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Boot Device Not Found - T580 P52s HDD to M.2 Upgrade

Q: Boot Device Not Found - T580 P52s HDD to M.2 Upgrade

Hello,I have a T580 P52s 20LB with a 500GB HDD, a ThinkPad T580 P52s M.2 SSD tray and a 500GB M.2 Samsung EVO 970 Pro. I also have an M.2 to USB-C adapter. Samsung Magician will not detect the SSD using the adapter so I used a work-around to clone my HDD (all partitions) to my SSD. Afterward, I installed the SSD using the M.2 SSD tray but I got the boot device not found error. My tech tried and got the same results. A third tech tried and got the same results. Even when I had the third tech wipe the M.2, install it and try to do a fresh Window 10 install, it did not work. I know the drive is fine because it works in other machinces. I got my SSD tray directly from Lenovo and confirmed before purchasing and after receiving it that it is the correct part. I know the machine is capable of supporting SATA or M.2 NVMe for drive 1 but I can't seem to get this to work. I picked up a SATA EVO 860 in case help from this forum isn't able to solve the problem.

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 This bug deserves more attention than it is currently receiving. It should be pinned in every forum with an affected machine, so that the owners of those machines are aware that it exists. It is currently squirreled away in the T series forum, under the outdated title "T480s - ACPI bug". I have asked that the thread title be updated and received no response. I have to presume that Lenovo did not see my request (in which case, they'll see it now). It would also be nice to get some kind of status update. For example, I am still waiting for confirmation that the patches from the newer thread were sent to engineering (see this message).

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Background: clone the entire contents of the HDD to a SSD with the aim to replace the HDD, including the OS.

After having cloned a HDD with Windows 7 laptop to a SDD successfully, and replaced the HDD with the SDD, resulted in a smooth boot exactly the the same procedure failed with a 2007 laptop Vista 32bit.

Procedure with support of the guidelines of the SSD Vendor (Sandisk):
1. Initialize SSD
2. Clone the entire HDD to the SSD
3. Replace the HDD with the SSD
4. Start the laptop.
5a. Result with a Win 7 laptop: OK
5b. Result with a Vista 32bit laptop: failed

Failure with Vista (I'm not that technical):

The BIOS indicates: no IDE device found.
When starting up, the message 'Operation System not found' appears

A major difference between the Win 7 and Vista laptop is the transfer mode of the (former) HDD and the new SSD: Win 7 had a SATA 300 installed, while the Vista has a SATA 150. The SSD is SATA 600.

What I did?
1) I created a ISO Vista 32bit file to get the laptop into the repair mode. This repair mode does not recognize a drive c: (checking out with the installed DOS).
So, i'm turning in circles. There is no way to get the internal SSD recognized.

2) When connecting the new SSD drive with USB to check the SSD status with the Computer Management/Disk Management tool, this is displayed:
The internal HDD (containing the system) shows: Healty (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition).The USB connected SSD shows: Healty (Active, Primary Partition). Further, the ... Read more

A:Boot failure after cloning HDD to SSD (no IDE device found; Operating sys not found)

Try using the first sata port. See your manufacturer's documentation on which one that is.

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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.

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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.

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when starting laptop get message no boot device found. after numerous attempts of restarting i can get on lap top. also when trying to use amera get error message that camera cannot be found. this all started after an update i have an envy dv6 note book serial#2CE3280G60. model#D1B28UA . any help would be appreciated . i am having no luck finding any answers to this question. ive reinstalled windows 10 and still no camera drivers located in device manager.

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (3 of 3 ) : Code 12 (This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use) One of the key purposes of getting this Laptop was to use Thunderbolt 3 to connect an express card adapter to enable a firewire cardbus and a SCSI cardbus to the laptop to enable us the repair/maintain some legacy scanners.  These scanners are 32/16 bit devices and will generally only work with 32-bit OS. A firewire adapter connected directly to the  thunderbolt works OK in both Windows 64-bit and 32-bit. but . . both the expresscards (firewire and scsi) fail to connect with code 12 errors. Can you please help me resolve this Thanks

A:P52s Code 12 on device

Hi eurostar1!
 
