Solved HP Gaming 45L GT2-0xxx won't boot in win 11 ''error 3F0 ''


LukeP

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Hi, I have a 13 months old "HP45L OMEN Gaming GT22-0xxx" Pc that just a month after warranty , don't want to boot to windows 11, giving an error ( 3F0 )boot disk not found". I booted in the bios (F.50) trying to reset it, but couldn't find any where how to do it.
I don't know if I am not mistaken, but this error seems to show more on HP PCs than other such as ASUS motherboard. My last PC that is 14 years old never showed such an error. I tested in the UEFI all the hardware that came out as 100% correct.

Can anyone help ?
Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
Looks like the SSD is bad. (normally) You will need to test with another SSD and new Windows 11 installation media.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock B550 PG Velocita (UEFI-BIOS P3.40)
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill F4-3200C16D-32GVR
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6750 XT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware AW3423DWF OLED ultrawide
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Black SN850 1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    eVGA Supernova 750 G3
    Case
    Corsair 275R
    Internet Speed
    VTel FTTH 1 Gb down and 1 Gb up
  • Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5800X3D
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (UEFI-BIOS version 3405, which fixes " LogoFail" bug according to Asus)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Sparkle Titan Arc A770 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    eVGA Supernova 650 GQ
    Case
    Fractal Focus G
A bad disk is a possibility, but not the only possibility. Here are a couple of links you might want to look at:

1)
2)
3) “Boot device not found” - Hard Disk - 3F0 (this one was indeed resolved with a replacement ssd)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10, W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    2 HP Desktops, 1 Dell Desktop, 2 Dell XPS Laptops, 1 HP Laptop
Looks like the SSD is bad. (normally) You will need to test with another SSD and new Windows 11 installation media.
Thanks,but I am not sure its the HD, having a few times in the EUFI choseen "TEST HARD DRIVE/SSD- 2 passes" with a checked 'OK' . I was able to copy its content using the ''Plugable NVMe SSD Enclosure " to a new directory on my old ASUS machine. I would like to know is it possible to get an iso image of my PC from HP, for reinstalling it ? NOTE: my seller at Best Buy said "NO"
Tanks again for your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
With the NVMe in the enclosure, you can make a Disk Image of that disk and save it to an External USB drive. Then you can Restore that Image to another computer, using a 3rd party Imaging app, like Macrium Reflect or your favorite Imaging/Cloning App.

Remember that if that Disk has errors or the files are corrupted, the Disk Image, being a mirror image, will import exactly as it is to the computer, warts and all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
With the NVMe in the enclosure, you can make a Disk Image of that disk and save it to an External USB drive. Then you can Restore that Image to another computer, using a 3rd party Imaging app, like Macrium Reflect or your favorite Imaging/Cloning App.

Remember that if that Disk has errors or the files are corrupted, the Disk Image, being a mirror image, will import exactly as it is to the computer, warts and all.
I use Macrium Reflect. It offers two modes when creating an image. One is "intelligent sector copy" which only copies used sectors. The other mode is doing a full copy (presumably of the whole partition or drive.) The latter would enable recovery of deleted files.

I'm not sure what would happen if there were disk errors an "intelligent sector copy" was used. Maybe the issue could be avoided by running chksdsk /f before doing the image. (It would mark bad sectors as unusable.)

Corrupt files is another issue.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
NOTE: my seller at Best Buy said "NO"
I suggest that you don't try to get one from BestBuy then. Get one from Microsoft.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    ASRock B550 PG Velocita (UEFI-BIOS P3.40)
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill F4-3200C16D-32GVR
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6750 XT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware AW3423DWF OLED ultrawide
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Black SN850 1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    eVGA Supernova 750 G3
    Case
    Corsair 275R
    Internet Speed
    VTel FTTH 1 Gb down and 1 Gb up
  • Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5800X3D
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (UEFI-BIOS version 3405, which fixes " LogoFail" bug according to Asus)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Sparkle Titan Arc A770 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    eVGA Supernova 650 GQ
    Case
    Fractal Focus G
I would like to know is it possible to get an iso image of my PC from HP
But you should be able to get an ISO that would help, someone in the forum should be able to point you to the right place. I'm not a tech type person but there are many here who are.
I too have HP 45L that is 13 months old with (knock on wood) not a problem like that. Other problems but not as serious as yours. Sorry for your problem, good luck - if you ever get it fixed and working I can send you a link for the FREE version of Macrium Reflect. It has saved my bacon more than once and I would not have a system without a backup.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Omen
    CPU
    Intel Core I9 12900K
    Motherboard
    HP 8917
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 24GB
    Sound Card
    HP
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 HP 27 & 23
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD 1 TB's ea.
    PSU
    HP 800 Watt
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Water
    Keyboard
    Logo Tech G 213
    Mouse
    Logi Tech 502
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender / Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect 8.1
If you make a Disk Image of your computer, be sure to Image the Whole disk, including the Hidden Partitions (no drive letters) If not, the new drive will not boot the computer.
As far as an ISO image from HP is concerned, they won't offer you one, but you can download Windows 11 directly from Microsoft Download Windows 11 You can burn this to your own USB Flash drive or DVD using the Media Creation Tool from the same page, to reinstall or troubleshoot your Windows OS.

