Description: This article will cover how to change a devices boot order. When the boot order is incorrect, you may experience odd issues like a computer being stuck at a black screen with white text. Usually this text will say something about 'no OS found' or 'failed to PXE boot' . The solution below will fix these issues.

NOTE: All BIOS interfaces look a bit different, so your experience or screen may look a bit different than the screenshots

  1. Boot to BIOS by turning on the computer by hitting enter as the computer is turning on and selecting 'Enter Setup' from the menu that pops up. (Note, if this doesn't work, you may want to try the same thing with F1 or F2. It is different on every computer, but these are the most common buttons to get to BIOS)
  2. Once you do you should see a screen similar to this
  3. Once you do, you should see a tab that says either 'Start Up' or 'Boot' at the top. Use the arrow keys to get to switch to that tab.
  4. Once you are on that tab, you will either see a list similar to the picture below, or a different list with an option that says 'Primary Boot Sequence'. Arrow key to this and click enter to bring up the list like below.
  5. This list shows the order the computer will try to boot to drives and which ones it is prioritizing. We want it to prioritize our hard drive. Make sure that option is at the top. To do this, highlight one of the options and click the minus (to the right of the 0 key) on your keyboard to move the option you are selected on, down on the list. Do this until your Hard Drive is the top of the list. (note: sometimes this options says SSD or HDD instead followed by the brand name for the drive. If this is the case, make sure they are at the top instead.)
  6. After this, click F10 to save your changes and exit. It should have the correct boot order after this and boot up normally.