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Hi,

I have an HP elitepad 900.

The issue is I have secure erased it, an option available by HP but without warning, this has removed the OS and Drivers and as the Bios is built into the os I have no access to anything but the screen that states:

 

"Boot device not found, please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard disk (3F0).

 

and when i  choose f2 the screen that states:

 

The HP BIOS Application selected is corrupt or missing. Please install the application and try again 

 

BIOS Application Error (501) 

 

please Anyone Can Help Me  >>> Thank you

 

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Hi

 

What exactly do you want to achieve?

Secure erase or a re-install, or something else.

 

 

1st Please try a Hard Reset
This is valid for most notebooks, and some desktops.
Press and Hold the PWR off button for 4 seconds to force a PWR off.
Unplug from the wall.
IF you see a battery compartment door, then your computer has a removable battery.

IF NOT then you do not have a removable battery.

Remove any removable battery.
Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds to complete the reset.

(Re-insert any battery you removed).

 

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https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833

Turn off the notebook.
Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.
With the notebook off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time (WinKey +B).

NB: On some notebook models, it might be necessary to press and hold the Windows logo key and the V key (WinKey +V).

While pressing those keys, press and hold the Power button on the computer for 2 to 3 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows logo key and the B or V key until the HP BIOS update screen displays or you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).

 

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This First part only works when a valid Recovery Partition is enabled.
If it displays an error message then move onto the Second Part:-
OR if you have data you wish to try and save using the XCOPY command.
Then create your own Repair/Recovery/Rebuild/Re-install media or buy a set from HP.

Turn off the computer.
Disconnect all connected devices and cables, Media Drives, USB drives, printers, & faxes.
Remove media from internal drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware.
Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, or power cord.

Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second,
until the Choose an option screen is displayed, and then continue.

On the Choose an Option screen, click Troubleshoot, and work your way through the screens.

Second Part:-
This may require another PC. Find and Download your .iso from…
(You will need a NON_OEM key for W7);
W8.x and W10 should activate automagically from their embedded licence key.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

For when it’s a NON MS OS ( iOS / Linux ) creating the install media.
www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

A 3rd party site is (Courtesy of @CherylG)...
http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-home-premium-free-download-iso-32-bit-64-...

Expand/Extract/Burn the iso Image onto a DVD/USB as needed.
Microsoft’s Creator Tool will make the required DVD or USB.

Even though it has NO actual HP software/drivers included, you may be able to
XCOPY the C:\Users\* area onto a ‘large’ USB stick, via the Command Prompt.

You’ll need to try various drive letters; D:..-..Z: until it’s matched - could be G; mine’s S:

C:\>XCOPY C:\Users\* S:\ /e /i /h (then files like those 3 listed below get copied over)

C:\Users\desktop.ini
C:\Users\All Users\agent.1509128044.bdinstall.bin
C:\Users\All Users\HP Deskjet 2540 series\Help\flash\zoom.swf

Then you can try System Recovery Options / Advanced Options shown in the screenshots.

NB:- W7 Try running a Startup Repair more than once for a full fix.
NB: - W10 Begin with the Automatic Repair, then Startup Settings etc.

From either the C:\ or the X:\ prompt try the following

cd boot
bootrec /FixMBR
bootrec /FixBoot
bootrec /RebuildBCD

If the above FAILS then please try:-
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-windows-7-from-usb
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-windows-10-from-usb

 

You may need to change the Secure/Legacy  boot option, and the boot sequence also.

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thank you, sir, for your answer as u said I want to reinstall the operation system win8, ok but I had the problem when I choose (Secure Erase) >>> Note: My device its Elitepad 900 g1 tablet's not EliteBook111.jpg222.jpg

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Hi

 

As your pictures will take some hours to be approved.

 

You would need another PC to

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8

 

and you get 4+ Gb of iso file that you expand onto a DVD/USB accordingly.

 

Before you begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • If in doubt please ask.

 

A really long shot is to try and recover the partitions using Gparted.

 

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to:

  • Grow or shrink your C: drive
  • Create space for new operating systems
  • Attempt data rescue from lost partitions

 

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@mussubber

Do you have an ElitePad Docking Station to connect the tablet to kbd and mouse?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03896490

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@mussubber wrote:

Hi,

I have an HP elitepad 900.

The issue is I have secure erased it, an option available by HP but without warning, this has removed the OS and Drivers and as the Bios is built into the os I have no access to anything but the screen that states:

 

"Boot device not found, please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard disk (3F0).

 

and when i  choose f2 the screen that states:

 

The HP BIOS Application selected is corrupt or missing. Please install the application and try again 

 

BIOS Application Error (501) 

 

please Anyone Can Help Me  >>> Thank you

 


So how did you securely erase it?

 

What software did you download and deploy?

 

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03664461

 

 

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@CF4

Most Business class machines have a feature in BIOS to erase the storage drive. Problem is,  many people wrongly assume it only erases personal files.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03453264.pdf

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Hi

 

Thanks for the link...

 

It is this bit that

 

Overwrite-based tools like Disk Sanitizer are effective for only hard disk drives. Therefore, the Disk Sanitizer option does not display in menus for solid-state drives (SSDs). Secure Erase  works on solid-state drives and hard disk drives that support it.

 

caused me to ask. 

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Hi

 

Therefore this may be relevant

 

You would need another PC to

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8

 

and you get 4+ Gb of iso file that you expand onto a DVD/USB accordingly.

 

Before you begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • If in doubt please ask.
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