Select proper boot device or insert boot medi [Closed]

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 ryanraz -
Hello,



when i switch the comp on it saids reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. does anyone know what might be going on any help would be greatly appreciated

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Your hard drive is broken or unplugged.
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thanks for the reply, what i done is started it again and went int boot select and (start windows normally) was fine after that, wonder why it done it? thinking maybe the hard drive is on its way out, or it is 70-80% full do you think that could be a factor?
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It could be a loose connection or a power supply problem.
A hard drive with 20-30% free space would not have this problem.
This message is issued by the BIOS. So, you could have a problem with a weak CMOS battery that powers the BIOS. If the computer is 5 or 6 years old then you could have a CMOS battery problem.

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thanks for your reply , yes i think it probably is a loose connection as the other day i was inside the case installing a graphics card so i may of knocked something, it is a new motherboard so i doubt its the battery, unless the fella who put the board in used the battery from my old motherboard?