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Windows 7: After 3 years, a sudden "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

21 Apr 2016   #11
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Can you please use the checking for errors option on the 'repair my computer' tab on the install disk?


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21 Apr 2016   #12
Maat

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Laith, I don't get that option from my Win 7 install disk. I had to Google 'Repair my computer', I see some references to 'Repair your Computer' that's available if I F8 to Advanced Boot Options, but mine doesn't offer it.

Chkdsk /f was no luck, fwiw.
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21 Apr 2016   #13
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

When you choose your language and region in install, click next. After that in the bottom left corner you will see an option called 'Repair my computer' click that and in the box it displays click "Check for errors".
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21 Apr 2016   #14
NickTorres

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i spoke too soon, it's only booting from the windows disc!
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22 Apr 2016   #15
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Which means it's booting from your harddrive? I'm confused.
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22 Apr 2016   #16
Maat

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sorry to hear that Nick.

Laith, from 'Repair your Computer' it leads me to a dialog box to choose my drive and OS (C:, Windows 7, Samsung), and a choice to use Recovery Tools or restore from earlier image. When I select the recovery tools option, I get the System Recovery Options with Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, etc. There is no option to 'Check for Errors'? I have been selecting Startup Repair, which returns quickly with 'could not detect a problem'.
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22 Apr 2016   #17
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Select your OS drive and snap a picture of the options.
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22 Apr 2016   #18
Maat

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It's the same as the dialog box shown at this link, except "Microsoft Windows on (C: ) Samsung"

What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help
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22 Apr 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This update might be the cause
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977
It was released as a Recommended update and pretty much is why Recommend updates should be avoided
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...mus-VII-Ranger
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22 Apr 2016   #20
Maat

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Bogey splashed, ThrashZone. Cheers!

Summary: Microsoft update KB3133977 clobbered ASUS mobo's that use Microsoft Secure Boot by default. The workaround is to disable Secure Boot.

After Googling a bit, I found the following guide on Asus forums that was an excellent description and walkthrough. It's essentially the same instructions as post #6 at the link Thrash posted, but with pictures of the BIOS. https://www.asus.com/nz/support/FAQ/1016356/

It did not work for me at first - the additional step I had to take was to go under the option above Secure Boot, called CSM (Compatibility Support Module), and under "Boot Device Control", change "UEFI + Legacy" to "UEFI Only".

Thank you to all the folks that helped! Nick, fingers crossed this brings you out of the woods as well!
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