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Reboot and select proper boot device

By PISSED
Jul 15, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I'm in L.A. at the moment, trying to fix my cousin's cd tray issue, now its become a rebooting issue. I went into the BIOs and it recognises the HDD. and i set it up to boot from the HDD first but I'm still getting the "Reboot and select proper boot device" error. Is there a way to fix this w/o having to do the windows installer.

    p.s. the CD trays are NOT working.

    thnx.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Means it is not finding any valid bootmanager

    There are ways to repair the bootmanager, ie

    You could try bootcfg /rebuild
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317521

    But in most cases you just need to select one of the following

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
    http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

    Vista Repair:
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/windows_vista_repair_options.htm
     
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