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Windows 7: reboot and select proper boot device

18 Jun 2014   #1
bmurts

windows 7
 
 
reboot and select proper boot device

I just tried putting a new hard drive in and it comes up with ''reboot and select proper boot device". I try going in to bios setting (asus utility) and my original hard drive is still the first to boot but it still wont work. Even even when I try to remove the new hard drive it still comes up with this, im not replacing hard drives BTW just adding an extra.
Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Jun 2014   #2
PeregrineX

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Your MBR might be corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

Next, what you want to do is run these two commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot


You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

Best of luck,

PeregrineX
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #3
bmurts

windows 7
 
 

Hi, should I do this with the original hard drive in or both?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Jun 2014   #4
bmurts

windows 7
 
 

Hi should I do this with both hard drives in or just the original?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Your MBR might be
corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

Next, what you want to do is run these two commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot


You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

Best of luck,

PeregrineX
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #5
PeregrineX

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmurts View Post
Hi should I do this with both hard drives in or just the original?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Your MBR might be
corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

Next, what you want to do is run these two commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot


You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

Best of luck,

PeregrineX
Only on the boot hard drive, but I believe that it selects it automatically when you run the commands.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #6
bmurts

windows 7
 
 

Even with the hard drive in, I cant select it when I'm in the repair settings. I dont know why this is, im pretty sure it's all plugged in correctly


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmurts View Post
Hi should I do this with both hard drives in or just the original?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Your MBR might be
corrupted.

Do you still have your windows installation disk? If so, put it in your computer, and boot up your desktop. It should boot from the dvd automatically, but in case it doesn't, follow this tutorial. Follow any instructions it brings up, but when you see a windows that says "Install Windows", look for a link that says "Repair My Computer", and click that instead. Follow instructions, if any, and click on "Command Prompt" once you see it in a window.

Next, what you want to do is run these two commands:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot


You can now restart, and we'll hope that it can boot again.

Best of luck,

PeregrineX
Only on the boot hard drive, but I believe that it selects it automatically when you run the commands.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #7
PeregrineX

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Before where you type the commands in, does it say "X:\Sources>", or did you try to change the directory to your C:\ drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #8
bmurts

windows 7
 
 

I dont even think I got up to that bit, I click load drivers then I have to select a storage device (my hard drive) but it doesn't show up




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Before where you type the commands in, does it say "X:\Sources>", or did you try to change the directory to your C:\ drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #9
PeregrineX

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmurts View Post
I dont even think I got up to that bit, I click load drivers then I have to select a storage device (my hard drive) but it doesn't show up




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeregrineX View Post
Before where you type the commands in, does it say "X:\Sources>", or did you try to change the directory to your C:\ drive?
Oh, I understand now! Also, sorry for the delay.

I need your system specs so I can figure out what drivers you need to download.

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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