When you start your computer or any device and have to face the error that says “no boot device available,” then this error indicates that you are facing issues regarding your drive. There are quite a few methods available today that can help you fix, if you ever come across the error, no boot device available.
However, this error is most probably the indication of your hard drive failing, and this could be due to several reasons like the hard drive getting too old, or any other malfunction in the drive. In short, the error could mean that your hard drive might need a replacement soon.
It is always advised to get the hard drive replaced before it completely collapses since then, along with the hard drive in most cases, all the data present in the system also collapse.
Reasons for Boot Device Not Found Error
- The hard disk is corrupted
- BOOTMGR or NTLDR is missing
- MBR sector is damaged
- Windows 10 System files are damaged
- NTFS.SYS or DLL file is missing
Fix Windows 10 no boot device available error
Once Windows 10 was launched several people, kept on getting the error no boot device frequently on their device, and that is why even the official windows website has an entire post dedicated to how to fix Windows 10 no boot device?. Here we will discuss the methods by which you can fix no boot device issue in your Windows 10 device as well as a few other devices.
Solution 1: Repair Windows 10 with Bootable DVD
If you are trying to fix the error no boot device available on your Windows 10 device, your first step should be arranging an external drive like a DVD or USB but with Windows 10 already on it. It is best advised to get a new DVD or USB for this procedure so that you can be sure that the entire thing with go safely and without any unsolvable issues.
Please your selected USB or DVD connected to your device and then rebooted it. If you are unable to reboot your device with the DVD or USB connection, then you have to make sure the going into the settings that you are DVD or USB is enabled so that it can be used.
Once you reboot is complete, your system restart, and you will get a Windows setup page is crucial for you to click on the next button so that you can proceed with the procedure to fix your no boot device available error.
Once the new window is visible, select the repair your computer option with the left click so that you can go ahead with the process.
Now choose the troubleshoot option button that’s showing on the screen.
After this, you will get a few more options, among which you have to select the advanced options.
This option will also present you with a few other options among which you have to go for the automatic repair button.
Now all you have to do is select the Windows 10 operating system that you wish to repair at that moment.
After this is done, you have to wait for the automatic repair to run its course. Once the automatic repair is complete, you will need to reboot the device once again, but this time without the Windows 10 USB or DVD you had used in the first two steps of this method of fixing the error of no boot device available. As your system restarts, you have to check whether or not you are getting the no boot device available error still. If the error is gone, your device issue has been fixed, but if your system is still showing the error, you will have to go for another method to fix this trouble.
Solution 2: Run a troubleshooter
For this method, just run a troubleshooter through your device with the usual steps. Once the process has ended of the troubleshooter, reboot your device to check whether or not you are getting the no boot device available error still. If the error is gone, your device issue has been fixed, but if your system is still showing the boot error, you will have to go for another method to fix this trouble.
Step 1: Open Start Menu and then Search for “troubleshooter“.
Step 2: Select the troubleshooter option.
Once the process is completed reboot your Windows 10 and checks if you still have the same issue or not.
Solution 3: Use sfc /scannow Command
The next solution on eldest suggests you run an SFC scan on your device to get rid of the error no boot device available.
Open Command Prompt (Open Start Menu > Search for Command Prompt > Right Click on it > select Run As Administrator)
Once done, type the following command and press Enter.
You can also try to reinstall Windows 10 if none of the above solutions worked for you. We recommend using a Bootable USB to reinstall Windows 10 OS.
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