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When I start the laptop (HP HDX 16) I get this messege: Boot device not found Error codes Hard Disk-(3F0) pleas install an operating system on your hard disk. F2 system diagnostic. but it does not install windows ,although the hard disk is new,and the jumper set as standard defult

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  • Glen Oakley
    Glen Oakley Mar 20, 2011

    Do you know whether or not there is an operating system already installed on the Hard Disk?

  • tasin Mar 20, 2011

    in bios says the o.s installated windows vista but actually this was on the old hard disk which I removed because it does not recognized it. .there is nothing on the new hard disk.
    Tasin

  • tasin Mar 20, 2011

    thank you for your replay,
    but I have windows 7 dvd ,the issue it does not recognize the cd rom,when I put the win .7 dvd in the cd rom,although I changes the boot option ( boot from cd rom in bios)
    regards.

  • tasin Mar 25, 2011

    sorry for the late response,tried boot from usb drive but also was unusefull,if it a bios corruotion how can I repare it ,btw,the bios chip is not replacable one it is integrated with Mb.
    thak you

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The Windows edition listed in BIOS (Vista) is referring to the operating system that came with the computer. BIOS's System Diagnostics will always say the OS is Vista, because that is the original OS that HP put on the system. BIOS itself, however, cannot detect an operating system on the new Hard Drive because there is no operating system. In order to get an operating system, you have a couple options:

Depending on the terms and length of your warranty, you may be able to get HP to reinstall the operating system back onto the new Hard Drive. The amount you would pay depends on the warranty. Many warranties, however, become void when you change physical components in the computer (especially with laptops). If this is the case, you will have to try the next option.
You can buy a retail copy of Windows either online or from an electronics store. The price will depend on what edition you purchase, but it will probably cost you at least $100 US.
You can install a Linux operating system on your Hard Drive. If you've never heard of Linux, it is an operating system based on much of the same code as Mac operating systems, but has a more "Windows-like" feel to it. Linux operating systems are NOT the same as windows, and some programs that work in Windows will not work in Linux; you would need to find the Linux counterpart for these programs. One of the best things about Linux operating systems are that they are absolutely free to download, install and use. A very popular and stable Linux operating system is Ubuntu, which can be found at: http://www.ubuntu.com/

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  • Glen Oakley
    Glen Oakley Mar 20, 2011

    If BIOS detects the CD/DVD Drive, then the problem might be with the disk. Is it the original system disk (or one you've used before), or is it a disk you burned yourself?

  • tasin Mar 20, 2011

    bios do not detects cd/dvd drive,the disk is not original but it works fine, I say it may bios corruption.

  • Glen Oakley
    Glen Oakley Mar 20, 2011

    It must be a problem with the CD/DVD drive then, yes. If you have an external DVD drive, you can most likely use that, but you're best off trying to contact HP about the problem with your DVD drive.

  • tasin Mar 25, 2011

    hallo
    I tried boot from usb drive but also was unusefull,if it is bios corruption which mostley i think ,how can I repare it ,btw.the bios chip is not replacable one,integrated with the MB.?
    thak you

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