Welcome to the community forums.
 
Just to verify, when you connect the expresscards, is the drivers showing up in device manager? If yes, does it show working correctly? 
 
For basic troubleshooting for the error you are getting. Check this linl: https://windowsreport.com/device-cant-find-enough-free-resources-error-code-12/?CID=ww:lenovosocial:...
 
 
Regards,
Matt_lenovo

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Have just bought a ThinkPad P52s Have setup a multiboot with Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)  and  Windows 7 (32-bit) and have 3 issues: (3 of 3 ) : Code 12 (This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use) One of the key purposes of getting this Laptop was to use Thunderbolt 3 to connect an express card adapter to enable a firewire cardbus and a SCSI cardbus to the laptop to enable us the repair/maintain some legacy scanners.  These scanners are 32/16 bit devices and will generally only work with 32-bit OS. A firewire adapter connected directly to the  thunderbolt works OK in both Windows 64-bit and 32-bit. but . . both the expresscards (firewire and scsi) fail to connect with code 12 errors. Can you please help me resolve this Thanks

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my dell inspiron3135 series 3000 cant boot it replays no boot device found...so is my hdd dead and how can i repair it

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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

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Hi there guys,

Originally i had windows 7 installed on my laptop and i had four partitions on my computer.

C - Windows 7 installed system,primary parition
D - logical partition - where windows xp was installed
E - logical parition - where my documents word files and so on
K - 160gb for applications to be installed (primary partition, system)

i installed windows xp on drive D after formatting and everything was working but when i installed easybcd to add windows 7 to boot...i encountered a problem. I cannot have xp + win7 together in the boot due to windows xp installed on a logical partition and its boot file is in a unknown primary partition. I Decided to convert Drive K to Logical and Drive D(XP INSTALLED) to primary. After my computer restarted., it brought up a new error saying no boot device(S) FOUND...

i ran windows 7 setup cd to repair but no operating system was found....i ran cmd repair typed in bootrec.exe /scanos - it found windows 7 then i tried bootrec.exe /fixboot - not working, tried /rebuildmbr computer restarted but same error. I Ran windows XP CD it said no installation sources available/found that means no harddrive. however windows 7 setup repair option i saw all the drives but i can't install a freash copy of windows on any of partitions.

Can anyone help me with this problem. what i have done wrong and how can i fix a problem like this...
thanks in advance

Asad
 

A:windows 7 b& xp dual boot and no boot device found error

Sounds to me that you now have no system (boot) partition. If you can't fix this (mark one of the partitions "system" or "boot") with the Windows 7 installation DVD or the XP installation CD use a bootable partitioning program, such as GParted.
 

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I have had my laptop for 2 years and has been broke for nearly a year! The screen comes up with "boot device not found, install operating system". So I bought a system recovery disk, and I went through the steps. But, it comes up with "HDD NOT FOUND". I have checked the hard drive and everything inside the computer!!!! HELPPP

A:Boot device not found and hdd not found

Ow I put wrong product name in

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I just got the P52s recently with 8gb Ram installed. I ordered Lenovo 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM Memory to help with some Solidworks modeling. I tried to install the RAM and my laptop will power on but screen stays black. Any help or suggestions? 

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I bought P52s 1080p fhd lcd model 2018 but now I want to upgrade it to 4K UHD lcd screen. Can I upgrade it? If it is possible, how can I do it for?Do I buy the parts from Lenovo or do I ask the upgrade service support to Lenovo? Thank you.

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After going to sleep and waking up, I turn on my laptop only to find this startup message:
"Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk."
Is there anyway I can save some of my files if I have to do a system recovery?
Thanks, Bmore.
 

A:Boot Device Not Found. Please Help!

One way or another you are probably going to have to remove and reseat the drive since this is a BIOS level message and the drive is just not being detected.

If that fails the drive probably requires replacement.

If the drive is not being detected you will not be able to recover data from it -- although you could try to mount it through a USB port computer using an adapter.

You can also try building a Linux booter and see if it detects it.

http://www.puppylinux.com/

If you have an XP disk you can try >>

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

However neither of these will be of any value if the problem is truly that the drive is undetectable.
 

