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Windows 7: Computer has problem with Boot Drives

20 Nov 2014   #1
Adamjc53

Windows 7 Proffesional 64 Bit
 
 
Computer has problem with Boot Drives

Just recently put this computer together, and installed Windows 7 on my SSD. However, it seems to only want to boot about 1/5th of the time. I have to hit the reset button at least 4-5 times before the computer will boot itself. Every other time I get the same Error message.

Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key

OR

Windows failed to start properly. Please insert the installation disk (I installed from a USB), select language, and click on 'Repair my Computer.'

It seems that when I unplug and plug back in the SATA cables, the computer will boot.

Also, when I go into BIOS to set the boot order, when I click on System settings, it freezes and I can no longer interact with the computer.

Then, for what seems like a fraction of the time, my computer boots normally and I can use it like I want too.

System Specs

CPU: Intel i5-4690 3.5 GHz Quad Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI H97 Guard Pro ATX LGA1150
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3-1600
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Monitor: 42" Haier HD TV
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
PSU: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Pro
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case


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21 Nov 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

When Windows is running I'd go to Win7's Backup and Restore and create the Repair Disc then boot to it. If that doesn't work I can create the disc on another Win7 computer but have to be careful to use the same type computer, either 32-bit or 64-bit.
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