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    No bootable device after Laptop Hard Drive Replacement

    I have an Acer R7-571-6858 Laptop. SNID: 32105835716. The hard drive suffered a catastrophic failure. I replaced the hard drive. Verified the hard drive was formatted and visible by booting with Ultimate Boot CD. I then did a reinstall using the Acer 16 GB Recovery USB Drive created when I first setup the laptop. Upon completion of the restore and rebooting the laptop I receive the error, “No bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key.” I rebooted with UBCD and can see the new hard drive has been repartitioned and ACER software and Windows 8 OS is loaded. I suspect the problem resides with the way Acer implements the boot up process with the 25 GB SSD drive. Acer is using the 25 GB SSD drive to accelerate the PC. Both the regular HD and SSD HD are visible when I boot with UBCD. I also tried a straight Windows 7 load, but could not reload because it seems to require a driver during the boot process…and YES I have checked the boot order in the BIOS. The Laptop has no internal CD/DVD drive.

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    The PC is probably using Intel Smart Response so the SSD caches the hard disk. Confirm this in the BIOS. If it wasn't set up, it's worth re-loading Windows.
    Boot from UBCD and confirm that the hard disk has an active partition / boot partition.

    cheers, Paul

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    PaulT, wouldn't it be System Reserved partition that normally boots Windows 7?
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    Yes, that would be the boot partition as shown in UBCD etc, but before that you need to have the SSD/HD set up as a cache, otherwise you just have 2 independent disks.

    cheers, Paul

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