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Acer Boot Issue

by dalisay_david / December 8, 2012 12:29 PM PST

I have a Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602 model. I am experiencing an issue where I receive this message: no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key. I have googled for many potential answers. The situation started when my original HDD had a disk error. I backed that up into my tera drive... and bought a SSD. I started my laptop with the new SSD and booted/installed Linux Fedora. After the next boot, I received an error of "no bootable device... blah blah". In no case can I get my laptop to even boot Fedora with the new SSD. I tried my old HDD, and that still boots my semi-broken version of Windows 8... So I know I might have messed something up with SSD. With the "no bootable device..." error, I've seen many FAQs/forums that say I can try and use an Acer recovery disk to solve this... But I have no idea what's going to work. Can you help?

Somethings I tried.... : buying an ENTIRELY new SSD, rebooting, changing boot order in BIOS, taking the SSD out and putting it in repeatedly.

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Be sure to ask the right questions of Acer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2012 1:17 PM PST
In reply to: Acer Boot Issue

Some laptops don't support SSD. Some need you to change a setting to get the CD/DVD to boot to install.

I can't check on this since no product link is given (I'm not from Acer.)

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Reply: Be sure to ask the right questions of Acer.
by dalisay_david / December 8, 2012 1:26 PM PST

Thanks for the quick response.

Its strange, because I had the SSD up with Fedora immediately when I first had my machine up and running with the new SSD inside.

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Not strange at all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2012 3:50 PM PST

I've come across machines that run SSD on Linux fine but need a BIOS update to work with Windows. That's why we ask.

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