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Dv6 Pavillion gives 3F0 error and will not boot up, saying an OS needs to installed on the HHD, but the laptop will not acknowledge that a HDD is installed.

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Sounds like you need to start from scratch and format then complete reinstall. You will need to boot from the Windows CD and see if that recognises the HDD. If you have information on that HDD which you need you will have to remove the disk and plug it into another PC as a second hard drive and copy what you need. Cheers from Scott and plz vote

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