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Issues Detecting Bootable Devices

Q: Issues Detecting Bootable Devices

Hello, I've been experiencing a string of bad luck with my Asus G75VW laptop.

Recently my 1TB harddrive showed signs of dying, so I pulled a 70gig harddrive out of an old laptop and replaced it till I got a new drive. A few days later the 70gig puckered out as well, I just wiped it and reinstalled windows and it worked for a day or two and then it failed again. I decided to pull another harddrive out of another laptop I had and after a few hours of it working great, my computer began to start freezing and then blue screened. After it crashed, I powered back up and now I can't see any options for bootable devices; no harddrives, no usb, not even my DVD drive. It does detect that the harddrive is there in the Sata Configuration. Also, the boot splash no longer appears when powering up if that could be a possible clue to my problem.

TL;DR After having a lot of harddrive issues, computer blue screens and now has no boot options.

I have absolutely no idea what I should check now, much love to anyone who can help me out.

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A: Issues Detecting Bootable Devices

Hello and welcome Matt mate that is an awful lot of hard drive crashes and it makes me wonder if there is something else going wrong in that machine.
I would suggest if you can in safe mode run these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f and /r options in Option 2 ifnecessary
The ultimate option would be a clean reinstall and it is easy using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you just need the activation code from the sticker on the machine and don't do as some do and go for a version of Windows above what was originally installed it only ends in endless grief. See pic

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I have an ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCIE SSD which I have it in UEFI mode where I was able to install Windows 7 successfully on it with my motherboard BIOS set to UEFI mode and CSM to UFEI as well. But now when I connect my storage HDD's and my 2 Corsair Neutron GTX SSD's which I set up in a RAID0 array in Legacy mode along with my Blu-ray RW optical drive, they're not recognized in Windows at all. How can I get Windows to recognize my drives in UEFI if even possible at all? I've tried switching the CSM back to Legacy to see if that'll work, but my system gets stuck in boot loop after the Intel RAID setup screen.

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Using DVD with Windows 10 provided by Dell I created a bootable USB in order to install windows 10 on my laptop. 
However, after recovering procedure laptops displays message: 
No bootable devices found
press F1 to retry boot 
F2 for setup utility 
F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Please help!

A:No bootable devices found after attempting to install windows 10 from bootable USB on Dell Precision 3510

Please run the Diagnostic tool to check hardware on the system by following steps below:
1. Power off system
2. Power on system, quickly tap the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click it. After quick tests, click on Hard Drive and then Thorough Test Mode. Report back any error code.

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A little background info:
I had a friend of mine build this PC for me a few days ago, its custom. 
This is the motherboard I bought (new): Z-97A
I did a lot of upgrades so we had to do a custom install, I chose the default location to the same drive as my original W7 OS was on.
I installed all the drivers that came with the motherboard and all windows updates.
Even if they are not recognized the devices still get power (like my phone will charge but the PC doesnt know what it is or even see it as unknown)
While gaming 2 nights ago one of my presumed dead USB ports that didnt read my Sennheiser headsets randomly began to read it & automatically installed drivers for it after I was initially unable to get it to detect before. So it just kinda came "alive" on its own you could say
I've attached screenshots of my devices and printers and device manager

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4 weird things about the devices and printers list:
You will see in devices and printers it says I have 3 Keyboards, I only have the one on the far left.
I Only have 1 Playstation controller
When my Sennheisers were detected I immediately installed the drivers for them from their website but now it shows up as "Unspecified". Before my reinstall of windows I am pretty sure it listed in the devices category with a picture of the headset.
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A:Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

FWIW:  Duplicate devices may appear...if one device is used to install...and a different one is used later, IME.
The ximple way to remove any apparent dupes...is to delete them via Device Manager (including the use currently installed)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers if they are not automatically reinstalled by Windows.
Device Manager typically reflects such items on a given system, see Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/UserTips/TroubleShooting/RemoveUnusedDriversandDevices.html .
I have no answer for your USB questions, it appears that the right drivers are installed.  You might take a look at

USB port may stop working after removing or inserting USB device - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817900/en-us

USB Problems, MS FixIt - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-USB-devices

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I have been using my adata 1tb portable hard drive and kindle paperwhite on a notebook which has windows 10 installed on it.suddenly the computer stops detecting those Devices. after that those two devices are stopped being recongnized by any other computers. the hard drive starts beeping and the kindle goes to charged mode but no computer can detect them.the usb cables and Power supplies are okay,I have checked that.please someone help me with this issue.

