Find no Bootable Drive after SSD Installed. What to Do Now?
"Hello, I hope I come to the right place to ask for helps! Recently, I have changed my old WD internal hard disk with a new Samsung SSD and also transferred all files to this new SSD after installing it well there. And then, the newly downloaded latest version of Windows 7 is also installed there well. However, after finishing all related stuffs, when trying to boot my PC from this new SSD, the computer just says 'no bootable device error'. Does anyone know whether I have done something wrong? What should I do to fix this hard disk error?"
Hello, from my understanding, such computer no bootable device error problems could happen due to many reasons, like damaged internal hard disk, corrupted/crashed PC operating system, wrong computer bootable device and more. How about yours? Have you set this SSD as the first bootable devices in BIOS? Have you try this SSD on another computer? Or have you really install your OS successfully there? OK! No matter what your condition is now, merely go to check the below methods to take chances:
1). Have you Set Your Installed SSD as the First Boot Drive in BIOS Screen?
Generally, when you really get such no bootable device error messages, the first thing people often are suggested to do is to check whether they have point out the right storage device in computer boot device list. Why? Once you do have assigned another storage device as the first boot device, the PC will read this device and try to find the inner stored OS. And then, go boot your PC as the OS information leads. However, if you set the wrong bootable item, the OS often cannot be correctly found and the following booting process also will not be performed as usual. That’s why people can get such no bootable device error problems, when they do not reset the bootable device in the BIOS.
Hence, you are also supposed to check and change your new SSD, not the original WD hard disk, as the first boot item.
Step1: Open your computer as usual and press "F10" button on your PC keyboard.
Step2: Click "Advanced BIOS Features" option when the needed "BIOS Setup Utility" interface is opened.
Step3: Highlight "Hard Disk Boot Priority" and move your SSD as the first one on the list.
Step4: Press "Esc" button to the original main screen and reboot your PC.
*No matter whether you still use the original WD hard disk on the PC or not, you’d better set the storage device that loads Windows OS as the first bootable device, if you do not want to encounter the same error again.
* Different branded computer may have different ways to read the BIOS interface. Check yours over the internet.
2). Does This SSD Work Well on another Computer?
In such cases, if you are sure you do have changed the bootable storage device in computer boot order, you also can check whether your issue is aroused by the SSD issues. Have you tried to format this hard disk and partition it well there? Or have you tried to use this SSD on another PC to make sure it is not a fake one? Or have this drive shown normally in Disk Management?
In fact, the newly installed SSD or internal hard disk often is supposed to be repartitioned and formatted well to avoid farther errors. Of course, to make it work well there, it is also supposed to be assigned with a new and normal drive letter.
Overall, try to make sure your installed SSD is read functionally there.
If not, go contact the sellers and see whether it is possible to change another one.
Please Note: Go check this SSD when you extract everything important to another drive and back it up well.
3). Does you install the downloaded Windows 7 OS successfully?
Are you sure that you’ve downloaded the right Windows OS from the authorized sites, not some virus-infected or unsafe location? People also are possible to download and install some fake versions and have more unexpected PC problems, including this no bootable device error problems.
Therefore, go download OS from the right place and stall or reinstall your OS when you do suspect that your OS is not installed successfully.
Export Original Files to another Storage Device before Fixing This No Bootable Device Error Problems
Since you do have transferred all WD internal hard disk to this newly installed SSD, in case of data loss troubles, you’d better always keep an eye on the important PC data. Honestly, in your case, no matter how you plan to remove such computer error problems, you are supposed to create SSD data backups elsewhere in advance to avoid losing anything useful. Of course, if you do prepare no data backups elsewhere and also delete or lose something important by mistake, also stop worrying and go recover deleted or lost hard disk data with computer hard disk data recoverysoftware.
Saving data backups should always be your essential way to protect your PC data all the time.