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Got a new hard drive put in, turned in computer and it still says error: no boot disc detected

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

I have a windows 8 hp desktop, its about 8 years old, just put a new hard drive in and turned on the computer. The screen is still black and says error: no boot disc has been detected. It won't let me go to menu or anything. I don't know what to do.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

A new hard drive comes without an operating system.

 

That is the usual error you get when no operating system is installed.

 

Did you reinstall Windows on the new hard drive?

 

What is the full model number or product number of your PC?

 

Use this guide to find that information...please do not post the serial number.

 

HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? | HP® Customer Support

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Prométhée
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hi  @Paul_Tikkanen 

you will definitely need an installation media you can make one from the microsoft site for installation:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows8ISO

 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-windows-8-or-8-1-from-a-usb-device-2626228

https://www.eightforums.com/threads/create-bootable-usb-or-dvd-with-windows-8-iso.2227/


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savvy2
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no PC told

so you removed the old boot drive

put in new erased drive

and find windows gone,  w8 is not laying on your desk, naked and lonely  and useless.

100% normal on all PC's

cure reload OS

NO warranty answers by me.
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