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Boot up with hard disk test error

Question: Boot up with hard disk test error

I had a crash with failure on restart reset and clean install.Error with file \efi\microsoft\boot\bcdI have a failure code on hard disk testm341wk-7h186a- mfpv6k-60vx03Product Id j9m23ua#abaAny help would be appreciated.Thanks

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Answer: Boot up with hard disk test error

Hi, The 24 character error code is a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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In advance, thanx for reading the question and more thanx if you share the answer.

Did a new build last night with the following:
EVGA nForce 730a 8200 Socket AM2+ MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 CPU
(2) Kingston 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800 RAM
WD HD, SATA-3G 7200/8MB
ULTRA LS500 500W ATX POWER SUPPLY
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe w/D VIDEO CARD
Cooler Master Elite 330 Case
(2) Sony 20X DVDRW SATA

Got the following error on power up:
For Realtek RTL8111B/8111C Gigabit Ethernet Controller v2.17
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Then got:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Also got:
AMD data change....update data to dmi

I have one CD/DVD connected, and the HD, and the system recognizes them on boot. I changed the boot order to CD, then HD, and disabled the rest. Still no luck. Have tried to boot from 2 different XP pro disks, and it no likee. I am running out of hair and patience.

I've seen a few posts on here with similar errors, and one from Extinction18 that is almost identical, but no solutions that have worked for me.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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After executed a hard disk test, i get as result the following error u35v6m 7su8nb mfgjmf 61ct03 Could you help me to verify if is necessary replace the HD or can solve? any comment please let me know.

Answer:after hard disk test i get this error u35v6m 7su8nb mfgjmf 6...

Hello @Ravlins,  Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdf  You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Than... Read more

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RAN HARD DISK TEST , LONG DST -FAILED

Answer:ran test by performing hard disk test said Long DST- failed

It is considered bad manners and SHOUTING to post in upper case. You will need to provide more details regarding your problem.

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What do I need to fix this issue?

Answer:Hard Disk Test Failed Hard Disk 1roduct QE24UA#ABA ID: GG8KH...

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail  SATA hard drive can be used. I believe this model uses a laptop/mobile hdd.Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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After powering up my computer a heavy clicking noise is present and it sounds like the CDROM drives are trying to pop open. It does a memory test (OK) Detects IDE primary master (none) verifies pool, Initializing MBA..... Then it Shows a client Mac address and tries to PXE boot (it detects DHCP, no boot filename recieved NONE) The error messege that I am recieving is "Disk boot failer, Insert System Disk and Press Enter". Could this be caused by something wrong with my hard disk, or did just my system boot files get corrupted or deleted. Is their a way to provide the bood files. I tried putting a XP media edition disc in the CDROM and i press enter nothing happens. Any information would be greatly appreciated. THANKYOU!!!
 

Answer:Boot/Hard Disk Error

Hi goldfinger, welcome to Major Geeks.

The clicking noise is almost certainly your hard drive. That is the noise they make when they fail.

Sorry. Also don't post your email on MG for security reasons, perhaps a moderator will remove it if you can't now edit.

Studio T
 

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The laptop comes up with a black screen saying that the hard disk check has detected imminent failure.What do I need to do?

Answer:Hard drive test fail "Hard Disk 1 SMART" (301)

Thanks for the post and Welcome to HP Forums As per the error shared, The Hard drive is faulty and its needs to be replaced.Kindly call HP to get it replacedhttp://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html Thank You

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Hi! First of all, I don't know for sure if this is the right topic. If not, I'm sorry!
Since a few hours ago my pc won't completely boot.
I'm getting a 3rd slave hard disk error. And in the bios it states this:
Primary IDE Master: Not Detected
Primary IDE Slave: Not Detected
SATA 1: Optiarc DVD RW AD-
SATA 2: WDC ROM MODEL-BUCC

I have a Asus P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM motherboard and I've got 0 knowledge about pc's
 

Answer:PC won't boot, 3rd slave hard disk error.

If it is saying Disk 3 is having an error then I would either disconnect, or disable the 3rd drive. A bad drive could stall windows and prevent it from fully loading. Hopefully the 3rd drive is not the one with your OS on it.
 

