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No bootable device error

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    Windows 8.1

    No bootable device error


    So I recently bought a Kingston 120gb V300 SSD and I've been having some problems. I wanted to put the OS on it so I used AOMEI to clone everything from my 500gb hard drive (I only had about 100gb of data on it) and it seemed to go through the whole process just fine. It started up from the hard drive and the SSD seemed to have all the necessary files. It told me earlier that once the cloning had finished I should put the SSD into the slot where the HDD was before. I did that and tried to boot it up but before I could log in it came up with a black screen that said 'no bootable device - press any key to restart'. If I did the same thing would happen. I tried putting the original HDD in but that came up with the same error. It won't let me enter BIOS and I don't know what else I can do because it is literally impossible to boot up with either of the drives. I've tried unplugging the SATA cables and tried a bunch of different configs to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and welcome to eight forums .I'm not 100% sure but I think I remember reading that the hardrive you are copying the images to has to be same size or bigger than the drive you made the image of,this might be a issue caused by the cloning software used ,not sure , someone here will correct me if I'm wrong
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I think the info in my first post is incorrect .see link to the software you used ,soory for the miss info ,good luck '
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