UPDATE: Solved it. Disregard. I'm leaving this all here for reference.
Hello all. Long time reader, first time poster.
I have a new (to me) HP M1170N computer. It came with Windows 7. I purchased it because the mother board on my M1080N fried. I was setting it up last night and Media Center was giving me fits. So, I took the HDD out of my M1080N (which is loaded with XP) and put it in the M1170N. When I booted I got a warning:
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I put the HDD with Windows 7 back in and I get the same message shown above. I apparently did something stupid in BIOS because for a while my boot device priority list was gone.
BIOS is: v02.54 © Copyright 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
Update: I went into every screen in BIOS and loaded setup defaults. That got me back my boot device list.
It now shows:
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [3M-HL-DT-STDVDR]
> CDROM Drives
> Network Boot
It still won't boot with either HDD. It will boot to a CD/DVD. I have Windows XP in the DVD drive and it will boot to that. Not sure if that is any help, just more information.
Also, I have a Personal Media drive. When I insert it the boot process stalls on the HP welcome screen.
I would prefer to get the Windows 7 HDD working again, but would like the option to use the XP HDD as well.
Right now, I will take ANything.
Edited by bridgemn, 27 June 2013 - 12:50 PM.