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dx38bt: a bootable device has not been detected

bharatish
Beginner
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(I am not sure if this is the right forum.)

The MB Intel DX38BT worked well so far.

Recently it is posting below msg while booting the PC:

"a bootable device has not been detected"

However F12 key lists the diskdrives correctly and can boot from listed diskdrives without any problem..

I  have tried various boot cfg options but do not help to correct the problem.

Please direct to right forum and any documented solution to fix the problem.

 

 

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AlHill
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@bharatish   Maybe, just  maybe, it is time to put this board in the recycle bin and move on with life.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[If you find any Intel driver you might need, download and save it now.]

bharatish
Beginner
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Thanks, I will throw it when it's time comes.

This is more of a technical challenge and a learning experience.

This PC works fine with bios (F10) boot manager.

Current technical problem is how to make it boot without using F10.

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n_scott_pearson
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Ok. Grasping at straws now, I have a couple of things you can try...

  1. Power off the system, unplug the SSD and then power on the system. Do BIOS configuration reset (yes, again). Save and exit and, when POST restarts, power off, plug drive back in and power on.
  2. If you can, try doing a fresh Windows install onto a different drive. I see nothing that points to the drive being bad or corrupted (since you can manually boot), but, well...

...S

bharatish
Beginner
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Scott,

Thanks, I have already tried both these (1, 2) suggestions.

Thanks

Bharatish

 

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LeonWaksman
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Hi Bharatish,

I've looked again on the images attached to your post dated Mar 29. 

On the image BIOS_Boot_Screen.jpg I see that the first device in the boot order is: P0-Intel SSDSCKK (your SSD in legacy boot)

On the image Boot-optionmenu-F10.jpg I can see that you are actually booting from the: Windows Boot Manager (this is UEFI boot).

So, I suspect that you have the UEFI boot disabled in BIOS, but you have installed Windows in UEFI mode.

Please check the SSD partition in Windows Disk Manager - is it GPT or MBR?

 

Leon

 

bharatish
Beginner
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Leon,

Thanks for your untiring helpful suggestions.

I have checked the disk drives, these are all MBR parition style.

Please see below powershell output.

 

I have tried booting with below drives, all with  mbr style partitions.

I get the same boot error but work fine with F10 boot option.

1.  Windows XP (32 bit) PATA HDD

2.  Windows 7 (32 bit) SATA SDD

3. Windows 10 (64 bit) SATA SDD

These disk do not have any disk related problems.

 

I have also tried installing windows 10(64bit) with a SDD already formatted with GPT partition style

and bios UEFI  enabled. But the disk automatically gets converted to MBR partition style.

 

Thanks

Bharatish

 

 

PS C:\Users\bhara> Get-disk

Number Friendly Name Serial Number HealthStatus OperationalStatus Total Size Partition Style
------ ------------- ------------- ------------ ----------------- ---------- ----------
0 INTEL SSDSCKKW128G8 BTLA80320BX2128I Healthy Online 119.24 GB MBR

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n_scott_pearson
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Ok, just saying,

  1. I would be enabling both UEFI and Legacy Boot.
  2. I would be using the appropriate version of the Windows Media Creation Wizard to make a fresh (UEFI) installation package.
  3. When installing Windows onto the drive, boot from the installation media in UEFI mode. Then, at the scene where you select the partition to install Windows to, delete *all* partitions on the drive and then select to have the installer install to the free space on the drive (which is now all of the drive). This accomplishes two things:
    • Recreates the Partition Table for UEFI/GPT.
    • (For Windows 7 or better) Lets the installer make smart decisions regarding partitioning.

Hope this helps,

...S

bharatish
Beginner
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Scott,

Thanks, I will install w10 64 bit with UEFI boot option and see how it works.

I will try this next week and post the outcome.

Regards,

Bharatish

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MRoss5200
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Put a Hard Drive delay of 2-3 seconds on boot. Some drives take a little longer to startup at first boot.

Make sure you have the latest (last) BIOS installed. 

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bharatish
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MRoss,

 

Thanks, I have already tried  starting from 5 seconds upto 30 seconds.

 

Regards,

Bharatish

 

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n_scott_pearson
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What about my previous guidance? Have you implemented all of my recommendations (Update BIOS, install Windows in UEFI mode)?

...S

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bharatish
Beginner
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Scott,

 

Sorry, I got busy with tax filing.

I will try your  recommendations in next few days and post the outcome.

 

Thanks & regards,

Bharatish

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bharatish
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Scott,

 

Thanks, I tried various options but nothing worked except legacy mbr boot installion using F10 boot menu.

Please find more details in the attached file.

If you need any more details please let me know.

 

Thanks & regards,

Bharatish

 

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n_scott_pearson
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If you try using an HDD instead of a SSD, and you install Windows 7 in 32-bit mode, does it boot automatically?

...S

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bharatish
Beginner
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Scott, Thanks, 

 

1. I have tried booting with below drives with legacy boot.

Automatic boot does not work but drives work fine with Bios F10 boot menu.

1.  Windows XP  32 bit on HDD

2.  Windows 7 32 bit  on SDD

3.  Windows 10 on USB media

3.  Windows 10 64 bit  SDD

 

UEFI boot drives do not boot even with F10 Boot Menu.

 

Thanks

Bharatish

 

 

 

 

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n_scott_pearson
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You kept a non-zero disk delay in the BIOS configuration, right? If not, check again with this set for 5 seconds.

Other than that, I cannot think of anything else to try. This puppy is just too old.

Sorry,

...S

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bharatish
Beginner
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Scott, Thanks for your help, 

May be the issue has something to do with Microsoft updates.

 

Anyway PC works well without any issue with F10 boot menu.

I will find some use for this PC like trying out some new software.

Once again I appreciate your help.

Thanks & Regards,

Bharatish

 

 

 

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AlHill
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@JackAward 

37 replies and you come beboppin in with a chatgpt answer that is absolutely worthless.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[If you find any Intel driver you might need, download and save it now.]

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bharatish
Beginner
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Jackaward,

 

Thanks, I have tried all these options and many more including disconnecting everything.

May be Bios chip is corrupted or gone bad.

The unsolved mystery is, the PC works well without any problem with Bios F10 menu booting but

does not boot automatically.

 

Thanks & regards,

Bharatish

 

 

 

 

 

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