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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 No bootable device (sometimes!)

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        I changed bios settings on my Vostro desktop windows 10, needing to boot a live usb Linux session. Afterwards I changed the settings back, and on booting get “no bootable device”. Now it gets weird.

        I look at all bios settings, reboot, nope (ie “no bootable device”)

        I select to recover bios factory settings, look through and they seem unchanged, but it boots fine.

        I restart: boots fine.

        I shut down and restart with “fast restart” enabled, and “no bootable device”

        i shut down without fast restart enabled and it boots fine.

        I really really want to know what’s going on!

      • #2337483
        AskWoody MVP

        best to disable fast start as it causes all sorts of issues when troubleshooting.
        as is evident from your post.
        This article will explain further: how-disable-windows-10-fast-startup
        It’s more of a nuiscance than a help IMO (especially when distro hopping)

        • #2337492

          Yep, have done. But I really want to know why this happens. What’s pointing the boot code to the wrong place on fast startup? Or is it?

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