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Boot device not found

There can be many errors to occur on your device out of which “Boot device not found” is one of the commonly occurring errors faced by the users. Any operating device, be it a laptop, PC, computer or a desktop this error can be found easily existing. It occurs unexpectedly without giving you time to recover.  Although it is hard to detect this error at a preliminary stage, you can easily fix this error by following a set of measurements.

The measures to be discussed in the article are only applicable if you see these messages on the screen of your Windows 10 OS:-

  • Boot device not found please install an operating system on your hard disk 3f0”.
  • Boot device is not found HP.
  • No boot device found- HP hard disk 3f0.
  • Boot device not found- insert boot disk and press any key.

When the “Boot device not found” error does take place?

A “Boot device not found” error occurs when the hard disk does not support the system’s boot process. When the booting process is on the OS will load into RAM and complete this process a setup process starts and the Basic Input-Output system takes charge. It then accesses certain files from the bootable device that is your hard disk. However, if you are unable to access the hard drive then “Boot device not found” error pops up on your screen. For more information, visit

What are the reasons behind the “Boot device not found” Error?

There are certain reasons that are responsible for “Boot device not found” error is as follows:-

  • There is an incorrect boot sequence in the BIOS.
  • If the MBR is damaged.
  • There might be a connection issue with the hard drive.
  • Your device has been attacked by malware.
  • There are corrupt hard drive partitions.
  • You have a damaged hard drive slot on your PC or computer.

What can be the steps to fix “Boot Device not found” error?

Be it HP envy or any other laptop model, this error is very common in any device. To fix this error, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. In the initial step, you need to perform a Hard reset
  2. After this, you need to restore the BIOS default settings.
  3. Now, reset the hard drive.
  4. By following these steps you can easily fix the “Boot Device Not Found” error.

Note: – If you are still unable to resolve this error then it is recommended to install HP Print and Scan Doctor driver to scan and resolve the error.

To conclude:-

The HP hard disk 3f0 error can easily turn your computing systems into faulty machines. You just need to stay calm and composed and follow the steps that are mentioned here to fix the “Boot device not found” error. If the error still persists then it is recommended to get in touch with the HP Support assistants via

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix the boot manager?

To fix the boot manager of your device, you might need to perform the hard reset. By doing so, your device will regain connectivity with BIOS. For this, you need to turn off the computer and remove all the connected peripherals from it. After this, you need to press and hold the power button for 15 seconds and restart your device as you always do.

Why does my HP says boot device not found?

This kind of error message generally occurs when your HP device is unavailable to detect the hard drive. This generally happens because of loose connections. To get rid of this error, you can run HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI utility. Other than this, you can also try to hard reset your device.

How do I fix my boot device?

This problem generally occurs when there is a misconfiguration in the boot settings. To fix this, you need to turn off your device and wait for a couple of seconds. After this, you have to press the F10 key repeatedly. On the BIOS screen, press F9 and set it to default.

What is UEFI boot mode?

We can call it as the smaller version of the operating system. It is usually present on the firmware of the device and works more effectively than BIOS. You can store it in the flash memory or load from the external drive. The UEFI mode helps in the boot process if your device is facing boot failure.

How do I fix system boot failure?

In case of system boot failure, you need to press a certain key displayed on your screen to enter the BIOS. After this, you need to go to the boot tab. Make the position of the hard drive in the first place. Once you are done, you have to save the changes. Finally, restart your computer and see if you still face the same error.

What does it mean when there is no boot device available?

Whenever you come across an error message saying that “there is no boot device available” on starting your system, then it means something is wrong with the hard drive of your device. The main cause behind this issue could be loosely connected cables or fault in them. You can also configure Windows boot files to get rid of this error.

How do I restore Windows Boot Manager?

First of all, you need to take the original installation DVD and at the welcome screen of your device, you have to select the ‘repair your computer’ option. Further, you have to select your operating system and click Next. In the next window, select the command prompt and enter ‘bootrec /FixMbr bootrec /FixBoot bootrec /RebuildBcd’ in it. Now, you need to hit the Enter key and take the DVD out. Finally, you have to exit the whole setup and hit the Enter key to restart your device.

How do I install Boot Manager?

For this, you need to insert the installation disc in the drive. Now, you have to restart your computer and boot from the CD. Further, you need to press a key and select ‘Repair your computer’. After this, you have to select the keyboard method, language, and time. Further, you have to select your installation drive which is usually C drive and then select ‘Next’. After this, you have to select the ‘Command prompt’ option and then enter ‘bootrec /rebuildbcd’ and hit the Enter key.

What does Hard Disk 3f0 mean?

This is one of the commonly faced error messages on the HP device when it is undergoing a boot failure. This usually occurs when your HP device is unable to find the boot device. You may come across this error message when your hard disk has been broken down or is loosely connected.

How do I reboot my computer without a bootable device?

There is no option to reboot or boot your device in the absence of a bootable device. A computer should necessarily have a boot device if you wish to reboot your computer. The bootable device plays an important role in reading the boot data.

How do you fix no bootable device is detected?

There are several workarounds that you can perform in order to resolve this error. The first thing you can try is to remove and reconnect all the hardware components. After this, you can check the boot order and ensure that the system hardware drive is in the first position in this order. For this, you need to enter the BIOS from the start-up screen by pressing the F12 keys repeatedly.

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