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I've upgraded one of my machines to Windows 10. I put in a new SSD and left the old Windows 7 drive alone, just unplugged. I wanted to leave it intact in case I decided to downgrade. I should mention that I did an upgrade install of Windows 10 by installing Win 7 to the SSD first.

The problem is this: Today I realized that I needed to use something briefly from the Windows 7 drive which did not work on Windows 10 yet (replacement program arrives on Monday). I unplugged the Win 10 drive and plugged in the Win 7 drive and rebooted.

It would not boot up. It got halfway into the colored fly-in, gave a brief BSOD which I couldn't read, and then rebooted. It did this multiple times before I ran Startup Repair. Startup Repair didn't help at all, but it did tell me that there was a driver error. I tried System Restore and safe mode and neither worked. Safe mode just stalls at "ClassPNP.sys" and then BSODs and reboots.

Nothing has changed in this machine hardware wise, so I don't get why there is now a driver error. It's not like the motherboard would remember the Windows 10 configuration. Going back to Windows 10 works fine.

Any ideas, anyone? I'm at a loss.

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I ran a hard disk test on my computer and it showed hard disk 1 quick 303 and hard disk 1 full 305. What should I do to resolve the problem.

Answer:I ran a hard disk test on my computer and it showed hard dis...

The hard drive needs to be replaced. Post back if you need more help with that. 

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Two nights ago, I had a brief power outage at my house. Since then, my Windows 10 preview installation will not boot. It keeps giving a boot disk error. I first tried booting from my Build 10166 disc created from ISO and running the startup repair. I've seen errors using this tool on previous Windows versions, but the computer quickly rebooted, so I thought it was successful without errors. Nope, I still get the boot disk error message.
I booted again with my installation disc and tried running the "Refresh" option. This time, I get a message that the drive containing my Windows installation is locked and that I should unlock it before trying again. Does anyone know how I can unlock the drive? Unless I figure that out, it sounds like I will have to perform a clean installation.of Windows 10, which I don't really want to have to do again.

Answer:Boot disk error - unlocking hard drive

Originally Posted by poit57 Two nights ago, I had a brief power outage at my house. Since then, my Windows 10 preview installation will not boot. It keeps giving a boot disk error. I first tried booting from my Build 10166 disc created from ISO and running the startup repair. I've seen errors using this tool on previous Windows versions, but the computer quickly rebooted, so I thought it was successful without errors. Nope, I still get the boot disk error message.
I booted again with my installation disc and tried running the "Refresh" option. This time, I get a message that the drive containing my Windows installation is locked and that I should unlock it before trying again. Does anyone know how I can unlock the drive? Unless I figure that out, it sounds like I will have to perform a clean installation.of Windows 10, which I don't really want to have to do again. Try this:The drive where Windows is installed is locked Windows 8
Or this:Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows

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I am fixing a friends laptop that is running Windows Vista 64 bit Home Premium. The Laptop will not boot into Windows and it tries to self repair, but without any success. It say's there is a hard disk error - System 32/system/config/default.

His computer didn't come with a Vista reinstallation CD. This is my plan.

1. to create a recovery Vista CD and try and repair.

2. Back up all his Documents using a Bootable disk, then reinstall the operating system.

3. Use the UBCD4Win and use registry restore(little unsure on how to do this).

Are these all viable options and is there something else I can try as well. Appreciate the feedback.
 

Answer:Unable to Boot into windows - Hard Disk error

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My computer Pavilion Notebook Pc show error Boot Service Not Found, Please install an perating system on your hard disk, Hard Disk(3FO)I am using Windows 10 and Office 2013.

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I just recently had to replace a hard drive on my Pavilion P7-1423w, and upon  installation of hard drive, and insertion of system disc I would get Start pxe over ipv4 messages. It would then hang there for a few minutes before the Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed message would pop up. I have gone into the BIOS menu and messed around with boot orders, activated Legacy, etc. Restored default settings, and still I get the error. I don't know if I need to get past this initial part before it will even attempt to read the system disc? Any tips/suggestions out there? Link to purchased HD

Answer:New Hard Drive, Error: No boot disk has been detected

Wraitharisen, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that should help you with your Recovery. Please click the "Thumbs Up+ button" if I have helped you and click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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Question: hard disk test

does anyone know of a reliable freeware tool that tests hard disk spin speed my western digital drive is supposed to be 7200rpm but one of my programs shows it as 5400rpm.

