I have a Compaq Presario CQ61 laptop, from around 2011. It had been left unused for almost 2 years, but I decided I wanted to recover some files from it recently.
I turned it on, and the following appears on the screen:
Boot Device not found
Please install an operating system on your hard disk
Hard Disk - (3Fo)
I then pressed F2 to enter System Diagnostics.
I pressed F2 again to run a start-up test. The result of this states "100% of the system memory tested OK.... Hard Disk not exist"
I pressed F3: run-in test. The same message appears after this is run: " 100% of the system memory tested OK.... Hard Disk not exist"
I then pressed F4: Hard disk test. When this is run, the result states "Hard disk not exist".
The computer is unused, but there are some files which I would quite like to get back, and was wondering how to go about this. I would greatly appreciate any help/guidance.