Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Hard disk error when i start my device.Boot device not found...

Q: Hard disk error when i start my device.Boot device not found...

When I turn on my device I get hard disk error. I try and run my windows install disk computer tells me to restart and put in disk again. Next error is boot device not found.

Read other answers
Preferred Solution: Hard disk error when i start my device.Boot device not found...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Something fell on my keyboard and I got a black screen with this error. (Typing this on my tablet.) I do hear the hard drive soon. I'm on vacation so I don't have any OS disks. I have done everything the Support Assistant, forum posts, and other forms say to do.  1) Hard reset. After I did this, the laptop gives 20 rapid, low volume beeps whenever I turn power on. 2) Reset BIOS defaults. 3) Reseat hard drive twice.  (Now the one screw is stripped.)4) Looked under Boot Device Options.  Nothing there. 5) Tried hard drive check under UEFI. Both types say NOT INSTALLED. 6) Tried to go into HP Recovery Assistance (F11) but wouldn't come up. I get the Boot Device error again.  I also called Support - I can't believe how hard they make that - but they asked they were no help. I hope someone here can help.  I have work I have to get done. TIA! 

Read other answers

So my problem is that now when I first start up my laptop, it starts up saying exactly:

"Hard Disk Error

Please run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics.

Hard Disk 1 (3F1)

F2 System Diagnostics

For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"

I press F2 and everything works the same and I run though each test, doing the Hard Drive Check first. Firstly, I do a Quick Check and then it says:
"Testing Drive: 1
Short DST : NOT AVAILABLE"​Then goes to list another FMI (For more information) webside by HP. (If you hadn't guessed yet, my laptop is an HP. It also runs Windows 8 and I hadn't had the chance to upgrade to windows 10, although I have it downloaded. The model number is15-f111dx.) Anyways, I go back to the main menu then exit. and then it shows:

"Boot Device Not Found

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

F2 System Diagnostics

For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"

Then at that point I go back to System diagnostics and try the memory test, which then it says it'll take over half an hour. When it finishes, it shows it passed, so that's pretty much the only good thing that is going on. When I exit again, it shows the same thing as the last time, Boot Device Not Found.

Onto what I did that caused this;
I have hit my computer before on the lower left and lower right corner areas, next to the to... Read more

A:Hard Disk Error, Boot Device Not Found, AND lack of OS

That's a really strange error message. However, reading that
Djracem said:

.. I have hit my computer before on the lower left and lower right corner areas, next to the touch pad before, and it's glitched out my computer to a point of needing to restart (Screen color distortion, forcing shut off, etc...) ...Click to expand...

it hasn't been functioning properly you might need a new laptop.

You can check out this thread on HP as it describes the same issue you're having.

Read other 1 answers

I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop, spec. is i7-2640 processor, 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive. The problem is that it often freezes and when restarted it suggests no hard drive, "No boot device found". If I go into the BIOS there is no hard drive, if I boot into the diagnostics screen (F12) and run thr tests on the hard drive it comes up as passed, if I then restart the laptop it will boot into windows 7 Ultimate.
Evertime it freezes it won't boot after a restart unless I run diagnostics then it will start OK.
My thoughts are that it is hard drive, although all tests I have carried out on it suggest its OK, one of the times it booted into windows I ran the Seagate seatools and it was fine.
Anyone any suggestions as to the cause?

A:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
I reformatted and reloaded the software to see if that made any difference but the problem still persists.

Read other 12 answers

sirsuddenly my laptop goe shut and its not turning on...a msg is displaying that boot device is not found please install an os. hard disk (3f0) .please assist me to solve the issue.thankyou

A:boot device not found hard disk (3f0)

Hi,            Remove the Hard disk drive and then check if the Hard disk drive is detected in BIOS or not. If the HDD is detected, then run a test as mentioned in the below link http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC-series/5330578/model/5354728/document... If the test passes, then you have to reinstall the OS and if the test fails, you have to replace the HDD and then reinstall the operating system. You can download the manual from the below link to know how to remove HDD http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC-series/5330578/model/5354728/manuals

Read other 3 answers

My initial problem was that the notebook wouldn't charge when switched on. I downloaded HP Support Assistant to try and analyse the battery status but when restarting, the display shows Boot Device Not Found. Have tried performing a hard reset but it has had no effect.Error code is 60APTG-73588K-MFGH61-60EB03

A:Boot device not found Hard Disk 3F0

Hi, The 24 character error is not good, most likely hard drive failed but try the following BIOS setup for 3F0:      http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Re-quot-Hard-Disk-3F0-BootDevic... Regards.