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Hey out there, I have tried everything from: microsoft support, forums, etc. but I cannot get my pc to detect my devices & names except for multi-printer, mouse, computer, keyboard, and a generic external hard drive without a (drive letter?) in the devices and printers catagory. When I hit computer catagory after start, it only shows: local disc (C:), and removable disc device, which is my desktop computer's internal DVD/CD player. HELP! Now more politely, I would love your help..

Thank you so much for your reply!!

I'm an oldie but a relatively computernewbe......

A:detecting devices

Have a look in Device Manager. If you see one or more yellow question-marks in the device list it means you need to install the drivers for the devices which currently don't work. The drivers can be downloaded from your PC or laptop maker's website if they support Windows 7 on your particular model.

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i googled and searched for this. but i can't find anything similar to my problem. sorry is this is a repeat.

my laptop is a few years old (behind the times)
make & model: Acer Aspire 4315-2490
using windows vista basic.

about a year and a half ago, 2 of my 3 usb ports stoped deteting ANYTHING. the 2 that don't work are on the right side of my laptop with the working one on the left. i plug a flash drive in and light on flash drive doesn't even come on. it's like my computer is acting like i'm not pluging in anything at all. i just did a system restore to factory settings last night. they still are not working.

A:USB not detecting devices


Sorry, but it sounds as though you have a physical hardware problem. Without opening up the computer and doing advanced and expensive repairs, there is no way of fixing this. You will just have to live with 1 USB port. You could however buy yourself small USB splitter so you can have more than 1 USB device plugged in at once.

Sorry again,


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I have govt gifted Lenovo B460e Laptop. I already removed old both OS. I freshly installed Windows 8 using Bootable Pendrive. Now I think to install new OS using Bootable Pendrive but my Laptop not boot ing Pendrive for OS Installation. If i try to boot from Pendrive. Show Black Screen and go to the windows OS Login Window and also Setu Utility (BIOS) protected with password. I dont know also Setup Utility Password. I also checked Bootable Pendrive with another Laptop its working fine with it. Kindly help for installing new OS using Bootable Pendrive.

A:My Lenovo B460e Laptop not detecting Bootable Pendrive

hi Santh93,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Try using other Pendrive (Other brand)
   This might be compatability issue with the format
Or the BIOS is se to load a proper UEFI boot. If this is the Case you will really need to enter the BIOS and set it to boot as legacy for it to boot on your flash drive.
With the BIOS Password, the only thing I can think is to call Support team for assistance.
Solid Cruver

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I have an Aspire 3050 running XP, which when booting, gives the message 'Operating System Not Found'. I have checked the BIOS and neither the hard drive nor the optical drive are detected, the USB ports are also inactive, the hard drive works fine in another machine.

Memory check is good and there are no beeps on POST. Any advice on possible causes or further checks would be greatly appreciated.

A:BIOS not detecting devices

Zoom in on this, it helped me eliminate a lot of potential problem I might have been having

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hi guys. working on a buddies PC who was trying to install a new CDRW. Dont know what was done before I got it but now it doesn't detect any IDE devices. Tried all configs of master, slave and CSL; primary and secondary; boot sequence and all but still no luck. I can hear the HDD kick in so I know its getting power. Changed IDE ribbons and connected only HDD and floppy and still nothing.

The board is and older MSI K7T Pro, the HDD is a newer 40GB WD IDE.

any suggestions would be great

A:BOIS not detecting HDD devices???

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I have an old Athlon xp 2800 running XP sp2. After expanding its memory I had some "blue screen" events... I did some "house keeping" and apparently everything is fine again.

However, Windows seems not to recognize any devices attached to the computer. This applies to printer, sound, USB ports and even the network card (despite I could make it work after the house keeping).

When I open the Device Manager, it shows a blank page, as if there were no hw devices on the computer. Also, I tried to force a hw detection but it simply does not work.

I ran chkdsk /f several times and nothing was found...

I am afraid some windows files got corrupted.

Can anyone help with this?

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My P52 laptop will no longer detect headphones that are plugged in. It will still play the sound into them, but it does not change the volume when the headphones are unplugged.

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I recently re installed windows xp sp3 on my hp pavilion ze2000 and updated the drivers need for it to work (video, audio, etc) but when i plug in any type of usb device it will not recognize them it just brings u8p a prompt saying unknown usb device and it lists the device as just an unknown device i've tried updating the drivers for the usb host controller and it tells me its already up to date and i've tried checking for hardware charges and still it does nothing... Any ideas?

