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Reboot and select proper boot device

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.

  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

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

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step

    Vista Repair:
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