If you are an Acer device user and you are getting the error “No Bootable device found” after updating your Acer bios or for some other reasons, no need to panic because there is always a fix for a problem. But you will need to know the basic reasons that may cause the problem.
What causes “no bootable device” error in Acer?
The message “no bootable device” actually means that your device is not detecting any kind of hard drive linked to it or any other bootable media to load data from memory. Your operating system won’t be loaded in this way, and hence you are unable to perform any task at all. This kind of issue may arise due to the following points.
- Corrupted system files
- Bad sectors on the primary hard drive
- Boot partition lost
- Hard disk failure or corrupted MBR
- Incorrect boot order
- Partition not set as active
- Some other unknown reasons
A Quick Fix to Try
- You can force shutdown your Acer computeror laptop with the help of holding down the power button for some time.
- Then you will eventually need to reboot your Acer computer.
- From your keyboard, press the F2 key by hitting it repeatedly to open the BIOS setup.
- Now, you can open the main section and hit F12 to the Boot Menu: select Enable.
- Then go to the Boot option/menu and make the changes in the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy.
- Now press the F10 key from keyboard and save and exit.
- Then reboot your system to see if it fixes the problem.
If your problem is not fixed, then there are other solutions mentioned below that you can try.
Disconnect all of the USB Peripherals
There is a possibility in most of cases that any USB device connected to the Acer computer might be stopping the computer from booting up. The best solution for such problem is to disconnect all the linked USB devices to your system, including your keyboard or mouse if they have a USB connection. This is most likely to solve your problem of “no bootable device.”
Check the cables
No bootable device issue can also be caused if your Acer computer has loose cables, and you need to make sure that they are plugged tight back in their ports for each peripheral device. Shut you’re your pc and then restart it after plugging the cables in it.
Set Hard Drive as Your First Boot Device
In case that you have connected any unbootable disc in your Acer PC and you set the priority as set to boot device, then there is also a possibility of this error saying “no bootable device.” So to make sure that your PC is safe and fine, you have to set the boot order and change it from all the system framework to the bootable device. Follow these steps to fix the issue.
- Hold the main power button for 5 seconds to control off the gadget. At that point, power on the framework. When the primary logo screen shows up, quickly hit the F2 key to enter the BIOS or settings of the boot tab.
- Using the arrow keys, move to “Boot” tab, and change the boot request settings to make Hard Drive as the first boot priority.
- Follow the guidance given to you in the BIOS utility and then move to “exit” tab.
- Find and select the option that says “Exit Saving Changes” choice to save the progressions you made to the boot request.
- Follow the on screens prompts to restart your PC.
Enable Legacy Boot
For enabling the legacy boot option, you have turn your system on, and then you can go to the BIOS setting of your Acer PC. you can press the F2 key on the startup so that you can get into the settings of BIOS and then perform some actions that are required.
- Select Maintab in BIOS.
- Check and enable the F12 Boot Menu settings if they are disabled.
- Select the Boot tab given there.
- Then you have to change the Boot setting to set it toLegacy.
- Confirm by pressing the enter key.
- Then from your keyboard, press F10 that will save the changes you made, and exit BIOS.
- At the end, press enter button from the keyboard to confirm and reset your primary partition as active.
Remember that if the option for primary partition is not set to be “active,” then it will cause to display the error for no bootable device in Acer System. Then you have to run some commands.
- You have to insert the Windows installation disc into the Acer computerand then boot from that disc.
- You can choose the language and region and then click on the option to “Repair your computer.”
- Select “Troubleshoot” and then select the “Command Prompt.”
- When you open the command prompt, you can insert the following command.
select disk 0:
list partition 1:
This command sets the system partition as active. And then, you can insert the “exit” command and press Enter to exit the disk part. Close down the Command Prompt, and then you can restart your Acer system to see if you fixed the problem.
Your Acer PC will not boot from USB drives if not arranged to do as such. To boot from a drive, you’ll need to change the boot request for it on the PC’s Boot tab in its BIOS settings. The USB drive should be put in first in the boot request need on the Boot tab.
Additionally, note that the No bootable device blunder can emerge when your hard drive isn’t set as the first priority in the boot request. For instance, the issue would emerge on an Acer PC designed to boot from other drives that incorporates a clear DVD. Launching the DVD or choosing your hard drive as the main boot device would then fix the issue.
Run a Check Disk scan
If the above solution didn’t work well with your system, then you can run a check disk scan. You need to open the options from Advanced Startup Options from the bootable media, or you can just press the F11 hotkey to move further with steps.
- Open the Advanced options menu by going to the Troubleshoot options and then selectAdvanced.
- Then you can select the Command Prompt from there.
- You need to input the command as shown here: chkdsk c: /f /x /r
- Then you just have to press the Enter key to run the disk scan.
Fix Corrupted MBR
Again, you will need to open command prompt by going to Advanced Startup Options menu and then carry on further with the instructions as by typing the separate commands and pressing Enter key from a keyboard after inserting each of the commands listed below.
When you are done with entering these commands in the command prompt, you can restart your PC.
Build MBR again without Windows CD
Fixing the issue of no bootable device requires the Windows CD for installation, but you can also fix this error without using any CD. You need to create an MBR environment from which you can easily fix the issue. You need to follow the steps below.
- You need to download the freeware, and then you have to install it on your computer.
- Run the AQMEI option that is given and click the “make bootable media” wizard option.
- After that, you can insert the bootable USB into the system.
- This will show you the option to rebuild the MBR. Click on it.
These are some of the easy fixes that we found for you to get rid of the error “no bootable device” on an Acer computer. If these fixes can help you resolve the error, we will be pleased. If these fixes cant fixes the error, then it Is possible that you have some type of hardware issue. Due to this, you may want to check the HDD’s connection of your computer or get It replaced.
This was all about no bootable device error displaying on the screen of Acer laptops or computers. For more info, leave a comment in the box below.
Q#1: What is the cause of the error that says no bootable device?
Ans: A “No bootable device” error is caused mostly due to the primary partition of the hard drive, which is not working or inactive due to any reason. This should be set back to active to fix the issue.
Q#2: How can I boot my Acer?
Ans: Restart your computer and press “F2” key repeatedly until the Acer logo appears on screen. This will load the BIOS setup utility from where you can go to boot options.