Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Windows keeps on asking boot device


  • Please log in to reply
61 replies to this topic

#1 Lyreem

Lyreem

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:43 AM

So here's the situation. Please bear with me.

I bought a used HDD from a friend of mine from his old laptop. I popped the drive in my desktop all is going smooth. Already did a (quick) reformat of the said drive,restarted my computer and adjusted the boot order. Already installed some programs in it and ran for a couple of days without any issues.

All is well until the latest update of Windows forced my PC to restart. Upon hearing the beeping sound when my PC is restarting, past the MOBO logo, it keeps on asking for the boot device, again and again.

Here's what I've tried/trying to do:

1. Rearranged the boot order.

2. Removed the second hand drive.

3. Using the second hand drive, I accessed the cmd to run sfc /scannow and chkdsk (This one is weird because i have a Windows boot manager that belongs to the second hand drive but I have reformated it)

4. Currently downloading win10 image to boot from a flasdrive.

Please i need your help. Thanks and cheers.

PS. Drives: 120GB OCZ Trion SSD, 1TB WD Blue, 500TB Toshiba Laptop Drive(Secondhand)



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,714 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:12:46 PM

Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:36 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

How do you have the boot order set?

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#3 FreeBooter

FreeBooter

  • Members
  • 3,137 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turkey - Adana
  • Local time:10:46 PM

Posted 18 July 2016 - 03:59 PM

Create yourself a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive by following my instructions at my tutorial thread link is below  if you want to you can also use RUFUS program. And boot your computer with Windows bootable media also Windows Recovery Environment can be started by following the below instructions about starting Windows Recovery Environment that is installed on hard disk drive.
 
Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems.

 When Windows 10 fails to boot you will be taken to the Recovery screen. From Recovery screen click See advanced Repair options.

17094d1429454829t-recovery-environment-u


At the Choose an option screen click Troubleshoot.
 
Click Advanced Options.

When you use the Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot startup issues, first try the Startup Repair tool option.

If Startup Repair tool fails to resolve the issue then open the Command Prompt and type below commands one at time and press Enter key for each command you have typed into Command Prompt.

 
 
Bootrec  /Fixmbr


Bootrec /FixBoot


Bootrec /RebuildBcd
 When finnish restart your computer to see issue has been resolved.
 
 
 
 
Create Bootable Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 USB Flash Drive

Posted Image


#4 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:30 PM

Currently i can't boot to Windows and when i tried to reset(not the reset button), it says that my boot drive(SSD) is locked.
I'll just have to provide some of my specs.

Win 10 64 bit Build 1511
Intel i5 4690
12 GB Ram
Zotac GTX 970 
No Optical drives

120GB OCZ Trion SSD

1TB WD Blue

500TB Toshiba Laptop Drive(Secondhand)
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H Motherboard

 


Edited by Lyreem, 18 July 2016 - 07:33 PM.


#5 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:33 PM

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

How do you have the boot order set?

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

 

 
I can't boot to Windows and when i tried to reset the OS(not the reset button), it says that my boot drive(SSD) is locked. Any chance i could do that using CMD of a USB boot?


#6 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:34 PM

Create yourself a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive by following my instructions at my tutorial thread link is below  if you want to you can also use RUFUS program. And boot your computer with Windows bootable media also Windows Recovery Environment can be started by following the below instructions about starting Windows Recovery Environment that is installed on hard disk drive.
 
Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems.

 When Windows 10 fails to boot you will be taken to the Recovery screen. From Recovery screen click See advanced Repair options.

17094d1429454829t-recovery-environment-u


At the Choose an option screen click Troubleshoot.
 
Click Advanced Options.

When you use the Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot startup issues, first try the Startup Repair tool option.

If Startup Repair tool fails to resolve the issue then open the Command Prompt and type below commands one at time and press Enter key for each command you have typed into Command Prompt.

 
 

Bootrec  /Fixmbr


Bootrec /FixBoot


Bootrec /RebuildBcd
 When finnish restart your computer to see issue has been resolved.
 
 
 
 
Create Bootable Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 USB Flash Drive

 

Bootrec /RebuildBcd didn't work for me. It says that the operation can't be completed. 



#7 FreeBooter

FreeBooter

  • Members
  • 3,137 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turkey - Adana
  • Local time:10:46 PM

Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:53 PM

Have you executed Bootrec command two other parameters  i have ask you to execute.


Posted Image


#8 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 18 July 2016 - 10:25 PM

Have you executed Bootrec command two other parameters  i have ask you to execute.

Yes I have, and they were successful. There was a message after I executed those 2 code saying that it was successful. Only the   /RebuildBcd is giving me an error.



#9 FreeBooter

FreeBooter

  • Members
  • 3,137 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turkey - Adana
  • Local time:10:46 PM

Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:06 AM

Okay type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd

Posted Image


#10 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:09 AM

<p>

Okay type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
I'll update when i have done these

Edited by Lyreem, 19 July 2016 - 04:10 AM.


#11 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:18 PM

 

<p>

Okay type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
I'll update when i have done these

 

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    It says that the request system device cannot be found.


#12 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:41 AM

 

Okay type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd

 

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    It says that the request system device cannot be found.


#13 FreeBooter

FreeBooter

  • Members
  • 3,137 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turkey - Adana
  • Local time:10:46 PM

Posted 20 July 2016 - 12:12 PM

Type below commands and tell me the outputs.

Dir  C:\  /A


Dir  D:\  /A


Diskpart

Select disk 0

list volume



Posted Image


#14 Lyreem

Lyreem
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 30 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:46 AM

 

Type below commands and tell me the outputs.

Dir  C:\  /A


Dir  D:\  /A


Diskpart

Select disk 0

list volume


 

 

Type below commands and tell me the outputs.

Dir  C:\  /A


Dir  D:\  /A


Diskpart

Select disk 0

list volume


http://pho.to/AE6WU

On a side note, I installed a separate OS on the second hand drive to see if i could still access the 2 drives(ssd & hdd) . So far, all my files are there and the drives, i think are still fine. 



#15 FreeBooter

FreeBooter

  • Members
  • 3,137 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turkey - Adana
  • Local time:10:46 PM

Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:05 AM

Execute below command.

CD /d C:\Boot 

After changing Command Prompt folder path to C:\Boot folder execute below commands.



    bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
   
    attrib bcd -s -h -r
    
    ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

    bootrec /RebuildBcd


Restart your computer.


Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users