New SSD, no bootable device

July 10, 2015 at 04:43:02
Specs: Windows 8.1
I just changed the hard drive on my Toshiba Satellite S55t to an SSD, and now it won't turn on and says "no bootable device". What do I do?

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#1
July 10, 2015 at 04:50:38
Did you install an Operating System on the new drive?

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#2
July 10, 2015 at 04:54:48
The new drive was used on my old computer.

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#3
July 10, 2015 at 07:09:13
Generally, you can't take a drive with Windows already installed on it & swap it from one computer to another. And if it doesn't have an OS installed on it, you will have to install one.

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#4
July 10, 2015 at 09:08:43
You would have to boot to recovery disk set or Windows install disk and then proceed with formatting and installing to the new drive.
If the old drive is still good, leave the old drive in the machine and clone the old drive to the new one connected either internally as a second drive (desktop) or externally via a USB to SATA cord or external drive case. Then switch them out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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