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MeSoConfused
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Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

When I boot my Pavillion M7470n is says: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Of course, that doesn't help in the slightest because the hard drive is not even recocnized in the BIOS. Under the boot menu it says: "HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]"

 

  • First, I tested my Hard Drive in an external enclosure to make sure it worked, which it did.
  • Then I tried another hard drive just in case.
  • I replaced the SATA cable.
  • Then attempted a BIOS reset by
    1. Unplug power cord
    2. Remove CMOS battery
    3. Hold power button for 10 seconds
    4. Move jumper 1-2 from "jcmos1" to 2-3 and let it sit for 5 minutes
  • put it all back and restart.

 

The hard drive does get power as it spin ups upon startup, but it's not recognized. At this point, I'm so confused. Does anybody have a clue as to what could be happening?

 

 

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Big_Dave
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Have you made any recent hardware changes?  Did you try the hard drive on a different sata port?

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MeSoConfused
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

No. Yes.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

If you and get into the bios then try some diagnostics.  Does the bios recognize your DVD/CD drive?

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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y2ken
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Try changing the HHD controller setting in BIOS from ACHI to IDE.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

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Changing the bios from ACHI to IDE will only work if your operating system was installed in IDE mode.  This works the same way for IDE to ACHI mode.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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y2ken
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Maybe there's a firmware update for your drive that may help. You can apply the update while it's installed in an external enclosure or as a slave drive. ( I believe you said the drive is recognized when installed in an external enclosure )

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