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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jul 07, 2020

    cath.
    no PC told ;no OS told; no device told.
    strike 3?(4th no drive told)
    to get help tell what you have there.
    we can not see it like magic.

    nobody connects a DEVICE to a drive.
    we can put an HDD or SDD in an external enclosures.
    why do you say DRIVE. ?
    what drive, going where.?

    or post photos, text and photos, wow.

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Sounds like your computer is looking for a device to boot from and can't find one.

First step is to disconnect any temporary drives. Is there a USB flash drive connected? Is there an external hard drive connected? I have an external hard drive that if connected, will give me this error.

If this doesn't work, the next step is to go into your computer BIOS and set up the order of devices to try and boot from. If you are booting from a hard drive, it should be on this list.

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No question is silly dear, problems are there and we are in this site to help.

Yes, you mentioned that the said device works fine with your desktop, then it is probably not the problem with your device. You have also said that your tried formatting the os. Good.

Hope your pc, laptop and the memory device are disinfected with a good, licensed and updated antivirus.

Check, if Universal Serial Bus Controllers (corresponding to the nos. of total usb port present in the machine) are present and enabled both in the device manager and the bios as well and set to Hi-Speed if it is Full-Speed.

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