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I'm having trouble detecting 2 audio devices. I have ports on the front and the back, I'm trying to switch between a soundbar and a headset. If I plug them in by themselves in either port they work fine, but as soon as I plug in the headset only the soundbar will work as they both show up as the same exact thing in the sounds menu.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20191227024817.000000-300
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Hard Drives: C: 70 GB (17 GB Free); D: 848 GB (222 GB Free); E: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP 82F1, ver 1.01, s/n PGANA0D0Z955DA
System: AMI, ver HPQOEM - 1072009, s/n 4CE73935B9
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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I have recently upgraded motherboard, processor and ram. I have fitted my new motherboard and it does not recognise my IDE devices, it recognises PS/2 keyboard, my PCI-EX nvidia 8400GS and my Genius 5.1 PCI soundcard.
Back to the problem.
My IDE CD/DVD drive and HDD are not recognised.
*The bios is on auto detect
*The jumpers are in master
*The IDE cable connection is secure

Any IDEas ?

A:Computer not detecting IDE devices

Time for a re-install, and look at your BIOS setups closely... you likely have some problems that can be corrected with changes as you boot to <F2> or <F10>
Start with Default, then go through each setting on the list. There are specific settings for IDE/EIDE... and they are not always obvious changes by the way they are worded...

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I've got an Acer Aspire S3-951, just installed Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400.

All devices have installed, the bluetooth module shows up in the device manager. I've downloaded and installed the Atheros Bluetooth driver from the Acer website. However when I try to add a bluetooth device it doesn't find anything - it just says "Searching for devices" and eventually says "No devices found". I've placed two mice in pairing mode but neither show up (Logitech M555b and Kliq KL-TSMBT3), it doesn't even detect my iPhone.

Anyone got any ideas or fixes??

A:Bluetooth devices not detecting?!?!

Right now, I'm having the exact same problem. I have that model too. I ran a Windows Troubleshooter, and it came up with lots of bluetooth problems. It told me to reinstall the drivers for it, so I'm trying to do so right now...

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Hello everyone Merry Christmas.

As a gift for a buddy of mine i've promised to fix up an old computer in an effort to aid with his career as an oil painter (access to Fineartamerica, research, etc.).

But at any rate; I've done a bit of swapping around of hard disk drives and cd drives and whatnot and have decided on a very basic config. using a single hard drive in the Master slot and a single cd drive in the slave.

The problem im seeing is that the Bios is not detecting either of the drives, or perhaps very briefly then disapppearing.

At first i thought it may have been the cmos battery, because the drives would appear at first and then disappear immediately, but i've purchased a new cmos battery and its still doin the same thing.

For a while i thought i may have had the wrong jumper settings because the hd drive didnt label them, but i checked a diagram online of an identical drive and its set at the master slot; and the cd drive at the slave.

I've tested it with several IDE cables in multiple channels and it still gives me the same message when turned on 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key'.

also, the disk drive opens and functions properly when IDE cable is not connected, but when it is connected it doesn't appear to be getting any juice.

any thoughts?


A:Bios not detecting IDE devices

What's the motherboad make/model?

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PC keeps making the device unplugged sound followed by the device plugged in sound randomly with no real pattern, is there any way of identifying which device it is? Unplugged all of the usb etc so assume its something internal but no idea what.

A:Any way of detecting which devices have been plugged in removed?

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I have just reinstalled the OS (Win 2k) on my laptop and all went well, all drivers found, SP2 installed etc. etc.

However when inserting any PCMCIA device it is not detected at all by windows. A look in the device manager says that the two CARD bus controllers (O2Micro OZ6832......) are detected and working.

Its a VIA Apollo MPV4 chipset and a Phoenix BIOS (which i've tried reseting to factory defaults etc. etc.)

Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

A:Help please . . . . Laptop not detecting any PCMCIA devices

Is the laptop in question a Compaq Presario 1200 ??

If so try this...


or this...


