Edited by Oniketsoku, 04 December 2017 - 12:54 AM.
Alienware R3 laptop "No bootable devices" error
Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:22 PM
Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:45 AM
Unfortunately, it sounds like the hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced.
Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:54 AM
I see. I had a hunch that this was the case, but I wasn't entirely sure and do not know how to confirm it.
Is there a series of steps and/or processes to do that?
Also, I would assume that this is the SSD failing that the OS is installed on, failing - (hypothetically, ofc) correct?
Edited by Oniketsoku, 04 December 2017 - 01:19 AM.
Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:03 AM
Yes. The computer is useless unless it can boot up an Operating System (such as Windows, Linux, etc.) that is installed on an attached bootable device (such as HD, SSD, etc). Without a bootable OS available, the computer has no choice but to pop up an error such as "No bootable devices".
Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:41 PM
Okay, then I'm stuck getting a new SSD replacement.
According to Speccy, what I'm using is listed as:
What would be a good replacement for it? Also, one of my friends told me that disk cloning is not recommended. Do you have any input on this?
I also don't really know how to get my files or at least the OS on to a new drive.
Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:20 AM
Since your Samsung 250GB Evo 960 MVMe has a 3-year limited warranty, you may want to contact Samsung Customer Service before doing anything else that might void the warranty.
If you want to tackle it yourself ...
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe (3 year warranty)
- Samsung 250GB 960 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $127.99
- Samsung 500GB 960 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $240.00
- Samsung 1TB 960 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $449.99
Samsung Pro NVMe (5 year warranty)
- Samsung 512GB 960 PRO M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $289.99
- Samsung 1TB 960 PRO M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $619.00
- Samsung 2TB 960 PRO M.2 Internal SSD - B&H Photo - $1,249.99
For instructions on how to transfer from old NVMe to new NVMe, see "cac2244's Feb 16, 2017, 3:31 PM" post on Tom's Hardware.
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