Answer:hard disk test

Go to Device Manager, write down the Disc type on first page then put this into google to find out what disc is fitted. I know this does not tell you the speed but it tells you the claimed speed drive thats fitted

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Okkk. So I've searched pretty much everywhere and I can't figure out what to do if my laptop doesn't recognize my hard drive. I put the Vista disk in and the only thing I'm able to use is the command prompt because none of the others work since it doesn't recognize hard disk. When i try to do chkdsk/r it says
''the type of the file system is NTFS.
cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.''
Is there any way to get past this?
Or some way to get my computer to recognize the drivers?
thanks in advance.

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I got a message that the boot drive does not exist.  I have run the procedureces on the website (reset bios, removing the battery, reseating the hard drive, etc.) but still get the message tha the hard drive doesn't exist.  The laptop (pavilion dm4, windows 7) was running fine last night.  Never any indication of a problem.  Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Boot problem- Hard Disk Does Not Exist error (Pavilion dm4, ...

Hello stevegmail. I understand that you're receiving a hard disk does not exist error. Is this correct?Have you noticed any other problems such as blue screens in the time before this occurred? I know you state the notebook was working fine but a lot of people wouldn't connect the two events.It sounds like the hard drive has died on you. The only other cause of this sort of error would be a bad connection between the notebook and the hard drive. However, this would've normally been resolved by reseating the hard drive. Could you also provide me the product number of the notebook? This document can show you how to locate that.I will await your reply; have a great day!

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Hi Guys

Firstly I am apologising that this is so long but I was not sure what info you needed. SORRY (Can you tell I am new to this)

I purchased an EI system laptop (4431) from pc world a few years ago with a 5 year warranty. During the time i had it i had to have 2 hard drives and 3 2 cd/dvd drives. So when it started running really slow even after I restored to factory settings I bought a new dell from pc world and let the warranty lapse on the other. Then a friend of mine wanted to learn computing and I said she could do this on my old one. I started up the machine and it worked ok but slow. I had some pictures on there I didn't want to lose and wanted to put them on a disk but my disk drive was playing up again so another friend of mine told me to disable my internal cd drive and use my external drive. I did this and when I switched the machine on it came up with the following message HARD DISK BOOT SECTOR INVALID - PRESS H TO RETRY HARD DISK, ANY OTHER KEY FOR FLOPPY

I knew something was wrong as it was ok before I disabled the CD drive or was that just a coincidence. I decided the best thing to do was a full system recovery. However when I did that it would only go so far and then come up with PROBLEM IN EXTRACTING PROCESS: FILE WINDOWS\ING\MDMZYXEL.ING, I pressed and it would go a bit further and come up with another file that it could not extract. Eventually it took me bask to the original error screen. I tried again this time it didn't even... Read more

Answer:help!! Error Message - HARD DISK BOOT SECTOR INVALID

Argh Now it is asking me for the Windows Professional CD Rom when I use Home Edition on this machine

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start pc up and goes to a black page that says boot device is not found and hard disk 3F0 please install an operating system on my hard disk. i did a memory check and that passed. took both hard drive checks and it says their not available. all i know is i recently installed norton anti virus a few day before this happend. do i have to install from a program cd which never came with the pc and how can i get it? can i download it off the hp site or website?

Answer:hp 15 notebook boot drvice is not found and hard disk error ...

Hi,  Here`s an article which may help:http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c01443463





I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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I push on button - briefly see the In Touch with tomorrow TOSHIBA screen - then '+a disk read error has occurred Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart+".

I control alt delete takes me briefly back to TOSHIBA screen where I can choose either F2 or F12.

Do I need a boot disk and where can I get one from so as to boot it from the CD ROM?
Do I try and enter the Satellite M40 Product Recovery DVD-ROM - this worry's me as the hard disk will be reformatted and all data will be lost.

I am stuck please help!!

Answer:Satellite M40 does not boot from hard disk drive - read error

Hi!

If you enter the Product Recovery disk, Windows will be reinstalled and all data on the HDD will be erasing.

I think your HDD is damaged. You can check this with the Drive Fitness Test. Here you can download it:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Download the CD image, burn it on a CD and boot from it. Then you can test the HDD.
On the same website is a user guide if you want to know more.