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i was getting 2 error messages: 1. there's a problem with the hi def audio driver. but the troubleshooter kept failing when it tried to re-install the driver. 2. then it said that there were no audio devices installed. i tried several different drivers, but this one worked for me:http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...p;GetDown=falseVista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) R2.37

A:windows 7 not detecting audio devices

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Hi all, it's friday the 13th and on cue i have another weird one i have a PC that does not detect any USB device connected to it though i know power runs through since it can charge my cell phone. here is what i have so far: 1. WinXP home SP2, P4 2.63Ghz, Gigabyte 81845GVM-RZ, 256 DDR400. 2. have uninstalled all usb root hubs and rebooted 3. 2 ports at the front of the case and 2 at the rear, plus (here's the punchline) 2 ports from a PCI add on card. NONE of them work. 4. USB controller is enabled in BIOS. 5. while my cell phone charges blissfully, the power tab of all root hub properties still shows 0mA 6. i've tried clearing CMOS 7. i've done a repair (NOT full/format) installation of the OS 8. to try and isolate the issue, i've tried booting from miniPE (a WinPE variation) while a USB flash drive was plugged in, it's worked for me before, nogo here either. what have i missed? not sure about changes made to the system prior to this since it's someone elses and they can't say for sure either. i'd settle for it being a mobo issue and recommend they trash it, but an add on card too? please help guys, you've saved my posterior before, so i'm counting on you. thanks.

A:Solved: USB Ports Not detecting devices...Please Help!!

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My Problem:
Okay this is the problem, my usb ports dont seem to read my usb device, theres nothing wrong with the ports because when the computer is booting up the flash drive flickers as if it were active, but when in windows it doesnt detect it.
Another problem i have is that, in Device manager there is no Serial and bus controllers tab,

Any ideas?

A:PC's usb ports not detecting usb or removable devices

- What is the make and model of your computer?

- Which operating system are you running?

/* Edit */ - Ooops, never mind. I see you have already included a system profile.

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I have a dell inspiron 8500, about a week ago, on start up, get black screen saying "No bootable devices -- strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

At first, I thought it was bad sectors on the HDD, so I replaced the hard drive.

Press F1 gives the same message, go through F2 it recognizes the correct HDD installed. BIOS is set for HDD, then CD.

I am able to do a F12 boot from startup... which means to me windows is on the hard drive, and the comp is recognizing the hard drive. What is going on with this laptop?

I am running windows XP SP3.

I have tried re-formatting the hard drive (a couple of times), I have tried re-installing the OS (a couple of times). Not sure where to go from here.

Any and all help appreciated.

A:No bootable devices?

Hi .

If your BIOS is set to boot from the hard drive, you may have failing CMOS battery.

What happens (in some instances) is that a failing battery causes the BIOS to default to attempting to do a network boot...rather than boot from the hard drive.

Could also be a file system or hard drive problem...I tend to take the easiest to deal with as my first option.

I would replace the CMOS battery...if that fails to resolve it, then I would run a diagnostic on the hard drive.

Since you have Dell Diagnostics, running that should really be your first move. Replacing the CMOS battery may not apply.

<<I have tried re-formatting the hard drive (a couple of times), I have tried re-installing the OS (a couple of times). Not sure where to go from here.>>

Exact wording of error messages on these attempts?


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Dell Latitude- worked fine for 24 hours then got the error message "no bootable devices" during start up. never made it past post. bios states under harddrive:none. Had anti-virus program so dont think thats it. Have tried reseating the harddrive as well.. Any suggestions?


A:No Bootable Devices..help

can you see the Hardrive on the bios ?

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Hi this is hari,I have a prblem regarding bootable device
My dell Xps M1530 laptop suddenly showing problem like

No bootable devices--Strike F1 to retry boot,
F2 For setup utility
press F5 to run onboard devices

I try to install OS by bootable usb pen drive, but it is showing that no bootable devices to reboot

My CD rive also not working properly, previously I installed windows7 OS through Pendrive only

I run F5 but it showing no bbotable devices, error code 2000 0141

please help me regading this Issue

A:No bootable devices

ouch! I lost my Toshiba with similar symptoms, but the HD was just fine so I lost no data.

You can remove the HD from the system easily and take it to a buddy to see if the HD is still readable.
If so, the Dell is trashed and you'll need another system. If the HD is not readable, then you can attempt to
perform a partition recover.

