How to Fix ‘Reboot and Select proper Boot device’ on Windows 10 | 11?
Do you see the “Reboot and Select proper Boot device” error when starting your computer? Boot up again, but the message won’t go away? Don’t worry! The problem is severe, but it’s relatively easy to fix. Today’s article will show you how.
The “Reboot and Select proper Boot device” Solution
The message “Reboot and Select proper Boot device” can be seen when a user’s computer cannot access the Windows boot loader for some reason. Starting from the old XP and up to the latest builds of Windows 11 – absolutely every user of the ” window” OS can meet with this error.
- Key combination. The easiest solution is to press the CTRL+ALT+DELETE combination when starting the computer. Just reboot the PC and use the combination. Surprisingly, this solution helps many users.
- Adjusting the boot priority. You may see this error in case the boot order is messed up. Open the motherboard BIOS settings (DEL, F1, F2, F10 or ESC buttons) and reset them to the default values (Load Optimized Defaults). Make sure to save the changes! If that doesn’t help, go to the Boot Priority (Boot Order, etc.) section of the BIOS and put Windows Boot Manager first. Once again, save the settings.
- Reconnect the Windows drive. If the Windows drive does not appear in the BIOS, there may be something wrong with its connection. Open the system unit and reconnect the main drive to the motherboard. Make sure the power and data cables are connected correctly if you are using SATA. Replace the cables if possible. You must reconnect the M.2 drive as well. After reconnecting the drive, go back into the BIOS and see if the drive appears in the displayed devices.
Did none of the above help to boot the system normally? Unfortunately, there is obviously something wrong with your HDD/SSD. It is possible that you have encountered a hardware failure of the drive – it needs to be repaired or replaced.