I'm helping a friend with her Windows 8 x64 HP 2000-2b09WM Notebook. This laptop has been sitting idle for just around 7 weeks and when booted up for the first time it booted to a black screen with white lettering as follows:
Boot Device Not Found
Please install an operating system on your hard disk.
Hard Disk (3F0)
F2 Systems Diagnostics
Ran the onboard HP Pc diagnostics and both HDD and Mem test passed.
Windows 8 is not my best friend and I am not sure where to go from here. I did find a link on how to perform a system restore to an earlier time, which I will attempt now.
Could someone help guide me through this process and share your W8 experiences with me concerning this travesty.
I'd truly appreciate your time.