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08-11-2012 10:44 AM
I am also facing d same problem...i worked on my notebook 3 hrs ago n den later it gave me this error.
Can i open the hard drive myself..or do ineed to take it to d techinician..?/
08-29-2012 12:03 PM
notebook presario CQ57
windows 7 home premium
Error message at boot time, "Boot device not found, please install OS on your hard drive"
If I go into Bios and restore defaults and save on exit the notebook boots up correctly. But next time I power up again I have to follow the same procedure.
No known changes made to my system recently that would of caused this.
10-03-2012 09:40 PM
Been having the same problem myself, it self fixes after a Factory Restore (sometimes it won't let me load that, but occasionally it does). I Installed a new copy of Windows 7 and it has fixed again but not sure if this is temporary or not.
Did you ever fix this? If so how, please give suggestions so I can try to fix mine.
10-20-2012 07:27 PM
Well, I got this error on my pavilion dm4 several times and after some try-and-error attempts to fix it, the following steps had success. Or at least had success until now.
1. Never put your notebook into standby. Can´t explain it, but when I did this during the last months, my good old friend 03f0 appeared.
2. Do a bios update. Well this took some nerves, but it worked. Since I flashed the bios to the bios F27, my friend 03f0 is hiding in its hole.
3. If nothing else works: open the notebook, disconnect the HD cable and take out the HD for several minutes. Usually about 15 minutes is enough. Drink a beer and put the HD back in. Worked fine in about 90 % of the 03f0 appearances.
Doesn´t look like a sistematic approach, it´s more empiric and in my opinion, HP should provide a patch to fix it. Looks as if there is a bigger issue with the 'HP protect smart' or the 'HP 3D Driveguard'
10-20-2012 08:17 PM
Second problem with HP laptop dv5....trying to get to reboot. I have been through all of the suggestions on this site and none have worked so far. I get to the boot up page - with "safe mode, normal start up...etc.....have done all options with no luck at all...Screen goes blank and computer freezes.
I am on another laptop at this time.....question that I haven't seen answered yet:
If the hp web is offered as a suggested cure for this problem...how do I log on to the web page if my computer can't boot up? Seems kind of useless...please enlighten.
Thanks to all who have posted. Trying very hard to boot up and back up information.
11-12-2012 06:52 PM - edited 12-01-2012 12:11 PM
Yea there is no good fix that I can find to this problem via Western digital, HP, or forums.
- Reseated after full battery removal and spare batt removal.
- HD plugged into a sata usb from another computer.
- Used a different self powered sata adapter to plug it into another computer.
- USB device is recognized in both cases but is the hard drive doesnt show up in explorer, disk management, or easeus
- booted from easeus boot disk and drive is still not recognized.
Problem is the hard drive doesn't spin when power is provided. It is something to do with the hard drive not your computer. New hard drive fixes the problem. This comes down do you wishing you backed up those final documents.
No fixmbr or bios flash is going to start your hard drive spinning. ITS DEAD.
can be sent to a recovery data professional @ about $600 a pop or you can open it (voiding warrenty) and pull magnetic circular disk out try to put it into another matching hard drive and see if itll spin and recognize. The mechanical parts of the hard drive seem to crap out. It's WD's fault for making a crap drive and HP's for not cutting them off.
If anyone else finds something different or gets any info from HP please post it would be nice of them to throw us a new HD being that they are a great company for the most part.
dvt6xxx entertainment laptop western digital blue 5000 5400 rpm hd (500gb)
Edit #1: Will attempt a pcb swap within the coming month.
Edit #2: Please provide model of laptop and harddrive so we can see if there is a trend.
11-19-2012 04:33 PM
I had the same exact error and was VERY concerned after reading all of the posts. I then googled some more and downloaded a manual for my HP dv6-6c 10us. I then removed the cover for where the hard drive is located and found that the connection from my hard drive to the computer was not plugged all the way in. It must have come loose. I just plugged the connector from the hard drive back into the computer (without needing to remove the hard drive), and the computer turned right on and Windows came up perfectly. Hooray! I hope this works for you too!