How to Fix Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device

Want to know how to fix reboot and select proper boot device. When your system BIOS can’t find the boot device which is installed by the OS, then you might encounter the error reboot and select the proper boot device. As the error is referred to as the BIOS error so that you can get the error message on any of your computers running the OS Windows 10 or 8 or 9. This might always happen on the devices like ASUS, Gigabyte laptop, Toshiba, and Acer. even if you reboot the computer, still you may find the windows startup is blocked in most of the cases,  if this happens.

Due to the corrupted system files, a failed or the failing hard disk drive and if you have booted your computer this error can be shown up out of nowhere. But recently my of the users had reported that they are encountering the error message by the computer that “when starting the Windows, it asks them to insert the proper boot media.

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Moreover, this issue is annoying most users of windows. So, in this article, we will try to resolve by the simple and easy troubleshooting methods, keep continue reading this article so that you will not be confused while performing the troubleshooting techniques.

How to Fix Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device?

If you could not find the exact reason, then you can follow the given below steps to fix the error reboot and select proper boot device windows 10, But all the possible reasons that cause the error, it is quite difficult. Indeed you have to go through a lot of attempts.

So, in this article, we will go through the attempts to fix the issue systematically. Additionally, we are provided the different solutions for different users. All the methods may help you to fix the error reboot and select the proper boot device.

Change the Boot Order

In most cases, due to the wrong boot order in the BIOS, you may encounter the error reboot and select the proper boot device. Therefore, you can list the devices in the BIOS, that your computer should try to boot from the First. The different devices can be,

  • USB – which is used to install and repair the files.
  • Hard Drive.
  • DVD drive – this can be used to install Windows.
  • Network – for the automatic installation of the windows, used by the Companies.

Devices like the USB cable should be Unplug from the computer before we head to the BIOS.  And makes sure that there are no DVDs on the DVD drives. Now, let us try rebooting your computer and check if this helps you to resolve the issue.

By Change Boot Order, select the Proper Boot Device

Your Bios should be configured properly, by default. In your Bios, normally there is nothing to change. Therefore the first thing that we should need to do is to reset your BIOS to the Factory Default.

if this process doesn’t help you to fix the error, then we will be going to check if and change the boot order manually, to the correct order. To do so follow the given described steps.

  • Restart your computer.
  • Depending on the brand of your computer, press “Del,  F2, F10, or Esc. But most the computer supports the “Del”. If it doesn’t works then try the other keys.
  • Now, reset your BIOS back to the Factory Default.

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  • Then, reboot your computer and check if it works.
  • If not, head back to the “BIOS”.
  • Now, find the Boot Order or the Boot Options Settings (try the Storage or the System Configuration Tab).

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  • In the list make sure that your hard drive is the first device.
  • Now, restart your computer.

Check if the Boot Device is Detected

If the above process doesn’t help you to fix the error, then you have to make that your hard drive is found by the BIOS. For the desktop, it is the most common issue that the hard drive to be disconnected.

For the Desktops

  • First, you have to make sure that your computer is turned off and removed the power cable.
  • Now, find the hard drive and check if the connectors are connected properly.
  • Then after plugin the power cable back and follow the given below steps.

For Notebooks

  • If possible, you have to remove the battery.
  • At the bottom of your laptop, open the battery lid.
  • Now, check if the head drive is connected properly or not.
  • But the battery back into its place properly.

After this, we have to check if the bios find the hard drive or not.

  • Start your computer and open the Bios.
  • Now, you need to look for the Hard Drive self-test and then run it.
  • In the Bios, if you don’t have the hard drive self-test. Then you can head to the devices and check if the head drive is listed there or not.

Disable the Legacy Boot

Modern of the computer doesn’t come to the true Bios, but instead, they use the UEFI, which looks similar. But the UEFI is faster, has more capabilities, and most of the time, it is more user-friendly. Legacy Boot is the option that the UEFI comes with and causes the “Reboot and select the proper boot device”  error when it is active. So, check if the legacy boot is turned off.

  • First, restart your computer and then enter the Bios by pressing the keys F1, Del, F12.
  • Now, look for the legacy Boot Options which is under the advance or the security tab. To find it simply click through the different tabs.
  • Then, disable the Legacy Boot options.

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  • Now the save the Bios settings and restart your computer.

Rebuild the MBR

This method on reboot and select proper boot device is recommended for the legacy Bios Users, to fix the issue reboot, and select the proper boot device. Then follow the given below steps to do so.

  • Select the disk, in the main window of the MiniTool Partition Wizard, where the windows are, and click on the “Rebuild MBR” feature.
  • To makes the changes, click on the “Apply”.
  • After this, then you have to restart your windows

After this, you have to restart your windows. Or else you need to make the next reboot and then select proper boot device fix.

Repair the Windows Boot Loader

The boot order is correct if the bios could find the hard drive. But if you are still encountering the error reboot and select the proper boot device, then it might be because the boot partition is corrupted. You need to install the Windows10 or recovery USB, to repair this.  To do so on reboot and select proper boot device follow the given below steps.

  • From the Windows 10 installation USB, boot your computer.
  • In the windows setup screen, select Repair your computer.

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  • Click on the troubleshoot.
  • Now, select the Advance option.
  • First, run the startup repair.

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  • if this doesn’t help, then head back to the Troubleshoot > Advance options.
  • Next, choose the Command Prompt.
  • Then, enter the following commands. After each command makes sure you press the enter.
    “# On new computers with a UEFI bios
    bcdboot C:\windows
    # On older computers:
    bootrec /FixMbr
    bootrec /FixBoot
    bootrec /ScanOs
    bootrec /RebuildBcd”.
  • Now, type exit and restart your computer. After this reboot and select proper boot device will be fixed.

Conclusion

With the above steps, hope you have fixed the error reboot and select the proper boot device on your device. And you have to note that your hard drive self is simply corrupted or damaged if you didn’t find the hard drive in the Bios and if you are sure that it is connected properly. If you have my doubts on reboot and select proper boot device feel free to text us at Techy2Tech and stay tuned for more updates.

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