When I wanted to boot the laptop it gave me a warning "No bootable device found, hit any key". So I went in to the bios for the first time and reset everything to default settings.
Everything was fine until today. I encountered the same issue ('no bootable device found, hit any key") and tried to reset the BIOS to default settings, this did not work. So I spend about 2 hours switching things around in the boot order and changing the boot mode to UEFI. This did not help. But suddenly I noticed that "windows boot manager" popped up in the boor priority order. Now I was able to boot up the laptop again.
Now I find this really odd because it says my HDD0 is HDD and my HDD1 is 'empty'. I think it should be HDD0 is SSD and HDD1 is HDD.
Now I have a second problem and this is with the harddrive. I notice that when I am doing nothing that my harddrive stops spinning (it stops spinning after about 5 seconds of inactivity and goes in to a 'sleep' mode). Now when I continue working on the laptop the action I want to perform freezes and the harddrive spins up, this takes 2 to 3 seconds. When the hard drive is spinning again the action is performed with no lag. It's like the harddrive needs to read before the laptop can continue.
After updating the laptop restarted and it showed again the "no bootable device found" message.
So I tried changing the settings in the BIOS again to default but with no help.
After that I inserted a windows 8 install disk. I started up the procedure to install a new operating system untill I got to the part where windows 8 lets you select on what disk you want to install. The SSD was not in the list but the HDD was.
So I clicked the button that said "reload data" and the SSD popped in to the list. I cancelled the install and rebooted the laptop and the laptop booted perfectly from the SSD.
Conclusion... Guess my BIOS/motherboard sometimes has a problem to see the SSD? Any advice from Acer or?
The laptop froze up. I rebooted and it again said "no bootable device". I inserted windows 8 disk and went to the screen where you can select your hard drive. Clicked refresh, rebootend and the laptop started again. (see previous posts for a detailed how-to guide)
Next time this will happen I will ship the laptop for warranty... No suggestions from this board so far.
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