Error Code 0x00000053

Error Code 0x00000053

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The “NO_BOOT_DEVICE” error with stop code 0x00000053 is a type of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error. It indicates that your computer’s operating system can’t find a device that it can boot from. This can occur for several reasons:

  1. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) Failure: The device that the computer is trying to boot from could be failing or has already failed.
  2. Incorrect Boot Order: Your computer might be trying to boot from a device other than your primary HDD or SSD. This could occur if the boot order settings in your system BIOS or UEFI were changed.
  3. Corrupted System Files: If critical system files become corrupted, your operating system might not be able to find the boot device.
  4. Loose Connections or Hardware Issues: If the connection between your computer’s motherboard and the HDD or SSD is loose or the hardware is faulty, your computer might not recognize the boot device.

How to fix:

  1. Check your system’s boot order: Make sure that your primary HDD or SSD is listed as the first boot device.
  2. Test your HDD or SSD: Use a disk diagnostic tool to check for any errors or signs of failure.
  3. Check for loose connections: If you’re comfortable doing so, open your computer’s case and make sure that the data and power cables connecting your HDD or SSD to the motherboard are secure.
  4. Run a system file check: You can use the System File Checker (SFC) tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.
  5. Clean Install of Windows: If all else fails, a clean install of Windows could solve the problem, but this would also delete all data on your HDD or SSD, so make sure to back up any important data first.

Remember to always consult with a professional if you’re uncomfortable performing any of these steps yourself.

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