07-12-2013 10:23 PM
my parents sent me the HP Probook 4440s. I turned it on and it worked great. No problems at all, but the hard drive was very small. Only 59 gigs. So, I took the hard drive out of my old laptop (which still works. 300 gigs), and put it in the new laptop. When I turned it on this popped up.
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI
Version 188.8.131.52 -BIOS
then it gives me the option to perform a memory check, hard drive check, language, and exit. The memory test passes, but when I do the hard drive check (quick check and extensive check) it says SMART check and Short DSI not installed.
When I click exit it saus Boot device not found, please install operating system on hard disk.
Here's the kicker. I took the hard drive out, and put the new and small hard drive back in the new probook, and the same message comes up. I don't know why. I can't figure out what it could be. My stepfather has a good knowledge of computers, but unfortunately, over the phone he can not be of much help.
Someone save my new beautiful notebook!
07-14-2013 06:43 AM
When you took out the original hard drive what does it say on the label as far as the capacity? When your parents bought it what size hard drive was it supposed to have?
09-30-2013 04:05 PM
10-19-2013 03:58 AM - edited 10-19-2013 04:01 AM
I am having the same issuee. New laptop HP 17t. From Costco. A monster. Comes with 1 TB HGSI (Hitachi) HDD which is very good quality. I am trying to replace it with an SSD.
I did the same with an earlier D7-4295us model, also with UFEI BIOS, and successfully. Trying again and it reports the SDD not installed/connected. I cloned it with proprtional partition adjusting. Miray software. It is foolproof. Verified. All partitions are there (including the recovery).
I created a set of recovery discs using recovery manager. All ended successfully.
I chatted with HP suport. A waste of time. At the end they emailed me I need to disable safe boot and enable Legacy support in the BIOS, in order to boot from recovery disc. I did. still show HDD was not found.
I swapped back the original HDD. All boots fine. I hook the SSD to a USB 3.0 port via a SATA to USB adapter. All partitions are there. What the heck: ?
The HP tech support suggested that the recovery manager is looking for a 1 TB HDD. If it is less than that (which is the case) I may not be able to use the recovery. This is very dumb. Pls. excuse me.
Do you know a solution? Thanks.
10-19-2013 06:30 AM
No. it has a Hitachi 1 TB (HGSI) HDD installed. I am not a novice. I want to swap it for a SDD I have. There should be no problems.
I just chatted with HP chat support. They said there is nothing it can be done. This is a design limitation by HP.
System is capped. If you want an open system laptop then we can sell you other products
10-22-2013 01:27 PM
Could I get some additional information so we can assist you? If you could please post your product number for your computer. I am linking a document below that will show you how to find your product number.
How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?
Please feel free to re-post once you have the needed information.