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i had a problem with the blue screen error "unmountable boot volume"
an have tried evrything possible to fix to no avail,

so i used seatools to completely erase my HDD,
the erase was sucessful, but now when i turn my computer on it
say "no bootable devices, enter bootable cd an press any key"

i recently purchased windows 7 online because the windows vista
home premium OS that was on my computer originally was pre installed,
and i only have a repair cd which i had to locate online
so anyway i burnt the Iso file i bought from windows onto a dvd,
popped it in, an press enter .. i still get the same message.
"no bootable devices, press any key and enter"

when i put the vista repair cd in however it works fine an i can acess the
repair computer function,
i knw for a fact i have burnt the iso correctly but i still keep getting
the "no bootable devices" error whenever i try to do a clean install of windows 7.

can anybody help me out here?!! any suggestions would be helpful!?

A:No bootable devices?

What specific version of Windows 7 do you have?

You do know know that completely erase the HDD means COMPLETELY erase the hdd right? That means you have no operating system installed. The repair CD won't help all it does is repair; you need an install CD.

You bought Windows 7 right? Why don't you pop that CD in?

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My XPS 13 9350 worked beautifully before this morning when I allowed the dell updater to load bios rev 1.4.12 and something related to SupportAssist on the machine.  The bios update reported success but the system would not boot, complaining there was no bootable volume to be found.
I tried downgrading the bios to rev 1.4.10 and 1.4.4 with no luck.
The SSD (Samsung PM951 NWMe) show in the bios and report successful tests in the diagnostic utility.  However, when loading bootable versions of Diskpart and MiniTool (Partition Wizard), the drive is not found.
The bootloader wants to load UEFI from partition 1 of the SSD (EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi), which I believe is the correct place to boot from.  I cannot verify this, however, because I cannot get the drive to show up in any kind of utility to let me see partitions and/or MBR.
I could not find an updated firmware for the Samsung SSD and I found it odd that the driver section for this XPS model shows several other makes of SSDs (and drivers) but not the Samsung.
Any suggestions?  I seems odd to me that the SSD would fail at the exact moment of a bios update.  I'm desperate for ideas.
Thanks, Brandon

A:XPS 13 - no bootable devices

When you boot to alternate media are you booting as UEFI.
I wonder if the Dell updater was in any way involved in the situation with you and all the other XPS 13 93XX systems?
As far as repairing it, you might think about doing the Bios recovery, if that system can do it.  If there was some problem with the first install maybe a manual second one would correct any problems.

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Dell Inspiron 1750. Everything was working fine until the other day when after shutting down my laptop for a few hours, which I rarely do, upon restarting it, windows 7 would not reboot. Attempting to boot using the Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD that came with the laptop wouldn't boot either.
An onboard diagnostics showed everything ok except for the hard drive and gave the following results:
Hard Drive: SATA Disk S/N=WD-WX80AB9J5477
Diagnostic Test Results: All Failed
Msg: Disk - Interrupt (IRQ) did not set in time
Error Codes
Confidence Test: 0F00:1332
Device Quick Check: 0F00:0132
Drive Self Test(Long): 0F00:0732
Drive Self Test(Short): 0F00:0632
Read Test: 0F00:0232
Seek Test: 0F00:0432
SMART Test: 0F00:1232
Start Unit (Idle) command: 0F00:0D32
Stop Unit (Standby) command: 0F00:0E32
Verify Test: 0F00:1A32
Assuming the hard drive was permanently worn out or damaged, I ordered and replaced it with a new one.
Starting up the laptop with the new hard drive using the Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD that came with the laptop still won't work to begin the reinstallation process.
Screen reads as follows:
No boot sector on internal hard drive
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Please help

A:No bootable devices

When you boot - do you see a message press any key to boot from cd - dvd your windows installation disc
if not press F2, that will take you to BIOS setup
Make the optical drive the DVD - the first boot device
Save settings exit normally but not always that is F10

Reboot and try again

If that does not work check in another computer that the windows 7 disc will boot the computer - but obviously do not allow it to run

Reading this
Dell Inspiron 1750. Everything was working fine until the other day when after shutting down my laptop for a few hours, which I rarely do, upon restarting it, windows 7 would not rebootClick to expand...

It is VERY unusual for a drive to suddenly and without warning - by way of chkdsk running automatically on boot and obvious problems - to fail, unless it is whilst running - subjected to a shock.
You do not need to drop the laptop - just a sharp jolt will do the job, if the drive is running.

It may be that it is not the disk at all. One way to test it would be to connect it to another computer in a usb enclosure and see if you can access all the data, as the report you posted would mean basically that it was so bad that you would not even get into the data.

