I am new to this forum and wanted to post my problem in hopes that I might find a solution if there is one.
I bought an HP laptop and discovered sometime later that the hard drive or the OS was bad.
This is the error message:
BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND.
PLEASE INSTALL AN OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR HARD DRIVE DISK.
I've never used it other than to turn it on and look around. I made a terrible mistake by not checking out what I'd bought when it arrived. And it is no longer under warranty.
How can a brand new laptop have a bad hard drive or OS?
Could it have been damaged during shipment? I don't know, I'm just pondering the possibilities.
The main thing I think the HDD is bad, corrupt....whatever.
Is there anyway to fix it?
Or, do I need to purchase a new one?
I will appreciate any advice or other help.
Edited by nonPCwiz, 20 July 2013 - 07:33 PM.