My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". I have to go into the BIOs and manually select the drive as a "boot override" option. I have to do this each time it's powered on.
When I installed Windows all three of my drives were connected.
I've tried every possible drive boot combination. I've read the manually thoroughly. I've Googled to exhaustion. There are an ass-ton of results that claim to help with this issue, but they all seem to boil down to setting your boot options correctly, which I've done. I've also tried to boot without any USB devices plugged in aside from my keyboard and mouse
There are 2 sections in my BIOS related to boot order-
Boot Option Priorities (manual description)-
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
This section gives me two options- one of which is my SSD and the other is a platter drive I have in there. It only gives those two options. Thing is, I have 2 platters and one SSD in there as well as an optical so I can't understand why this section is only showing the two. Either way, my SSD is first on that list, and yet the PC still won't boot to Windows off of it.
Boot Override (manual description)-
These item displays the available devices. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from the selected device.
This section lets me manually select a device to boot from. This is the only way I can get my system to boot to the correct drive. It shows all available boot options, even my USB ports if something is plugged in.
There's also sub-sections for HDD order and an optical "BBS", I believe. I'm not sure how these even come into play but I've also listed the correct order I want them to boot in those sections as well.
The boot section is 3.8 on page 3-51 if anyone is interested in looking at it-
I've just finished building this system. The only thing that concerns me is the fact that during the Windows installation for each of the two platter and the SSD they said "primary" next to them after I hit "format" on each one. Each of the three also have MBRs. I don't know if this has anything to do with it.
64-bit Windows 8.1 Home
- Mobo- Asus X-99 Deluxe
- CPU- Intel Core i7-5930K
- Video card- EVGA GeForce GTX770
- RAM- 4×4 gig GSKILL F4-2400C15Q-16GRB
- PSU- CORSAIR CSM Series CS750M 750W
- SSD- Samsung 840 Pro, MZ-7PD256BW
- HDD- Western Digital 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache OEM Desktop Hard Drive, Black, WD2003FZEX
- HDD- About a year and a half-old WD 1TB drive, not sure the model number.
Some BIOSes arrange the boot devices into categories. So in the boot order, you can select hard drive, optical drive, USB drive, etc. But in each of those categories, you have to select WHICH hard drive, optical drive, or USB drive is the "master", which may not be on the same screen.