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New Hard drive - No bootable device message

July 27, 2016 at 08:23:59
Specs: Windows 7
My HP Pavilion dv5 recently crashed and i was told by a cpu tech that it was a blown hard drive. I got a brand new one and have a hp recovery disk but i get a black screen saying no bootable device insert boot disk. What do I have to do to get this thing running again? I already went into startup options and requested to boot from DVD drive, but still nothing. Any ideas?

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July 27, 2016 at 13:47:47
Go into the bios settings and check the boot order... DVD should be set as first device; hard drive to be second.

Once you have it all up and running I suggest you leave the boot order DVD first then hard drive; as that way if/whenever you need to boot from a CD/DVD it will happen automatically when the CD/DVD disk is detected...

Incidentally do you still have the olde drive? What happened when it "crashed"; what were the symptoms etc. and what was going on immediately prior?

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July 27, 2016 at 23:12:13
Maybe there's a problem with the recovery disk. See if it'll boot in another computer. Also you might try another bootable disk in the drive to see if that's the problem.

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