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windows will not boot

  1. #1


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    8.1 pro

    windows will not boot


    i wanted to see which drive my os was phyisically on so i unlugged the one i thought it was and got the black screen "no boot device " i re pluged in the drive and im still getting the message. the only thing i know is i looked in the bios and both are running.
    Last edited by gunsmoke132; 11 Oct 2016 at 15:53.

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  2. #2


    Alabama
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gunsmoke132 View Post
    i wanted to see which drive my os was phyisically on so i unlugged the one i thought it was and got the black screen "no boot device " i re pluged in the drive and im still getting the message. the only thing i know is i looked in the bios and both are running.

    Are your hard drives presuming you have a SSD for main also removable media???

    If you disconnected power to those drives without ejecting I am going to assume it dumped their data and is a total loss you will have to reinstall.

    I'm a pretty heavy user I have followed these forums since I can remember learning on stuff but my last reformat even I forgot to eject my 5TB WD Black with all my DVD rips copied on it yup it is not pleasant but happens.


    Most people eject them I use but since then any time I need a reformat I just disconnect the SATA cables so they wont read during install and my system picking up my SSD as "MAIN" drive this a personal choice but never had a issue I prefer to wipe my main OS a few times a year.


    It is either that or your boot file got corrupted you may be able to save it if so last time my boot file went bad I had to reformat but was preferred plenty of info in forums use the search best of luck
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