By the way: You can save the data on the HDD, when you put in an external HDD case. Then you can save the data on an other PC if the HDD is ok and do not have errors.

Bye

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So my problem is that now when I first start up my laptop, it starts up saying exactly:

"Hard Disk Error

Please run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics.

Hard Disk 1 (3F1)

F2 System Diagnostics

For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"

I press F2 and everything works the same and I run though each test, doing the Hard Drive Check first. Firstly, I do a Quick Check and then it says:
"Testing Drive: 1
SMART Check : NOT AVAILABLE
Short DST : NOT AVAILABLE"​Then goes to list another FMI (For more information) webside by HP. (If you hadn't guessed yet, my laptop is an HP. It also runs Windows 8 and I hadn't had the chance to upgrade to windows 10, although I have it downloaded. The model number is15-f111dx.) Anyways, I go back to the main menu then exit. and then it shows:

"Boot Device Not Found

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

F2 System Diagnostics

For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"

Then at that point I go back to System diagnostics and try the memory test, which then it says it'll take over half an hour. When it finishes, it shows it passed, so that's pretty much the only good thing that is going on. When I exit again, it shows the same thing as the last time, Boot Device Not Found.

Onto what I did that caused this;
I have hit my computer before on the lower left and lower right corner areas, next to the to... Read more

Answer:Hard Disk Error, Boot Device Not Found, AND lack of OS

That's a really strange error message. However, reading that
Djracem said:


.. I have hit my computer before on the lower left and lower right corner areas, next to the touch pad before, and it's glitched out my computer to a point of needing to restart (Screen color distortion, forcing shut off, etc...) ...Click to expand...

it hasn't been functioning properly you might need a new laptop.

You can check out this thread on HP as it describes the same issue you're having.
 

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Something fell on my keyboard and I got a black screen with this error. (Typing this on my tablet.) I do hear the hard drive soon. I'm on vacation so I don't have any OS disks. I have done everything the Support Assistant, forum posts, and other forms say to do.  1) Hard reset. After I did this, the laptop gives 20 rapid, low volume beeps whenever I turn power on. 2) Reset BIOS defaults. 3) Reseat hard drive twice.  (Now the one screw is stripped.)4) Looked under Boot Device Options.  Nothing there. 5) Tried hard drive check under UEFI. Both types say NOT INSTALLED. 6) Tried to go into HP Recovery Assistance (F11) but wouldn't come up. I get the Boot Device error again.  I also called Support - I can't believe how hard they make that - but they asked they were no help. I hope someone here can help.  I have work I have to get done. TIA! 

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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Answer:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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hi there you are kindely requested to advise me  the best  possible way of troubleshooting for my problemi hav a  hp pavolion dv6-6190sewhen i want to test my notebook hard disk i rceive  a failure error  message as followos failur id: PLGBPA-5P785T-MFH15F-60d803what should i do? thank you and appreciate for your kindness M. D 

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I have a problem with my laptop. It is a HP Pavillion DV6000 with Windows XP. I've had it for a while and it's been working fine, but for the past 2 weeks, it hasn't been able to start up. When I turn it on, it boots up fine, but when it tries to go to the desktop, it gets stuck at a blank black screen. I went into the setup utility and ran a Primary Hard Disk Self Test and and it says #1- 07 Fail. I have no idea what that means nor how to fix it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Primary Hard Disk Self Test and and it says #1- 07

Either your hard disk is dying (or dead) The first code indicates that the device connected to channel 1 has failed.....Not that well up on HP's so unsure about the 7. For more info:click hereYou can select your model from here and contact support.

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My laptop started acting funny after an automatic upgrade to Windows 10. Ran diagnostics and get errorFailure ID 60AF0J-64B84Q-MFGK0J-60WE03, Product ID A6Y42UA#ABA.I couldn't find that error code in the forum, does anyone know what it is? Thanks!

