Have acquired a HP Pavilion s3652uk from a friend. They have told me that the error occurred after a shut down after some windows updates (windows vista).
The computer now fails to boot from the original hard drive, with the error :
'Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter'
I have tried to boot from a windows vista or 7 install disc to re-install the OS however it fails to recognise the HD. I have tried a new HD and while it is recognised, it will not install, with the error code 0x8007045d.
It will boot to a linux live cd/usb just fine however trying to install linux also throws up a read write error on the HD's.