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Boot device not found

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I certainly don't have it. What kind of device is this and what software did it have on it before this happened?

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Boot device not found.Hard drive failed DST test.

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Il mio notebook non si accende. Esce fuori una schermata con una scritta nella quale c'è scritto: boot device not found.Ho provato a fare dei controlli e viene scritto che passan il test. Ho provato anche a reimpostare le impostazioni standard, ma purtroppo nulla non funziona. Il pc non vuole andare avanti ed avviare il sistema.

A:boot device not found

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

German: HP Kundenforum
Spanish: Foro de usuarios de HP
French: Forum des utilisateurs
Portuguese: Fórum dos usuários HP
Chinese: ??????????
Korean: HP ??????
Thank you for your understanding

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hi, I have a hp pavilion notebook which after paying off the loan stopped working is this a coincidence? The screen shows boot device not found
Please install an operating system on your hard disk
Hard disk - (3FO)
F2 system diagnostics
 

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I do a quick hardware test. My screen fails the automatic repair. Next the computer shows your pc needs to restart. Please hold down the down the power button. Error code: 0x0000005c. Parameters: 0x0000000000000110, 0xFFFFFFFFFFD0D258, 0x0000000000000019, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000001.

A:Boot Device Not Found

@Nagelo?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.  I believe that you may have a failed hard drive and want to have the Product Specifications.

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My kid just did a hard reset on my elitepad,now itz saying 'Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

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I have a problem with my laptop and it says boot device not found and please install an operating system on your hard disk and hard disk (3F0)

A:Boot device not found

Hi,Do a hard reset:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768Tap away f2 key as soon as you power on laptop. Do extensive hard drive test. Wait for it to finish.Report back results.Have you created Recovery USB/DVD after first setup of this laptop?RegardsVisruth

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Error message displayed as "Boot Device Not Found". I have tried restarting, removing the battery, running a quick check on the Hard Drive (which results indicate "Hard Drive not detected", in turn, not letting me run an extensive check), resetting to default settings by pressing the F10 key, and I'm still receiving the same error.A little help, please.

A:Boot Device Not Found

Hi,Do a hard reset and check again:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768Try reseating hard drive, use this manual - page 43, for instructions to reach HDD bay:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05122688Mostly hard drive is failing or has failed. You may have to replace it with a new one of similar form factor. Please contact HP in your region if you're within warranty, they would do it free of cost.Do you have recovery USB created after first setup of this laptop?Have you backed up data. If not, take out the HDD, connect it to another PC using SATA to USB adapter. Then use explorer to copy the files you need.RegardsVisruth

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I've been thru several tutorials to resolve this issue. Run system diagnostics clean.. changed legacy boot...and can not boot to reset. While under legacy... I get a hanging cursor...  under uefi it returns to the error message. This is a pavilion with a sealed inside battery.  Model. 15-  bk003cy    can I return for a reload ? It's only 6 months old  thanks

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A:Boot Device not found

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

German: HP Kundenforum
Spanish: Foro de usuarios de HP
French: Forum des utilisateurs
Portuguese: Fórum dos usuários HP
Chinese: ??????????
Korean: HP ??????
Thank you for your understanding

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I'm getting a Boot Device Not Found message.Version 1.16.0.0 - BIOS When testing the Hard Drive... SMART Check: PassedLong DST: FAILED I'm starting to get frustrated. I think I'm still under warranty as I've only had this thing for 8 mos. What can I do? 

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i left pc on in win and did something else. when i came back, there was this screen: NO BOOTABLE DEVICE FOUND: Insert boot disk and press any key.
i checked in boot menu, boot order, and the hard disk drive with win xp on it wasnt listed. so i couldnt select the hard drive. but in the hard drive section, it was listed! then i tried f8, selected some boot menu to boot win in safe mode, and the hard disk could be selected! and win started in normal mode, not in safe mode. i havent restarted pc yet, but why cant the hard drive be detected by boot menu?

asus p5q-e
intel core 2 duo e8400
4gb ram
engtx260
win xp sp2
 

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Please be patient with me. I am absolutely ignorant when it comes to all things techie.