Read other 1 answers

Hi,i have this problem on my Notebook, when i start it propt a screen with this message:"boot device not found please install an operation system on your hard disk  hard disk [3f0] F2 System Diagnostic" If i press F2 diagnostic don't return error, so i put a live cd with linux and i see all partition are here but are RAW (only RECOVERY and another one are NTFS but if i press F11 for recovery dosen't start) If i put the hd under windows i can see recovery partition and see all file but the main partion (the one with OS and file) it's RAW and tell me to Format it. How can i fix this problem? 

Read other answers

Hello HP community,I have a HP 15-af137nr and I've been trying to get it to boot into a OS multiple times but it just won't boot. I tried Linux and Windows 10. They both work but after a reboot or two, it throws it right back at the same error screen. I've tried with a Hard drive and a SD card. Hard drive would boot but after a reboot, it goes right back to the error screen. Both OSes work flawlessly till a reboot. I've tried setting BIOS back to default settings, I've tried multiple hard drives and SD cards. The only thing that it will boot successfully to with no issues are USB devices. This all didn't happen until a month after my sister spilled apple juice and left it on for multiple nights, the hard drive that was orignally in there, died out. I put my own in there and it booted fine for about a week or two. That's when I started to recieve constant errors stating that my Boot device wasn't found even though my desktop could find it immediately. Would be glad if someone were to help ASAP.

A:"Boot Device Not Found, Hard Disk (3F0)

The only logical conclusion is that the spill damaged the motherboard. It can often be delayed as the liquid attracts dust that finally makes an electrical short. Sorry. Post back if you want more help.

Read other 2 answers

  My HP Stream has all the sudden shown this message   Boot Device Not Found ? No Hard Disk (3F0)    and i cannot find any info on how to reset the system.

Read other answers

My laptop going with the above mentioned problem what should I do to resolve it.

A:Re: boot device not found. hard disk (3F0)

When requesting assistance, please provide the complete model name and product number (p/n) of the HP computer in question. HP/Compaq makes thousands of models of computers. Without this information it may be difficult or impossible to assist you in resolving your issue. The above requested information can be found on the bottom of your computer, inside the battery compartment or on the startup BIOS screen. Please see How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? for more assistance locating this information. DO NOT include your serial number.  Please see HP Forum thread "Hard Disk - (3F0) BootDevice not found Error Message" for a possible solution to your issue. Please turn on your computer and press "F2" or "ESC" then "F2" to run the system diagnostics. Please test the hard drive in your computer for possible failure. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

Read other 1 answers

BootDevice not found please install an operating system on your hard disk hard Disk - (3F0) my computer make beeping sound , and i can't couch the sequence of it. please help

A:boot device not found. hard disk (3F0)

Please see HP Forum thread "Hard Disk - (3F0) BootDevice not found Error Message" for a possible solution to your issue. Please turn on your computer and press "F2" or "ESC" then "F2" to run the system diagnostics. Please test the hard drive in your computer for possible failure. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

Read other 1 answers

upgraded my notebook from Win 8 to win 10, after that, it says "Boot Device not found" Disc error 3F0.  Tried to enable legacy support and restart, but it directly shows Vertical colorful lines.  Updated bios and again got the same error as i stated before, Boot device not found.  esc key does nothing.  Boot menu shows no option.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  ...Thank You

A:boot device not found hard disk 3f0 hp

Hello Silkaline, Welcome to the forum! Have you tried searching for the HDD in the Boot menu of the BIOS? If not, please do so by verifying the the hard drive is at the first priority boot device. If, by any chance it is not, you have tomanually set it on the first place.If you cannot see the drive listed as an available device, it probably has failed, but still you have to chech if that's the case. Open the laptop, if it's out of warranty and take out the drive to connect it on another place. You can use a SATA-USB adaptor. Good luck!

