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HP ENVY - 13-ad125tu
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I'm getting a black screen with the following error.


Boot Device Not Found

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk <3F0>


As advised by the HP Virtual Agent, I went to the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI and performed Hard Drive Check. Both Quick and Extensive checks returned Failure ID.


SMART Check : Passed

Short DST : Failed


Product warranty has expired in May last year.


Please advise how I can resolve this issue.


Thanks in advance.


Deepika D

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First setup bios for your device you need bios legacy or uefi secure boot,  if you updated your bios to latest version then maybe your boot priority changed to uefi and your previous boot priority is bios so can't find boot device,  if legacy then change to uefi or vise versa to boot correct priority. 

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Or maybe you deleted your recovery partition in that case try to clean install by formatting the drive fully 

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Unfortunately, the short DST failure means your drive is failing or has already failed.


Resetting your BIOS setup will have nothing to do with correcting this issue.


And attempting a reinstall is a waste of time with a failing or failed drive.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but according to HP, that error message means that your primary storage drive (i.e., hard drive) is in imminent danger of failing. While it could last for several more days, it could also fail immediately! The more you use the drive, the less likely you'll be able to recover anything on it.

So, there are four issues to address here:
1) Data Recovery
2) Drive replacement
3) Recovery Media
4) System restoration

---------- Data Recovery ----------

Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:
1) Remove the hard drive from the PC
2) Purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit
3) Download and install this utility on a working PC:
4) Connect the old drive to the working PC
5) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.

If that tools does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva:

And, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free:

---------- Drive Replacement ----------
The drive will need to be replaced. When you remove it, you will see that it is a 2 1/5 inch laptop SATA drive.

You can replace this with any similar laptop drive of the same capacity or larger.

If the PC is still under the original one-year HP warranty, or if you have purchased an Extended Warranty and that coverage is still in place, you should be able to get the drive replaced by HP at no charge. To explore that option, you would have to contact HP Customer Support.

If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page:

If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page:

NOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!

If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (650) 857-1501. Tech Support's number is 1 (800) 474-6836.

---------- Recovery Media ----------

Once you have the replacement drive, you will need to use something known as HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to working condition. This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.

You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged:

Once there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.

Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service (see contact info above)

If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, another site you can check is:

---------- System Restoration ----------

While you are waiting for the media to arrive, read through this:

Good Luck

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