No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

By compused
Mar 23, 2014
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  1. My partner's laptop HP 0700 Notebook will not boot up and just comes up with the above message. We found an HP troubleshooting site which said to reset the BIOS default settings by pressing the Escp key, F10 followed by F9 to reset. Then it said to press the F2 System Diagnostics keys which tested the hard disk and all the tests came out OK. When we tried to restart it, it came up with the same message and we have noticed that before it comes up with this message it says in the bottom left-hand corner "Prepare boot to OS" and then comes up with the message in the heading. We have not bootable disk as the laptop already had everything installed.

    Coupled with this my partner's virus protection is coming up with "Threat detected" every minute on practically every site my partner visits on the Internet. You will appreciate that we cannot run any virus checks as we cannot get into the computer.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Any luck with this?
  3. compused

    compused TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

    No - my partner has now taken his laptop to an IT specialist, who said the hard drive was useless and is presently waiting for a new hard drive to install it. We are hoping to be able to rescue some of what was on the old hard drive as my partner didn't do a back up. Both our computers are 5 years old and we use them all the time so they are both knackered - mine needing a new battery.

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay thanks for the update:)

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