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Get Error 3F0 following Win 10 updates - remove update, problem disappears

Copper Contributor

Anyone else seeing this?

For the past 2  years, I have had the problem. It does not happen with all updates, but happened twice this year and once in 2019. I have a HP Spectre X360 notebook running Windows 10 and it is up to date with the latest drivers. 

Here is what happens:

- The notebook reboots following Win 10 updates.

- Upon rebooting, I get Error 3F0 - no boot device present.

- I can eventually reboot after the 2nd or 3rd attempt.

- I then uninstall the update and the notebook boots with no problem. The problem has disappeared.  


It happened this week after installing KB4576751, KB4576750 and KB578974. I un-installed all 3 and the problem went away. 

It also happened back in May after installing KB4556799 and KB4552931.

And also in March 2019. Back then, I reinstalled Windows as I was getting the "No Boot device found" and I assumed it had crashed, but I now realize that it could have been the same Windows update problem.

Anyone else seeing this on HP or other platforms?


2 Replies

I fixed it by reinstalling from the recovery partition.

That was 48 hours ago and now, all the problems have disappeared (random 3F0 and BSOD)




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