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Windows 7: "No bootable devices" error after I did something really stupid.

04 Apr 2014   #11
zeoive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

CLRTC worked and I had to reset the date and time, but now I'm getting a NEW error screen.

"RTC is reset, BIOS Setup default has been loaded.
internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.
no bootable devices.
Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA"


I didn't try moving the second jumper, since according to the Dell forums the one you're supposed to move is the one on the right in the picture, it didn't specify the left jumper so I have no idea what it's supposed to do but next to the 2 pin set it says "CLEAR-CMOS" on the board so I'm assuming it does the same thing?

EDIT: I double posted to make it more organized but now I have to edit this one because something just hit me right in the face and I don't know why I didn't notice this before.

My 2 drives are different. My OS drive is a Western Digital 500GB drive (don't know its exact model) and my second drive for games is a Seagate 1TB drive (I didn't buy it, it was actually a gift from family.)

And it says my SATA mode is RAID mode, could using RAID be causing any issues since the 2 hard drives are different, or would it affect anything at all? I've read around that using 2 different drives in RAID is generally not recommended..


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04 Apr 2014   #12
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Switching to AHCI mode will not affect any data on the drive. You can try that.
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04 Apr 2014   #13
zeoive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Switching to AHCI mode will not affect any data on the drive. You can try that.
Tried switching to AHCI, it got rid of one of the boot-up screens and that was about all it did, it didn't solve anything. And the ClearCMOS procedure didn't work either.

The only thing I can think of doing at this point is manually booting into Windows and then try an OS repair. The BIOS still reads both drives, it just can't boot into Windows, and since neither of the above worked, maybe it's an issue with Windows itself? I have a Windows reinstallation disc but I'm not sure if this is will let me do a system repair.
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05 Apr 2014   #14
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window? Expand it so that all the info is visible.

If you are going to try the repair install, then review this tutorial first:
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