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[FIXED] "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key..."

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First of all, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, it's with Windows 7 so I assume this is the right place, more to the point, when I restart my computer it will come up with "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key..." rather than booting into Windows, it also doesn't allow me to boot into the Bios (Extremely annoying whilst trying to overclock!!!) And I can fix it by turning off the power, pressing the PC's power button to get rid of the power still there and turning the power back on, but this is a massive inconvenience, especially as my PC is down on the floor.
My specs are as follows:
MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming edition Motherboard
Intel core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600 MHz
Gigabyte GTX 650 ti 2gb
Samsung 840 120GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
This hasn't always happened, its only a new build, and it randomly started happening a few days ago.
Thanks for any responses!!!
post #2 of 15
Well first things first, whats the material on the floor?

Make sure all your contacts are connected, I hate to say it but sometimes you get that ONE cable that screws with everything.

But just based on your information thus far, its sounding like your CMOS battery isnt holding a charge for what ever reason, so your settings are being kept. Have you checked the CMOS itself yet? It could just be a bad contact
    
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Well first things first, whats the material on the floor?

Make sure all your contacts are connected, I hate to say it but sometimes you get that ONE cable that screws with everything.

But just based on your information thus far, its sounding like your CMOS battery isnt holding a charge for what ever reason, so your settings are being kept. Have you checked the CMOS itself yet? It could just be a bad contact

It's currently sitting on carpet, but i could raise it if necessary, and all my cables are connected properly, and what exactly is the CMOS? I'm new to a lot of this and this is my first build, so i haven't checked the CMOS
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CMOS is the little battery (looks like a watch battery) that holds your settings for your next boot. Otherwise you would have to reconfigure your settings during every boot, which as you have learned can be a pain lol

When you do your cold boot, are all your settings reset to stock or auto settings?

I would get something to get it off the carpet, Components have come a long way from the older days but its a good practice to not have your electronics on something that can generate a static discharge.

For a simple solution or quick fix, just grab an empty card board box or something and flatten it, set the tower on top of it.

After taking a quick look at your motherboard, I dont see a quick reset button for CMOS on your motherboard. The CMOS battery is between your 3rd and 4th pcie lanes
    
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I have indeed learned that!! When i reboot it the bios settings remain as they were, and aren't reset, I'll find something to put my PC on now, but is the little white square thingo the cmos button in the following picture? (This is of my Motherboard)
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Oh thats a better picture lol, the component in question is your optical sound output.

The tiny little black button is very likely your CMOS reset switch, but I would confirm with your motherboard book to be sure. Try "clearing" your CMOS by removing the battery and power to the computer. So that way you know you are starting from scratch as opposed to figuring out what mystical setting maybe harboring you lol.

Put the battery back in before starting your machine though, and be sure to ground yourself before touching your motherboard by touching your case.

EDIT: Before doing any of that though, check your BIOS and see what your boot settings are. There may be an easy fix in there
    
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Haha a tad to late for "Before" but I had aready tried that and it was set for my SSD, I turned it on and it came up with my specs and that and set press f1 to setup o f2 to continue, but that screen had skipped by the time i plugged my keyboard back in anyway, and its turned on, so i'll see if it still does it now
EDIT: Same screen (The error one) I'll try rebooting it and checking the bios settings
2ND EDIT: The bios settings are all the same as they originally were, so the boot priority is still the SSD
Edited by Shurtugal - 7/7/13 at 6:52am
post #8 of 15
Try moving your sata connection to another port or try another cable. I doubt that could be your solution but with these things you always have to rule out your variables to some kind of declaration can be made. Worst comes to worst use your dvd and repair your startup as its looking like its losing the Bootmgr for Windows 7 but hard to say for certain at this point
    
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Trying a different sata cable and/or a different port just comes up with a different error message, with the same temporary fix, I need to track down my Windows Disk, I know its here somewhere! tongue.gif Will repairing it with the disk lose my settings/files?
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

...I would get something to get it off the carpet, Components have come a long way from the older days but its a good practice to not have your electronics on something that can generate a static discharge...

    I would like to gently point out that practically all computer cases are made of a metal of some sort that is connected to ground through the ground prong on the power supply, so static discharge shouldn't apply, IMHO.  I do agree with getting the computer off of the floor, mainly because of possible dampness, though. thumb.gif
 
 
    While this may not be the problem, let's not forget that the CMOS battery can run out just like any other battery.  If you've got a voltmeter around, it's easy to test the CMOS battery.  Put the meter in the 5–20 VDC scale and touch the negative (black) probe to the computer's metal case, and touch the positive probe onto the top of the CMOS battery (while the computer is unplugged, of course).  The CMOS battery usually is a flat silver looking disc about an inch in diameter, with markings etched in the top reading "3V", located on the motherboard somewhere.  Anywhere between 2.8 and 3.2 volts would be a good reading for the CMOS battery.
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