This error is very common in all windows from windows XP to windows 8.1 but in windows 10, facing this error is not a big deal. In this tutorial, we will guide you how to fix this problem through simple methods. Just follow this guide and you are good to go.
Methods To Fix Error “Reboot and select proper boot device
Follow the below steps carefully:
Boot into BIOS To Change Boot Order
Entering into BIOS of your computer, you need to restart your computer and then as soon as it starts up, press the F2 button on your laptop. To enter to BIOS, the F2 key is usually used.
Step 1: Check The Hard disk Problem
This problem occurs due to hard disk problem, to check and repair the hard disk problem. You need to download “perfect system recovery” and then burn the ISO file to CD/DVD or USB using free burning software. You need to insert the media into the computer that is facing the error and then restart your computer and boot from the media. Select “Automated recovery” from the list of recovery option. Wait for the repairing process to complete and if find any problem with your hard disk during the process like RAM or Hard disk is failing or has failed, then all you need is to replace it with a new one. Starting over with the new installation of windows should fix this problem of “Reboot and select proper boot device”.
Step 2: How To Enable or Disable Legacy Boot
Don’t be afraid of the new word legacy boot, as the new computers that comes with windows 8 or higher, the BIOS has been replaced with UEFI. UEFI is known as Legacy boot. Normally, when the UEFI is turned on or off cause the error “Reboot and select proper boot device”.
If this is the cause of your problem, then simply enabling or disabling the Legacy boot features can fix this problem.
All you need is to restart your computer and when your computer starts up again, then press the F2 key or other key which suits your mother board. I recommend you to see the manual. It will help you about which function key to press in order to enter the UEFI settings. In UEFI settings, locate the “Legacy boot” option. If the “legacy boot” option is enabled, then disable it or if it is disabled, then enable it. At last, restart your computer and after your computer boots up again, then check the problem is error is gone or still persists.
Step 3: Change Your Computer Boot order
In order to overcome this problem, configure your computer boot order. Try to boot your computer from your hard disk first and all other options later. To do that follow the below steps carefully:
1. Restart your computer.
2. After your computer starts-up, press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 key depending on your BIOS manufacturer in order to enter in your computer BIOS settings.
3. Then choose to enter into BIOS setup.
4. Select the “Boot” tab using arrow key. You will see system appears in order of priority.
5. Give the top priority to “hard disk” and then save and exit the BIOS setup utility.
6. The changes will be successfully made to your computer.
Step 4: The Final Solution “Reinstall Windows”
If the above solutions does’not work for you, then don’t waste your time and simply proceed to reinstall your windows. All you need is to save all the important data before reinstalling windows. It will solve the problem for you and hope so, you will not face this kind of error again.
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