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Trusty154
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Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

I turned off my computer last night and when I turned it back on today I received a "no boot disk detected or disk failed" error.  The computer is a Pavilion P7-1011 Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Is there a way to fix this or did I just lose everything on my computer?  I've only had the computer since March 30, 2012

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erico
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

I recommend that you start your PC and go into the BIOS and then  select F2 Diagnostics and run the hard disk diagnostic test.


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Trusty154
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Thanks, it gave me a connection test failed message and error BIOHD1. I verified all the connections. Looks like the hard drive failed.
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erico
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

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Yes. It sounds like hard disk replacement time. the hard disk is a warranty replaceable unit. It is still within the warranty period.

 

 Contact HP for a replacement hard disk. 

 

I do hope that you made recovery media.



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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

When you start your computer hit F11 repeatedly. This will run the hardware diagnostic. If it still doesn't detect your harddrive the harddrive might be defective. I had two defective harddrives when I first bought my HP Desktop. One went a month after buying it and the other went bad three or four months after that. The guy at Best Buy said if that one went bad they would have to give me a whole new computer because of the lemon law. The second drive has worked fine and it has been a few years. I bought my PC when Seagate was having trouble with the read/write heads breaking. Keep your old harddrive because you can hook it up as a secondary drive if it is not physically broken and you may be able to get some of your documents off of it. If it's under warranty bring it in to the store with receipt. Don't fix it yourself until the warrantty is up.

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Trusty154
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Thank for the info, that's exactly what I'm going to do.
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@ erico: Nope, I kept putting off making the recovery discs because I've never had problems with my HPs. Looks like my luck ran out.
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

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After receiving the message, "no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" I restarted my computer pressed the ESC button then selected the F2 key to run diagnostics. Error code received BIOHD1  Drive not detected  connection failed. Memory test passed CPU test passed

 

This is on my HP #100B All-in-One PC.

SKU: XZ812UT#ABA

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Purchased on 09/23/2011 through Tiger Direct.

 

Though I have searched everywhere I have been unable to locate a start-up disk (I know, idiot alert). I am sure that I had assumed that one came with the unit but when I checked my paperwork, the receipt and the tag from the shipping box were there along with the quick setup booklet but no CD.  If I need this, I will need to be directed to somewhere online where I can make one.  That computer had Windows 7 installed on it when I received it but has had issues with freezing up and blue screens from day one.  The first time I turned it on - blue screen-.  A reboot fixed that so my initial assumption was that perhaps the unit was jarred in shipping.  Since then, it has been a total PITA with freezing, screens dimming back into a white haze and fussiness when more than one or two windows or programs are open.  This error came up this morning when I had Internet Explorer open and attempted to open my Quicken program.  It started with a beeping and I was unable to close either program or use the winkey to get to the shutdown.  I also attempted to use the ctrl-alt-delete function but it too would not come up so I was forced to just shut down the computer.  When I tried to restart, I got the message.  I attempted to restart it a few times, each with the same result.  Can you please help?

Thank you,

Sherry

 

 

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andrew526479
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

i tried reseting bios (wont let me) system recovery (wont let me) i have a hp slimline s5-1114 connection test failed  error 3F0

 

CPU TEST-PASSED 

CONNECTION TEST-FAILED 

MEMMORY TEST-PASSED

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keithngiraldo
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Re: Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

How to run the hard disk after getting in diagnostic part,it says test of connecction is enabled ,thanks
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