Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

My laptop shows a MSG reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.when I press any key the same MSG is displayed.

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Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
I'm running windows 7 which froze on me earlier ( I was just browsing the internet, and trying to open a program) when it froze, so I tried ctrl-alt-delete and selecting task manager, but after it didn't work I just rebooted.

Now, after attempting to reboot I am greeted by an error message. I see the Asus logo, which isthen followed by a flashing underscore (_) then the error message appears.
The message reads:

"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."

I have checked my boot priority in BIOS and 1st is my HDD and 2nd is ATAPI CDROM.


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I installed multiple programs on my flash drive but nothing worked.

The closest I got to anything working was when I (illegally) downloaded a windows 7 iso image thingy onto my flash drive but it seems you need an OS system to install an OS system or something anyway that didn't work.

I'm going on vacation soon and I need my netbook!


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Recently I got a new hard drive and installed it with the intention to install windows 7 onto it from a disc. First, I decided I would copy a couple files onto it to make sure that I didn't lose a few of my documents during the change.

Now, whenever it starts, it gives the error "No boot device detected, insert system disk and press f1 to continue." So, I putin my windows 7 disk and rebooted the computer.

Windows installed just fine, and it functioned properly. However, when I turned off my computer, once I turned it on again it gave the same error. I found out that I could install windows 7and get it running, but when it turns off it seems like it no longer functions.

I have tried some other solutions and they have not worked. I am fairly certain that the hard drive is set up correctly.


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my problem is the laptop will not boot evey time, it makes the usual noises but nothing happens, the on third or fourth try it will boot and run perfectly all day. it I switch off it might or might not boot up first time...


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I think it is possible in XP to have dual boot or n-boot


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without elaborating, things happen, now the sequencing shows two possible booting options.

but when I boot up- a screen appears for a few seconds- acting as if I can make a choice. how do I make that screen disappear. so when I boot up again- it performs the usual normal Win 7startup procedures? smooth as silk, like before.


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One of the computers I maintain at work will not boot past the "Welcome" screen. It had a wireless keyboard and mouse. Oh, Compaq Pentium 4 1GB RAM 300GB HDD. (it is the oldest machine here) So the wireless keyboard did not make the setup or boot menu respond so I plugged in a USB keyboard.

I was able to get to Setup where the keyboard worked okay, set the boot order to CD/DVD in all four places, and hit F10 to save and exit.

PC went to the "Press any key to boot from CD" keyboard not recognized, boot from HDD. Shut down restarted, hit ESC for Boot menu.

Got the menu, keyboard would not respond had to shut down and restart again, I could not get to Safe Mode because again, the keyboard will not respond. I tried different USB keyboards, different USB ports, all the same.

I'm at my wit's end. I'm about ready to call it dead and replace it but I thought I would just post this here to see ifanyone had an idea that I didn't already have.


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Since the repair install, the dual boot option menu no longer appears. I assume the repair install overwrote the relevant boot files on the C:\ drive.

How can I restore these options?


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I think this problem has something to do with my graphics drivers. What do I do?

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OS: Windows 7 SP1
RAM: 4 GB
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click repair your computer. I do not have a windows 7 disc.


DVD not recognized by Windows 7
I have a system an ASUS mother board, running 32-bit Win7. I added a IDE hard drive with Win XP. So the XP hard drive and the DVD are on the same cable. The DVD is set to Master, the HDD set to slave. (Tried various combinations of this.)

I can boot to either drive at BIOS boot. I can also run the XP Setup disc. So the DVD works fine under XP.

When I book with Win7, the DVD and the XP drive do not show up in the Device Manager. Tried an MS Fix it. Win7 just ignores both devices on the IDE socket.


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I am unable to boot up my computer without the windows 7 installation disk. If I try without an installation disk, an error message comes up saying that there is no bootable device and a bootable disk must be inserted.

However, when running the computer with the windows installation disk, it goes directly to the windows setup screen without prompting so. Then, to top it all off, when asked to select an existing drive to work with, no drive appears and thus, the selection box is blank.

When trying system repair, the problem cannot be identified and system restore cannot fix the problem either.

But, I am certain that the drive still works because it can be heard within the computer when it is working. What should I do? Nothing seems to work.


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Can anyone advise whether or not there is a way I would be able to use MS Windows 7 64-bit on the OCZ hybrid to install a full system backup of my existing Windows 7 64-bit boot drive? Would I have to first do a clean install of Widows 7 64-bit on the new OCZ hybrid (including pre-instaling boot drivers (F6) as part of the setup procedure) and THEN use the clean Windows 7 installation toinstall the backup "over itself"?


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now when I start the booting up process, the windows boot manager appears and gives a quick glimpse of alternatives- go to install or go to win 7. I have to go to Win 7 and then the windows 7 opening scren appears (password screen). then it is business as usual.

is there a way to avoid this 2nd step?