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Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Iheartemos21, Jan 19, 2016.

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  1. Iheartemos21

    Iheartemos21 Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2016
    I have a Windows 8 computer that is 4 months old. I just had it repaired where they had to replace the mother board and I keep having this annoying problem. I keep getting a screen that tells me I have to reboot and select proper boot device. Can anyone help me with this problem. I had to go back twice to the place I got it repaired because of this and the guy did it in five minutes but it keeps happening. Any suggestions ?
  2. metallica5456

    metallica5456 Trusted Advisor

    Apr 1, 2013
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    If its not working AFTER the shop worked on it, TAKE IT BACK.

    I would demand that they show you it working BEFORE you leave with it.

    As for the cause, it could be a bad SATA cable, bad SATA port, or even bad hard drive.

    If it is connected properly to motherboard (open case and verify)

    It should be shown in the BIOS. Can you check BIOS to verify its detected?
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Is that a custom-built or a factory-brand computer?
    If it's a factory-brand computer and you bought it brand new, it should have at least a 12-month warranty on it.
    I sure hope you're not getting ripped off by some unscrupulous shop.

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  4. iamkebinavila


    Jan 20, 2016
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    Mark Kevin
    check the cord of your drives because the os does'nt detect your drives
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