Western Digital representative

Read other 3 answers

My laptop is hp Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, model: 2230BNHMW; Product nb: A3F49AAR and model: dv6t. In fact since I have upgraded windows 10 the last May, I am facing a lot of problems with my laptop. Knowing that I have called the hp center and they told me that it is a global problem with most hp users with windows 10. But the problem is that suddenly I got this message when starting up : Boot device not found please install an operating system on your hard disk hard disk (3F0) knowing that the laptop was turning to be very warm with an odor.I tried several solutions, finally loading the BIOS setup default settings was the only solution that worked.My question is that what could I do to ensure that my laptop will not show me this problem again or in another way could I avoid such a problem in the future? 

A:boot device not found hard disk (3F0)

Hi,Usually this message appears on a normal system when the hard drive is failing and can no longer boot. I recommend you run some diagnostics on your hard drive such as Crystal info :http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.htmlor the HP diagnostics to see if the hard drive is failing and if this is the case backuo all your personal files. Hope it helps,David

Read other 1 answers

I got my PC in 2010, it was working fine until tonight when i turned it on it said boot device not found and to please install an operating system on my hard disk- (3F0) I used it this morning before I went to work and it seemed fine.I don't have an operating system disk for my hard drive. What can I do?

A:My PC is saying Boot Device not found Hard Disk 3FO??/?

As per 3F0 error code,I suspect your hard drive might be causing this problem on the notebook.Kindly check the instructions over here in order to run the test for your hard drive Run HP Diagnostics for HDD and see what the results say 

Read other 10 answers

Boot device not found hard disk (3f0)

Read other answers

i have an hp all in one 19-3013w and i dont have the system recovery disk. I keep getting a boot device not found error 3fo. its a desk top please help.

Read other answers

My laptop is only 4 months old. Tried to Return to Factory Settings. It failed and went ton black Screen with the No Boot Device Found Error.. please help me

Read other answers

I have installed Ubuntu dual boot alongside Windows 10 on my Pavillion and then I uninstalled Ubuntu. Now I cannot start up Windows. When pressing the start button I get  "Boot device not foundPlease install an operating system on your hard disk.Hard Disk - (3F0)F2  System DiagnosticsFor more information please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"How do I get Windows back? I have already tried steps like this one: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-safely-uninstall-ubuntu-in-windows-dual-boot-environment/

A:"Boot device not found" Hard Disk - (3F0) when starting my P...

Hi,Do you have Windows 10 installation media? Did you create a bootable USB pendrive with windows 10 on it? Let me know,David

Read other 1 answers

I first got the windows 10 wifi bug crashing windowsThen got the HP bug black screen When I restarted it with the HDD in I get Boot device not found, Hard Disk 3F0 (no OS found) So I connected the HDD to another PC, the drive is fine the OS and data is all still there and I made a back up. So how do I get my OS booting again? HP? Windows 10HP Envy j144na

Read other answers

Hello,I suddenly got this message on my screen "Boot device not found", "Hard disk not exist", "Please install an operating system on your Hard disk" What should I do to fix this problem? Please help.

Read other answers

  Product Name: HP 8470POperating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) Hi All  I upgraded my laptop, HP 8470P,  puting a new ssd , making a clean install  and everything is fine EXCEPT : When I first power the laptop I get the message : Boot device not found  -  Hard Disk - (3F0) and it sticks . (My Harkdisk is SSD Toshiba TR150 (256G)If I press any key I get a message to check my hard disk , I go on and I get a message that the wear of the disk is 156% !!!.  Then I choose exit and the boot is normal and fast , and all are OK . I check the disk in win 10 evinroment and I get health 100% - Using Toshiba Check disk , Windows Check disk , HD sentinel , ...While in operation, there is no error at all, and as many times  i restart the laptop, it can boot normaly, But If I shut down and restart after few days ( or the same time if I remove the battery ) I get the same message ,   I have the  newest  bios version  Thanks to all 

A:Elitebook 8470P - Boot device not found - Hard Disk - (3F0) ...

Is your EliteBook 8470p notebook still in warranty?Check your warranty status Here.  It is indeed unusual for  an SSD to fail so quickly.Did you happen to have a habit of defragging your disk? That would cause a failure of the SSD. The SSD can be replaced without any cost if the warranty coverage is still in effect. Otherwise, it is time to purchase a SATA 2.5" format SSD, perthaps a Samsung 840 or 850EVO. and replace the failed SSSD with it. Once you have replaced the disk iit is time to use your recovery media to reinstall the operating system

Read other 1 answers

Hi there, I am having an issue here. whenever I start my pc it says Boot Device not found.Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disd - (3F0)  I tried enable legacy support and disable secure boot.but after saving and then restarting it remains as it was before. Every time its reactivating secure boot and disbling the legacy support.  I tried resetting bios, but the problem remains.I tried updating and even roll back to previousbut the problem still occurs. I tried system diagnosics. It says every thing is okay. What should I do now? Bios version is HP n78 v 1.15HP Probook 450 G3, i5 6th gen, 8gb and TB. Windows  10 x64.  Please help me out guys.

