I have tried to fix a problem that I've had for days. I have recently built my own computer (bought computer parts myself) and tried to boot the computer, but have have not managed to do so at all.
At first I thought it was the new hard drive that was either broken or that i might have installed it incorrectly, but then i tried to take the new hard drive and install it in another computer and see if i got the same problem. I managed to boot it correctly and installed Windows 7 on it without any problems (still working properly on the other computer). But, as soon as I install it on the new computer, i cant get it to boot. The only thing that happens is that I get a black screen with white text that says "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".
I know that you have to enter the BIOS and change the boot order ie. in the order that the computer should boot from first, etc.. I have already done that, and the issue remains the same.
Here are some points on what I've already done and tested without any results in case anyone was wondering:
# Have changed the boot order in the BIOS so that my new hard drive booted first. - No success
# Have tried booting from USB flash drive with installed and bootable Windows 7 to see if it will boot any other device other than a regular SATA harddrive. - No success
# Have tried to install and boot a used hard drive with an installed and fully functional Windows 7. Difference here is that I do not get a black screen with the white text, but manages to boot the hard drive up to the beginning of the Windows 7 logo, but then ends there and later asking me to open the windows recovery, and so I did and it found no problems. (as i said, the hard drive works properly already).
# Have changed the PSU and SATA cables to see if some of the cables were broken etc.. - No success
# Have cleared the CMOS and resetting the BIOS to the default settings. - No success.
# The BIOS is already up to date with the newest version.
# Have disabled the secure boot feature that usually comes in new UEFI BIOS versions. - No success.
# Have tried all the different boot modes available, and that is, AHCI, IDE and RAID. - No success.
# As previously stated, i have tried to install the new hard drive into another computer and have managed to boot the hard drive and install Windows 7 without a problem. - Had success.
i really appreciate if anyone has a solution, it's really sad that things like this happen and you dont have any more ideas on what to do about it. Thank you!
PSU Cooler Master G650M, 650W
CPU: Intel i7 4770K 3.5GHz (have not overclocked it)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB Pro (2x8) 2400MHz RED
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC MATE
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 770 SC ACX 2GB (have not overclocked it)
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo