I've spent the weekend installing Windows 7 on new hardware and updating the OS with drivers, updates, etc. Everything worked just fine. I brought the computer into the office today and turned it on. I got the message, "Reboot and select proper Boot device / or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
All I did was plug in peripherals: USB keyboard, wireless mouse, USB printer, network, and external USB drive. The latter (USB drive) is the only thing different from when I was building the computer. Possibly that has something to do with it?
The system is AMD FX8530, Asus M5A97 2.0 motherboard and The bios version is the latest. The disk partitions show:
sda1 100M EFI System
sda2 128M Microsoft reserved
sda3 931.3G basic data
I've tried setting the boot order to booting from the drive UEFI and non-UEFI, same results. When I examine the sda3 partition in Linux, all the data appears to be there.
What can I do to fix this? If I don't have a solution soon I'll have to try restarting the build from scratch as this workstation has to be operational within the next 18 hourse.