A:Boot device not found, Hard Disk (3FO), Impossible to disabl...

Hi,Many times this problem occurs when the hard drive has failed or is failing. However, it could also be a corrupted boot sector.To enable legacy mode and disable secure boot try crating a supervisor password in the Bios, you can disable the password later when you have changed the wanted settings (important, do not forget or loose the password). Now try going into recovery mode "Recovery when Windows 10 does not start correctly" https://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04758961 Try to perform a startup repair. Let me know if you need further help,David

Read other 1 answers

Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Next line hard disk. (3F0) . I tested in F2 to find memory test on but the storage test failed. I opened this notebook to find all connections tested on. Didn't find any damage of any kind I have been working in the electronic s industry @37 years this is the second the same problem this time it's for me I need a USB bootable with all the right opp system and drivers ok so that is my story Jonathan is my name and I can be reached. 707.655.3351 or the [email protected] Thanks for your help

A:Boot device not found hard disk (3F0) 11-r014wm notebook nee...

thewizzard12345 wrote:Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Next line hard disk. (3F0) . I tested in F2 to find memory test on but the storage test failed. I opened this notebook to find all connections tested on. Didn't find any damage of any kind I have been working in the electronic s industry @37 years this is the second the same problem this time it's for me I need a USB bootable with all the right opp system and drivers ok so that is my story Jonathan is my name and I can be reached. 707.655.3351 or the [email protected] Thanks for your helpHard disk 3F0 means that the Hard drive of the computer gone bad. To check it Simply run a component test and select hard drive test. If you were able to get a failure id number, your only option is to send it for repair and have the hard drive replaced. Call hp support 1800-474-6836.. Once you reach the number get a case number. Regards

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

Read other 1 answers

My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

Read other answers

Boot device not found install an operating system hitting F10 to do factory reset and it's asking for administror password my pw is not working it's giving me code 69599233

Read other answers

I just recieved a new laptop in the mail. I went to turn it on for the first time and the screen read this:  "BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND" - Hard Disc (3F0) What do I do? I'm currently running a harddrive check, but I'm worried I should just return it for a new one. Any others with this issue out there?  Thx!

Read other answers

After attempting to boot Linux Mint 17.1 from a DVD, I got the 03F0 error, boot device not found. I removed the drive from the laptop, plugged it back in, tried rebooting, got the same error. Did the full disk check, 2 hours, 48 minutes, passed both checks. Memory check also passed. Still get same error when rebooting. Getting very frustrated with this. Please help. Thank you. HP Pavilion 17-e017dxWindows 8.1AMD A8-5550M APU 2.1GHz processor4GB RAM750GB hard drivepurchased January, 2014

A:BIOS error 03F0 boot device not found with healthy hard driv...

Hi,:Remove the HDD, connect it to another PC using SATA to USB adapter:http://www.amazon.com/Anker®-Converter-Adapter-Cable-included/dp/B005B3VO24Run the HD tune free program and test the hard drive:http://www.hdtune.com/download.htmlIf it is still good, I think you should contact HP directly for ruling out any motherboard issue causing the problem for you.RegardsVisruth

Read other 6 answers

everytime i turn on my laptop it goes to a screen that says "Boot Device Not Found" and i have went through many different websites and tried everything i could to fix it and nothing seems to be working !!

Read other answers

I have an old Western Digital drive that came with Dell Inspiron One 2305 and replaced it after 5 years. There are some files I need from it now and I'm trying to connect via usb to sata. The WD volume does not show up. I got to device manager and found it listed in in unknown devices and it needs a driver to install. Where do I go to find the driver. Western digital site basically said that I need to go to the manufactures webstie (dell) for the driver but once im on dell i see nothing that hints at a Western Digital Driver. Here is the Wester Digital info from there site
Here is Dell Website of the model I use drivers section[/B]

Dell Inspiron One 2305 Drivers Download for Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista


I think I found it, would it in fact be this driver . It is listed on the availale drivers for the model I have after entering my express service code. I assume it is but would feel better if someone could confirm this to be true.

