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Upgraded my Laptop HDD to SDD and cannot boot


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#1 Frizzlee

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 02:36 AM

So I have a laptop that used to have a 2TB HDD inside. I recently have changed the HDD for a SSD. I have a flash drive with windows 10 on it and I am trying to get the computer to boot from the flash drive. However it is stuck on a screen that says " No bootable device " whenever I turn on the laptop. I cannot enter the Bios, and pressing f1, f2, f12 etc. does nothing. My laptop is an Acer aspire v17 Nitro. I am also 99.9% positive I connected the SSD correctly. I have tried putting the flash drive in all of the USB slots and still the same result. I have even tried putting in an old Windows 7 Disc into the disc drive and still the same result.  Hopefully there is another solution other than putting the HDD back in. Thank you for taking the time to try and help.

 

2 Imgur links to show the problem a little better.

 

http://imgur.com/Y1CpCxu

 

http://imgur.com/dcEUueb


Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2016 - 11:13 AM.
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 03:52 AM

  Just to make sure the laptop is aok, did you put the original HD back in?  If everything works again, that means something is not communicating between laptop and the SSD.  Was the SSD pre-formatted as GPT or MBR, NTFS 4096 allocation, or is it still un-formatted?  Is it possible to use another computer to formulate a Puppy Linux usb or dvd and test again?    I am unable to access and read imgur.com -- so I do not know what is in the images.

 

From another thread, from cat1092:

Normally, many Windows 7 installs won't boot from GPT partitioning (on a non-UEFI MB)


Edited by RolandJS, 30 April 2016 - 04:00 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 04:26 AM

I was able to get into the BIOS and switched the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. It recognized the flash drive right away. Thanks for the help!



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:41 AM

I was able to get into the BIOS and switched the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. It recognized the flash drive right away. Thanks for the help!

cat1092 came through for us  :)


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:36 PM

I was able to get into the BIOS and switched the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. It recognized the flash drive right away. Thanks for the help!

You shouldn't install Windows 10 in Legacy mode since your computer uses UEFI.  You should leave the computer in UEFI mode and prepare a bootable flash drive for UEFI systems as described in this article.






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