|I'm a rookie and need some quidance.|
I went to go on my laptop and at startup received a black screen with the following messages:
- boot device not found
- please install an operating system on your hard disk
- F2 for diagnostics
- for more information - please visit www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup
Seems I have lost my O/S
My laptop is less than 1 year old, Windows 7 - AVG free edition, and regularily scanned / cleaned with various utilities. I have had very few problems and regularily updated.
I might add, I was on the laptop yesterday morning without any problems,
Later in the day I installed a new and sealed unopened software game and installed and played
it without any problems. After shutdown and an attempt to go back on the laptop later was when I got the error messages above. Could this game have caused my problems??
In any event - I have tried repeatedly and the laptop still shows these messages at start up.
I do have boot disks on hand created when I first got this laptop but, I beleive If I use these, my laptop will be loaded back to original settings. I can't do this as, I have important files i need to
access. Please, what are the proper steps to correct my problem(s). Thanks so much Tracy!