Reboot and select proper boot device; BIOS not listing hard drive as boot device

By dgarman
Nov 19, 2010
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  1. My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

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

    The only thing I can manage to pull up is the CMOS Setup Utility. Looking through the menu I found the Boot sequence menu; however, the only device listed is cd/dvd and I read that hard drive should be listed.

    Any ideas on a possible problem?

    I am thinking that my hard drive might be shot because I am almost positive it is not due to loose cables. On the other hand I was thinking that it could possibly be due to a virus because I had found a Trojan earlier with my virus scanner.

    Appreciate any feedback I can get.

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