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U_Traveler
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Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

I have a TX2500.  It has a HD with two partitions, one for C: and the other for recovery backup.  One day, it crashed.  It cannot boot up because of hard disk not found (error: 03F0).  I plugged it in my PC and repaired the C:.  I have no problem from reading and opening files in the HD from my PC.  But still, the laptop doesn't boot up because of hard disk not found.

 

Any fix?

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Mumbodog
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Re: Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

Did your try loading bios defaults?

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U_Traveler
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Re: Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

Unfortunately, it doesn't work.

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smallbrains
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Re: Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

I have the same problem.

First i could start him but it took 2 hours and the lt acted like he had a quarter of a processor ^-^

then i tried to change some settings and now it says that i have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del

i did and it started, i wuz reliefed but then it said exactly the same thing. I pressed CAD again and in the system error logg it

said something like: 03F0

and Boot Failure-Cannot find Hard Drive

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fedupwithhp75
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Re: Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

I am having the same issue 2 months after my waranty expires.  Did you ever get it back up or what did you have to do? I called HP support and that was a joke.  Help!

 

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Re: Boot Failure- Cannot find Hard Drive

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