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Boot device not found and No Hard Disk (3F0) error

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Any solution to this? I have had this problem off and on for years but now it is more frequent. So far hitting the power button and the escape key has worked but I want to know what is wrong and what needs to be done.

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That's a sign that the hard drive is failing and eventuall, it will fail entirely and you will lose everything on it.

If your PC is new enough to support UEFI, you can use these steps to test the hard drive:

Please report back the test results.

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