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Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

Everytime I boot up my Desktop it gives me a black screen with a blue error box, 

"Boot Device Not Found"

Please Install an opportunity system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3FO)

F2- SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS

 

What do I do? do i have to download windows on a hard drive and install it on the desktop? 

Someone Please Help 

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Most often that message means the hard drive has failed.  To verify if that is true, run the Diagnostics routine.

To run the Diagnostics routine, Start tapping the Esc key BEFORE starting the PC and then press the start button.
Keep tapping the Esc key until a popup menu shows. Then pick Diagnostics from that popup menu, F2.
Report back with the results.


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The options i have are

( MEMORY TEST )

( HARD DRIVE CHECK )

( LANGUAGE )

( EXIT) 

I ALREADY RAN A  QUICK HARD DRIVE CHECK AND THE RESULTS WAS THAT I PASSED BOTH SMART CHECK AND SHORT DST

"CURRENT VERSION 1.19.0.0 - BIOS

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Boot device not found error occurs when the hard disk does not support the system boot process. As it indicates, Windows OS can't find a bootable device to boot from. Usually, it can be an internal hard drive, external USB drive, optical CD/DVD ROM drive, and network adapter.

 

This May Help,

Peter

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Since the hard drive evidently is still working and not dead, has this system worked in the near past? 

Since this is a Windows 7 OS, is this an old install or is this a new attempt to install Windows 7 on PC.  It would be helpful if the model number was posted, since the hardware at this step is unknown to us.  Assuming there is not another hard drive or SSD present in the system, the existing hard drive seems to at least show in the Diagnostics.  What exactly is this drive:  model and make?


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