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Win 7 reboot and select proper boot device error message

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hypercite, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. Hypercite

    Hypercite Thread Starter

    Jan 16, 2006
    Hey guys!
    I know this is a common problem but mine is quite specific and I just cant loose the information on my computer.

    System spec:
    Intel Xeon 5520
    Intel SSD 160 GB (Boot HDD)
    2x 1TB Samsung HDD in RAID 0 (yes they are striped)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
    12 GB Corsair RAM
    Fractal Design R3

    Alright so (OF COURSE) this happened when I was making backups of my files and trying to connect an external eSATA drive.
    So now I am sitting here with an empty back up drive and a computer that wont start.

    HDD Setup:
    My computer uses the SSD to boot from and has been working perfectly until today.
    It also has the two other hard drives that I use for fast storage.
    To enable the Raid setup I use LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility.
    This function starts during boot and checks after HDD's and makes sure they are online.

    Problem (short version):
    So today I was setting up a new external HDD to backup my entire computer (LaCie D2 Quadra).
    After trying to configure the computer to recognize the drive through eSATA suddenly my computer did not want to boot.

    Boot message:
    "Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device"

    I have tried booting from the Win 7 DVD but the computer does not recognize that the SSD drive has an installation.

    How do I force the computer to check for the installation?
    Can I start in safe mode in any way?

    Thanx for any help and sorry for the long long post.


    Detailed description of the steps that created the problem:
    I formated the new drive with NTSC using the usb cable and shut down the computer.
    I then switched to the eSATA cable and started the computer.
    The computer booted quite normally (a bit slower) and I set up the RAID utility to recognize the new HDD.
    Everything seemed fine and my computer booted.
    However in Win 7 I couldn't see the new drive anyway.
    So I rebooted and checked everything and started again.
    Same thing.
    Then I pulled the plug of the drive and rebooted with the usb plugged in again.
    This time everything again seemed normal but just as the Win 7 login screen was gonna appear the computer switched of.
    I pulled out the usb of the new HDD.
    Booted normally and came to a "windows repair screen" with the option to repair or boot normally.
    I choose to repair and followed along.
    Reboot, and windows was running.
    I inserted the new drive again using USB and wanted to copy all my files to the drive.
    Seeing that this was gonna take 22 hours I decided to try the eSATA again.
    So I rebooted and inserted the drive via eSATA.
    Thats when the error message started to show.
    And now I cant start the computer in any way.
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    So the computer will not boot with the external drive disconnected?

    As a side note, the USB and eSATA cannot be connected at the same time. One or the other, but not both. The USB can be connected while the PC is up and running. The eSATA will likely, depending on the motherboard chipset, connected before the PC is powered on (and disconnected after it is powered off).
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