Alternatively you can return the drive to the laptop and make a CD to boot the laptop and see if that will run, that will test the laptops hardware and indeed eliminate the question of the reinstallation dvd being bad, it only needs a small scratch or indeed a few fingerprint marks and it wi... Read more

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My computer does not want to start it says no bootable devices found

A:No bootable devices

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

There can be several causes for a bootable device not being found. You have not given us any details about your computer to help narrow down the actual cause and possibly fix it. Please provide the following information for starters:

1) Brand and full model number of the computer, if it is a major brand computer. Otherwise, please tell us the brand and model number of the motherboard.

2) Has the computer been worked on in any way between the time it was booting OK and now? Has it fallen?

3) Assuming the computer has a BIOS that can be accessed during boot up and you are normally booting from a hard drive, does the hard drive show up in the BIOS setting?

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I was trying to do a factory restore on my Dell Inspiron 14 and lost power to the laptop and it now says no bootable devices and won't go passed that screen. I ran a diagnostic on it and it says all test passed and I F8 isn't working. How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

A:No bootable devices- -

svanluik,Click the link below for troubleshooting no boot device found.Computer will not boot to Windows 10

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I have recently install Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D510. Everything went flawlessly with the install; got everything updated, installed all the software I needed. I then attempt to launch Outlook 2003. I have configured the account with exchange and loads fine. Every time I begin to sync it to the server I get a quick BSOD that I can't read in time, then the machine reboots. I get the "No bootable devices" error upon restart. I then turn the computer completely off and back on. It will go in to windows after this, but every time i launch outlook, it crashes. I have already gone into the BIOS and made the CD primary and HDD secondary... I have also swapped HDD's in case that was the issue... I am at a loss; please help.

Thank you for any assistance.

A:No Bootable Devices.... PLEASE HELP

best advice at the moment is simply not to use outlook

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I was trying to do a factory restore on my Dell Inspiron 14 and lost power to the laptop and it now says no bootable devices and won't go passed that screen. I ran a diagnostic on it and it says all test passed and I F8 isn't working. How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

A:No bootable devices- -

svanluik,Click the link below for troubleshooting no boot device found.Computer will not boot to Windows 10

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So I dropped a closed jar of peanut butter on my Dell Inspiron 3147 and the screen went black, so I held the power key until it shut off (which took longer than normal) When I turned it back on, it made a few beeping noises(within the computer not the speakers). I tried hitting F1 to try and reboot, I hit F2 for setup utility and had no idea what to do there. I hit F5 to run onboard diagnostics and everything came back fine. But I didn't do the further diagnostic testing.
I don't know what to do at this point., could the hard drive be damaged from the jar falling onto it? . Please help!

A:No Bootable Devices SOS

Yes, it's very possible the accident destroyed the drive, particularly if it was spinning when the impact took place.  Does the system setup (F2 at powerup) see the hard drive?

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well basically my Dell Inspiron 1520 suddenly when opening internet explorer shut down with an error message all across a blue screen. Now when I try to restart the computer it loads for about 5 minutes or more before it makes a loud beep and says:
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics

help please

Edit: the beeping sound = 2 short beeps

A:No bootable devices

I think your system's bios is not reading the HDD; check the bios though to make sure.

If it is listing it; it means it is detecting it but there are some issues.

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I am just a learning to use a PC. I am a 66 year grandma that just had open heart surgery and was hoping to pass some of the time surfing the internet.

I have a Dell Latitude C600 Laptop I bought used off of E-Bay.Model PP01L. It has Microsoft Windows XP. It also says Bios Revision A16. I just finished using it with no problem. I turned it back on and I am getting the message.
"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found No bootable devices"

Even though I don't know much about computers I am pretty handy at following directions and am hoping someone could give me some suggestions. Any help would really be appreciated. My neighbor let me borrow her computer to send this and said I could keep it a few days so that I can look at any answers I get. Thanks, Carol

A:No Bootable devices

Hi Grandma,

I'm 62 myself but I'm in the computer business, so I have no problem with the technology.

Your problem:

When you turn on your PC, somewhere on the screen should be a message about Setup.

Something like = [F2] for Setup, but it may be different for your PC.

Use whatever key it tells you to get into Setup (aka BIOS Setup).

In the Setup Screen should be a list of options. Again, just what the options are depends on your PC, so I can't give specifics.

Use the arrows to look at the options and there will be one that lists your hard drives or has an entry saying Hard Drives (or something close). On this PC at work, the hard drives are listed in a sub-menu "Advanced Settings." Note I am not talking about Boot Order, which is another listing in some Setups.

