Fix No Boot Device Available Strike F1 to retry boot F2 for Setup Utility

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Fix No Boot Device Available Strike F1 to retry boot F2 for Setup Utility

Fix No Boot Device Available Strike F1 to retry boot F2 for Setup Utility
A bootable device is a hardware component which contains the information related to the boot process. This device includes hard disk drive, CD/DVD, USB flash drive or even a floppy disk. If this device encounters any problem, the corresponding system will not be able to gain access to them. Thus, it will display the error, 

'' No boot device available Strike F1 to retry boot F2 for Setup Utility ''

Although this error looks confusing, you can troubleshoot this problem easily without any expert suggestions. There are several possible solutions to help you fix the error.

In this article, let's look on Fixing No Boot Device Available Strike F1 to retry boot F2 for Setup Utility. For fixing this problem effectively, you need to understand the crucial reasons behind this error.

Let's get started,

1. Check Boot Order

One of the primary reasons for the error no boot device available is the hard drive isn't listed first in the boot order. Which means that the computer boots alternatively from a CD/DVD or a USB drive. This creates a conflict in the BIOS settings. Therefore, you have to make sure that the computer boots from the right bootable device.

For changing boot order,

  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Press the relevant key to enter Setup.
  3. Navigate to the boot tab.
  4. Find the original partition and change the boot mode according to it.
  5. Press Exit and Save changes. 

This should hopefully resolve the issue.

2. Check Hardware

There is high possibility of receiving this error No boot device available if your hardware components are damaged. Especially, if you are with a desktop computer. Therefore, you need to ensure that each hardware component is working properly by opening the casing. Particularly, check if the hard drive is without damages. And also, make sure that the hard drive SATA cables are firmly connected to the motherboard.

3. Switch to UEFI

If the problem seems to appear after a recent BIOS update, then the error might be related to the BIOS settings. In this case, you cannot do anything other than switching to UEFI. However, you need to be careful that each motherboard versions comes with their own BIOS settings. It is always better to refer their user manual for this process.

To switch AHCI mode,
  1. Restart the computer
  2. Press F8 several times after the POST
  3. Find '' Set AHCI mode '' in the Advanced boot option
  4. Enable AHCI mode

4. Rebuild BCD

In some of the instances, a damaged MBR may be the reason behind no boot device available error. Hence, you need to fix MBR using command prompt. For this you might need a windows installation media. Even without this there are some third party applications which creates its own bootable media.

To Rebuild BCD,

  1. Insert the installation media
  2. Restart the PC
  3. Boot from the installation media
  4. Choose your language
  5. Press Shift + F10
  6. Type the commands (Press Enter after each command)
                    bootrec.exe /Rebuildbcd
                    bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
                    bootrec.exe /Fixboot

Once typed restart the PC.

5. Reinstall Operating System

Another possible reason for this error is the system file corruption or may be because of an accidental deletion of files. Under any of the above reasons you must try to recover the files. If that doesn't work consider reinstalling the operating system. Hopefully, after a reinstallation the problem might be eradicated.

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