Here is some background. I recently did a fresh install windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my machine using a 500gb Seagate HDD. The problem I am encountering is when I restart the computer, for necessary program restarts when installing new software, I get the "select proper boot device error" on the fresh install of Windows 7 that I just completed. How am I getting this error using a brand new hard drive with a fresh install of windows? This is very confusing.
I am installing windows again to see if I encounter the same error.
Edit 1: Alrighty this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...e-problem.html
saved me so much time and effort.
Learned a lot about dual and multiboot systems and realized that was the problem. I had a previous version of windows 7 on an old drive that was still plugged into the mobo. Needless to say my "fresh" install of windows was sharing boot files with the other version of windows 7 on a different drive. Needless to say anything affecting either drive caused the system not being able to boot.
Simply removed the drive, did a fresh install on the new seagate, and problem solved. I'll be monitoring the situation to see if anything new develops, but for now I seem to have figured it out.