cancel
Batdragon Honor Student
Honor Student
2 1 0 0
Message 11 of 17
500
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

I also have this same issue. I have reset the BIOS with no change I have conducted the HDD test and it has returned this message

SMART Check : PASSED

Short DST : FAILED

 

FAILURE ID : UAKT19-6RX98N-MFPWXF-60SL03

PRODUCT ID : F2U56EA#ABU

Hard Drive 1

 

The laptop is model: 15-e081sa

The HDD is a WD10JPVX (1TB)

 

Booting up with a Linux live usb I could interigate the drive which would indicate that the drive is working.

 

Anyone able to help me here? Please?

Reply
0 Kudos
NickDon Tutor
Tutor
4 4 0 2
Message 12 of 17
477
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

Dear technical support specialists! Can you comment on possible solutions to the problem or confirm their absence?

Reply
0 Kudos
NickDon Tutor
Tutor
4 4 0 2
Message 13 of 17
415
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

What astonishing tech support activity! But we weren't born yesterday...

If the person or thing s.o. wants does not come to him, he must make the effort to attain what he wants himself (in Russian version:  If the mountain won't come to Muhammad (Mohammed etc), Muhammad must go to the mountain)

FOR ALL:

The solution is very simple.

PC - it's just a piece of iron (fortunately for now). What he want and what him need? For UEFI - hard disk partition in GPT (!!!). For LEGACY - MBR&NTFS. In these points is the key to the solution.

Note: Your HD must pass internal diagnostic tests without errors.

Otherwise, you need to replace HD. And after the replacement, give the system what it asks. Depending on the selected download method.

For using UEFI in the network have many images secure boot for different models notebooks (nnmclub.to, rutracker.org)

But I don't use UEFI. I like "Legacy". Solution for this case (tests passed): Clear BIOS (turn off the battery), remove the hard drive and formating it into GPT on another computer. BIOS will see HD. In the BIOS turn off UEFI. First boot - CD-DVD (I did not try with a flash drive). And go...

I have to admit that W8-8.1 will be optimal for my model. But I hate this similarity WinVista. 

I managed to install W10-LTSB on it, modifying the look and functionality, but this is another story.
Good luck to all.

 

Reply
0 Kudos
Leogozak Student
Student
1 1 0 0
Message 14 of 17
260
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

Am having the 3F0 error as well? I need help

Reply
0 Kudos
HP Support Agent
HP Support Agent
20152 20103 1317 2092
Message 15 of 17
212
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

@Leogozak,

 

Welcome to the HP Forums 🙂 I would like to take a moment and thank you for using this forum, it is a great place to find answers. For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, you could also visit our HP Forums Guide for First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I see from your post that you are getting boot device not found error message on your HP PC. Don't worry we'll work together to help you find a solution.

 

To provide you with an accurate solution, I'll need a few more details:

Could you provide me with the exact model of the PC? Use this link to find it:  https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03754824  (Ensure you do not share any of your personal information such as serial, phone number, email ID, etc...).

Have you recently made any software or hardware changed on the PC before the issue started?

Did you try to run any test on the computer?

 

Could you please respond to this post with the details of the product so that I can provide you with an accurate steps which should help you resolve this issue.

Eagerly waiting for your response!

Regards,

Jeet_Singh
I am an HP Employee

Reply
0 Kudos
Codeman14 Student
Student
1 1 0 0
Message 16 of 17
165
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

VU125UA#ABA

yes I have attempted to fix it myself 

about 3 weeks ago

yes 

I did run a hardware test and it failed

Reply
0 Kudos
Highlighted
HP Support Agent
HP Support Agent
20152 20103 1317 2092
Message 17 of 17
135
Flag Post
HP Recommended

boot device not found.// Please install operating system on your hard disk. (3FO)

@Codeman14,

 

Welcome to the HP Forums 🙂 I would like to take a moment and thank you for using this forum, it is a great place to find answers. For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, you could also visit our HP Forums Guide for First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I see from your post that you are getting boot device not found error message on your HP notebook. Don't worry we'll work together to help you find a solution.

 

After reviewing your post thoroughly, I see that you have performed a hardware test which failed with an error code. This indicates a possible hardware failure with the PC.

Just wanted to check if you have made a note of the failure code, If you haven't please try to run an extensive test on the Hard drive from F2(Please remember to capture the failure ID for further assistance).

 

Depending on the test results, I would suggest this to be a possible hardware failure with the notebook. I will share you a private message with details. Please watch your inbox for more information.

Let me know if this helps!

Have a great day ahead! 🙂

Jeet_Singh
I am an HP Employee

Reply
0 Kudos
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation