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BIGeyeGT
Posts: 3

ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Got a brand new ACER V3-731

Win8 Preloaded

Formatted the HDD and want to instal Win7 Ultimate 64Bit

The following error keep coming up asa i Start The PC up:

 

NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

 

Any Suggestions?

Valued Leader
freeza
Posts: 1,323

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Good day

 

Go to the bios and change the secure mode from UEFI to legacy and then disable the secure mode.

 

Regards,

Freeza

Visitor
BIGeyeGT
Posts: 3

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Hi Thanks for the Reply


I CANNOT access the BIOS no matter which keys or combination of keys i use

I think i'm screwed here:robotsad:

Visitor
BIGeyeGT
Posts: 3

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

HA Got it!!!!!

 

One finger on F2 key

With ANOTHER finger press start button

IMMEDIATELY start pressing f2 every SECOND

You can even start pressing F2 ...BEFORE you press start/power button (it will do no harm)

SO like this....

PRESS F2, PRESS POWER BUTTON, WAIT 1 SECOND PRESS F2,WAIT 1 SECOND PRESS F2,WAIT 1 SECOND PRESS F2,WAIT 1 SECOND PRESS F2,

 

Worked like a charm

 

Windows 7 Now loading after changes to HHD Mode and BIOS changed to legacy

Visitor
fopetesl
Posts: 2

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

 


freeza wrote:

Good day

 

Go to the bios and change the secure mode from UEFI to legacy and then disable the secure mode.

 

Regards,

Freeza



Doesn't work for me.  Brand new V3-731 today.

I can turn UEFI off and onto  Legacy but the Secure Mode mode is [Disabled] and greyed out in both modes.

I want to set up dual boot Win 7 & Win 8.

I daren't repartition the hard drive until I can boot into Legacy Mode.

 

Help!

Visitor
martin1956
Posts: 1

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Hi,

 

I have the same problem, but i can press F2 so many times i want, i can get in the bios.

 

only what i get is  no bootable device error...

 

please help.

 

 

Visitor
Nextbest
Posts: 2

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Same problem for me also - I realize I need to change security settings in the BIOS to allow CD to boot but I cannot get into the BIOS.  Has anyone found a resolution yet?  Previous solution of holding F2 key before pwering on doesn't work for me.

 

Thanks

Visitor
Nextbest
Posts: 2

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Finally got the machine booting and gained access to BIOS using the info at the following link:  http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/Beta_OS@tkb/article-id/177

 

Good luck!

ACE Pioneer
Alan-London
Posts: 703

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

If secure boot is greyed out, temporarily set a supervisor password > disable secure boot > clear supervisor password.

Visitor
fopetesl
Posts: 2

Re: ACERV3-731 BIOS ERROR: NO Bootable Device, Hit any key

Ah. Ha! Nice one Alan :smileyhappy:

A valuable tip that :smileywink:

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