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zenith158
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3F0 issue on pre-2018 HP Models

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HP Spectre X360
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Boot Device not found on HP Spectre X360 early 2018 model.

Error says Please Install an operating system on your hard disk

3F0

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@zenith158 

This issue is often due to a failing drive.

So, let's check that first, because if it is failing, it would need to be replaced and there is no point then in doing anything else until we confirm that.

If your PC is new enough to support UEFI, you can use these steps to test the HDD (Hard Disk Drive): http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024

If not, to check the HDD you have to follow these steps:
1) Press Esc key repeatedly, several times a second, while rebooting the laptop. Do NOT hold the key down, just press it over and over.
2) Eventually, you will see an HP Startup Menu
3) Press the Function key for testing the hard drive (usually F2) and let it run.

If the drive checks out OK, then report that and I can provide you options for reinstalling Windows on your PC.

Please note that if your model has an SSD instead of an HDD, these diagnostics might not work properly.



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
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I was able to test the HDD. It passed all tests and Checked Out OK.

 

I tried to follow this link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04742289 and perform a Windows 10 system resest through Windows Recovery Environment but failed to go beyond Step1 as pressing F11 while restarting my notebook doesn't do anything and doesn't provide me with any Options Screen.

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@wawood Did you get a chance to look at my response? Any insight on how to resolve this issue will be highly appreciated.

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