Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

no bootable device on Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENER...

Q: no bootable device on Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENER...

Hello,the strangest thing happened to my wife.I gave her 5 month ago a newNotebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENERGY STAR)She was opening chrome when the screen turned black with retroillumination.The device was telling her that there was no suitable boot drive, so i'm guessing it's an efi issue.She really had no way to get inside the operative sistem (i'm typing from there now, i'll explain how).I had to go into the bios and set it to go legacy.after that windows 10 started with no effort.What i want to do now is a good old fashioned data backup (doing it as i write).And a good old fashioned factory reset.Can you drive me into the factory reset?Is it possible to download an iso somewhere from hp support, burn it to a dvd and do a factory reset booting that?

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: no bootable device on Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENER...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: no bootable device on Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENER...

Hi @Malkvian, Before I provide troubleshooting documentation, I would like to take a minute to welcome you to the HP Support Community, where you can ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I saw in your post that you had two questions. One was that you wanted the information about doing a factory reset. Here is a document that should help you with Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 10). The other question you had was about it being possible to download an ISO and burn it to DVD to do the factory reset. In that case, here is another website for you to look at it. It will provide you with all of the information you need: Need to create a USB, DVD or ISO? This is a great question other customers may also be wondering about. To let other people know that there is information available about webcams, please click the "Accept as Solution" button at the bottom of this post. This will help them find the information quickly and easily if they too have the same issue. Clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! If you require further assistance, please follow up with me by re-posting on this thread. Welcome to the HP Support Community again! I am glad that you joined in!Have a great day!

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hi there, I've got a Pavilion 17-g050nl with AMD A10 CPU, AMD Radeon R7 M360 graphics card and Microsoft Windows 10 home premium 64 bit. For personal reasons, I would like to change screen resolution to a mid level between 1600x900 (optimal resolution) and 1280x720, but when I click on advanced screen settings, in the resolution box there is only 1600x900, 1280x720, 1024x768 and 800x600. There aren't other resolution like 1440x900, 1366x768, 1360x768, 1280x800, 1280x768 that I see in other HP notebooks. The operating system is updated, also the video driver is updated, is it normal for this notebook or there is a way to show other resolutions? Thanks to everyone that will read my problem and to everyone that will help me :-) 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

Hi, my HP ENVY 17t-j100 Leap Motion QE CTO Notebook PC came with two harddrives. Both are 1TB (5400 rpm). The primary harddrive has broken. I was wondering what is the maximum size of hard drive that  I can replace? Some details? Is it SATA III? should I buy 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm? does 3GB/S or 6GB/S matters? I just want to know the maximum harddrive and what kind of drive should I buy. thanks

A:Can my HP ENVY 17t-j100 Leap Motion QE CTO Notebook PC (ENER...

Hi, Yes, you can use SATA III (which is 6Gb/s) and fater RPM (or 7200RPM). 5400RPM is slows as 3GB/s. Your machine supports SATA III. Regards.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Ok so i have an acer aspire one notebook and one day it was working and the day after when i turned it on it goes to the normal acer loading sign then the screen goes black and makes a beeping noise for about 10 seconds then this error comes up -

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Cpoyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.0.9(05/08/09)

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

When i click enter this message just appears again.

If anyone can help me please can.

Cheers.

A:Notebook - No Bootable Device Error

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

Hello, I'm looking for some help so I can stop going around in circles. My notebook has no sound. I have win xp and in the sounds and audio devices tab I get "No Audio Device". I ran msinfo32 and I can not find the sound hardware through any of the lists ie IRQ ect. Does any one have any suggestions? Is the integrated sound in the motherboard bad? I also have to mention that I did a complete reinstall so the drivers should be ok. Thanks.
 

A:No Audio Device - HP Pavilion Notebook

have you downloaded the audio drivers from the HP website and installed???

you dont give a model so cant see what HP has to offer
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

Hello, I'm looking for some help so I can stop going around in circles. My notebook has no sound. I have win xp and in the sounds and audio devices tab I get "No Audio Device". I ran msinfo32 and I can not find the sound hardware through any of the lists ie IRQ ect. Does any one have any suggestions? Is the integrated sound in the motherboard bad? I also have to mention that I did a complete reinstall so the drivers should be ok. Thanks.
 