What you are to verify that your PC actually sees your hard drive. It may be listed as Primary IDE name-of-hard-drive-&-size.

If you don't see the hard drive listed anywhere, you have major problem. This problem will be inside the your Laptop. I suggest you find someone nice that will look at it for you.

By the way, I know you bought from eBay to save money but you may have run into the problem with buying anything used from eBay. When it comes to any electronics, you need to ask yourself, "why is this person selling it?" The answer may be, it is old and going bad in the first place; think used-car salesman.

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I have dell inspiron 5520 and previously windows 7 was installed on it and now I have clean installed windows 10, after installation i noticed that usb ports are no longer detecting devices. In the device manager i can see exclamation mark on USB xHCI compliant host controller with error code 10. It must be some driver problem. I tried every solution on the internet related to this problem but all in vain. Please help its really frustrating and disappointing.
I have tried following solutions so far:

uninstall driver and restart
installed windows updates
downloaded drivers from vendor's site
updated bios

A friend of mine has same laptop with windows 10 and his ports are working.

A:Usb ports giving power but not detecting devices at all.

Open device manager and uninstall or remove the host controller then shutdown and reboot the computer. Windows should recognize the controller and install drivers.

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Suddenly WM said that I needed to connect my devices before I could burn a CD. The thing is my devices are internal. It was working and then the next day it's not. Nothing has changed from what I know, no viruses have been found, no spyware, etc. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and microsoft.com has absolutely no help regarding this issue. Any ideas what might be the problem or should I just say the heck with it and try to find a freeware program that'll let me burn CD's to play in my car.

A:Windows Media Player not detecting my devices

Just a note that I didn't include before is that I know my drive is working because I tested it with another CD.

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Good DayI am having a problem with my notebook, it can't detect any bluetooth devices even visibility option is turned on. The bluetooth driver is working properly and I've tried to update it through device manager and it says that it's up to date but still it won't detect any bluetooth devices. Anyone who know how to fix this?

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I'm running windows 7...
I have 4 usb ports on the back, two on the front
All usb ports appear to be giving power, i can charge things (except ipod), but no devices get recognized in windows
So yesterday i plugged my camera into my computer and it cause my mouse to turn off. After which i plug my mouse into a different usb slot which seem to work. After a while i notice though that my mouse would lag and cause my computer to not response for a few seconds every once in a while... The next day when i came to my pc i notice my keyboard was turned off... I tried to move it to different ports and in every port i would get "Device not Recognized or malfunctioning..." No usb device gets recognized anymore, except my razor mouse, for some reason this gets identified.

Right now i have no keyboard and i can't go into my bios or re-install my OS... I tried putting BOTH my keyboard and mouse into usb-ps/2 converters but when i plug them into the ps2 ports nothing happens... no windows device sounds, nothing happens...

I tried uninstalling my usb controllers from device manager, as well as manual install my dell keyboard drivers (NEITHER DID ANYTHING)

I'm pretty much lost for ideas here...

A:USB ports stopped detecting devices... except mouse

PS/2 ports are, I think, not plug and play. Try shutting down the system and then boot with the keyboard/mouse plugged into the PS/2.

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I had just reinstalled Windows 7 professional on my laptop (dell latitude E6440) because of some issues. Well the reinstall went thru perfectly and had no problems. But now it won't connect to the Internet and won't let me make a connection. A box keeps coming up saying "not connected-no connections are available". Then when I click on the Internet and try to set up a new connection it comes up saying "Windows did not detect any networking hardware". This kinda sucks so I was wondering if anyone could help me out and figure out how to fix this.

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Hello everyone...

I have a brand new Acer Predator AG3620. It has an Intel I7, 12 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 2GB video card. It shipped with a 2 TB hard drive and Windows 8 which worked fine.

I installed a Mushkin Chrone 240GB SSD drive and wanted to install a clean copy of Windows 8 on there to remove all the Acer bloatware. This is where my life ended... After an unfortunate series of incidents, I am finally at the point where the BIOS (or whatever they call it these days) recognizes and boots from the drive. However, the Windows 8 installation will not complete.

It gets to "Detecting Devices" and after it gets to 69%, 72% or 79% (it changes all the time), the system reboots and I get an error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." After searching tirelessly for a solution, I realized that Acer had a BIOS update which I installed and I am STILL having the same problem.

