You’ve just installed a new video card into your desktop computer. However, when you boot your computer you receive the message “No Boot Device Available.” Which of these is the most likely cause of this issue?
A) The video adapter is not compatible with your computer
B) The video memory is conflicting with the boot process
C) The hard drive power cable has become disconnected
D) The motherboard BIOS has failed
E) Now you’ll never move those sliders to “Ultra”
The answer: C) The hard drive power cable has become disconnected
If a hard drive can’t be read, it will fail on startup with a message that is similar to “No Boot Device Available.” From this point, you know that the POST process has completed, but there’s no device available to start an operating system.
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If you’ve started your computer and found “No Boot Device Available,” then you’ll need to gather all of your troubleshooting skills. In this video, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot boot problems, run hard drive diagnostics, and troubleshoot problems with external storage devices.