A:No Audio Device - HP Pavilion Notebook

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Hi, Did any one receive that message on there Yoga2? 

A:Message on black screen saying: No bootable device, please insert bootable device.

Hi Paultyk,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
This message indicates that either the bootable Windows image is not working/ corrupt or the hard drive itself is bad.
Try checking the BIOS (FN + F2 on restart) if the hard drive storage is still being detected so reseating it to its place can help ensure that it is not loose on its connection.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi guys, im new here and i wish you can help me cuz im really stucked.

I have a toshiba satellite L350, and it cant boot.
Firstly there was just a blue screen and then it switched to a blaack screen and says no bootable device, please enter e now boot device.
I knew my HDD was gone beause he was clicking, so i bought a new one, but still the same issue.
My cd/dvd doesnt work so i burnt win 7 to usb but my Hard drive was not recognized by the windows.
I resetted the bios te deffault but that didnnt help.
I unpuluged the Ac power, and the battery pluggedt it but same problem.
I want to bios and there was shown Hard Disk Drive, NONE.
I changet from ASPI to compatibiliyt since it is the only one but same prb.

Any suggestion guys ?It is driving me crazy, i have tried everything i knew

Any help would be apreciatted

A:No bootable device found-please enter a new boot device

Try, removing the battery, unplug the device and holding the Power button down for at least 30 seconds. Re install the hard drive, making sure of proper connection. Replace battery and Power plug, go into bios and set optimized defaults. Then see if the hard drive is recognized. Try to listen and see if the hard drive is spinning up.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

I am purchase hp laptop before 2days. in my laptop suddenly occur in the virus then I am os recovery dvd inside the cd driver and run then second dvd is writing suddenly system is interrupted and automatically off. Why I am saying admin plz











Solved!
View Solution.

A:no bootable device--insert boot device and press any key

I am open the my laptop and press logon button then automatically display the no bootable drive--please insert boot disk and press any key then in my point of view what I am saying

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Dear everybody! I'm going to buy more 8GB Crucial ram for my laptop. Currently i have 4GB. So i will have 12GB ram total. So Could anyone give me some advices about this. Is it ok ? Is it compatible with my device ?  Thank you.  

A:HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series - HP Pavilion Noteboo...

@0xaddr? Memory Supports the following configurations: ? 12288 MB (8192 MB×1+ 4096 MB×1; not supported on computer models with a 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04427554 REO

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

please someone help me!!! i am babysitting and i am using their laptop. i was trying to respond to an email on craigslist and it went to outlook express i think ... it asked for a password so i canceled but now a pop up windows keep coming up every few seconds asking for network password ... i do not have it and i am just trying to cancel this mess ... i was going to try and restore computer but that will not work eiher ... does this mean i have screwed up their compuer????
 

A:ener network password

The box can appear for a few reasons but because its appeared when you tried to email. I guessing the email account doesn't save info. If this doesn't work describe the box more but just cancel it then close Outlook Express. A restart should get rid of it also.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Time for me to ask for help again

I bought a used eeepc 1000h notebook running XP home last week, it seemed to run fine initially.

After using the system for a while the hdd makes screeching and scratching noises and then goes to a bsod. Upon reboot the hdd is undetectable until the system has rested and cooled down, then it works fine again for a while before dying again.

I have been told by the company I bought it from that it is not the hdd failing (I'm really not sure I believe them!) but that it is a software problem and that I need to do a factory restore, unfortunately they sold me the system without a recovery partition.

I have got a copy of the eee pc recovery software from a friend and am trying to make a bootable usb to restore from, but when it boots to the usb instead of finding the software it quickly shows the windows 98 splash screen and then takes me to a command prompt page with c: this is where I get stuck.

Have I formatted the usb wrong? I used HP USB Storage Format Tool with a program called Command for the DOS system files, I think I may of used the wrong program which is why I'm getting the 98 splash screen.

I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a step by step on what I need to do to get the usb to boot properly.

I do also have my XP cd if I need to do a repair or reinstall.

Thank you for reading
 

A:Factory Restore XP using bootable USB on notebook.

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50

Hi there, I'm not a computer literate person so please bare with me.  I tried everything I can find on the internet but I just can't seem to get the computer working.   My hard drive was recently replaced thru HP support and then my son was on an educational website and downloaded a virus.  I used DBAN software to wipe the computer clean and tried reinstalling RECOVERY DISC copied from the laptop prior and the message is NO BOOTALBE DEVICE - INSERT  BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY.  I set the BIOS setting to boot fron internal CD/DVD ROM Drive.  Window does load the file but RECOVERY MANAGER screen comes up with the follwoing message - THE SYSTEM RECOVERY MEDIA DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS COMPUTER.  YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO RESTORE THIS SYSTEM WITH THE MEDIA and there is a CYBERLINK logo at the bottom left.  After pressing the OK button, a pop up message from RECOVERY MANAGER - DO YOU WANT TO EXIT RECOVERY MANAGER AND REBOOT? And then, it does the same thing all over again. I also tried reinstalling REPAIR DISC WINDOW 7 64-BIT.  Window does loads the file and the pop up window shows - SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTION and shows selection of country option - US.  After clicking NEXT there are two options:1) USE RECOVERY TOOLS THAT CAN HELP FIX PROBLEMS STARTING WINDOWS. SELECT AN OPERATING SYSTEM TO REPAIR. IF YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM ISN'T LISTED, CLICK LOAD DRIVERS AND THEN INSTALL DRIVERS FOR YOUR HARD DISKS.If I select this option and I ... Read more

A:HP Pavilion DV6 No Bootable File

 Hi @ppkk ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. It is a great site for information and questions. I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook and going in loops for repairs. Here is a link to resolve Boot Device not found. This has helped others. Returning the Notebook to an earlier time might not be a bad thing. If something has updated or been installed that is causing this issue it will resolve it. Please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices, as these could cause some issues. Take a look at the document on computer will not start. Something here might help you out. Here are a list of helpful information when the HP System Recovery fails.   Please let me know how this goes. Thanks. 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

My device notebook is saying No bootable image found notebook will be shutdown

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hello.I did a lot of research, but couldn't find the solution that suits my problem.I changed the boot settings inside BIOS, but accidentally saved different settings, I guess it was "without csm".Now "No bootable image found, notebook will be shut down." appears. My problem is that I can't access BIOS anymore, no matter what key I press.Please I need to fix it asap. Thanks in advance.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

I turn on my laptop and then this error appears "No bootable image found, notebook will be shutdown". I need help please, also I heard a noise when it happened.

A:"No bootable image found, notebook will be shutdown".

Hi,Try this -->Go to BIOS Setup F10 on power on, select System Configuration, deactivate "Secure Boot", then select "Legacy" as "Boot option". Save and exit check if this works.Not working?, try -->Enter BIOS by tapping away at the F10 key immediately after powering on the laptop.Once in BIOS, tap the F9 key to reset 'Defaults', then F10 to Save & exit.Still no, do this-->Once unit is powered on keep tapping F2 key and run the system diagnostic check if the Hard drive is getting detected. If yes run the test for Hard drive. If the Hard drive is not detected if you are comfortable try reseating the Hard drive and check if that works.RegardsVisruth

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi when i open my laptop the notebook just showed a blackscreen after the BIOS HP logo screen doing nothing for minutes. Had to hardshutdown the system. when i open it again and wait for it, it says "NO BOOTABLE IMAGE FOUND, NOTEBOOK WILL BE SHUTDOWN"  Please help me i need to do my ThesisThank you

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have an HP XT963 and can not find a way to make my CD drive bootable. I have been in setup and it will allow the boot order changed but does not have the option to change drives to be bootable. What am I missing or the machine is missing?????