Western Digital WD2500AALX/WD3200AALX/WD5000AALX/WD10EALX 3.5 7200 RPM SATA3.0 Firmware UpdateView details
R313263.exe | Hard-Drive (1 MB)

A:WD SES Device USB Device driver not found from old internal hard drive

could installing that drivers mess up my computer. I'm using another similar Hard drive.

Read other 5 answers

My friend's laptop (Acer Aspire One 722 - Windows 7 x64) has been shut down after opening an email and Windows never started up again. When you attempt to start up the windows, it stays the black screen and says "No bootable Device Found"!

1- I inserted Windows Live Disk and loaded it (Windows XP Mini - Golden Edition). When I went to "My Computer", it did not show any local drive. I went to "Disk Management" and in there, there was also no unallocated or allocated space.

2- I even removed the HDD and plugged it back in. No thing happened. Then I removed the RAM card and inserted it back. Again, nothing happened! By the way, HDD had movements when laptop was on (I had removed the beneath panel).

3- I inserted Windows 7 Disk to install a fresh Windows 7. But when you get to the part where it asks you to choose the partition to install the operating Sustem, it shows one unallocated drive with 0 (Zero) capacity! The options to Delete and format are disable. Only the option "New" is active and it gives you (0) bite to partition!

What has happened? What should I check/do next?

A:Hard Drive Disk is not detected in laptop - No bootable Device Found

Sounds like the hard drive is dead. Do you guys have a spare HDD to test with?

Read other 5 answers

When i try to install Vista Ultimate onto my friend's computer... it says "Device drivers not found" when you would usually select the hard drive for partitioning and formatting. Instead nothing is shown in the box and it just has an option to "load drivers" "rescan" or "quit" and i can't figure out what to do?!

He has a Compaq Presario SR5152NX Desktop PC
The hard drive is a Seagate barracuda

i can't for the life of me figure this out!

A:Solved: No hard disk device drivers found VISTA INSTALLATION!

Have you tried loading the drivers?


Direct download: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL19595/pv-51761-1/sp35033.exe

Read other 2 answers

im using  hp envy x360 m6-w101-dx note book when i Start my laptop up and it just says Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk  -  (3F0)i also tried legacy support desable/enable option from BIOS but it didnt work still it show same massage , when i tried hard disk check it says that no hard drive installed plz check power or data cable pluged properly  plz help me im very much worried 

A:Start my laptop up and it just says Boot Device Not Found ...

Hi,This usually means that the hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced. You can replace with SSD if you want to speed up system. Once new hard drive is installed you can reinstall windows 10 and it will be automatically activated.You can try to attach the broken drive to a usb hub or sata port on different computer and see if you can recover any personal files. Let me know if you need further help,David

Read other 1 answers

Hi. I have formatted my hard drive and installed windows XP pro (SP3) on it. It got installed well. However, once I take out the OS cd after completion and restart the system for any reason, the system stays blank for long with a blinking cursor on top left corner and then after couple of minutes goes on to show the above error.

This doesnt happen when I keep the OS cd in the optical drive and then start the system as it goes on to show the "press any key to boot from cd..." thing and then load the OS normally. What could be the reason for this and how can I get my system to boot without the OS cd in it everytime (without having to format it again). Please help.

A:NO BOOTABLE DEVICE FOUND: Insert boot disk and press any key

Try a Repair Installation.

Try this.


Originally Posted by ST&T.com Forums

Disk boot failure
This can be a number of reasons:

1: Your HDD has had it and needs replacing
2: It is trying to boot from another source, i.e. printer with memory card slots
3: A Memory card / usb stick which is in your PC.

It can be a number of things

First thing I always tell customers to do is:

1: Check in BIOS and make sure the HDD IS detected
2: Make sure the boot order seems OK, make sure the HDD is set to first boot device as a simple check.
3: Make sure no peripherals are pluggged in, i.e. printer (to rule out any 3rd booting options)

If everything seems OK, then that's when we'd try a system recovery, stick in the recovery CD / XP CD depending on the OS and recovery method.

If it boots into the recovery and we can do chkdsk /r - If that comes back OK, try and run the complete restore.
If it goes through OK and in to Windows then problem sorted just a software issue.