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Hi there, im not really computer savvy however ill try and explain. I have a problem with my laptop { im using another computer to send this}.  my computer is a hp probook 6540b. It hasnt worked properly for about a year, i was having issues with the battery holding charge and the screen going blank so I purchased a new laptop .Initially the laptop would work using the ac power all the time but eventually that didnt hold long enough for the computer to stay on. Also the screen going blank all the time, sometimes just the curser flashing in the top left hand side and now nothing at all. I have just bought a replacement battery and installed it. The battery is now working fine. The computer wont start upI can press the power button and the press the esc key to bring up the start up menu. I can get into HP Advanced System Diagnostics. I have tried the start up test however the hard drive test failed. Below is the information it gave Failure ID          : GU3UHO-51U8GD-XD7U21-60QA03Product ID         : WH433PA#ABGHard Disk Drive Capacity  : 250 GBHARD DISK        1 I can get into a blank scrren that showsF1  System informationF2  System DiagnosticsF7  HP Spare KeyF9  Boot Device OptionsF10  BIOS SetupF11  HP RecoveryF 12 Network Boot Enter - Continue Setup I can get into those but im not sure what to do and that is the only thing i can access. I h... Read more

Answer:Hard disk test failed

Whenever the Hard Disk test fails with alphanumeric failure ID like "GU3UHO-51U8GD-XD7U21-60QA03" that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc.. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media... Read more

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Pc is running slow and always seems like the hard disk is always busy, but im not doing much with the pc, To boot takes 45mins and close down 10 mins

Answer:How can you test to see if a Hard disk is faulty

1. Softwarea) Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click hereb) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :- Adaware click hereSpybot S&D click here Spywareblaster click here a2 click hereMSoftAntispy Beta click hereEwido click hereFree Antivirus softwareAvast4 click hereorAVG antivirus click herec) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :- RegscrubXP click hereRegseeker click hereTweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click hereEasycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. ) d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).e) Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispywareand the services that run in the background. click here

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After using the system Recovery DVD error msg. response "hard disk not exist" what does that mean.

Answer:hard disk test failed

Please tell us a little more about your computer. It sounds like either the hard drive has failed, or the hard drive has come loose from the motherboard. It is also possible that it is a problem with the motherboard itself.I am assuming you are running the Hard Drive Test from BIOS. Have you tried placing the hard drive in a different SATA port on the motherboard? It could be that just the SATA it is currently connected to has failed. You could also place the hard drive in another computer and seeing if it gets recognized then, indicating it was a problem with the motherboard (in which case that computer is pretty much screwed. Contact your manufacturer to see if it's under warranty and if they'll replace it).If neither of these work then most likely the hard drive is shot. You'll pretty much have to either get the hard drive replaced by the manufacturer or buy a new one. One last thing, have you tried running system recovery off of the Vista Installation Discs?

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I received a "unmountable boot volume" error on our laptop.
We have a Dell Vostro laptop with Windows XP

When I was trying to fix the boot error, I changed the BIOS Settings to load from CD first.
Then I loaded the Windows XP CD and attempted to run the Recovery, however, I received a message saying "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed..."

What should I do next to try to fix this issue?
We hope the hard drive is not dead because we will have a lost quite a bit of information. I will appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.
 

Answer:Did not find any hard disk drives while trying to fix unmountable boot volume error

The hard drive is the cause of the error. If you can't afford to lose the information, remove the hard drive and put it aside. Install a new drive and re-install the version of Windows you were using... Information on the bad drive might be recoverable by placing it into an external USB enclosure and accessing the files that way
 

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I have installed a new hard drive in my laptop. I placed the old hard drive in a USB enclosure. I then booted the notebook with EaseUS Todo Backup 4 from CD-ROM and selected to clone the disk from the external to the internal hard drive and choose the option to resize the partitions. After over three hours, the cloning process was complete. However, after the re-start I get error 0xc000000e.

"Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language setting, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

ENTER=Continue ESC=Exit"

Obviously, the disc cloning was not successful. I am not sure what is the best way to proceed from here. I tried to boot from recovery CD-ROMs in the hope to be able to repair the MBR but it seems that booting from CD currently fails. Hitting ENTER and ESC both restarted the notebook. Shortly afterwards, the same screen message was visible.

Thank you for helping me with this problem.

Answer:New hard drive doesn't boot after disk cloning, error 0xc000000e

Have quite some experience with the aesus tools, never failed here, but have no idea about what went wrong in your case, can be anything, software or hardware. One thing:





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and selected to clone the disk from the external to the internal hard drive


Your process should have worked, but I have mostly done it the other way around > copying from the pc to the external, and then do the switch. Maybe worth a try. First fit the original hd back into the laptop and check it's booting fine and programs etc work well, maybe do a chkdsk, defrag, ccleaner and sfc job, then do the cloning (will clone it without even leaving windows).