I suspect there is some type of hardware compatabilty issue but I am not aware of any logfile that can help guide me. I have done this installation about 20 times in the last few days and it is absolutely maddening. It just WILL NOT work! I have read every post I could find and tinkered with every setting in the BIOS, port on the motherboard and SATA cable I have. I have gone from AC... Read more

A:Clean install on SSD keeps failing at Detecting Devices..

Your suspicions are correct. I have had the same problem on several different models, since the earlier public previews. There have been three or four solutions offered, even on this site, none of which have worked. In particular are older HP models, especially the Envy15, but some Acers are also experiencing the problem.
Bu you could be lucky. Do you not have any restore disks which you could experiment with? Final solution for you is, of course, to return the old HD to the machine and hope all is well.
Popular theory is that it is the graphics card. This idea doesn't sit well with me, as when I have encountered that particular problem with other machines, it merely reverts to the Default VGA screen, which, of course, it has been using right through the install process.

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My Verbatim 1TB USB External Hard Drive was hanging my PC at boot message "Auto Detecting USB Mass Storage Devices... Device #01. An old thread found on this forum had a similar problem with a WD 1TB My Book. The solution found then was changing the BIOS setting to DISABLE Legacy USB support. When I checked my settings I found my Legacy USB support was set to AUTO. Following the prior threads success I changed the setting to DISABLE and the problem was solved. Apparently when faced with the choice of Enable Disable or Auto, the Auto setting doesn't always choose the appropriate action. Thanks guys and gals for a great forum site.

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I just connected and disconnected my android device to the usb on my pc few times.
Then for no reason i heared some times the sound of detecting the device on/off automatic i didn't do anything but i could keep using the device on the pc.

And now again not sure what happened but now when i connect my device to the usb device it dosen't detect i at all and also other devices. No sound of detection nothing.

What i tried so far ?

1. Disabled/Enabled all usb controllers in Device Manager > Universial Serial Bus Controllers.

2. Restarted pc didn't work so now i tried to shut down the pc also didn't solve it.

3. I found window hotfix should be also for windows 8 but when i tried to run it i got message error it's not for my window. I have windows 8.1 pro. This is the hotfix i tried: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2830154 not working.

Now i see another thing in the Device Manager i see yellow on: Unkown usb device, I tried to disable and uninstall it if i uninstall it it's gone. Tried to connect the device to the pc again nothing. Disable didnt work updating drive not working.
What else could make this problem ? I had the same problem few days ago so i shut down the pc and it was working again.
But now nothing help.

A:Windows stopped detecting usb devices how to solve it ?

Did you try deleting or uninstalling all the usb devices and rebooting? It is an old support trick to get Windows to reinstall the same driver. It seems to work as often as not.

If it does not work after that, at least for a short time, it may be a hardware issue.

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Hi all, I bought a new Aspire V15 Nitro, the verison with only the 1 TB HDD and 8gb RAM.  The first thing I did was install a 500 gb Samsung Evo M2 ssd, clean install windows 8.1 on the SSD, and then upgraded to Windows 10.  So now I have a blank HDD and Windows 10 on the SSD. Now here's the weird part.  When I turn the computer on after a shut down, it says "No Bootable Devices".  I then turn the power off and back on...and it boots like normal.  This happens every single time though, any ideas ? The bootup order in the BIOS is  1- Windows Boot Manager 2- SSD Windows 10 works perfectly fine and if I restart, there is no problem, it only happens after a shut-down. Thanks everybody.

A:"No Bootable Devices" after shut down. Then I pow...

try to disable fast startup:http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-10-a.html

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Hello, I would appreciate any help you have to offer, or condolences for a dying computer...last night, my computer locked up. Been having trouble with a couple of keys, and last night complete freeze. Powered off computer, and re-started.
Except, did not re-start. Black screen with this info "internal. No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot. F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics." That is it. I have tried to re-boot by (F1) with no success. Of course warranty expired. I have the Dell Inspiron 1525 w/ Vista. Computer less than three years old.

A:help! internal no bootable devices

Do you have a Vista DVD ? If so, insert that, choose Repair, and then Startup Repair.

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Hi I have tried everything I could find to try and open my Aleinwear laptop but I cannot boot as it cannot find bootable devices. I need help.

A:Reboot, no bootable devices

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Can you get into the diagnostic section? Usually you hit <F12> right after powering up (hit it repeatedly until you get to the Boot menu). It could be that your HDD has gone south. It's also possible that Windows has been corrupted. First determine whether the drive is still good.

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