Reboot and select proper boot device

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1netimeuse

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my hdd recently died on me so today i got and installed the new one, tried booting up the pc and got the infamous "reboot and select proper boot device", ive tried basically every fix i could find online except replacing the csom battery, i dont have a way to get a new one, so, can anyone help?
 

crjdriver

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You cannot just install a hard drive and expect the system to boot windows. If this was the only drive in your system, you need to install windows [or some other operating system]
 

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The hard drive that failed contained the Windows operating system that allowed your computer to load and work.
The replacement hard drive that you installed contains nothing, so your computer cannot load and work.
The message you are seeing when you start your computer is normal.
You need to re-install the Windows operating system in the replacement hard drive.

Is your computer a factory brand one or a self built one?
Do you have the Windows operating system in a DVD or USB thumb drive so you can re-install it?

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For future reference, you are able to mark your own thread as solved using the button at the upper left. No need for this one; I have marked it for you.
 
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