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Windows 7: Asus U30JC - Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

25 Apr 2013   #1
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Asus U30JC - Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

I received this error on my laptop's old hard drive. I bought a new hard drive, WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN, which is detected in the BIOS. I also purchased a Windows 7 DVD to install on the new hard drive.

However, I still continue to receive the "reboot and select proper boot device" error. I cannot access the Safe Mode screen, it just continues to display the same error. I can access BIOS. I updated BIOS to version 217, but that hasn't changed anything. My priorities are set to the CD/DVD first and the hard drive second, but I continue to receive the same error message.

How can I install Windows 7 on the new hard drive?


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25 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It sounds as if you aren't booting from the installation DVD.

I would recommend this:

1. Remove the old hard drive
2. Insert the DVD and boot the computer
3. As the computer boots, keep hitting the ESC key - this will open the one-time boot menu
4. Select the DVD and hit enter

The computer will boot from the DVD and you can then perform the installation.

Use this guide for installation if you need to:
Clean Install Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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25 Apr 2013   #3
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi, I've already removed the old hard drive that came with the laptop and replaced it with the new one.

I inserted the DVD and turned on the computer and pressed ESC like you said. It gave me the "Please select boot device:" menu, but when I selected the DVD it brought me to the same "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" message. Pressing a key just repeats the message.

Any other ideas?
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25 Apr 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Where did you purchase your installation DVD from? Is it damaged?
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25 Apr 2013   #5
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm a student so I purchased it from our student book store yesterday. Doesn't appear damaged.

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
64-bit x64 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS License Required
(Product Key Required)
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25 Apr 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Which operating system was on the laptop before?
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25 Apr 2013   #7
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System

Do I need a Premium disk instead of Ultimate?
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25 Apr 2013   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm, what concerns me is that you never received a product key with this DVD, so I'm not sure how you could actually validate the installation. Is this store reputable?
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25 Apr 2013   #9
party67

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I did receive a product key, I just didn't post it, sorry.
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25 Apr 2013   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK^. Lets take the DVD out of the equation for now - there is another to do this.

You can boot from a USB drive and install Windows 7 using that.

You will need:

1. A 4GB USB flash drive - the entire USB drive will be formatted in Step 3 (see below)
2. The Windows 7 ISO you want to install
3. The Windows 7 USB Tool to write the ISO into a bootable format on the USB flash drive
4. A Product Key to authorise the installation

On a working Windows 7 computer, insert the USB flash drive, download and install the Windows 7 USB Tool. Open it and browse to the location that you saved the Windows 7 ISO too. Click 'Next' so the ISO is written to the USB drive.

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When complete, boot from the USB flash drive using the ESC key to select it from the one time boot menu. Install Windows, then activate it with the product key you received.


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