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My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?
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Student
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Message 21 of 27 (4,278 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

Hello,

Can you explain me what "internal DVD-RW drive or CD drive" is ? I only have those one :

- Optical Disk Drive

- USB CD-ROM

- USB Floppy

- USB Hard Drive

- Notebook Hard Drive

- Notebook Ethernet

- SD Card

I put them in the order I made. Notebook Hard Drive was second before I changed anything, that's all.

I saw someone facing this same issue, reinstalling his Hard Drive with a Windows CD, do you think it might work ?

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Message 22 of 27 (3,520 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

Same here. My wife's Acer is almost 7 years old and still works great....

Top Student
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Message 23 of 27 (3,515 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

Hi,

 

That would be your optical drive as some people refer to it as a DVD-RW or CD-Rom Drive.

Top Student
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Message 24 of 27 (3,513 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

If it's a bootable CD or an original it would definitely boot and ask you to "Press any key to continue".....good luck!

Student
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Message 25 of 27 (2,402 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

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Hey, Have u found any solution for the 3F0 error!!! I am experiencing it now... and i have no idea what to do?

I ran the HP test by pressing F2 and then Hard Disk Check but it says : NOT INSTALLED

 

Sometimes it happens when a blue screen with KERNEL_INPAGE_ERROR or CRITICAL_PROCESS_STOPPED appers and then laptop boots or the laptop just hangs up when i am using it...

 

I keep laptop for some time like 25-30 minutes and then it starts like normal and works fine...

 

I never know when the issue will happen and this issue popups randomly,,, sometimes laptops works for weeks without showing any error but sometimes it shows a hundred times in a day!

 

Confused a lot --- Need proper assistance!!!

Note: I have LEGACY BOOT MODE enabled and boot order set as the reply in other threads but still this issue popsup at random times!!!

 

Plz Help...

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Message 26 of 27 (2,104 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

How would you connect another laptop to the laptop with an issue if you cant get into windows 8 etc. (and the same screen keeps appearing: "boot device not found...")
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Message 27 of 27 (920 Views)

Re: My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

I get 3Fo and did the hard drive test.  I only use this computer for the internet.  Can I over ride this and get the computer to boot?  I unplugged it yesterday and held the start utton to drain power (30sec).  Somehow got i t to work yesterday.  Can't get it going today.  Hard disk test said replace.  Thank you so much!. Lee

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