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No boot disc has been detected

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HP Envy h8 -1534
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi.  Can someone help me?  Does the no boot disc has been detected mean that my hard drive is bad?  I've been searching, but haven't found a definate answer.  I'm trying to find answers on my phone, which I normally only use to text or call.  The writing is so small even when I pull it up.  Anyway, I ran a hard disc check through the blue screen and a short DST.  Both say not installed.  So, what does that mean?  Please help and thanks in advance!!!

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It could mean one of three things...


1. The hard drive is totally dead.


2.  The hard drive controller on the motherboard has failed and the PC can't detect the hard drive.


3.  The operating system has been corrupted and can't boot.


The easiest thing to try first if you have another windows PC would be to try reinstalling W10 as follows...


You can make a W10 USB flash drive installer with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool, using an 8 GB flash drive using another Windows PC, if your PC is not working.

If you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.

Here are the steps to create the W10 USB flash drive installer...

Select Download tool now, and select Run.

If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.

On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.

Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10. You want 64 bit.

Select which media you want to use:

USB flash drive. Plug in a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted.

Then you can reinstall the drivers and available software from the PC's support page.


If that doesn't work, your next move would be to replace the hard drive and then try to reinstall W10.


Below is the link to the service manual for your PC.  The HDD R & R procedure can be found in this manual.

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