A:HP Pavilion XT963 and bootable drives

You cannot make bootable drives from the BIOS, you can only change the boot order of supported boot devices, and sometimes the priority hdd. Once you set the cd drive as the first boot device, all you have to do is insert a bootable cd into the drive, then reboot. NOT ALL CDs are bootable. Operating Systems are almost always shipped/distributed in bootable CDs and/or DVDs.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hi all,I had a major issue with my HP Probook 4540s and am hoping I can find a solution through this forum.I was working on my laptop and it started making strange sounds. This wasn't the regular sound of the fan but almost as if there was a short circuit. I shut down the laptop for a bit and turned it on again. This time, the system would just not boot, I keep getting the error "No bootable image found, notebook will be shutdown." I tried going into the start up menu to find a solution but don't really know what to do. Also, there is no option anywhere to enter the system in safe mode, I tried pressing f8 repeatedly but that didn't help. Moreover, I tried to perform a hard disk check from the system configuration options and am getting a message saying "not installed"I had inserted a cd a couple of hours before which I had to copy items from. I double checked later to see if the cd was infected and it wasn't (I used avg to scan it on another computer).Clearly this seems to be a hard drive issue. Anyone had a similar issue and know how to troubleshoot? Will I have to reformat my computer and lose all data?Help!

A:"No bootable image found, notebook will be shutdown" error

Hi Try this :  Go to BIOS Setup F10, select System Configuration, deactivate "Secure Boot", then select "Legacy" as "Boot option". Save and exit check if this works.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

My Notebook is HP-Pavilion 15 n087sr.OS installed window 7 .Unknown device and PCI device driver is missing from my laptop even after many effort I was not able to fix that.please provide necessary driver link and suggestions

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hi Team, Please help me to resolve a problem, I've one unknown device in device manager I've tried to update drivers but issue didn't reolve after it. Can you help me to figure out what is this unknown device.  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

My wife called me at work and said she had a trojan horse notification on her HP G60 notebook running Vista w/3gb ram and a seagate ata 320gb hd. I got home that night and started the computer and there is no hard drive detected. I have run 2 different recovery cds and they boot but cannot find a hd to restore. I checked; Its still there The system bios seems to be working fine and I suspect the hd may be bricked. Her important family pictures are backed up to usb flash drive, and the is nothing critically important on the laptop, but I don't want to spend money on it if there is a cheep easy fix (because I'm tight). Should I just go down to staples and buy her a new one? They seem to be cheap there this week. She doesn't need much because all she does is go on facebook which is probably where she got the trojan anyway.
Now, here is an ignorant Q. for you: If i trade my good ata hd (with vista) from my laptop to the wife's computer and try to boot it up is it possible to get a trojan from her system with her defective hd removed? I didnt know if it were possible for something to hide in her bios and infect my hd.
Thank you in advance for your time and patience. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:no bootable device

Mmm.... no takers? Help please.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi all, I'm new here but thought maybe someone could help guide me along... I built a desktop about six months ago and about 3 weeks ago, it froze up, so I restarted and ever since I get the "No bootable device, press any key to reset" message on start up. I've read some of the other threads about this and so, figured my hdd had crapped out. Tried unplugging and plugging it in again, to no avail. I can hear the HDD spool up when I start up... not sure if that means a whole heck of a lot though. Yesterday, I figured what the heck, went and bought a new hdd, with still no joy. Same problem. Read some more threads and saw it mentioned that someone having this problem should check their bios.... and there's where I come in: I can't get into the BIOS. =( tried f1, f2, f10, del, esc... and every time I just end up back at "no bootable blah, blah, blah..." It's starting to get a wee bit frustrating! Even moreso because I'm probably doing something stupid/ignorant and causing my problems for myself.

Anyone got any input to give? What exactly does this error message mean? Could it be a CPU or motherboard issue?

Thanks in advance for any help/input!

A:no bootable device. Help?

What's the make and model of the motherboard?

Once you purchased a new hard drive - what did you do? FYI - a new hard drive won't have any information on it, so it won't be able to boot (hence the "no bootable device" error).

