Windows 10: Cloned drive wonít boot up

  1.    07 Jun 2018 #1

    Cloned drive wonít boot up


    I am very new at this. I have a HP ProBook 4540. A diagnostic test said the hard drive was failing. I cloned the old hard drive to an identical new one using EaseUS. Everything seemed fine. I then installed the new drive into the laptop and this message comes up:
    BootDevice not found.
    Please install an operating system on your hard disk
    Hard Disk - (3F0)

    The laptop was originally Windows 7 (I think) and I updated it to Windows 10 so I donít have any Windows 10 disks. How do I fix this? Thank you in advance.
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  2.    07 Jun 2018 #2

    First step is that I would go into BIOS/UEFI setup and make sure the hard drive is set as the first item in the boot order.
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  3.    07 Jun 2018 #3

    In the System Configuration the Boot Mode is Legacy and the Legacy Boot Order has Notebook Hard Drive first in the list. Thanks for your reply.
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  4.    07 Jun 2018 #4

    The next step would be to boot the computer from a USB flash drive of Kyhi's recovery tools, run Macrium Reflect, and select the Fix Windows boot problems utility from the restore menu:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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    Posts : 266
    Windows 10-Pro 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Novice123 said: View Post
    I am very new at this. I have a HP ProBook 4540. A diagnostic test said the hard drive was failing. I cloned the old hard drive to an identical new one using EaseUS. Everything seemed fine. I then installed the new drive into the laptop and this message comes up:
    BootDevice not found.
    Please install an operating system on your hard disk
    Hard Disk - (3F0)

    The laptop was originally Windows 7 (I think) and I updated it to Windows 10 so I donít have any Windows 10 disks. How do I fix this? Thank you in advance.
    I know this thread is old, but I have a similar issue with a HP Pavilion G6, also have a ProBook 4530S
    1. Cloning a failing hard drive could be just cloning bad sector & corrupt data.
    2. However, "boot device not found" is likely due to the system partition (boot partition) not exactly matching the new hard drive. Macrium Reflect rescue disk or dvd has an option for "fixing boot".
    3. My G6 refuses to boot from any cloned drive or even from a fresh install. It BSOD's immediately, tried all the bootrec's & mbr commands with no success. Been searching for a solution for a week & found nothing. Interestingly, the hard drive that came with it has no problem booting & has yet to BSOD. The Samsung EVO 840 that I'm using for cloning & installing is not the problem. The G6 has the latest BIOS which also indicates that the original Windows was Win7-64 bit Home Premium. Treid a fresh install of Win7 & it BSOD's the same way as Win10. The only hardware isue with the G6 is the ethernet port is dead. Windows says the driver is good & sees the chip, but neither of the indicator LED's flash or light.

    My experience with these HP notebooks has been problematical. The ProBooks are "BIOS whitelisted", but should not affect the disk drive. It does affect the wifi card. I've tried to install Win10 on a few Pavilion laptops, & it never goes smoothly..
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  6. Posts : 20,885
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    Please create a brand new thread for the problem.
    Then copy and paste this post or copy the link for this thread into the post.

    1) Perform these steps:
    2) Remove the battery and remove the power cord > hold down the power button for 30 seconds to a minute. Then plug in only the power cord and power on the computer > report what you see on the display and what you hear into the thred

    3) Power on the computer and repetitively click the control + L keys simultaneously and then if you see the bios F key menu click return or enter > report what you see on the display and what your hear into the thread

    4) Repeat the above step and repetitively click the control + I keys simultaneously> report what you see and hear in the thread

    5) Power on the computer and if at any time you see the Microsoft icon then power off. Repeat this step again. On the third time allow it to advance as far as it will go and report what was seen and heard into the thread

    6) If the above fail then find two flash drives that you can format ( > or = 8 GB)
    a) Create a bootable Windows 10 iso flash drive:
    Download Windows 10
    b) Create a bootable Kyhi boot rescue flash drive:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    7) Power on the computer and repetitively click the F2 key > run the HP UEFI BIOS hardware diagnostics (There is a default version on most computers that only tests the RAM and HD) (The HP UEFI diagnostics have multiple versions. The default version in the computer bios can be updated or the uefi diagnostics can be downloaded to a flash drive)
    HP PC Hardware Diagnostics | HP¬ģ Official Site

    8) Open the website: HP.com > click on support > software and drivers > enter the product or serial number or model > select the operating system > view drivers > post a URL or hyperlink into the new thread

    9) In the "My Computer" sections there are options to add a second computer. Please update this section for the second computer:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums | Windows 10 Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)
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