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Windows 7: Reboot & Select proper Boot device

09 May 2014   #1

Reboot & Select proper Boot device

Hi I am new and created my account for this but will be sticking around.

So recently I was playing a game but then feel asleep while playing, when I woke up and turned on my pc this came up. I have been reading and watching videos for about 5 hours and going through BIOS trying to fix it but with no such luck. I do understand the videos and what I am required to do but when BIOS it looks completely different to theirs. Mainly because I cant seem to find the HDD and that is really annoying me. I don't know if its because of my computers age seeing that I purchased it in 2008 but if this doesn't help than I will have to get someone or take it to somewhere costing me a bit.

I am not the best at using computers so if you can make it as simple but affective as possible I would be extremely thankful.

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09 May 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP


Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with the hard drive test.

Is the hard drive detected anywhere in BIOS setup, including SATA, Storage, Boot order?
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09 May 2014   #3


No it doesn't come through on any of them from what I can see.
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09 May 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP


Then try reinstalling the HD to see if it can be detected, test it with disks suggested to see if you're missing it in BIOS and if so its exact condition. If it won't be detected then replace. There are some very good deals on SSD's right now. Am seeing daily 120gb at $59+ and 240gb for $115+ on Tiger Direct, New Egg, Best Buy and Rakuten.

You can google your exact Asus model + replace hard drive or upgrade to SSD to see video which will show you how to reinstall and then if necessary replace.
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10 May 2014   #5


Okay so I took out my hard drive and cleaned it up a little then put it back in nothing has changed in BIOS as much as I wish it would.
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10 May 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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10 May 2014   #7


I checked your link but I just want to know before I get this stuff do I need to be able to access my pc like its desktop or will it just run automatically from when I put it in no matter what is on my screen?
If your wondering I cant access my desktop only BIOS
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10 May 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You can run the drive test(s) without booting to Windows.
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16 May 2015   #9


I have the same problem and I want to kill myself, I have Windows 8 and I recently build my computer.

Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz 35 C
Haswell 22nm Technology
16,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (9-9-9-24)
MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) (SOCKET 0) 36 C
Panasonic-TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
PLX2483H (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (MSI) 43 C
238GB Crucial_CT256MX100SSD1 (SSD) 28 C
3726GB Western Digital WDC WD40EZRX-00SPEB0 (SATA) 29 C
238GB Crucial_CT256MX100SSD1 (SSD) 29 C
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Realtek High Definition Audio

My Computer works great ! but ownly if I instal a game the game it self works great but after a 15 min 25 min its freezes and I restart my computer and BAM ! select a propper boot device..... And lucky after Reboot 30 times I get to acces lucky my desktop and quickly delete the game and everything works fine again..

Wat can I do, please someone help me.

The games that caust the select a propper boot device where: Fable Anniversary, GTA 5, Wolfenstein.
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16 May 2015   #10
Microsoft MVP


You should ask at Windows 8 Forums. You are at
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