The current BIOS settings do not fully support the boot device

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BIOS related errors in the Windows system are not common. However, when a BIOS related error occurs, it usually makes your system freeze, shut down, or the screen goes black. One such error is “the current BIOS settings do not fully support the boot device”.

Several users have reported similar errors in the Microsoft Community forum:

Getting the following message periodically, computer will freeze, shut down, screen goes black.  After several attempts will revive.
<the current BIOS setting do not fully support the boot device>

If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the error.

What can I do if my BIOS won’t support the boot device?

1. Check your HDD

current BIOS settings do not fully support boot device

  1. Assuming, you are having a problem with a new or relatively new build, check the HDD for connection issues.
  2. Open the computer and disconnect the SATA cable from the HDD and motherboard.
  3. Also, disconnect all the power from the HDD and leave the components idle for a few minutes.
  4. Now plug all the cables and connect the hard drive to your motherboard.
  5. Turn on the computer and check for any improvements.

If that does not work, try plugin the HDD to a different SATA port on the motherboard to see if that helps.

Note: This solution requires you to open the computer and disconnect and reconnect the hardware inside. Proceed only if you know what you are doing.


2. Run Startup Repair

current BIOS settings do not fully support boot device

  1. Insert the System Repair Disc or Windows DVD in the DVD/ USB flash drive.
  2. Restart your computer. The computer will boot using the inserted DVD drive.
  3. When the “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” appears, press any key.
  4. Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
  5. Select the “Repair your computer” option in the lower-left corner.
  6. Select the Troubleshoot option under the “Choose an option” screen.
  7. Under the Troubleshoot screen, click on Advanced Options.
  8. Click on Startup Repair.
  9. Windows will now scan for any issues with the system that is causing issues during the startup and fix them.

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3. Check boot device order

current BIOS settings do not fully support boot device

  1. Start the computer and press ESC/F1/F2/F8 or F10 during the initial startup screen.
  2. Choose enter BIOS setup option.
  3. Since the mouse does not work, use the arrow keys to navigate.
  4. Go to the Boot tab.
  5. Now check the boot device order. Make sure your HDD is selected as the priority device.
  6. Exit and restart the computer. Check if the error is resolved.

4. Reset BIOS settings

current BIOS settings do not fully support boot device

  1. Restart your computer and repeatedly press ESC/F1/F2/F8 or F10 during the startup to get into BIOS.
  2. If you are using Windows 10, click on Start and select Power. Now press and hold the Shift key and press Restart. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings and click on Restart.
  3. Once you are in BIOS, press F9 to open the Load Default Options dialogue box.
  4. Select Yes using the arrow keys to reset BIOS settings to factory default.
  5. Exit and restart the computer and check for any improvements.

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The current BIOS settings do not fully support the boot device error occurs due to issues with the BIOS. Follow all the fixes in this article to resolve the issues and get your system back online.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments section below and we’ll surely check them out.

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