If it goes through OK but then comes up with the same issue, could be a fault with the HDD / Mobo (Not recognising a HDD is detected properly)

Read other 7 answers

Hello community. im in need of help ASAP. whenever the PC is booted, it goes to a thing saying i installed something new, then goes to the error screen. i have so much personal data on here, i really dont want to loose it. please get back to me on how to fix it. and yes, i have cleared CMOS.

A:Boot Device Not Found; Hard Disc 3F0

Ryan, welcome to the forum. The error message that you are receiving is telling you that the hard drive (HDD) has failed or is failing.  Since the computer won't boot it has most likely failed.  If you don't have a backup of your personal data you won't be able to retreive it without a lot of expense.  You can run the SMART test from the BIOS to see what it has to say.  If you replace the HDD you should buy one that is the same size or larger than the one being replaced.  This will assure that the Recovery media will work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

Read other 1 answers

Hi all
wonder if anyone can help me, i turned on my hp pavilion laptop yesterday and was welcomed with this message ...

Boot device not found
please install an operating system on your hard disk.
Hard Disk-(3F0)

i've tried a few things i've found on internet,like changing legacy support to enabled from disabled in bios.
That didn't work.
tried system diagnostics fix..no luck
checked the hard drive cable but all solid and still the same.

I don't think the hard drive is shot because if i hit esc at startup go into boot options and select boot from laptop hard drive,
it then restarts and says please insert bootable disc..i've tried that and windows starts up only as far as the green line at the bottom then that disapears and i have a black screen with a pointer and that's it.
i have tried to repair the master boot record buy installing win 8 onto a usb and then booting from that, the hp logo appears and the spinning circle underneath appears then the screen goes black and thats it, i have left it for half an hour but nothing seems to be happening.
any ideas would be great.

A:Boot device not found..hard disc-(3F0)

this issue is broad and not guaranteed to be resolved but as mentioned, whether a new hard drive is required is unknown as some folks have reported, marking the partition active where Windows 8+ is installed which has helped. but each pc is different

a few pointers from this point. even after fresh reinstalls the symptoms recur, which directs the issue towards a hardware problem. if it was under warranty its a good case for replacement.

it remains, (the question) is if the BIOS can't handle any HDD/SSD or is there a specific type/brand that does work with the BIOS/laptop? its unknown.. but when a neighbour installed SSD (OCZ series 4 Agility) as boot device in my PC (with an ASUS motherboard) the problem did not occur.

also going into bios and exiting again to continue with boot had worked but the issue returned again. it might help someone

the bios not to recognise a hdd could be due to seeing if HP.com has the latest BIOS update for your machine and try again. see if anything helps

Read other 3 answers

On start up my HP says: Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk - (3F0)I tried doing a hard reboot. Can someone please help me?

Read other answers

The last time I used my device I left it in sleep mode and when I returned it would not restart, instead it told me that the boot device was not found and when I tried the hard drive check it said there was no hard drive installed. It won't restart and returning to default settings doesn't work. How do I get it to turn on and function normally?

Read other answers

The other day i was viewing a video on my laptop when an update for itunes showed up & asked if i wanted to restart the computer now to finish installing it. The laptop completely froze for about 5 minutes so i decided to shut it off. Upon turning it back on, it took a while to anything then the screen with the HP logo showed up, and beneath it said "Starting Automatic Repair". After that screen went off, i was stuck at a blank screen with nothing on it. Tried rebooting a few times, and the same thing kept happening. Eventually, the HP logo screen stopped showing up and now it says:Boot Device Not FoundPlease install an operating system on your hard diskHard disk (3F0)F2 System diagnosticsFor more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startupIve tried all the solutions i can possibly do, and nothing has worked. When I go to system diagnostics and try to do a hard drive check, it says no hard drive installed. How is that possible? Obviously i have one installed, I was just using the thing a couple of days ago. No solutions have worked. What is going on and why in the world is it telling me i don't have a hard drive installed?

Read other answers

My computer completely locked up while playing a game and I had to do a hard reboot. Now I continuously get the error:

"Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

The only thing I can manage to pull up is the CMOS Setup Utility. Looking through the menu I found the Boot sequence menu; however, the only device listed is cd/dvd and I read that hard drive should be listed.

Any ideas on a possible problem?

