Easy Guide to Troubleshoot “No Bootable Device” Error on Acer Laptops

Are you receiving the error message “no bootable device”? If such is the case, your PC might have failed to detect a hard drive or solid-state drive or maybe some other such bootable drive so as to load the Operating System. 

This particular error might also pop up due to some changes in the settings in your BIOS and UEFI.

Here in this article, we will discuss some of the methods to deal with this error and fix it.

No Bootable Device: Fixes to Try

If you are looking for the solutions to fix the no bootable device error on Acer laptops, then here are the steps given below. Follow the step by step fixes and fix the error in no time. 

Method 1: Check Boot Order

For once, check your boot order. Your computer can get misled by an incorrect boot order to boot from an unbootable hard drive or device. As a result of this, the no bootable device error pops up. Therefore, check your boot order. Follow the steps below.

  • First, enter the BIOS.
  • On your keyboard, press the right arrow keys. Keep on pressing the keys until the Boot Tab gets opened.
  • Now you have to move your Hard drive at the top of the boot order list.

Method 2: Rebuild the Boot Information of the System

The next method is to fix the boot information of your system. You might encounter a no bootable device error due to corrupted boot information like BCD (Boot Configuration Data) or MBR ( Master Boot Record) of your computer. 

Now try to fix these which might help you in fixing the issue. Follow the steps given below.

  • Into your computer, put the Windows Installation media and boot from it.
  • From there, select the language and region. Then click on Repair your Computer.
  • Now, if you are using Windows 10 installation media, select the option Troubleshoot and then Command Prompt.
  • Select the first item if you are using the System Recovery Options. Note that if you are using the Windows 7 media, go to System Recovery Options, choose Use Recovery Tools.. And then select the Windows 7 system from the list. Then click on the option NEXT and then on Command Prompt.
  • Now you have to type the following lines on the Command Prompt and then click Enter on your Keyboard after each of the lines.
  • bootrec/fixmbr, bootrec/fixboot, bootrec/scanos, bootrec/rebuildbcd.
  • Finally, exit Command Prompt and just restart your computer.

Method 3: Set the Primary Partition as Active 

The next method is to set the primary partition back as active. The primary partition is the one in which the Operating System gets installed. Due to some mistakes in your computer, the primary partition on your hard drive becomes inactive. As a result, no bootable device error can pop up.

To get rid of this error, you have to set it back to active.

  • Have a look at the method 2 in order to boot from your Windows installation media. Open a Command Prompt on the installation package.
  • Type diskpart in the Command Prompt and press Enter. Next type list disk and press Enter.
  • In the list of disks, type select disk 0 and click Enter. (here the 0 refers to the number of the disk where you have installed your system).
  • Next, type list partition and press Enter. From the list of the partitions in the particular disk, type select partition 1 and click Enter.
  • Then, type active and press Enter.
  • Well, now your system partition is set active. Now to exit diskpart and close Command Prompt, type exit and press Enter.
  • Restart your computer and hopefully, your error will get resolved.

Method 4: Reinstall your System

Often it might happen that the corrupted files on your Operating System are responsible for causing such errors. Try to reset your computer to fix this particular error. Make use of your Windows Installation media in order to reinstall your Operating System. 

You will no longer encounter this error if this particular method is successful in helping you to deal with the problem.

Method 5: Change the Boot Mode to Legacy

If the above methods do not work in fixing this error, then here is another one to help you in fixing it.

  • Press the Power button and keep on pressing it and try to shut down your computer forcefully.
  • Now, restart your laptop or your computer whichever you are using.
  • Next, just continually press the F2 key to enter the BIOS setup.
  • Next, look for Boot Menu and enter it.
  • Now, you have to go to the BOOT option. From there you have to change the BOOT mode from UEFI to Legacy.
  • Next, press F10 key and save the changes. Then exit.
  • Finally, reboot your system.


Now, after going through the fixes as discussed, you are well equipped to troubleshoot the no bootable device error. Let us know in the comment section below how these methods were a help to you. You can also let us know which method you found to be most effective.