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02-28-2012 03:49 PM
HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx
"No bootable device found -- insert cd and press any key"
So my hard drive crashed on me, and I bought a new one from a 3rd party vender online and ordered recovery CDs for Windows 7 from HP. I got three CDs total; 2 Windows 7 System Recovery DVDs (disk 1 & 2) and a CD labeled "Application and Driver Recovery CD".
After installing the new HD I put the 1st Windows Recovery DVD in and had the computer boot from it. After a couple minuets of a blank screen, the error message "No bootable device found -- insert cd and press any key" appeared. I tried restarting the computer several times but just kept getting the same message.
What is it that I am missing? Am I suppose to do something with the HP Application and Driver Recovery CD first?
Any help it greatly appreciated, Thanks.
02-28-2012 04:40 PM
You may have to create this CD patch and run it first when using factory W7 recovery disks on a new hard drive.
02-28-2012 05:54 PM
02-29-2012 04:11 PM
Thanks for the help. As it turns out it seems like there is something wronge with my optical drive. I managed to get Windows installed by installing it from a flash drive instead. Now I'm trying to get some of the drivers back on my computer so I can use the touch volume control and the scroll on the touch pad. The CD isn't working because of my optical drive, is there anywhere where I can just get these drivers as a zip file?
02-29-2012 04:15 PM
Just download them from here and copy them to a USB flash drive.
03-31-2012 08:42 PM
you could download all of the drivers for you notebook just go to SUPPORT & DRIVERS>>DRIVERS & SOFTWARE>>type your PRODUCT NO.(omit #aba) >>SELECT THE OPERATING SYSTEM>>CHOOSE THE DRIVERS YOU NEED TO DOWNLOADS... all of the drivers there are .EXE files goodluck on troubleshooting your notebook