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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎05-21-2010
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Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

When I boot my Pavillion M7470n is says: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Of course, that doesn't help in the slightest because the hard drive is not even recocnized in the BIOS. Under the boot menu it says: "HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]"

 

  • First, I tested my Hard Drive in an external enclosure to make sure it worked, which it did.
  • Then I tried another hard drive just in case.
  • I replaced the SATA cable.
  • Then attempted a BIOS reset by
    1. Unplug power cord
    2. Remove CMOS battery
    3. Hold power button for 10 seconds
    4. Move jumper 1-2 from "jcmos1" to 2-3 and let it sit for 5 minutes
  • put it all back and restart.

 

The hard drive does get power as it spin ups upon startup, but it's not recognized. At this point, I'm so confused. Does anybody have a clue as to what could be happening?

 

 

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Provost
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Have you made any recent hardware changes?  Did you try the hard drive on a different sata port?

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎05-21-2010
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

No. Yes.

Provost
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

If you and get into the bios then try some diagnostics.  Does the bios recognize your DVD/CD drive?

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Associate Professor
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Member Since: ‎01-23-2009
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Try changing the HHD controller setting in BIOS from ACHI to IDE.

Provost
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Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

[ Edited ]

Changing the bios from ACHI to IDE will only work if your operating system was installed in IDE mode.  This works the same way for IDE to ACHI mode.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Associate Professor
Posts: 1,275
Member Since: ‎01-23-2009
Message 7 of 7 (2,312 Views)

Re: Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter HDD GROUP BOOT PRIORITY [NOT INSTALLED]

Maybe there's a firmware update for your drive that may help. You can apply the update while it's installed in an external enclosure or as a slave drive. ( I believe you said the drive is recognized when installed in an external enclosure )

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