I have an HP Pavilion TouchSmart with windows 8. Model number 14-b109wm. Yesterday my laptop was working perfectly. This morning when I tried to turn it on I got a message saying, "Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk." I clicked F2 for system diagnostics and ran two tests for the hard drive. The "quick test" said "passed." So I ran the "extensive" test and it said "not installed." I dont know what any of this means or how to fix it. I called HP and the lady barely spoke english. She said the hard drive needs to be re-seated. Again, dont know what that means. The F8 and F12 keys dont work either. Can someone tell me what is wrong with my laptop and how to go about fixing it. I would be happy to supply any other information you may need.
 

A:Boot Device Not Found

Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Sleekbook (E0X70UA) 14" laptop - which came with Windows 8 64-bit.

You should add and save this site in your browser's favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

Read here and see if it helps you resolve the issue.

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  I get the error boot device not found. I remove the battery for five minutes then replaced it then rebooted. I got the same results boot device not found.    How can I fix this problem? If I need to order a bootable thumb drive, I could not find it for sale on the Hewlett-Packard website.  Unfortunately, it appears that the one year warranty expired two months ago. 

A:Boot device not found

JHP3595 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I read your post about no boot device found and wanted to help.These problems are generally due to one of two basic problems:1) Failed hard drive2) Corrupted/missing boot loader filesAs to the first, please follow the directions in this link for testing your hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024If that confirms your drive has failed, then you need to replace it. Please report back if that is the case.As to the second, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.Once you have that, please download and create Win10 install media from this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Note that when you go do download and build install media, the tool defaults to matching what is already installed on your PC (as in, Home for Home, 64-bit for 64-bit). While you CAN change these settings, do NOT. If you do, the resulting media will be different and will force you to enter a NEW product code!Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-advanced-startup-options-boot-windows-10-a.htmlYou will need to go to the Advanced Options screen and click on Startup Repair. You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK. If it does not,... Read more

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Pro on a number of Dell Optiplex 980 machines. I put in the windows disc in to the drive, restart the machine then I get the following message on the screen. "boot device not found" press F1 to reboot, F2 for setup, F5 for on board diagnostic. I am not sure what to do next?

A:boot device not found

If the drives have been formatted ? ensure they have been Initilized , you can slave them to any other working Pc to do so.
Then reinstall drive in original Pc , enter Bios and select Boot Sequence and select CDROM as first Boot  and save and Exit.
Load Win 7 Disc in Cdrom and reboot , hit any key when prompted to Boot from Cdrom.
 
If still fails ? check Cabling to drives .

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Laptop displayed boot device not found.Please install an operating system on your hard disk.Hard disk (3F0).While this Laptop was used a day before, it odd because the warranty just expired a month ago.Please help

A:Boot device not found

Sounds like the hard drive may have failed and will have to be replaced. Have you tried System Diagnostics to test it? Immediately after powering on tap the Esc key. Should open a menu where F2 System Diagnostics is an option.

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Was watching Netflix when suddenly a blue screen (not a typical blue screen of death but a cutesy windows 8 turquoise) appeared saying something about deleting an error and needing to restart.Computer restarted and didnt function, programs wouldn't open, desktop background appeared and then went black.Performed a hard reset, got a black screen with boot device not found. Tried to follow the directions on the hp website but when it comes to steps 6 and 7 I appear to have a different set up because I cannot find any diagnostics menu, or find any primary hard disk self test option under my menus.Menus present are main, security, system configuration and exit.Any help would be appreciated, I just got this laptop last year I don't want to have to replace it already

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I am so incredibly frustrated with this laptop! It's only 4 mos old and I'm already having trouble!  I've tried all the online help suggestions, calling tech support to no avail, calling corporate to no avail, and sent around in circles through the online support!  This is ridiculous!i get the "Please install an OS on your hard disk" message, press F2 and get the "No hard disk installed..." message. I followed the video tutorials as advised through the HP twitter support, but no luck!  I'm desperate... I need this laptop for nursing school!!