While waiting for a reply, put the original hard drive back in and run these free, bootable diagnostics:
I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hello people my laptop says no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key please help i dont have no disk i am one a Windows 7 64bit please help

A:No Bootable device (HELP)

bUMP

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

My computer is saying no bootable device please restart system. The BIOS does recognize my hdd but there is no operating system found. I have tried refreshing and resetting. The computer is a toshiba satellite 64 bit professional. It also has windows 8 built into the computer and I don't know how to access it. If you know anything else I can do your information would be greatly appreciated thanks
 

A:no bootable device

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi everyone. I have an Acer Aspire laptop, which I upgraded to Windows 10. I did not like Windows 10, so I try to return to Windows 8. I worked for an hour. I shutdown my laptop. When I started it I received the error message: No Bootable Device.
I downloaded a recovery disc of Windows 8.1 and proceeded to advance options. I went into the command prompt. I typed :
diskpart
list partitions
There are no partitions. Has my harddrive died? I called Acer and they want me to send the laptop to them. I do not like Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Can anyone please help me fix this? Any assistance will be grateful. Thank you. deanie44

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hey guys i am back again. I recently installed XP Pro on a dell latitude c600, but unfortunately it is not working so well. It is buggy and freezes a lot. So i was thinking of just downgrading to win2k, do you think that this o.s. might be better suited for this system.

oh by the way my specs for this system are:

pentium 3
497mhz
256mb ram
20 gb hdd /checked good

Ok so when i tried to install win2k I keep getting no bootable device error with 2 beeps. Yes i changed the boot sequence in the bios. and i put the hdd in another pc after i got the error. the hdd is good. Any tips and ideas are always greatly appreciated:blackeye:
 

A:No bootable device

with any of the newer OS u need more mem. and yes for that old computer win2k would work better or smother.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

hi guys i'm new here. i have pc tech experience but i am just lookin for a lil extra advice. i have a hp pavilion dv4. well actually its my sisters but its in my possession to be fixed. my nephew spilled some coffee on it. i dried it out. everything is still working fine except for the no bootable device issue. at first i thought it was the HD that went bad from the spill so i got a brand new one. installed that and its still doin the same thing. in the bios it is not even recognizing a HD. the cd-rom works fine and will load up windows 7 but in windows 7 setup it wont recognize a HD (becuz its not showin up in the bios). i am wondering if anyone has come across this issue before and have an feedback on how i could possibly fix this before i write it off as a motherboard problem from the spill. thank you in advance.
 

A:No bootable device

Probably something shorted out when you spilled coffee on it?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Gateway Netbook LT41P07U
Windows 8

So I'm trying to install an OS on this computer (was originally going for 7, but at this point I would settle for 8), but the thing won't boot from any source at it just keeps showing "No Bootable Device" error message.

I immediately suspected a damaged HD , but that is not the case since not only is the HD ok (it has a proper installation and boots fine on a different computer), but the computer won't boot from USB either (tried both Win 7 and Win8, in bootable USBs and also retail install DVDs through an USB DVD-RW).

The HD DOES show in the bios menu, by model name and everything, the USB devices are not acknowledged anywhere on the bios, but you can see them flash/whir up during bootup, as if the computer attempted to read them.

Now I'm no stranger to Windows 8 and UEFI settings, but I've looked over the BIOS options a hundred times and I still can't find a way to enable legacy boot, most I can do is turn off Secure Boot , and change HDD mode from AHCI to IDE, but none of those options make a difference.

I'm really stumped here, I even tried Rufus to make a UEFI bootable USB, but no luck.

The machine has InsydeH20 Bios Rev 5.0, if that rings a bell for anyone.
Also, I was desperate so I ordered a new mobo, but no dice, it does exactly the same thing. So either the problem is something else or I have very bad luck and managed to get another one with the same problem I'm having.

Anyone has any ideas?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

I have a PowerSpec computer purchased from MicroCenter two years ago. It's been a wonderful machine until about a week ago. It came from the factory with a 64gb SSD drive, which was becoming too small for my needs. We purchased a 256gb Crucial SSD several months ago and finally got around to cloning it with Macrium Reflect and installing it in place of the 64gb sometime around 11/20/13. (We also have two 2tb drives with a raid setup, factory settings that haven't been changed since we purchased. It's the option to have a total of 4tb's of storage rather than having the drives mirror each other. Sorry for the beginner descriptions)

Everything worked great for a few weeks after replacing the 64gb with 256gb Crucial. Computer was running fast and smooth, no sign of any issues. Then one day last week, I came home from errands to find only the Windows wallpaper on the monitor. I tried control-alt-delete and things got really weird. Instead of having task manager, etc. appear, I got a message that I didn't catch, but I thought it said something about security and accounts. I wouldn't want to put any money on it, though, because I'm just not sure. Then a crash and upon trying to reboot, there was a message saying there was no bootable drive. The SSD wasn't recognized.

