section of the laptop and check is properly connected and not fallen out of place?

Let us know how you get on,
all in place thanks. Unsure about how the power gets to the hard drive but was located fine.
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02 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into BIOS setup now to see if the HD is detected at all.

If not about all you can do is reinstall it to see if it's making proper contact. If not then replace it and either run your Factory Recovery disks or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using the installer for your licensed version.
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02 Jan 2013   #6

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 
damaged?

Hi thanks for replying. How does the hard drive get damaged and is it possible.to fix.
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02 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

A shock can damage the internal parts, or it might just cause it to shift enough that it isn't seated firmly to the contacts. So that's why I suggested reinstalling it. You can google for a video to reinstall your model PC's HD. But first check if its even detected.
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02 Jan 2013   #8

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 
bios

Not 100% sure what i am looking for in the bios screen. Would you know of any pictures showing me some help.
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02 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Once you get into the bios, you want to see if your hard drive is being detected.

Are you able to get into the bios ?
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02 Jan 2013   #10

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Once you get into the bios, you want to see if your hard drive is being detected.

Are you able to get into the bios ?
Can get into the bios, what am i looking for and where. Thanks
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