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Hello,
I have a dell Inspiron 3521 that I purchased in December 2013.  A couple of days ago upon starting up the computer, after the dell logo, the computer displayed, "Check Media: Fail" twice and then the following message: "NO Boot Device Found.  Press any key to reboot the machine".  I restarted the computer, pressed the F2 button to see if the hard drive was detected as as you can see on the pic below the "Fixed HDD" reads "St500LT012-1DG142 (4GB).  

Then I ran the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment and as you can see in the second pic below next to the hard drive is a blue circle with the letters "NA" even though this diagnostic tool runs to completion and states that "All tests passed".  

So, what should I do?  Reseat the hard drive?  Buy a new hard drive? 
Service Tag: 
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A:No Boot Device Found

I see you have a 4 GB drive for your primary .. probably not relevant, but something to keep in mind.
Could you get a picture of the Boot page in the Bios and what is showing as primary and other devices which might be available?

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I have this error on my HP 14-ax010wm I have tried everything. What should I do?
 

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I was on my computer when all of a sudden it rebooted and when it came on again there was a black screen that said 'no boot device found press any key to reboot the machine.' I tried to reboot it but this screen just comes up. I Have a Dell Inspiron 3537, I got it this year. The operating system is windows 8 but the computer also has classic shell. Is there anything I can do?
 

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Boot device not foundHard Dissk 3fo

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@eatkinson1 Time to replace your hard drive. REO

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Hi, i have this problem with my laptop that it says not boot device not found please install operating system 3fo. I made a recovery usb flash drive but my laptop wont boot off it what can i do to get an operating system and make my flash drive boot up also the laptop shows my flash drive im the f9 option menu.

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Ivanojeda123 wrote:Hi, i have this problem with my laptop that it says not boot device not found please install operating system 3fo. I made a recovery usb flash drive but my laptop wont boot off it what can i do to get an operating system and make my flash drive boot up also the laptop shows my flash drive im the f9 option menu.You need to test the hard drive and replace it if (most likely) failed.  You can boot into the HP Diagnostics menu by tapping F2 at boot and going into the hard drive diagnostic utility.

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My daughters computer has stopped working? When we turn the power on, it takes us straight to a black screen that 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/startup'As she has only owned this laptop from the start of December (Brand new) I hope someone can help.... as the website couldn'tThe laptop is HP Stream 14-ax050saThanks in advance

A:Boot device not found

The F2 system Diagnostics hint - did you do that? BTW: if this is new, it might be necessary for a HP repair center visit

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Getting message Boot Device not Found.  I have a HP Envy M7-N109DX Notebook

A:Boot Device Not Found

Hello @SH46, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the issue with the notebook not starting, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you are getting an error message about the Boot Device. First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Boot Device Not Found Error or Hard Drive Not Detected Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi, my computer recently failed to start, I tried to system restore and that also failed, so I decided to run my install disk so as I could enter the command prompt and clean and partition my hard drive using diskpart... The computer allowed me to do this, which is why I don't think my hardrive is dead, but since exiting command prompt and restarting computer, I'm now just getting black screen that says no boot device found, please insert bootable disc and press any key to continue... Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can resolve this please... And if so bear in mind I'm not very tech savvy so need it in dummies terms please lol
 

A:No boot device found... Help please

In order to help you, you need to post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact cpu, exact pw supply, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag, post that as well.

It does sound like your hd has failed or possibly a failed cable, loose pw connector, etc. You can test the drive with the drive mfg's diagnostic. You download this from whomever mfg the drive. Since your system will not boot from the hd, you need the dos or boot version [it runs from bootable media]
 

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Pls help hard disk 3foBoot device not found

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Hi, so i've had the below message show on start up : Boot Device Not FoundPlease install an operating System on your hard diskHard Disk (3FO) Can someone please tell me what has happened and if it is fixable or is it more advisable to purchase a new laptop? Thanks inadvance.

A:Boot Device Not Found

Hi,Tap away F2 or ESC key as soon as you power on laptop perform extensive hard drive and memory tests.Report back the resultsSee here to troubleshoot: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01443463RegardsVisruth

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Boot device not foundPlease install an operating system on your hard disk.Hard disk (3F0)This is the message I get...I have enabled the legacy settings like most people have said and it's still coming up!!!!

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