Boot device not found please install an operating system [Fix for HP & other computers]

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If you are having this error message “Boot device not found” each time you try to boot your computer, here is a FIX just for you.

Don’t jump into conclusion that your hard disk is damaged because you are seeing this error because it can be fixed.

Until you fix this error, you will not be able to fully boot your system to get to the desktop, your computer will be stucked within an interface similar to the one below:Boot device not found please install an operating system

Not as if you don’t have a hard disk mounted on your computer or you don’t have a Windows software installed in it, but each time you want to boot the system, you will be told that a boot device is not found that you should please install an operating system on your hard disk.

This problem is common in HP computers.

I never had this issue for once when I was using my other computer brand.

But I had this issue when I started using HP computer, but the good news is that I was able to fix it.

That is exactly what I will be sharing with you today to make sure you get rid of this error message and have your Windows fully loaded up.

But what could be the cause of this problem?

Causes of boot device not found on your computer

Before you get a solution to a problem, you will first of all need to know the root of the problem so you know how to tackle it.

There are possibilities that your hard disk may be bad, though in my case, there was nothing wrong with my hard disk.

It just failed to load because, under my boot options, my legacy support was automatically disabled by the Windows.

But I’m sure you will get this resolved here.

Reenabling it will help you solve this problem, that is if your hard disk is not damaged.

Read carefully through the lines to be able to fix this problem.

How to fix boot device not found please install an operating system

The first step is to press f10 on your computer keyboard to get to the insydeh20 setup utility.

Now, use the right arrow key to navigate to “System configuration”

Use the down arrow key to scroll to “Boot options” then hit on enter, use the down arrow key on your keyboard again to scroll to “Legacy support” and hit on “enter” to enable it.

Choose from the two options available – enable and disable.

Using the down arrow button you will be asked if you want to effect the change, use the left arrow key to select “yes”.

Now press f10 to exit saving changes. Since the “yes” option is already highlighted, just hit on enter and your computer will restart.

It will inform you about your operating system boot mode change.

The changes you just made to your system boot mode following the steps above is yet to be effected on your computer.

Since the change is pending, you will be given a pass code to enter to complete the change.

Just enter the given pass code and hit enter on your keyboard.

You will also be given the option to continue without change by pressing the ESC key should in case you are not the person who requested this change.

Once you enter the pass code and hit enter on your keyboard as requested, then your system will continue with its boot.

Even if you hibernated your last session, the system will still resume normally after completing these steps.

It will also start the Windows normally if your last session was a complete shutdown.

Please note that the pass code you receive each time you want to complete this system boot mode change may differ should in case you have to repeat these steps later on in future.

Should in case you applied all of these tips and your system is not still booting, you might want to know the status of your hard disk by inserting the hard disk it into another computer system.

If it still shows the error after repeating the steps again on the computer you just inserted your hard disk, then replace your hard drive and reinstall windows on the new hard disk and you will be fine.

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