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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Can not Boot. Tried windows and B key to reset  BIOS. get black screen. 1 year warranty expired March 18TH!  Does this mean I need a new hard drive or a motherboard? I took the back off and removed battery and reinserted, checked cables, replaced jumper. Nothing works.    Please advise. Thank-you so much!

 

Goes back to black screen with blue box that says:

Boot device not found

Please install an operating system on your hard drive

Hard Disk -(3F0)

F2-System Diagnostics

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First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.

Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.

NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose.
Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
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From 2016 onwards there is a possible recovery option via the cloud...
HP Consumer PCs - Using the HP Cloud Recovery Tool (Windows 7 & 10)
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205

 

Please post any error message info.


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Yes I did this and all passed. The problem is I can not restore to an earlier point. 

When I try in BIOS Managment it give me a choice to select file system (Sata (0x104.8000.0x1) Drive Partition. When I choose that, the error message says THE SELECTED BIOS IMAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE. YOU MAY SELECT AN ALTERNATE IMAGE FILE.

THE SYSTEMS BIOS ID IS F.20 A SIGNATURE FILE MUST ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN THE SAME DIRECTORY. I can not move forward,

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I need to figure out how to get the BIOS back in legacy mode. Can you help me on that when I can not even reboot it

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Hi

The 3F0 is usually a Hard Disk failure.

WinKey and B or V look for a backup copy on the Hard Drive to re-use.


Hopefully one of these documents will cover (and solve) your problem...
https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c00042629
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04126730

 

If the Hard Disk has failed, or been changed from GPT to MBR (Secure to Legacy) then it is not going to show in the BIOS as a Viable Hard Drive until it has been replaced/converted.

 

AND I cannot really help as "All in One" is a bit vague.

 

OMNI help would be....

 

From 2016 onwards there is a possible recovery option via the cloud...
HP Consumer PCs - Using the HP Cloud Recovery Tool (Windows 7 & 10)
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205
OR
This First part only works when a valid Recovery Partition is enabled.

If it displays an error message then move onto the Second part,
OR if you have data you wish to try and save using the XCOPY command.
Then create your own Repair/Recovery/Rebuild/Re-install media or buy a set from HP.

Turn off the computer.

Disconnect all connected devices and cables, Media Drives, USB drives, printers, & faxes.
Remove media from internal drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware.
Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, or power cord.

Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second,
until the Choose an option screen is displayed, and then continue.

On the Choose an Option screen, click Troubleshoot, and work your way through the screens.

Second Part:-
This may require another PC. Find and Download your .iso from…
(You will need a NON_OEM key for W7;
W8.x and W10 should activate automagically from their embedded licence key.)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

For when it’s a NON MS OS ( iOS / Linux ) creating the install media.
www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

A 3rd party site like…
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

Expand/Extract/Burn the iso Image onto a DVD/USB as needed.
Microsoft’s Creator Tool will make the required DVD or USB.

Even though it has NO actual HP software/drivers included, you may be able to
XCOPY the C:\Users\* area onto a ‘large’ USB stick, via the Command Prompt.

You’ll need to try various drive letters; D:..-..Z: until it’s matched - could be G; mine’s S:

C:\>XCOPY C:\Users\* S:\ /e /i /h (then files like those 3 listed below get copied over)

C:\Users\desktop.ini
C:\Users\All Users\agent.1509128044.bdinstall.bin
C:\Users\All Users\HP Deskjet 2540 series\Help\flash\zoom.swf

Then you can try System Recovery Options / Advanced Options shown in the screenshots.
W8 Repair.pngRecovery Reinstall.png
NB:- W7 Try running a Startup Repair more than once for a full fix.
NB: - W10 Begin with the Automatic Repair, then Startup Settings etc.

From either the C:\ or the X:\ prompt try the following

cd boot
bootrec /FixMBR
bootrec /FixBoot
bootrec /RebuildBCD

If the above FAILS then please try:-
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-windows-7-from-usb
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-windows-10-from-usb

 

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