Boot Device Error

Hi there

I installed a WD 1TB Blue Edition 3.5" SATA3 Internal HDD as a second hard drive in my PC (Windows 7).

I formatted and partitioned it and it worked fine.

But when I restarted my computer a few days later, I received a “Reboot and select proper boot device” error.

I went into BIOS and made sure the boot devices were in the correct order (with Windows Boot Manager as first). They were. I also tried disabling every boot device except WIndows Boot Manager. I kept getting the error though.

My power supply is 400W which I think is adequate. I have also tried removing the drive and re-installing, but keep getting the same error.

Any ideas appreciated.


Did you try checking the physical SATA ports of your system? Some motherboards will give boot priority to SATA port 0 regardless of BIOS settings.

Did you ever find a way to get this drive working? I’m having a similar issue.