(btw, current Todo bu is 5.0. And posting this using a new hd, cloned 10 minutes ago happy when all goes well)

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I bought a Y50 touch laptop in August 2014 and after just 3 months of usage the hard disk just crashed without any reason. Since the harddisk was not being detected (I checked the BIOS also) I could not back up my files. I sent my laptop for repair to Lenovo service depot as it  is still under warranty and I was informed by the technical support that Laptop will be repaired in 7 business days after it reached the repair station. But after the laptop reached, I was informed that the damaged part was not in stock and had to be ordered. On checking the repair status I found that ETA for the damaged part is 12/26/2014 which is more than 2 weeks than what i was told to get my laptop repaired. Being a student, I am not able to complete my academic projects and related work due to this delay. I am forced to look for alternative laptops to buy as this delay will affect my professional work greatly.

Answer:Y50 touch boot error (Hard disk not detected) - Delay in repair

I had the EXACT problem! I got the touchscreen version of the Y50 from Amazon after about 3 months, the hard disk crashed. I sent my laptop to the depot center too (it arrived there in November 26) and the website said that the ETA for the hard disk was 12/29/14. This got me frustrated- I called up the service center and they passed the case to a Customer Relations Manager, who called me after 2 days offering me a new laptop! I got the new one on December 15- the day my final exams ended. Nonetheless, I was happy to get a new one! And now, this new laptop started having disk errors since the last two days. I had two disk error notifications and Windows suggested that I restart and "repair" the drive. I had this exact problem with my previous laptop- I remember running the "restart-disk-repair" utlitity many times and I feel that this machine is also likely to be defective. I am not sure; but two disk error notifications in two consecutive days doesn't seem right. (Would appreciate if someone had suggestions for this) Nonetheless, reply and let me know if you got your computer back, or if you just got a new one!

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Ok I installed Windows on an old 80 gig HD I had laying around, and everything was successful. The system was working great until recently when I try to boot up the machine I would get DISK BOOT ERROR please insert bootable disk. I would then restart the machine, and then it would boot into Windows fine. I found it very odd, but thought it was because the MBR may be confused since on another HD there used to be a windows installation and I had to remove it manually. (Not sure if that was the case)

Ok, so today I tried to fix the error cause Windows would refuse to boot. I ran Windows setup to check the partitions, and initially it showed that my 80 gig HD was unpartitioned space. I reset the machine, went into Windows setup again and then it showed the partitions.

At the current moment I can't get my machine to detect the partitions for the life of me. I currently have it removed from the computer, plugged it into an external HD case and plugged into my laptop. I ran Norton Partition Magic and it's detecting the HD as unallocated space.

Is there a good program I can use to recover my lost partition table? Is it a lost cause? What the heck is going on?!

Please feel free to ask questions, and I will respond promptly. Thank you for reading.
 

Answer:DISK BOOT ERROR...hard drive shows as unallocated space?!

A BartPE disc or Windows UBCD should have a few data/partition recovery tools.

Get Data Back is a good one.
 

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Hdwr: Dell Dimension 8200, WinXP Pro.
System failed with no warning or performance problems.
Can't recall a single warning sign.
Current situation: Can't get past BIOS setup. Drives are not recognized.
an't access CD Rom drive or Hard Drive so I can't use solutions that are CD based.
Attempted fixes:
- battery tested ok, but I replaced it anyway
-downloaded MS XP boot disk. It renamed the CD drive R: and I could read CD's, but it is in Win98 format (dos) and "could not create swap files" to access I386 files
- tried floppy boot with selected I386 files... no good.
- tried switching boot order.
- tried unplugging ribbon cables and power cables
-tried holding "on" button for 30 sec. to "reset"
The hard drive is spinning and the light is on
The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files
The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok
Someone a lot smarter than I must have the solution. (No, I don't want to buy a new box right now).
Thx.
Ed
 

Answer:?WinXP Pro: boot error "Primary hard disk drive not found"

Hi, Ed from San Diego,
 
A couple of things that might help.
You say "The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files. The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok.". This ain't necessarily so !  Just because the drive is spinning it doesn't mean it is reading. Can you borrow a drive and swap it for your own ?
It's not holding in the 'On' button for 30 seconds that resets it, it is turning the power off from the computer for 30+ seconds that does this. You can turn it off either at the wall or at the switch on the back of the computer's power supply, both have the same effect.
 
