6 Solutions when the “INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE” Error shows on your Computer screen

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September 7, 2021


Computers can suffer from errors multiple times, but when the “INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE” error shows up, it can be a data loss culprit. When you start to boot your computer, which prompts the error “INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE”, it’s time to prevent it with six useful solutions. Try these solutions to get your computer boot normally. […]

Remove any external hard drive


Most of the errors are triggered because of external disks connected to the device. Remove the external hard drive to see if the problem is gone. If not, check for other solutions.

Set BIOS settings to default: One of the most prompt reasons for boot errors in your device could be a modification in BIOS settings. Any change in BIOS settings leads to errors in the computer. To prevent it, you can change the BIOS settings to default to see if the error is gone.

Update antivirus: Viruses could bring your computer’s condition to worse if not removed or scanned. To make sure your device is virus-free, you need to check if the antivirus program is updated. Look for the new update and install a new version of the antivirus to eliminate such errors.

Boot in safe mode: When you install a new program, and there is an issue with the software, it will prompt the error “INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.” You can prevent this by booting the computer in safe mode. To enable it, boot and press F10>go to troubleshoot> Advanced options> startup settings> Press 4 to boot the device in safe mode.

Check drivers: Incompatible drives with the hard drive can also contribute to this error in your Windows computer. If you want to run your PC without any boot trouble, see the latest version of drivers on the official website. After installing, boot the computer again.

Reinstall windows: Reinstalling windows operating systems can wipe almost every error in your PC until it is a Physical issue. Also, reinstalling your system would mean that your entire data will be erased from your device. So ensure you have already a safe backup of your crucial files before you experience sudden data loss.


Computers go through numerous errors because of software or hardware problems. The only challenge is to prevent errors without compromising our crucial files and data. These six useful solutions can help you to eliminate this error and let you access your files back.

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