Not found boot device error hard drive 3FO


I have a HP Envy 15 laptop 3040nr. Yesterday, it fell on my couch and on the floor from a height of about 2 feet.

Since then, I received the above error, and the computer does not recognize my hard drive, saying in the test drive "HDD is no." I know that the hard drive itself is not at all damaged, because I removed the laptop and put it up to a USB adapter, and I was able to access the drive. It is completely functional.

Now, the question is:-how to get the notebook to accept my hard drive again? I am also convinced that the laptop is not seriously damaged internally, apart from a few bumps on the laptop.

NOTE:-1. My computer is void of warranty.

2. the laptop fell FLAT on its underside and not on the edges.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


I have simply removed and re-inserted the controller on the motherboard, and I am posting this on my laptop now functional!

Thanks for mentioning 'controller', it was in fact lose! I just skipped it right out and back in again, and now it works fine!

And on missing startup files, it was nothing. The other PC was just now allowed access to the system reserved Partition!

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