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Windows 7: Reboot and Select proper device

08 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reboot and Select proper device

So i try to install windows 7 ultimate and i can't boot it so i have to remove all the boots from bios and leave cd/dvd alone and this worked several times but now he give me this:"Reboot and select proper device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" WAY??

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08 Mar 2013   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vladinio View Post
So i try to install windows 7 ultimate and i can't boot it so i have to remove all the boots from bios and leave cd/dvd alone and this worked several times but now he give me this:"Reboot and select proper device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" WAY??
It sounds like you "remove all the boots from BIOS" meaning you told the BIOS there are no hard disks installed, so it is looking at your DVD player for a boot disk. That's why it's asking to insert a disc.

To boot from a drive, one has to be listed in the BIOS.
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08 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No i removed only the hard disk boot and left only the cd/dvd as first....
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08 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vladinio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should have the CD/DVD first, then the HDD listed second instead of removed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thq Shawn......But that didn't help because now i can't boot the windows 7 dvd and install it
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08 Mar 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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08 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thq for the reply i will try this tommorrow because here in europe is 1 am....so yeah i will tell you if it worked
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