Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device," etc. Error - Just Sometimes

16 Sep 2012   #21
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here's a screenshot from CrystalDisk of the hard drive in question.




Attached Images
"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device," etc. Error - Just Sometimes-750-gb-crystaldisk.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Sep 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

Did you wipe the HD before install with Diskpart Clean Command? This solves many issues where old boot code interferes.

You should also be using the latest official installer ISO from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which has SP1 to save hours of updating.

Is the flash stick formatted to be bootable? If so it could interfere so to use only for storage I'd move the data off and wipe it also with Clean command.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2012   #23
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you wipe the HD before install with Diskpart Clean Command? This solves many issues where old boot code interferes.
No, I didn't. I've got the drive hooked up as USB now, and I am running diskpart clean all on it now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You should also be using the latest official installer ISO from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which has SP1 to save hours of updating.
I went ahead and burned a DVD of the latest official installer ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium X64, which I'll use with the product key on my tower.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is the flash stick formatted to be bootable? If so it could interfere so to use only for storage I'd move the data off and wipe it also with Clean command.
Yes, it is. Do you recommend I use clean or clean all? Also, I also updated my BIOS earlier. On the HP page for my PC model, there was a BIOS update, so I installed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Sep 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

Sounds good so far. If you don't need the flash stick to boot then I'd wipe with Clean command which overwrites the boot sector that might be a problem here.

Watch the BIOS Boot order closely that HD remains set to boot first via F10, then boot the DVD using one time BIOS Boot Menu key which on most HP's is ESC or F9.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2012   #25
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll do more on the weekend, and report my experiences.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #26
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've just finished doing two separate clean Windows 7 installations from the instructions listed here. One to the 750 GB Caviar Black drive I've had the error message with, and another one to a WD15EARS Caviar Green 1.5 TB drive. Both were done with the drives set to AHCI mode. Again, the 750 GB drive showed the "select boot device" error message on a couple of reboots, and the WD15EARS didn't show any at all, so I made a system image of the WD15EARS Windows 7 installation. On another forum, I read some other people have had the same trouble with WD Caviar Black drives and Intel series 3 chipsets, so I guess I'll chalk it up to incapability between this drive and my motherboard. I'm going to give the Caviar Black to a friend of mine who already has two Blacks in his PC, and continue using my WD15EARS and WD20EARS drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #27
gregrocker

 

Your reply doesn't make clear if you were able to either install or reimage onto either HD.

If not did you try any of the troubleshooting steps before deciding this is the fault of the mobo?

We have a 100% install rate here if there is close cooperation and feedback. From what I can tell you tried nothing except booting the installer and doing the same thing again. There are many other steps you can try if you really want to get it installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #28
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As I said, I did clean installations of Windows 7 to both drives. The 750 GB still had the error message during some reboots, and the 1.5 TB didn't have any error messages. I followed the Windows 7 clean reinstall instructions to the letter. Both drives were wiped with the clean command. I've done everything requested of me in this thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #29
gregrocker

 

Then it was a lack of feedback that made me unsure. We do not know what you've done unless you give feedback in real time.

I would test the 750 HD with the maker's diagnostics followed by Disk Check run from installer's Command Line on a full disk partition, using the tests in the note at the beginning of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2012   #30
ESL

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

We're going in circles here. As specified earlier, I have already run WD diagnostics on the 750. It passed. I've run Check Disk already, as I've stated. Both come back as no problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device," etc. Error - Just Sometimes




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device" with only 1 data drive
Hello, So a while ago my computer crashed and I wasn't sure what it was so I tried many things because I wasn't getting any BIOS beeps so I thought it was the motherboard but long story short it's the graphics card, so I've replaced that with my old one for now. But since I took out so many...
Installation & Setup
Getting "reboot and select proper boot device" error on startup
Hello, Ive recently been getting this message and I cant seem to solve it. I read a few topics and solutions, but I can't seem to grasp it. I am rather greatly unfamiliar with pc tech know how. I tried putting the OS disk and restart, but I get the same error, and I dont know how to reinstall...
Installation & Setup
on startup error message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"
Hi Everyone, My computer started to freeze up a lot and now I receive the following error message on startup: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device. Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key." It is a Windows XP OS. Any help is greatly appreciated. :) Thanks!
BSOD Help and Support
When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert..."
When left alone..."Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" I have a new(ish) cpu that I bought last Christmas, it works great and it has not crashed on me whenever I am using it. However, when I leave it on overnight (usually when it is...
BSOD Help and Support
Booting Issue: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"
I haven't been on my computer for a week, I was away from home and once I turned it on i get some message saying, Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. This happens every time I turn on the PC. I don't get to the Windows login screen...
BSOD Help and Support
Booting from DVD issue, "Reboot and select proper boot device".
Hi! I just burned a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview onto a DVD. I have created a partition for the new OS (because I don't want to install over Windows 7). When Windows 7 is running and I pop in the DVD, the computer directly recognizes it as a runnable program. I'm also able to install...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App