08-31-2011 11:39 PM
i have a pavilion dv7 laptop. it says no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.
I have a recovery d: drive but I can't load it to recover my windows.
What should I do?
09-01-2011 01:32 AM
Shutdown the notebook. Tap away at f10 as you start the notebook to enter the bios menu. Under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run tests on both the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the details of any error messages.
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01-19-2012 12:39 PM
Try reseating the hard drive, then run the hard drive test again.
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01-20-2012 04:00 PM
I've done that plenty of times Matt. The same thing keeps happening, I think I'm just going to format the hdd and just start from scratch.
02-28-2012 10:24 AM
I have the same message about "no bootable device". the only way i can boot up is if i insert a boot disk into drive before each startup. how can i correct this? thanks.
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03-02-2014 09:56 AM
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