I am thinking that my hard drive might be shot because I am almost positive it is not due to loose cables. On the other hand I was thinking that it could possibly be due to a virus because I had found a Trojan earlier with my virus scanner.

Appreciate any feedback I can get.

Read other answers

Hi guys, im new here and i wish you can help me cuz im really stucked.

I have a toshiba satellite L350, and it cant boot.
Firstly there was just a blue screen and then it switched to a blaack screen and says no bootable device, please enter e now boot device.
I knew my HDD was gone beause he was clicking, so i bought a new one, but still the same issue.
My cd/dvd doesnt work so i burnt win 7 to usb but my Hard drive was not recognized by the windows.
I resetted the bios te deffault but that didnnt help.
I unpuluged the Ac power, and the battery pluggedt it but same problem.
I want to bios and there was shown Hard Disk Drive, NONE.
I changet from ASPI to compatibiliyt since it is the only one but same prb.

Any suggestion guys ?It is driving me crazy, i have tried everything i knew

Any help would be apreciatted

A:No bootable device found-please enter a new boot device

Try, removing the battery, unplug the device and holding the Power button down for at least 30 seconds. Re install the hard drive, making sure of proper connection. Replace battery and Power plug, go into bios and set optimized defaults. Then see if the hard drive is recognized. Try to listen and see if the hard drive is spinning up.

Read other 9 answers

Hello everybody.

I am writing here, asking for help, because I need to format my computer, there is nothing much useful on it, my parents put a big big load of viruses and there are so many that it would just take less time to format instead of getting rid of all them including other malwares.

The problem is that I cannot boot on any other device than my hard disk ! I have set my BIOS properly, I have tried to boot on a CD and a USB device, but it just stays maybe one minute with a white _ flashing, and then it boots normally.

I cannot get into safe mode either. I have never flashed my Bios, I don't understand what is going on. It used to be F8 to get into it and now it only gives me a boot menu for the boot device, I have tried all other keys but only F8 works.

I did reset my CMOS, and I still have the same problem. My BIOS is set properly, I can't find what's the problem at all. My last resort would have been to use floppy disks, but I don't have the material on my computer to do so.

Please, anyone help me, I'd really like my computer back, I can't find anyone else with my problem, everybody just didn't set their BIOS properly, unlike me...

A:Cannot boot on any other device than hard disk

Read other 8 answers

Good day to the recipients When i start up the laptop  a message appears on the screen (Boot device not found  ect)  HDD works perfect (tested in another unit) I can't detect HHD in BIOS (Version F.46) and i have no many options to change  During the installation via USB (DVD unit is out of order)  the program ask a disk to install the OS with the appropriate driver.Some additionalProcessor Type AMD A4 3305M APUSys Board ID 3566 Has anyone any idea thx 

Read other answers

I get this error every once in a while starting up my laptop.Usually it goes away after unplugging it and restarts but this time it won't.http://imgur.com/PiHzRsL

A:Boot device not found error

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome ! Please, test your computer for hardware issues - test your hard disk drive, test your memory, perform quick component test. Here is how >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lIXlwlNyUw Please, let me know the results.

Read other 2 answers

My Laptop after turning on shows Boot Device Not Found, please install an operating system on your Hard disk.
Hard Disk - (3F0)

A:Boot Device not Found; Error 3F0

You appear to have a HP laptop.
What is its model name and model number(M/N) and serial number(S/N)?

What did you do to that laptop before that problem occurred?


Read other 1 answers

I already tried the f10+f9 and enabling legacy support, but then it takes me to a screen where I can either continue without changing, if I continue without changing then it gives me the same error, if I continue with change I need to install an operating system for it apparently

Read other answers

Ok, so my mom got me a laptop from a friend for $100 for me for Christmas. At first, it ran like new, it was perfect. I then start to use it and it freezes, or the curser is a never ending loop of a loading blue circle. To solve this, I would power off and turn back on the computer, but 5 minutes later it would do it again. I thought it was because of a popup about my drive that was causing the crashes, so I disabled the drive in taskmanager. I then installed CCcleaner and ran a few tests and fixed "issues". After that, I get a message that says "Boot device not found error" and I ran a test, and it said that theres no hardrive or something like that. A little later, it gives me the option to try to repair the computer, so I did, and so far it has only said "Attempting repairs" for a few hours, Help?? I just got this computer and I'm really bummed  

Read other answers