We tried several times to get the machine to recognize the drive but no success. Tried using the Windows install disk but it couldn't install on the SSD because it didn't exist. We put the original 64... Read more

A:No bootable device

As a first cheap measure I would get a new Sata cable and also check the power cable. Also change the port for the Sata cable. It sounds like an intermittent hardware problem.

Check with a live Linux or WinPE CD or stick whether you can access the disk.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hey guys....this is probably nothing new to the smart folks around here, but I am currently sitting at work an am a little worried.

Earlier today I opened my PC and unplugged one of the fans, because it was being very noisy ( I changed my PSU, and probably plugged it even though it wasnt plugged beforehand). It was running prefectly fine with the new PSU for a couple of days, but I didnt hear the noise, since I was at a LAN.

The PC starts up as usual and is finally quiet again, as it was before. Now I got the issue that I got the error message "No bootable device available etc. etc.".

I didnt ahve time to look into it before I had to go to work and now I just wanted to hear what you guys think. I probably just have to start the bios and switch to my hard disk again, but why would I have to do this just for unplugging a fan, that doesnt make sense to me oO Could it be something else? Did I break something? I am sitting here at work now, worried and powerless....Looking for comfort in your expertise :P
Thank you guys in advance for your help!

A:No bootable device available

I would doublecheck the power and data cable connections to the drive(s). One could have accidentally been disconnected or improperly connected.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

So I was working on my laptop, an HP Pavilion DV7 notebook: SN '5ch12413p8'::, and it fell of the table. I picked it back up, and it was still running the application i was working on. But when I restarted it, it gave me a message saying 'Hard Disk Failure, no bootable device.' So I then get a working hard drive for my pc, and now i have a message saying  'no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key' .. SO my question is, how do i get the original OEM version of windows 7 that came with my system, so i can install it on my new hard drive?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi
im using windows 10 and suddenly when I turn laptop on i get a blue and grey screen saying so bootable device found, any help would be appreciated.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

I have a Toshiba Satellite L655D laptop computer. I've had it for over a year, so the warranty has expired. I have an error message stating "No bootable device, check cable connection. I know this is a hard drive problem. However, I placed a brand new, off the shelf, hard drive into the laptop and received the exact same error message. Does this mean I have a controller problem? And if so, how can I fix this myself without paying $300 or more at a shop?
 

A:No bootable device

Is the hard drive detected in the bios, if not the motherboard might be bad. I replace a lot of laptop motherboards
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Im trying to install a new hard drive onto my HP G6 pavilion notebook, i downloaded a legit copy of windows 7 and burnt it onto a disc, ive changed the boot order in BIOS to run the cd drive first but whenever i restart to install the os it gives me this...."Boot Device not foundPlease Install an Operating System on your hard diskHard disc (3F0)F2 System diagnostics"My default OS that came with the notebook was originally win8 but i took that hdd out and wanting to install 7 on the new hdd without wiping my good win8 hdd if that makes sense(so if i want win7 one day i can put that hdd in, or if i want 8 one day just put that hdd in)Any help would be great, thanks











Solved!
View Solution.

A:No bootable device

Hi: What you want to do makes all the sense in the world.  That way if you had messed up your W8 hard drive and the recovery disks didn't work, you would be in a dilemma. Did you remember to go into the BIOS and enable legacy mode?  If you didn't, the notebook will only try to boot from the HDD, which of course, has no operating system on it. You have to leave the setting that way in order to run W7. Please see this link for additional information. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054 Remember when you want to reinstall your W8 HDD to disable legacy mode again. 

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567947/windows-unable-to-start-recover-or-repair/ - Hamluis.
 
I had my pc working till my kid tried to open up with wrong password and now it says no bootable device--restart system

A:No Bootable Device

It's quite likely the hard drive is failing or has failed. It may be possible to repair/restore the operating system, but you may end up having to replace the hard drive.
 
Do you have a recovery disk, or is there a recovery partition on the computer?
 
