HP G60-438NR with InsydeH2O bios Rev. 3.5. When laptop is turned on I get the message "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" The BIOS diagnostic log says hard drive is failing. When I go to the BIOS there is no menu showing the hard drive or DVD drive and no way to select one as the boot drive.
I created a Ubuntu (Linux) disk and tried to boot from the DVD drive but get the same message. (DVD drive does spin, but very noisy - probably a separate issue.) I haven't tried the Ubuntu disk in another computer to verify that it is a good disk, so that will be my next step.
I can download an update to the BIOS from HP, but HP's web site indicates that the system has to have a functioning version of Windows, Since I can't boot the system, I can't update the BIOS that way.