Microsoft Surface "select proper boot device" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm getting the following message on my Microsoft Surface unit: 

    ‘Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in select boot device and press a key’.

    I have rebooted with no luck. I have also turned off the machine and rebooted but still no luck. Can anybody help?

    The unit has been running fine since January.




    Friday, March 19, 2010 4:15 PM


All replies

  • You can try to restore the unit to the factory state - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692045.aspx but if the unit is not detecting the Hard drive as it appears you need to get the unit repaired. Please contact support for additional assistance at 866-425-8880


    Chris Wojahn

    Microsoft Surface Solutions & Support

    Escalation Engineer, Critical Problem Resolution


    Monday, March 22, 2010 9:13 PM
  • Thanks very much Chris, I will try to restore it to the factory state first. The number you gave me for support seems to be a US number, I'm based in Ireland, do you happen to know the support number for Ireland or Europe?




    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:32 AM
  • All support numbers can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/surface/services
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 8:10 PM