Getting BSOD then no boot device found.

syketh

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Hello Tomshardware, over the past few weeks I've been experiencing a problem with my newly built system. Sometimes it would happen on boot or after restarting my computer, I get a message saying for me to insert a boot device and leads me to go into the bios to change boot priorities. Or I would get a blue screen about 10-15 minutes into anything and then this message.

I thought it was my SSD, and I removed it about an hour ago, reinstalled Windows 7 onto an old free hard drive, and still this happens... so that's ruled out.
It could be that my CPU is overclocked to 4.6GHz (but I bought the CPU, Ram and mobo in a overclocked bundle).

Now I can't even get to my desktop without seeing the boot disc message.

Any ideas what could be going wrong? (Apologies for bad phrasing or any spelling mistakes, I'm using my mobile due to this)
 

tyranthoth

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Since it is stating no boot device on HDD and SSD than I doubt it's windows, more likely bad cable or connection; that sata port may be bad, etc. This is were I would start looking next, Ensure cables from Drive to MoB a connected correctly and solidly, Swap cable, swap internal sata connection and so forth
 

syketh

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I've tried multiple sata ports. After reading around it seems that I may not have my drive in the right port (sata 0). Could also be that I haven't set the first boot priority to my disk drive. I'll have a go at that tomorrow, see if I have any luck.

Any other advice would be great, thank you.
 

tyranthoth

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Depending upon your drive. Most drives are cable detect now (which means it needs to be in sata 0) but check your jumpers on the drive make sure it's set as the primary or cable select, if it has them.
 

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hi,
Syketh, did you solve your problem? Recently I am having the exact same issue as you - three BSODs after which "no boot device detected". My laptop is lenovo y510p and I have MX100 512GB SSD. It is most probably the connector issue as the cage for the drive inside the bay is not perfeclty designed for SSDs (or maybe just mine) as after inserting SSD I can see 1-1,5mm of SATA pins. How can one check SATA connection stability?
 

tyranthoth

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qhash, sorry for the delay, I would assume that your correct in the connection issue, especially with the connection being exposed. Laptops are slightly different setup though then a desktop build if you only have space for one drive then it should not make a difference in SATA settings. First check Lenovo's manuals or call them to confirm the SSD will work with that casing, some laptops are not made to be swappable. If it can best option here would be to check the drive with a SSD testing program on another system, just use a SATA to USB connector on a different machine. (They run between $20-$60 depending on style for the cheaper ones) If the SSD test good, take the casing off and fit the SSD snuggly (not forcefully) on to the connector and test with the casing off. If everything works correctly then you have a case issue and you will need to find where the case is blocking the connection. If it still gives you problems then there is an issue with the connector. If it is the connector this could be a firmware glitch and you'll need to flash the BIOS and perform a firmware update and retest. If it still fails then it's the SATA connector/MoB itself, either one with laptops general denotes time to buy a new MoB
 

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