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Windows 7: Weird 'reboot and select proper boot device' problem!!!

24 Feb 2012   #11
cchriscollins

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 
Fixed!

I was about to return my SSD and motherboard. My computer booted fine but when it came out of sleep would often crash and give me the "Reboot and Select Boot Device..." error. I check everything I knew. I know a lot more now with your help. Thank you.

The System reserve - can I just delete this partition now?


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27 Jul 2012   #12
phxloza623

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Need some pointers

I get the same error but the problem is its not reading any drive - I had the cables checked and they work - my drives were checked as well and it has all my info & files. I don't have a backup recovery cd so I don't know what to do - please help
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18 Sep 2012   #13
33mhz

Win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello lordbob24, welcome to Seven Forums!

First disconnect all Hard Disk Drives (HDD) except the one Windows is installed to, then boot to diskpart to see if the Windows partition is marked as "Active" if it is then do the 3 separated startup repairs out-lined in this tutorial at the link below....

I just created an account on this site for the sole purpose of saying THANK YOU!! I found this post via google after experiencing this error and your recommendation/walkthrough worked!

What I thought was going to be a whole day of troubleshooting (and re-install) has now been solved in 5 minutes thanks to the help/info you posted.
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12 Oct 2012   #14
mackattack11

Windows XP
 
 

Can anyone put this fix in lamens terms. I am not a computer technician. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
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18 Jan 2013   #15
Dbronx

Windows 7 Ultimate v64
 
 

Like the fellow before, I just registered so I could say "Thank You".

My dilemma was exactly the same issue described in the opening post and the clear instructions here did the trick!
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24 Feb 2013   #16
sherke

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

Our PC had begun having random problems with booting up, and then went to the error message of this thread. After checking all the cables, I came upon Bare Foot Kid's advice. Fortunately, the first thread I read discussed the need to have only one Active drive, as it turned out that one of my data drives was also marked 'active' and I had to change it to 'inactive'. I also had to use our other PC to make a system repair disc as the University-distributed copy lacked the System Repair features. Nevertheless, by following the various hyperlinks, I did manage, fairly painlessly, to repair the PC and have it reboot normally again. I think that only a couple of things were fixed, but one of the issues was a missing or corrupted boot manager file.

So, many thanks for the helpful advice!
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06 Aug 2013   #17
moifa

Window 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Thanks.

I just want to thanks barefoot for your solution. My PC is not up and running less than 30mins.

Thanks!!!!!
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04 Sep 2013   #18
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I have this problem with my asus u45jc. I had a friend take out my old 320gb hdd and installed a 250gb Samsung pro ssd. I then installed windows 7 and then utility cd and everything was good. I used it for few days and no problem. Today I opened my computer and got this message. What am I suppose to do? The only thing I have with me is the asus installation cd and the utility cd. I don't have the old hdd anymore. Also I don't much on my laptop so I don't mind reinstalling it but someone say this doesn't work? Someone here mentioned they fixed this in 5 minutes but can someone explain to a non computer person how to fix this fast? Someone also asked this but no one answered.
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04 Sep 2013   #19
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello lordbob24, welcome to Seven Forums!



First disconnect all Hard Disk Drives (HDD) except the one Windows is installed to, then boot to diskpart to see if the Windows partition is marked as "Active" if it is then do the 3 separated startup repairs out-lined in this tutorial at the link below.

If not use Step Two # 1 to mark it active then do the startup repairs to get Windows booting again.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Can you explain this? Few ppl mentioned it worked for them but I don't understand it.
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04 Sep 2013   #20
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I'm confused what you mean disconnect all hard drives. You mean take it out physically? The instruction sound confusing to a computer newbie like me.
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