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Topic # 111882 18-Nov-2012 18:17 Send private message

Okay. most of you are probably going to say Reinstall your OS. I CAN'T.

So here's my story:

My C drive with windows 7 stuffed up, so i got a new hard drive which i installed. Then when I turned on my computer, and inserted my windows 7 cd, I got the error "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

I keep pressing any key, and it keeps spamming me with that error. So I went into the bios, and yes, the cd/dvd drive was selected as first boot. The 2nd one was my hard drive. So I cannot reinstall windows, and I Don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it.

So please, someone help me. When I listed while it's giving me the error, the dvd isn't spinning and isn't making any sound. So that could be the problem, but I am not sure.

Please Help.

thanks.

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  Reply # 719104 18-Nov-2012 18:25 Send private message

Sometimes when you boot with a CD/DVD in the drive the BIOS will show a message similar to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD". Are you missing this message?

Alternatively when booting you can hit F10 or ESC and then go to a Boot Menu where you can select which device to boot from, regardless of the list in BIOS.






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  Reply # 719105 18-Nov-2012 18:27 Send private message

freitasm: Sometimes when you boot with a CD/DVD in the drive the BIOS will show a message similar to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD". Are you missing this message?

Alternatively when booting you can hit F10 or ESC and then go to a Boot Menu where you can select which device to boot from, regardless of the list in BIOS.


I am not seeing the press any key to boot from blah blah.
Yea, and when I press f11, which we can choose where to boot from, there's 2 hard drives, and the cd. I press on the cd one, and still same message.

 

 



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  Reply # 719106 18-Nov-2012 18:28 Send private message

Did you perhaps knock the data cable for the DVDROM drive off the motherboard or from the drive itself when you installed the new hard drive?




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  Reply # 719107 18-Nov-2012 18:30 Send private message

BigHammer: Did you perhaps knock the data cable for the DVDROM drive off the motherboard or from the drive itself when you installed the new hard drive?


Nope, it's all connected.

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  Reply # 719108 18-Nov-2012 18:32 Send private message

SATA or IDE? And are you sure the install disk isn't damaged?




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  Reply # 719110 18-Nov-2012 18:33 Send private message

BigHammer: SATA or IDE? And are you sure the install disk isn't damaged?


I've tried other disks, and still same problem.
EDIT: It's SATA

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  Reply # 719111 18-Nov-2012 18:36 Send private message

An alternative is to create an ISO from the DVD, install and run the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and create a bootable USB key. Then use the USB key to install Windows from.

You will need another PC to create the iso, install the tool, and obviously a 8GB USB key.






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  Reply # 719116 18-Nov-2012 18:56 Send private message

freitasm: An alternative is to create an ISO from the DVD, install and run the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and create a bootable USB key. Then use the USB key to install Windows from.

You will need another PC to create the iso, install the tool, and obviously a 8GB USB key.

Alright, ill try that.



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  Reply # 719134 18-Nov-2012 19:52 Send private message

Alright, after I did what said, it get this error:

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  Reply # 719179 18-Nov-2012 20:52 Send private message

Interesting, because booting from the install USB shouldn't be any different than booting from the install DVD.

It sounds like some hardware problem there.




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  Reply # 719198 18-Nov-2012 21:38 Send private message

what is your hardware spec?

tried turning quick post off in bios and does it report anything?

done anything to the bios lately? overclocking or anything like that? reset to default is usually safe if you have.

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  Reply # 719457 19-Nov-2012 12:56 Send private message

Just Windows 7 on the machine or are you dual booting with Linux?


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  Reply # 719469 19-Nov-2012 13:08 Send private message

Boot to a command prompt, I usually use a bootable USB flash drive. Try some of the commands below :

chkdsk /r c:
Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

If you're dual booting with some other OS it'll more than likely remove the boot menu but may fix the booting issue.

Other thing to check in the BIOS and see what mode the HDD is in, AHCI would probably be best. Even resetting the BIOS defaults maybe the way to go.



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  Reply # 719548 19-Nov-2012 15:21 Send private message

I might just take it to a computer store to try get it fixed. I'm thinking it's the cd/dvd rom, because I don't hear the cd spinning.

Thanks guys for all your help, i really appreciate it :)

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