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Windows 7: ASUS MoBo will not boot on SSD drive on new build

11 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
ASUS MoBo will not boot on SSD drive on new build

I have just completed a new build. On first switch on the BIOS loaded & I received the message 'Re-boot & Select proper boot device'.

I can't get past this.

The build has a SSD drive only, the onboard graphics is being used for now, I have not yet connected a CD'DVD drive & no other drives.

I have initialised the drive in another PC but that has not resolved the issue.

All components are new, has anyone had a similar problem, it's got me puzzled?

Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN 3
Intel i5 2500K 3,3 Ghz 1155
Corsair Vengence memory 16GB
Corsair 60GB Force 3A SSD SATAiii 6Gb/s

Any help would be appreciated.


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11 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

uEFT BIOS setup:
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard EFI BIOS - YouTube
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Is the drive detected in BIOS?
Is said drive set as first boot device in BIOS?
Is windows installed to said drive?
If no you will have to boot to your install media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

After alphanumeric's suggestions, do you have a bootable device attached, such as a USB flash drive to install Windows 7? If the drive is blank (as it should be), and you have no optical drive, the computer may be trying to find something bootable and failing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Set the DVD drive first to boot.

Then Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks to everyone, I will try the suggestions today & see if it solves the problem.

I didn't realise that the MoBo was set to AHCI mode by default!

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