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danielsmith21 No boot device found
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Last edited on 3rd Jun, 2011 22:39

Hello, so i just received my new computer yesterday from hp.com.

I set it up and everything with the windows 7 that came preloaded.

but now today, when i turn my computer on , it says "no boot device" found. I did a hard drive test, and apparently it can't find the hard drive even though it is actually there.

Any ideas on how to fix this??

ddmarshall RE: No boot device found
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Send it back to HP. It's obviously faulty.

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brunacon RE: No boot device found
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Try taking it to the Geek Squad for a diagnostics test. These guys are really good and they will be able to tell you right away what is wrong.

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gokkasten RE: No boot device found
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If you're comfortable doing so, you may want to check inside for the cables: sometimes during transport they disconnect. And if it's a two disk system, you may want to check the jumper settings as well.


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valtom RE: No boot device found
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Try to boot from the Windows CD, if need be change the boot device sequence in the BIOs. Then, if it starts OK, you may try Bootrec.exe (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392).
I had a similar problem several times, sometimes just disconnecting all USB devices helps.
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martyns RE: No boot device found
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I had this exact same problem with a new Dell I had.

I think I had to disconnect and re-connect the SATA cable, then remove one stick of ram, boot the machine, then shut it down again and put the stick back in. It's been fine since apart from the many Vista related issues I think everyone has.
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edzjacobs RE: No boot device found
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I suggest you don't do anything by yourself to your new computer. Since it is new, I am pretty sure it is still under warranty. So send it back to HP, and these good guys will fix it for ya. =)

all the best...
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avinalaff RE: No boot device found
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I agree with Gokkaston. If you know what they look like just open up the case and just push the cables firmly into the hard drive(s).

This shouldn't invalidate any kind of warranty since they won't know you've opened it up and it could save you a number of days/ weeks waiting for HP to sort it out.

Good luck!
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pauls55 RE: No boot device found
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on 22nd Jun, 2011 01:52, edzjacobs wrote:
I suggest you don't do anything by yourself to your new computer. Since it is new, I am pretty sure it is still under warranty. So send it back to HP, and these good guys will fix it for ya. =)

all the best...


I will agree to you edzjacobs, you should not do anything that might void the warranty of your computer. Let them handle your problems sit back and relax :)

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