Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: W7 cannot find boot device.

11 Aug 2011   #11

W7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for you help. I will give it a try tonight after work.
Bob G.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

This may seem simplisitc, but is the "wire" that came loose during shipping firmly attached to the HDD? By wire I am thinking it's the power or data cable to the drive.
You may try Elevated Command Prompt , then type in chkdsk /f, exit the cmd window and reboot. This will scan for and attempt to fix hard disk errors at your next boot. It will take 10-20 minutes to complete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2011   #13


In addition to Disk Check run from Repair Command Prompt, run the HD maker's extended diagnostics/repair bootable CD scan: HD Diagnostic to clear the HD.

However if the hang is at the boot animation this is almost always a driver failing to load. We see it when trying to start Win7 on new hardware. Was this HD moved from another computer?

If so the solution is to SysPrep to move HD to another computer on the old hardware only. If you don't have access to the HD's previous computer then you'll need to boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to run on the Win7 installation to remove all drivers so it will start on new hardware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 W7 cannot find boot device.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No bootable device found-please enter a new boot device
Hi guys, im new here and i wish you can help me cuz im really stucked. I have a toshiba satellite L350, and it cant boot. Firstly there was just a blue screen and then it switched to a blaack screen and says no bootable device, please enter e now boot device. I knew my HDD was gone beause he...
Hardware & Devices
where can l find the device detection log
pretty much as the subject states, basically lve been hearing the audible tones of a device being picked up.. the weird thing is l dont know what it is as its been happening once or twice randomly. so lm just curious as to what it is so l can resolve any issues.
Hardware & Devices
Computer boots to 'Asus Express Gate' and can't find my boot device
Hi all, and thanks for taking the time to read this topic. As the title explains, whenever I turn my computer on it goes to something called 'Asus Express Gate' at which point I'm presented with a few options, one of them to select a boot device by pressing F8. The other options I'm presented...
General Discussion
how to find device id to use in bcdedit
I was having ubuntu related files in C: drive I moved all ubuntu related files to D: bcdedit shows me Real-mode Boot Sector --------------------- identifier {913c60b1-d90e-11e0-9e01-869473ab8036} device partition=C: path ...
Backup and Restore
the find the device game
the most annoying thing ever every time I boot my pc after about 1 min (sometimes sooner ) i hear a nose the same as you hear if you plug in a pen-drive few seconds later I hear the same noise again its driving me mad anyone know of a way to track down what's causing it I have removed...
General Discussion
Where would I find this driver in device mgr
What would my back panel e-sata controller be listed as in device manager? It's not controlled by the PCH on my P55 board. It's controlled by a J-Micron chip that also controls two of my other SATA ports on my motherboard. (I think) I may have 3 SATA controllers)) I am trying to find out...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App