Get Data On Windows by Resolving “Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device” Error

“Hello all! My laptop was working fine, then after turning it on I received reboot and select proper boot device popup message. By chance, once it booted properly so I set it into sleep mode. After that I connected a USB drive so as to copy my files from Windows but then again struck with same error. Is there a trick to resolve this issue? Whoever is reading this, please provide me a solution to recover my data!”

It’s a kind of uncomfortable feeling when your Windows screen displays “reboot and select proper boot device” message while logging into your system.

Why am I perceiving such frequent bloopers on Windows system and what actually it is?

Reboot and select proper boot device is a kind of BIOS error. This message popup can be found whenever system’s BIOS is facing some complications in finding bootable devices or system drive. Generally, it occurs when operating system drive is unplugged or dispatched from PC’s motherboard or because of corrupted OS/Boot Volume of operating system. In simple words, BIOS will be unable to recognize operating system drive and if any other drive is yet connected to mainboard of computer then there are chances of such error appearance. And sometimes due to automatic system reset, BIOS may forget its boot selection settings and become incapable of booting main system drive that has OS installation.

Factors provoking such error message are:

  • Hard disk failure
  • When Boot partition is not set as active
  • Inaccurate boot order
  • Disk been left over in removable drive
  • Attempting to boot from hard disk that is nowhere identified as boot device
  • Booting from CD/DVD discs for OS installation
  • Activate or disable legacy mode in UEFI based computer system

How to fix REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE error?

Check out some troubleshooting methodologies-

1. Reinstall Windows

2. Prioritize boot order

Restart computer => open BIOS menu, this will be displayed on startup screen =>choose right key to open BIOS menu among Esc, Del, F2, F8, F10 or F12 keys =>go to Boot tab => change boot order, assign first priority to Hard disk drive => save the settings =>Restart your system.

3. Disable legacy boot mode (particular to UEFI based system)

Restart PC => navigate to UEFI menu by utilizing appropriate one in F2, F8, F12 or Del keys list => turn off the legacy option => save settings => exit from UEFI menu => Restart computer

4. Diskpart to activate boot partition

Boot from media after inserting Windows installation disc => at system recovery options, run command prompt => type DiskPart => hit Enter => type select disk 0 => press enter => again type list partition and press enter => type select partition, enter => lastly type active and enter

If problem still exists upon trying above techniques, then switch to next method to fix this issue and recover your vital data from Windows.

5. Get help of a recovery tool.

Spontaneously recover your data by fixing reboot error with appropriate utility called Yodot Hard Drive Recovery

This application is well built with an advanced scanning algorithm that deep scans every sector of disk to recover data without altering its original content. It ensures data retrieval from inaccessible, non-booting internal hard disk and also external hard drive that is not bootable. The utility creates disk images to bypass bad sectors and recovers data after disk image scanning done later. Yodot tool uses ZIP archive to compress regained data to save disk space. Supported hard drive types are IDE, SATA, PATA, ATA, SCSI, External drives, USB drives and many more. Software works well with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 versions of operating system.

Proceed with following steps to recover your data from non-booting Windows system

  • Step 1: Visit here to easily download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery application
  • Step 2: Launch program after installation is done and follow further instructions
  • Step 3: Choose the drive that needs data restoration. In case of non-bootable or crashed drive, connect hard drive to a healthy computer as secondary drive
  • Step 4: Once scanning is completed, a list of files will be displayed on screen for selection of data recovery
  • Step 5: Preview retrieved data for confirmation
  • Step 6: Save restored files in destination drive

It is suggested…!

  • To backup important files to avoid data loss
  • Not to save rescued files from non-bootable device onto same location

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