how do I start my Acer laptop what it says no bootable device please restart

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pete frangella

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when I start my new Acer laptopit tells me no bootable device please restart what do I have to do to get my Acer laptop to start up
 

mbarnes86

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Hi

either your hard drive has failed or the cmos has got corrupted.

(CMOS memory stores information about hardware and which device to boot up from)

Do you have a DVD drive ?

if so insert a bootable CD or DVD disk (Windows disk ?) and see what happens.
If no DVD drive make a bootable usb memory stick with Windows on it.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

Check in bios /uefi if the hard drive is detected and what boot order is set to.

CD then hard drive is ok if CD or DVD drive exists

If this is a very new laptop ask the supplier for help
(as this problem should not happen unless you dropped the laptop or subjected laptop to impact or vibration while switched on)

regards
Mike Barnes
 

Grace Guerra

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hello Mike
I have an ACER aspire 2508 it was on and my cat drop it, now I have this problem, I turn it on and it says ¨no bootable device¨ what should i do? I'm desesperate

please help!!

regards

Grace Guerra Tobar


 

CKH13461

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I had the same problem on my Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 portable. And I found a simple solution that likely will work for you and want to share here.

The trick normally is to reset the computer by removing the battery. But the battery is sealed and I could not get to it! So what I did was to let "no bootable device found....." screen on overnight, until the next morning when the internal battery drains out and computer is cold. It worked when I restart the pc with external DC charger applied!
 

mbarnes86

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Hi

the remove & insert the hard drive may well work.

I was helping an old man who dropped his laptop 3 times over a 4 month period
The first 2 times the drive came out of the SATA socket and worked when re inserted.

The third time the hard disk suffered physical damage and had to be replaced.

regards
Mike Barnes
 

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Dungaxx

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Hi

The issue is you have to change to Legacy BIOS from UEFI BIOS.

Go to the BIOS settings once the laptop/computer starts and this would then fix your issue

Hope that helps

Thanks
 

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in my laptop i dont have any legacy bios settings acer aspire timelinex 4830tg


 
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