What is the make and model of the computer?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

PXE-MOF: Exiting romNo bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key please solve my problem

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

 
???? What does it mean
 

A:No bootable device

It means most likely your HDD/SSD is dead ( there may be a cable issue as well )
 
Moderator edit : Subject renamed

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Good day, last day i was using my laptop (V3-571G) and i suspend it, today i turn it on without energy cable, but the power button blinked like 3-4 times and pc turned off, so i connect a power cable turned a pc on and it says no bootable device detected. What should i do?  I tryied -1. Being in bios menu for like 20minutes and restarting but nothing happened.2. Restarting default bios.3. enable d2d but pressing buttons alt-f10, cntrl-f10, fn-f10, altgr-f10 nothing.  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi, I'm having problems with my Hp Pavilon g6-1b60us Notebook pc.... (laptop)
at first i thought it was the hard drive that was dead , don't know! i bought a new one and still says no bootable device> is it the cable ??? maybe ,,, I need urgent HELP!
(it says first>> media test failure, check cable
After it says>> No Bottable device-- insert boot disk and press any key
i tried installing windows xp because it's the only C.D i have, but when it comes to accepting the terms ... it says press F8... and i press it and it does press .....
soooo can someone help me pleaseeeee!! thank U! God Bless
 

A:No bootable device -- why?

sjhoann said:





i tried installing windows xp because it's the only C.D i have, but when it comes to accepting the terms ... it says press F8... and i press it and it does press .....Click to expand...

You need to wait about this many more after you press F8 .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
no joke, good luck!

Don't you have the restore disk that came with it? Check HP's website for info on system restore.
 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi everybody, This morning I turned on my laptop, a Z500 (no touch) and got this issue: black screen, no bootable device. No way to proceed. I entered the Bios and disabled the secure boot; when I rebooted it I was able to access the OS and to use my Laptop, even if everything is running unusually slow... I can't understand what the problem is. What should I do? What does the fact that I disabled the secure boot imply? OS: Windows 8.1. Laptop purchased september 2013 (no warranty anymore...). EDIT my laptop rebooted two times. Blue screen, "Kernel Data inpage error" Thank you all in advance, you're my hope! Fabio













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:No bootable device

Your HDD is probably failing (most likely reason) or it could be a corrupted windows.
 
Secure Boot is only for checking that the laptop boots with OEM software and that does not allow other OS to boot, so I dont think that is your problem.
 
First, run this test -
 
sfc/ scannow command in command prompt
This will tell you if windows is corrupted.
 
Then, run the HDD and memory test from here -
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/tools
 
Let me know what are the results.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

i have a acer laptop with win7 and it crashed while in operation and not the only message it will give is no bootable device detected. is this a fixable problem or a dead hd

A:no bootable device

There is a good chance your HDD has failed. Boot into Setup (Bios) do you see your HDD listed there?
On another computer, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD in the troubled computer and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi. I have an HP G71-329WM Laptop. I don't know much about computers so I couldn?t really give you specs because I have no idea what they are. Anyways, I keep getting the error "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". If you click on this link (http://s12.postimage.org/72f2hz4kd/IMG_0144_1.jpg) it will take you to a crappy picture I took with my iPod to show you exactly what I was going through. I have been looking all over the place for my boot disk but I haven?t been able to find it. If someone could please help me with my problem I would really appreciate it because the only thing I have seen about this is replacing my hard drive and I really don?t want to go through that. Thanks.











Solved!
View Solution.

A:No bootable device

Hi, The most likely explanation is that your Hard Drive has failed and need to be replaced. As a further test, try the following. Follow the procedure on the link below to create a bootable Ubuntu CD and follow the steps in Part 3 to 'Try it' to see if this OS will run.  The 'Try it' option runs the OS from the CD without the need to install on your HDD.  If this runs Ok ( it will be slow running from a CD ), this would tend to confirm that the problem is with the HDD. http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download If it does look like the HDD has indeed failed, it's pretty straight forward to replace it. The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook. 500Gb Hard Drive The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 56 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery DVDs to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive. If you don't have your Recovery Discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below.  Order HP Recovery Discs. If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here.?Regards, DP-K

Read other 8 answers