I will admit that I am as much in the dark as you are about what has caused your problem. I have had computers crash and / or just stop running for a number of reasons over the years, but never a time when the BIOS refused to recognise drives. I do have the situation on my own computer, where I have three HDDs two of which are the same model, and the BIOS occasionally has got confused about which is which. All this results in is a message at boot time 'No operating system found'. And all this entails is going into the BIOS and swapping the drive order around.
 
Best of luck,
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Ran the test and came up with this failure code: 9spftl-7ge8jb-mfpv6k-60q003 What does it mean? Thanks

Answer:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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when i try to log in windows vista it lets me but then goes to black screen , i also went into phoenix BIOSset up to run hard disk test estimated tim 48 min. the after 20 second says test status #10008- replace hard disk ???????
 

Answer:ran BIOS hard disk self test for vista

have you tried to run check disk to see if there are drive errors?
 

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hi,I have a desktop, product number is: H3L17AA#ABA, model number: p7-1439. Last two days, when I turned on the computer, after the logo screen, it went to blank and stayed there forever. I did a start up test and it said Hard disk short DST test failed. So what is the problem here? Does that mean my hard drive need to replace? if so, where do I buy the hard drive? and how to replace it? Please help me out!













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Answer:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Khanh-Le, welcome to the forum. Yes, this means that your hard drive has failed.  You can test it by running the SMART test from the BIOS. You can buy a new hard drive from any souce.  Here is the hard drive that came installed: Figure 3: Hard driveSize: 1.5 TBInterface: SATARotational Speed: 7200 RPM However, you should buy one that is the same size or larger than the original.  Here is a guide to help you with replacing the hard drive.  There is a video in the guide. Please click the "Thumbs up + button" if I have helped you and click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.  

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I ran extensive diagnostics. The Hard disk Short DST test failed with failure id 6APNXA-70585V-MFPWWK-60SK03. Does this mean I have to replace my hard drive? My laptop's product ID is  F6C92PA#ACJ and I have Win10 -64 installed on it.

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I run a test on my pavilion dv5000 an the result is #1-07 fail what those that mean I should get new one or can it be fixed 

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Product Name : HP G72Operating System : WIN7Problem : after booting Windows black screen, booting sound is on, sometimes black screen while using the PCTest done : Hard disk extensive test result : SMART Check Passed, Short DST Passed, Long DST FailedFailure ID : 90FLHG-54L75F-9XLO3G-61FQ03, product ID WU889EA#AKDPlease help.

Answer:hard disk long DST test failed

Hi, The long Disk Self Test ( DST ) failure would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP (with the 24 character error code for the long dst failure) and arrange to have the drive replaced - you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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How can buy a hard Disk if any specification is there my product ID :QG465PA#ACJ

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My laptop HP Notebook 15-r007tx  fails to load Windows.  The HP UEFI diagnostics for hard disk failed the Short DST test with failure id=Q88K1D-836864-XD7V7F-60XG03. Does this mean I have to replace my hard drive? My laptop's product ID is G8D31PA#ACJ and I have Win8.1 -64 installed on it. please give solution as soon as possible . Thank You,Hiren

Answer:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K 

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My computer is an hp Pavilion Entertainment PC dv2000. Since I had a boot-up problem (hangs after login with cursor arrow on blank screen), I did a system restore to an earlier date, but the problem still persists. So I did a hard disk self test on BIOS. It comes up with a "Test Status #1-07 Fail" almost right away, and then stops the testing (it is supposed to take 129 minutes).

I have been trying to get information on this message, but I have had no luck. Can anybody help me?

It is rather urgent, unfortunately :-(

Thanks!
 

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My laptop HP ENVY 15-j059nr Quad Edition Notebook PC fails to start. I ran the HP UEFI quick test diagnostics using ESC + f2 on reboot the  hard disk failed the Short DST test with failure code 64NC9H-6TA85K-MFGJWK-60ST03. What does this code mean.

