Are you suddenly facing a ‘Boot device not found’ error on your HP PC? This unexpected error is one of the most common errors faced by HP users. And resolving it does take a toll when you don’t know the exact reason for the error. But hey, that’s what we are here for. And in this article, we will discuss the causes of the ‘boot device not found’ error and how to effectively resolve it.
Also known as the Hard disk 3F0 error, the name itself suggests that this error has something to do with the hard disk. Well, let’s decode it. If you need assistance with the Hard Disk 3f0 error, contact HP Customer Support Number at +44-808-196-8126 for immediate assistance.
Causes for Boot Device Not Found Hard Disk 3F0 Error
Your HP PC faces a boot device not found error when your hard disk stops supporting the boot process. Now there could be various reasons why this happens. Here are some common causes the hard drive is not accessible during the booting process and the boot device not found issue arises.
Common causes for Boot Device Not Found Hard Disk 3F0 Error-
- The boot system in BIOS is incorrect.
- Damaged Master Boot Record (MBR) or boot sector.
- The hard drive is facing a connection issue.
- Your hard drive partitions are corrupt.
- The hard drive is damaged.
- Optane memory hasn’t been installed and configured properly on your computer.
- There has been a malware attack on your device.
These are some of the causes that lead to the boot device not found an error. For assistance and support, contact HP Customer Support Number UK +44-808-196-8126.
How to Resolve Boot Device Not Found Hard Disk 3F0 Error | Hp Customer Support Number +44-808-196-8126
Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can take to resolve the boot device not found the issue.
- Perform HP Hardware Diagnostics to test your hard drive
The first thing to do is to perform HP diagnostics to test your hard drive. First, start with the Quick test which will just take about 2 to 3 minutes, and if that doesn’t locate a problem then go ahead with the Extensive Test which will take around 2 hours or more. Here how you can run the tests-
Plug the AC adapter into your computer.
ii. Turn your computer off by pressing the power button for about 5-8 seconds.
iii. Now, turn on your computer and keep pressing ESC repeatedly until a menu appears.
iv. After the menu appears, press the F2 button on your keyboard.
v. After some time, the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics menu will appear on the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Component Tests.
vi. Click Hard Drive > Quick test.
vii. Click Run Once.
viii. The hard drive test will begin. If your computer has more than one hard drive, you can choose to test a specific one or Test All Hard Drives.
ix. After the test is complete, the test results will be displayed on the screen and will also be present in the Test Logs section.
x. Now, if the hard drive fails the test, note down the 24-digit error code and contact HP Customer Service Number UK +44-808-196-8126 for support.
xi. If the hard drive passes the test but you are still facing the boot device not found error, then you will have to proceed with the Extensive Test. Running an extensive test means that you will have to run the System Tests, Short, Optimized, and Long DST. All these options are available in the Hard Drive Tests menu.
If the hard drive passes all the tests and you are still facing the error, or if it is stuck with a problem ID, then contact HP Customer Service Number UK +44-808-196-8126 for immediate support.
- Restore BIOS default settings
Turn off your PC.
ii. Turn it on and press F10 repeatedly until the BIOS setup menu appears on the screen.
iii. Once the menu appears on the screen, select and BIOS Setup Default settings by pressing F9.
iv. Now, Save and Exit by pressing F10.
v. Select Yes by using the arrow keys. Select Exit Saving Changes by clicking Enter.
vi. Restart your computer by following the prompts.
If you are still facing the boot device not found error, then proceed with the next steps or contact HP Customer Service Number at +44-808-196-8126.
- Reset Hard Drive
To reset the hard drive, follow the following steps-
Turn off your computer and unplug the power cable.
ii. First disconnect and reconnect the hard drive.
iii. Turn on your computer to check if it’s working fine.
- Perform a hard reset
- Reinstall Windows on the hard drive
If you are unable to resolve the boot device not found hard disk 3f0 error despite trying the above methods, then contact us at HP Customer Support Number at +44-808-196-8126 for immediate support.
HP Customer Support Number +44-808-196-8126
There could be various reasons for the boot device not found an error. The causes could range from incorrect BIOS settings, corrupted hard disk partition, damaged hard disk, malware infection or loose cables connecting hard drive. And there are many ways that you can try to resolve them. This article talks about all the ways that you can try to resolve this error. However, it is understandable if you encounter problems while trying to resolve this issue. And we also acknowledge that troubleshooting in itself is a time-consuming process.
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By: All-in-One Support