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Wont boot past message "HDD CD Rom/DVD Floppy Disc Lan Boot" Blue box, on grey background. Keeps highlighting Floppy Disc. do not understand. Do not have a flppy drive on HP Easynote R4360. Do not have any recovery disc either. Please help?

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Right... either your hard disk is dead to the point that your PC can't "see" it anymore, or someone has been playing around with your settings.

Restart, go into the BIOS... it's either the DEL key, or F1 or F2.. it'll say something about it briefly. (different on different PC's)

Look for a boot order somewhere in the BIOS, and check that the hard disk is one of the choices. Also just check around to see if the hard disk is even detected in the first place. There are so many different BIOS's and PC's that I could give you 20 guesses as to where to look... so be patient have have a look around. (with the arrow keys on the keyboard. enter to enter, escape to escape)

If the disk is dead, that's why it's giving you other options. If not, you can set it how it should be... but if noone has touched the PC, i'd guess that the drive *is* dead.

The latter requires a new hard disk, and some kind of installation discs to start over from scratch.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand Aug 22, 2008

    Oh man... I see why a lot of questions go unanswered. This issue is impossible to fix without spare parts, but the answer is probably 100% accurate... but I get a "thanks for trying", which brings my rating down. =-[

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