Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
New member
2 0 0 0
Message 1 of 2
Flag Post

Have not used my PC in years. I am receiving an error message “Boot device not found”

HP Recommended
HP18 All in one

I have not used my PC in years. I just turned in on and it worked for one day then the next day I get an error message- Hard Disk (3FO).....boot device not found. I completed the hardware diagnostics UEFI test and it stated smart check and short DST not installed. I have an HP18 all in one PC.....thanks for any help

HP Support Agent
HP Support Agent
22,318 22,277 994 1,030
Message 2 of 2
Flag Post
HP Recommended


Thank you for posting on HP Support Community.


Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, I have a few troubleshooting steps we could try to fix the issue:  

  • Step 1: Perform a hard reset
  • Step 2: Restore BIOS default settings
  • Step 3: Test the hard drive using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics
  • Step 4: Reseat the hard drive
  • Step 5: Perform an HP System Recovery
  • Click here: to complete the troubleshooting steps.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
Please click “
Accept as Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.

I am an HP Employee

0 Kudos
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation