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Windows 7: Reboot and select proper boot device after power change

20 Oct 2014   #1
Frostweaver

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Reboot and select proper boot device after power change

Hello,
I recently heve moved to the UK from the US. My PC was running on power converters to start until I could replace the power supply with a UK version. My first problem is that I burned up the power converter I was using. I ordered a replacement that would work with UK power. I replaced the power supply and have double checked all connections and started up my PC to get the error message "reboot and select proper boot device." I have tried checking the boot order in the bios and it is prioritizing my hard drive 1st. I have tried disabling the cd/dvd drive as well. I have tried removing the motherboard battery and reinstalling it and trying but besides telling me it needs a set up, the results are the same. I'm now in a pickle here as I am using a tablet to request help. I have no boot disc or method of burning one and I need to save/recover the software on the hard drive at the least though I really do prefer to make it all work like it was. None of my back ups will arrive for a few weeks. Any advice? My PC stats are on my user info. Thank you.


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20 Oct 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

At this point i would suggest double checking all the cable(s) going from the hard drive to the motherboard to see if something possibly came loose during shipping(even if it was packed well it still could happen). If that does not do anything; then its quite possible since you moved here to the u.s. from overseas that you need u.s. power supply as the electric grids in the u.s. are much different than overseas due to the voltage they operate on.
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20 Oct 2014   #3
Frostweaver

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
At this point i would suggest double checking all the cable(s) going from the hard drive to the motherboard to see if something possibly came loose during shipping(even if it was packed well it still could happen). If that does not do anything; then its quite possible since you moved here to the u.s. from overseas that you need u.s. power supply as the electric grids in the u.s. are much different than overseas due to the voltage they operate on.
I did check all connections and they are solid. I was actually running my PC here in the UK with a converter hooked up to the plug just fine so nothing wrong after shipping (I just eventually burned up the converter). I removed the US (that's where I came from) power supply and replaced it with a UK (this is where i'm now at) power supply so I can plug it directly into the wall without a converter. Everything seems to function just fine as far as power goes but now I get that error on attempting to boot up my PC.

I just went through the checklist and it seems my hard drive isn't being detected in the bios. I have a multicard reader and a cd/dvd drive detected. I checked the cables and connections for the hard drive and nothing is in error (swapped out cables) so any thought on how to get it to detect my hard drive?
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21 Oct 2014   #4
Frostweaver

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Still having the same error and the HD is not being detected. Is there a way I can salvage this without losing the HD?
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