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rjjjaskin
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Im getting no boot disk on my computer

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Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.
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TheOldMan
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That error usually indicates the hard drive has failed.  It could be something else, but most likely the hard drive.  You could run the diagnostics from the Esc menu to verify.


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Hi - I’m having same problem. A friend has just sent me their old pc for my son. Just wondering what I need to do?
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In this case it could be that the hard drive has been wiped (erased) and the OS is actually gone.  You could ask the friend if the hard drive was erased or run the diagnostics from the Esc menu to verify the hard drive is good and then reinstall Windows or the OS of your choice.  Depending on how old this PC is and just how much you want to know if it will work, but Windows 10 download is free and can be installed and run n trial mode for 30 days.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Scroll down to the "Using the tool to create installation media" and follow the directions.

 

Then try the install.  Just keep in mind that this is just a trial and needs to be activated with a product key.


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@TheOldMan wrote:

Then try the install.  Just keep in mind that this is just a trial, and needs to be activated with a product key.


When installing, you will be prompted to enter the 25-character product-key.

Instead of entering the key, just click "I do not have one" to make it a "trial" installation.

 

Note that after the installation completes, Windows will "call home".

If Microsoft finds that Windows 10 was previously installed on this computer, it will silently "activate" to become a "full" installation.

 

I think that this is a much-better method than the hard-to-read product-key decals stuck to the case of Windows XP/Vista/7 desktops/laptops, years ago.

 

 

 

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