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Specs are in my sig.
So I just got my parts for my new PC. I've put everything together and everything powers on. But when I try to install Windows, I just get the error message
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device."

This is really frustrating. I just want to install Windows on my computer but something that seems like such a simple problem has had me stumped for over 5 hours. I've tried installing using USB and an installation disc and still no luck. I'm hoping some of the intelligent people of OCN can help me, because I have never had this problem when assembling a PC before. My specs are in my sig. Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 16
Are you telling it to boot from the CD in the BIOS?
Edited by Wheezo - 8/19/11 at 7:56pm
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post #3 of 16
your computer is doing what it should normally do when windows is installed; boot from the hard drive. you need to go into your bios and set your boot priority to boot from the CD drive instead. press f10 or delete or whatever is specified in your motherboard manual to enter the BIOS to make the changes.
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Sorry I didn't say that before, but I have done that. I've set the BIOS to boot from CD/DVD first, and I even went to the boot device selection by pressing Del upon start up. It gives me the same error. The board has a UEFI Bios I believe, do you think that may be causing the problem?
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post #5 of 16
Is the DVD drive recognized in the BIOS?
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Is the DVD drive recognized in the BIOS?
Yes it is, it even works in another computer. I also tried putting the CD that came with the MoBo in during boot and it boot from it with no problem.
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Originally Posted by xJavontax View Post
Yes it is, it even works in another computer. I also tried putting the CD that came with the MoBo in during boot and it boot from it with no problem.
Have you ever verified that the Windows disc you're using has worked properly elsewhere? Did you burn it? Or is it a retail/OEM copy?
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Try switching from AHCI -> IDE mode or visa versa. If it doesn't work, keep it set on AHCI.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by EfemaN View Post
Have you ever verified that the Windows disc you're using has worked properly elsewhere? Did you burn it? Or is it a retail/OEM copy?
Yes it works fine when I tested my USB stick in my Dad's computer. It's a downloaded version purchased from the Microsoft website. I tried burning it to a disc as well to see if it would help with no success.
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post #10 of 16
I had a similar problem with a laptop when I reset the CMOS battery. The problem in my case was that "boot from USB floppy" and "boot from USB flash" had higher priority than the DVD driver and the hard drive. So I made the DVD driver first in the boot order and the hard drive second. Everything worked fine afterwards.
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