How To Fix Boot Device Not Found On Hp System

Boot Device Not Found

Hp is a global brand with a huge customer base, lately, Hp is taking some backlash regarding the error faced by the users when they try to boot their device, below are some of the reasons for booting failure-

●     -Wrong boot order in BIOS

●     -Hard disk connection problem

●     -Outdated or misconfigured BIOS

●     -Corrupted bootable disk

●     -Damaged system files or boot files

●     -Corrupted MBR/boot sector in the BIOS

What Are The Ways To Fix HP Laptop Boot Device Not Found Error?

The booting process is fundamental for a device to operate and thus a lot of our readers get afraid that it's a technical issue surpassing their knowledge base so let us tell this straight that you can, by all means, resolve this error by following the below-mentioned points.

1.    Change The Boot Order- Firstly make sure that the hard drive you boot from is the right disk. If you set it to boot from an unbootable device, it won’t boot and may display the error message: “Boot Device Not Found”. The problem can be resolved if you can change the boot order in BIOS and let it boot from the bootable device. Follow these steps to do so-

●     Restart your computer and when you see the device booting, press the F10 key to enter the BIOS settings menu.

●     Once the BIOS is open, go to the boot settings.

1.    For Notebook computers: Select Storage > Boot Options.

2.    For Desktop computers: Select System Configuration > Boot Options.

●     Now you come across some on-screen instructions, proceed by keeping in mind these instructions

 2) Perform Hard Reset

Resetting a device forces the system to clear and re-establish the software connections between the BIOS and the hardware. Therefore the booting issue can be dealt with by resetting the device, follow the following steps to do so.

●     Turn off the computer and remove all the connections -disconnect all external devices from your computer including the AC adapter. Remove the battery as well.

●     Now press the “Power button” and hold it for at least 15 seconds this step would remove all the current in the device.

●     Once you have left the power button, insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the computer.

Note: All the peripheral devices, such as USB, external displays, printers, etc are all to be disconnected.

●     Reassemble all the connections that you disconnected in the first step, Now turn on your computer and select the start windows normally an option with the arrow keys on your keyboard, and press enter

3) Correcting the Misconfigured Intel Optane Memory

 Misconfiguration of Intel Optane memory can lead to failure of a successful booting process therefore a misconfigured intel optane memory needs to be configured for doing so kindly follow these steps to correct it.

●     Restart your computer, hit ‘F2.’

●     Press the F2 key repeatedly till you see the ‘HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI.’ interface

●     From the given option choose ‘Component Tests‘ then ‘Hard Drive‘ and finally ‘Quick Test.’

●     You will be asked for the location, choose the ‘C: Drive‘ and tap ‘Run Once.’

●     Observe the test results and if the drive passes every test, disable ‘Legacy Support‘ below ‘Boot Options.’

●     Restart your system again and this time you have to enter the bios Setup Utility for this keep pressing the F10 key

●     From the list of options, Go to ‘Configuration‘ then ‘UEFI HII Configuration’ and lastly ‘Intel(R) Storage Technology.’

●     Now, you will be able to see Optane listed.

●     Restart your device again and this time conduct the F11 recovery

●     Choose the ‘Troubleshoot‘ option and then select ‘Recovery Manager.’ Now,   choose ‘System Recovery.’

●     Lastly select the ‘Backup Your Files First (Recommended)’ option, Tap ‘Next‘ and you have now successfully finished the recovery process

4) Restore BIOS to Default Settings

Your system may be configured to boot from an unbootable disk. In this case, resetting your BIOS can help you restore it to the last saved configuration. Kindly follow the steps mentioned below-

●     Shut down your computer.

●     Restart your computer at least 5 mins, then continuously press the F10 key to enter the BIOS setup menu.

●     Press F9 to select and load the BIOS Setup Default settings after you reach the BIOS setup menu.

●     Press F10 to Save and Exit.

●     With the help of the arrow keys on the keyboard select “Yes”, then press Enter when asked to Exit Saving Changes.

●     Then, follow the prompt displays to restart the computer.

The problem would likely be resolved and your device would restart normally. In case of failure, kindly follow the next steps.

5)Fix and Rebuild Damaged MBR

MBR- master boot record plays an important role in the booting process any damage to it can essentially distort the process so fixing or rebuilding Mbr plays an important role. You can fix it by these steps:

●     Restart your device, Press F8 while booting, and check if you can get to Windows Recovery if yes, go to Advanced > Command Prompt. In case you couldn’t, you’ll need a bootable ISO which can be used through a USB or a cd

●     Once the command prompt window opens, enter the following commands-

1.    bootrec /RebuildBcd

2.    bootrec /fixMbr

3.    bootrec /fixboot

●     Now restart your device and check for the error status.

In the absence of a resolution to the problem with the help of the above steps, You can try adding these commands too. For this, you’ll have to go back to the Command Prompt and type in bootsect /nt60 SYS or bootsect /nt60 ALL. in case the first command doesn’t work then only try the second one

6) Reconnect your Hard Drive

A hard drive plays a prime role in booting your device therefore reconnecting the hard drive may also help you fix the Boot Device Not Found error. Follow these steps -

●     Turn off the computer.

●     After a minute or two remove the power cable and battery.

●     Carefully disconnect your hard drive and then connect it back.

●     Finally, Reassemble your computer and then turn it on and see if the problem is still present.

 7) Purchasing a new hard drive- the hard drive you are using might be subjected to physical damage which makes it hard to be utilized and this shortcoming would provide an error in regards to booting. In such a scenario the only resort that remains is to purchase a new hard drive and install an updated Windows OS.