A boot drive error can occur for a number of reasons. What does the error mean? Put simply, “boot device not found” means that your PC can’t find a boot device. Sounds fairly obvious, but not entirely clear, is it?
A boot device is a storage device (your hard drive, solid-state drive, etc.) that clearly identifies itself in your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input Output System) as bootable storage. So when your computer tries and fails to boot from this device, you will receive a “boot device not found” error message.
Don’t try to fix it yourself … If you try to fix it yourself by reinstalling, you might overwrite data files. This happened recently to a client. Sometimes the operating system gets scrambled so the computer won’t boot, but your personal files may still be on the drive. In some cases, it may be an issue that is simply resolved. Connection issues, configuration issues, and issues with your MBR or Master Boot Record are common and they are simple for us to resolve.
We may be able to save your data. At Quick Connect we have saved data for many clients, even though the device didn’t boot. To maximize the probability of us rescuing your pictures, documents, music, and so on, don’t try to fix it yourself unless you are a data recovery technician. Bring it to Quick Connect for diagnosis.
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