Article ID: 000087822 Content Type: Error Messages Last Reviewed: 10/25/2021

"No Boot Device Found," or "A bootable device has not been detected" Message

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Summary

Troubleshooting steps for the NUC getting an error A bootable device has not been detected or No Boot Device Found.

Description

The system shows a message saying No boot device found during startup and the HDD LED indicator stops working. 

Resolution

Follow these steps if you receive the following error:
A bootable device has not been detected

Check that the drive is detected in the BIOS:
(Use a USB keyboard. A Bluetooth keyboard won't be able to access the BIOS.)

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. On the Advanced > Boot menu, check the Boot Drive Order.
  3. Press F10 to exit BIOS Setup.

If Boot Drive Order shows No Boot Drive, the drive inside your NUC might have failed. In this case, perform a BIOS recovery to restore the drive. If you see this issue from the first boot, reconnect the drive to the board. Make sure the storage drive is inserted correctly and fully seated in the socket.

If you use a SATA drive inserted into a daughter card, make sure the SATA power and data wires are connected to the board.

If your NUC is only equipped with one SATA wire, check that it's fully inserted to the connector on the board.

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