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New hard drive was installed and will not boot

When D Top turned on I get the following message;
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key_

I have tried every boot device available to no avail. Followed all the suggestions from Seagate and still no help! Any other help would be appreciated.

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Plz check if your hard drive is detecting,if yes then try to reinstall the OS otherwise your hdd is dead and replace it.

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