Your Windows product key to activate Windows is saved in your Bios/CMOS;, so you don't have to type it in. The image is the same thing that HP uses except it does not have all of the HP Bloatware you don't need. If you want that stuff, you can still download it for free from the HP web site.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
But you should be able to get an ISO that would help, someone in the forum should be able to point you to the right place. I'm not a tech type person but there are many here who are.
I too have HP 45L that is 13 months old with (knock on wood) not a problem like that. Other problems but not as serious as yours. Sorry for your problem, good luck - if you ever get it fixed and working I can send you a link for the FREE version of Macrium Reflect. It has saved my bacon more than once and I would not have a system without a backup.
Hi Mitch
II wish you better luck ........
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
I'm not sure what would happen if there were disk errors an "intelligent sector copy" was used. Maybe the issue could be avoided by running chksdsk /f before doing the image. (It would mark bad sectors as unusable.)

Corrupt files is another issue.

Actually this is a common mistake. The preferred switch would be /r, which incorporates the /f switch (which tries to repair errors in the file system) but adds locating bad physical sectors on the disk and attempting to recover data in those sectors, move the data to good sectors, and mark the bad sectors so they won't be used again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10, W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    2 HP Desktops, 1 Dell Desktop, 2 Dell XPS Laptops, 1 HP Laptop
Actually this is a common mistake. The preferred switch would be /r, which incorporates the /f switch (which tries to repair errors in the file system) but adds locating bad physical sectors on the disk and attempting to recover data in those sectors, move the data to good sectors, and mark the bad sectors so they won't be used again.
Right you are. My apologies. I actually knew that, although if I ever knew about the data recovery function, I'd long since forgotten.

/f runs quickly. /r can take a long time.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
Hi to all
Its been a long time, since I left my message for help: I never encountered a PC problem that was never fixed by myself or friends. This one is way over my head. I feel that even HP has no fix for it...., because i didn't see many users who had an easy fix for it .

1- I am thinking if we can fix it now, is there a great possibility it shows again in a few weeks or months ?
2- Is this problem, a common problem that every PC builder has to resolve or only HP ?
3- If its mostly an HP problem, would it be a better choice to change the motherboard for another vendor such as ASUS, while keeping the HP casing , and components ?( I know the water cooling may be a problem to fix to another motherboard )

Hoping to hear from you on this matter , and thanks to all again
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
This is not an HP or any other Manufacturers problem, HP is just the assembler of computer parts. If it's not a hardware issue, it is an issue with the drive or the software.
If your SSD has Bad Sectors, it can be "Fixed" meaning Check Disk will mark the Bad Sectors and not save Data to those Sectors. But the drive is going to get worse overtime.
Download Crystal Disk Info and/or DiskGenius in my signature. Select your disk and view the SMART info, if it is any less than Good, it needs to be replaced.
If the disk is Good, then it could be some other hardware problem, like the RAM.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
This is not an HP or any other Manufacturers problem, HP is just the assembler of computer parts. If it's not a hardware issue, it is an issue with the drive or the software.
If your SSD has Bad Sectors, it can be "Fixed" meaning Check Disk will mark the Bad Sectors and not save Data to those Sectors. But the drive is going to get worse overtime.
Download Crystal Disk Info and/or DiskGenius in my signature. Select your disk and view the SMART info, if it is any less than Good, it needs to be replaced.
If the disk is Good, then it could be some other hardware problem, like the RAM.
Hi Spunk
Thank's for your answer and the links provided..

1- Does it mean that the" EUFI tests of the PC " that I ran for more than 24 hours , on the hardware including the " WDC 1 To SSD drive " are unreliable ? . The EUFI results are : The SSD showed "0 % wear" with "100% life expectancy. and everything else was check as OK "

2- I bought another 1 To SSD stick (with a 3 years warranty ) yesterday , if I need to send the PC for repair,( no personal data on it other than the OS ).
3- I executed "chkdsk /f drive number : " on the SSD, connected as a usb attached drive with on my older WIN 10 Pro PC . It took 3.98 minutes to execute. At the end ofthe test, it wrote '' windows has analyzed the file system without finding any problems . The drive number is " K ". Is the operation is reliable ?. (chkdsk /f K: )

Its very possible with my lack of expertise that your comments are right, please help me to understand

Have a good day
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
I just bought a new NVMe SSD 1To memory stick 1 To, and updated my memory to 32 gigs DDR4 Ram , and after that , I had win 11 reinstall.

1- The Pc is now back working perfectly in win 11 ( latest revision).
2- I checked my expected defective NVMe 1 To (13 months old ) for over 19 hours on my older PC, using " chkdsk k: /R " as administrator . it came out with no problems. After re-installing it in the HP Omen 45L (win 11) PC, the same "3F0 " error showed again, with the new RAM memory.
installed ...
Conclusions:
Is it the software tools to check the Ram or the NVMe that are not very reliable ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP 45L GAMING Desktop GT22-0xxx
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) core(TM) i7-12700KF
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16384 MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gefprce RTX 3070
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch
    Hard Drives
    external WD Black 8 To
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    water cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech KB350
    Mouse
    Logitec MX Master 3
    Browser
    chrome; Firefox
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security (Premium)
    Other Info
    NordVpn
    Operating System image: : 21WWWAR3Z601#SABL#DABL
    PC was bought mostly for video editing. It has excellent cooling system
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