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11-19-2022 02:32 PM - edited 11-19-2022 02:45 PM
The boot disk may have failed or the MBR is corrupted. Bad memory can also cause this symptom.
Run HP Diagnostics by starting the PC. Tap "ESC". Then select "F2". Run all tests to verify components and hardware. A bad boot disk will give you an error code. Best approach is to connect the boot disk to a different PC as a data drive. Locate your user folder on the root drive. Copy data to the second PC or an external USB drive. You may not be able to copy data if the boot disk corruption sectors coincide with the data contained on this disk.
A corrupted MBR can be difficult to fix which may require a clean operating system installation. You will lose data if you have to reinstall the operating system. Best approach is to connect the boot disk to a different PC as a data drive. Locate your user folder on the root drive. Copy data to the second PC or an external USB drive.
may help in recovering the MBR. I haven't had much luck recovering the MBR. I usually back up data and do a clean Windows installation.
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