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No boot device found

  1. #11


    Not bootable device. Please restart system.


    Is there anyway to find out the windows key for this through the file system ( as in hooking it up to my machine as an external drive and browsing through the files/folders )

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  2. #12


    Is this a UEFI BIOS system? Do you still need some files off the HD?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Is this a UEFI BIOS system?
    Sadly yes
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  4. #14


    I been at this for 8 hours now. My eyes and brain need a break. I will be checking back tomorrow in the morning. So anything you can think of, please post.

    The owner sad he called HP but they wanted $100 just to start.
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  5. #15


    Did you try F11 to recover? Before you do that > Do you need to get important files off the HD?

    Here's something I found for you idea to slave. KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean

    I need to shower, so I won't be back for awhile. Good luck.
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  6. #16


    Nothing to recover.
    Took me back to couldn't auth screen again.
    Jelly bean didn't find a key when i had it hooked up to my PC. Only found the key for my win 7.
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  7. #17


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That is because there is no key. The key is kept on the bios in the firmware. If it keeps stating no Boot device found. I would suggest swapping out the drive for a different one. Put the drive in a USB caddy and see if you can see anything on it, by plugging the caddy into another computer.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is because there is no key. The key is kept on the bios in the firmware. If it keeps stating no Boot device found. I would suggest swapping out the drive for a different one. Put the drive in a USB caddy and see if you can see anything on it, by plugging the caddy into another computer.
    Already done that. Drive read fine, was able to pull off personal files that were needed.
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  9. #19


    Oh wow. Just tried this

    Let’s try these steps and check if it helps.
    1. Boot up from your Windows 8 disc.
    2. Don't click 'Install Now', click Repair Your Computer.
    3. Click Advanced Options.
    4. Click Other Options.
    5. Click Diagnose my PC.
    6. Wait for your computer to reboot.
    Your computer has now an unlocked hard drive.

    Was posted by a microsoft tech. The repair seemed to start to work but now the screen is just blinking black...

    edit: Yep, can't do anything. Just blinks black constantly.
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  10. #20


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It may take a while to recover. Just let it do its thing. See what it shows in the morning.
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