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joe8346me
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Boot Device Not FOund

I constantly get this error at start up:

 

Boot Device Not Found

Please install an operating system

Hard Disk (3F0)

F2  System Diagnostcs

for more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup

 

 

That is the entire message given at start up, now i have ran every hard disk test, memory test, diagnostic test, and nothing wrong has been found. and still this error keeps coming back. i have also reinstaled windows 3 times now with the same error every time.

 

I have also spent three hours and $135 with tech support on the phone, and they cant figure it out.

what do i do??????

 

 

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Rakhmad
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

Which notebook are you using, post your product number.

Have you tried using other working harddisk?

 

It may related to hardware issue, bad harddisk, or simply a loose connection of the harddisk.

Next time, try this forum first, its free!

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Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
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joe8346me
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

Pavilion dv6-1362dx

P/N  VY833UA#ABA

 

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Rakhmad
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

Try to open the hard drive cover, remove the hard drive from hard drive bay, remove the adapter.

Reverse above procedure to reassemble and install the hard drive back.

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Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
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minita8
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

hello i have the same problem too.. i also tried hard disk test and failed ,

all this happened after i hibernate my laptop with low battery...

when i tried to open it again, couldnt load windows and this message showed up!!..

is there any way to save my data?  i i tried start on safe mode too and don't loading...

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pepe999
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

Have you updated to the latest BIOS?

Dv6-7000 /Full HD/Core i5-3360M/GF 650M/Corsair 8GB/Intel 7260AC/Samsung Pro 256GB
HP Touchpad provided by HP
Currently on Debian Wheeze

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minita8
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

no... how i can to this?

 

thank you

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pepe999
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

 


minita8 wrote:

no... how i can to this?

 

thank you


Go to "HP Drivers and Support" website, enter your laptop name. Then click on "Software&Drivers Downloads", choose your operating system and select BIOS. Download it and install it. You should check your current BIOS version first and flash(update) the BIOS if a new version has been released..

 

Dv6-7000 /Full HD/Core i5-3360M/GF 650M/Corsair 8GB/Intel 7260AC/Samsung Pro 256GB
HP Touchpad provided by HP
Currently on Debian Wheeze

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Omaya2
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Re: Boot Device Not FOund

OH My God! Im facing the same problem too!! Today i put my laptop in the laptop case,but i was packing other stuff and i forgot to zip the case, then i held the suit case and next thing i know is my laptop falling on the floor and the battery came out!!! I was SHOCKED O-O !!! I opened my lAptop , and thank god everything was working well and normally....but when i came back home,and opened the laptop it worked,but the finger print password didnt, while i was working,the whole system froze!!! And the lap top turned black!! Next thing i see was the message yv written up there ><...i really need my laptop! Im a university student who has to do everything on her laptop cuz my major requires that, please help!!!
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Omaya2
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Yeah, and By the way, my laptop is hp pavilion dv6 too!!! T~T
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