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Windows 7: SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"


25 Aug 2012   #1

Ontario
 
 
SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"

Hi all,

First timer, please help!

My buddy and I tried building a new computer from scratch with the following:
  • OCZ (AGT4-25SAT3-128G) Agility 4 2.5" 128GB SATA3 6GB/s Solid State Drive
  • Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX 8GB Kit 2X4GB 1600MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM Unbuff Hmp HyperX CL9
  • Antec Neo Eco 450C Power Supply ATX 12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan
  • MSI Radeon HD 7850 OC Twin Frozr III 900MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2x Mini-DP PCI-E Video Card
  • MSI H77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 H77 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

The only thing that is NOT NEW is:

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM 640GB drive (that was sold by my buddy)

This is the sequence of events:

So there is no cd/dvd burner, so I used the Windows USB tool to install my BIOS for Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bits). The installation screen doesn't show the SSD to install the Windows...so I re-arrange the plugs in the SATA ports I and II, so that SSD would be recognized.

Once I did that, I installed Windows into SSD. Everything is fine.

I change the boot sequence back to SSD.

But once I shut down, I get a black screen: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"

Once I restart, and get into BIOS setup, here's what I see:

As you can see, on the "Boot Option Priorities", the SSD is not on the list. I then go to "Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities" and the SSD is listed as "2nd Boot".

I change SSD to "1st Boot".

But once I shut down again, everything is reset, and I get the black screen "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media" again.

What's weird is that if I get the black screen, but press "Ctrl + alt + del", it works. I look at my computer management, and the last picture is what I see.

I'd really appreciate some guidance! Thanks




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SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"-1.jpg   SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"-2.jpg   SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"-3.jpg   SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"-4.jpg   SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"-computer-management.jpg  

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25 Aug 2012   #2

Ontario
 
 

I should mention that I have already tried system repair with and without the HDD plugged in. There were no errors, and nothing has changed.
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25 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It sounds like your system is not recognizing the SSD. Have you tried disconnecting the WD drive for testing?

Which SATA ports do you have the drives, including DVD, plugged into.
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25 Aug 2012   #4

Ontario
 
 

Thanks for replying:

I tried disconnecting the HDD, and the system would reboot with the SSD no problem.

The SSD is plugged into the SATA 1, and HDD was plugged into SATA 2.

I tried plugging the HDD into another SATA port, but nothing changed.

No other SATA ports have anything plugged into them, except for SATA 1 and 2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My best guess would be the other hard drive, or possibly its configuration, is causing problems for your system.

Does it have any logical or extended partitions on it, just in case it might be relevant?
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25 Aug 2012   #6

Ontario
 
 

To be honest, I don't know what the HDD had. I assumed my friend did a clean wipe off of it so it would be as good as new when he sold it to me. Does this picture help?


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25 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It shows you have not extended partitions, but from what I understand, it should not matter with a Legacy(MBR) install.

I suppose the only logical thing to do is to try another hard drive to see if it is better and to check the one you have. But it seems the UEFI firmware is not identifying, or is not able to identify, your SSD with the second drive attached.. Using Diskpart to clean the drive, just in case, might be another option.

Maybe someone else will have another opinion.

The Disk Management looks normal.
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25 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

The screenshot shows USB HD as first boot device, not HD. Set SSD as First HD, save and exit. Then set HD first to boot, save changes and exit.

If the SSD boots when the HD is not plugged in then it may be boot code interfering from the HD. Move the data off to wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command from the installer then repartition in Disk Mgmt.
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26 Aug 2012   #9

Ontario
 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply

I did a clean, but thought I should also do a clean all to be sure...

I tried to get back into computer management and I see this:

What should I do now?

Thanks again


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26 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Since you are running as an MBR system, probably use MBR, but either one is allowable for a non-booting drive.
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