Hello! I have an HP laptop, specifically, a 2010 EliteBook.
A couple weeks ago, I attempted to boot into Windows, but got an error.
It automatically redirects to a screen, asking me to install an OS. However, thing is, after messing with certain, and at time, random settings in the BIOS, it boots. I assumed that, perhaps, Windows was corrupt, and since I was planning on switching to Linux anyways, I made the switch, however, it didn't seem to change anything. I'm using an Intel i5 processor and an HDD rather than an SSD. I heard that unchecking "Network Boot" would help, but to no avail. I also heard that perhaps the hard drivr is disconnected from the motherboard, however I don't feel like that would explain why tweaking with certain BIOS settings (usually changing the boot order slightly, or enabling/disabling fast boot). Any help would be much appreciated!
So, there are a few possibilities. Here they are in order of likeliness:
Hope this helps,