Answer:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with your description of the issue. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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my computer was working fine for a few days and now one of my hard disk drives is not working and the ide dps test failed.
what can i do with my drive?
is there any way to recover it? any help would be appreciated.
i get the error when i boot up until the windows logo it shows a blue screen and stop : 0x000000a5 .........etc.
please help!!!! my compuuter is a hp compaq d530 sff with windows 7 and xp 2gb ram and the spoilt drive is a seagate 80 gb hard drive.
 

Answer:hard disk ide dps test failed and not booting.

Hi dionrodrigues,
Is your PC new and have added any new components to it recently (RAM in particular)? The error code you are getting usually appears when there is new RAM installed. If you could upload the BSOD it would be helpful. Another thing to try would be reseating your RAM.
As for your hard drive, I would suggest connecting it with different cables and in a different port. Afterwards, you could consider running a brand specific diagnostic tool on the disk to check its health. There are third party software solutions to be found online, however the once from the manufacturer provide the most accurate results as they are developed for such drive and know the firmware best. You can upload a screenshot of the SMART status after running an extended test. It would be best if can test the drive on a different PC with different SATA cables.
If you manage to access the drive I strongly recommend doing a backup prior to any testing just to be on the safe side.
If the drive has bad sectors it is recommended to change it, or if you use it not to trust it with important information. Having regular backups is always a good idea
Keep me posted,
Frost_WD
 

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i ran a hp disk test i cant remember which one but i tried to run both, one passed and the other failed and i got this
failure id error code
 
hp failure id U30JJKL-67383U-MFPX0K-60RB03
 
i still can use my computer i have problems now and then
with overheating and corruption of files do i need to replace my hard drive?

Answer:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Yes. One day soon it will not boot up. At a minimum you should be backing up religiously. 

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I have a two year old HP Pavillion (now a year out of waranty) that crashed and now returns "disk read error press ctl+alt+del to restart" when attempting to boot. Using the diagnostic tools avialable under F2, I get the following failure: Hard Drive Short DST Check: FailedFailure ID: GLL3S1-76684P-MFPV7G-60RA03Product ID: E9Z18AV Would anyone be so kind as to tell me what this particular failure ID code means?  Thank you.

Answer:Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

 The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.  A retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used-Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba,etc. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd. Your model is not one of the easiest to replace hdd on but the Maintenance & Service Guide will help you or your chosen repair shop.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04438537

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Hi everyone.

Recently, I've had problems with my computer running Windows 7 64-bit SP1. It took a long time to get from Starting Windows to my desktop. And it was extremely slow when using the computer. It took forever to open a folder or a file. This morning, I switched on my computer and I got this error message at boot:

3rd Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace

I'm guessing my hard drive is damaged? Any way of repairing the hard drive? What are the next steps I should take? And in the event that it can't be repaired, any way to salvage the files inside?

Thank you for reading and hope you can help!

Answer:Error message at boot : Hard Disk:SMART Status Bad, Backup and replace

Back up the drive and replace it. It may run long enough for you to get your data off of it. I would recommend that you put a fresh install of Windows on your new drive. Yours is probably corrupt from the bad drive. I would just back up important data anyway, never mind the programs. You'll need to reinstall them anyway.

There's no real way to fix the drive, and even if you could, it would be uneconomical. Throw it away.

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Well it has been a fun couple of days!

Trying to restore a mistake on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 hard drive that Ubuntu started to overwrite.

So far I have
1. Backed-up / Copied all my files so whatever is done to this HD is ok.
2. Restored the partitions
3. Tried FixMBR / FixBoot / Chkdsk / Rebuildbcd

In the recovery console it sees my OS just fine

But when I boot my Dell XPS desktop after post it says 'Disk Read Error' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

I don't think it has anything to do with the bios - I've put the hard drive in another dell and it did the same thing (tried different Sata cables too).

I think there is a peice I'm missing somewhere with these partitions (see attached). I currently have my non-booting drive in another dell and you can see it as Disk 1 in the screen shot.

Any suggestions for getting this thing back to booting? I can access all the files from it fine when I have on this computer (as the 2nd hdd) which leads me to believe there is just a boot issue somewhere.

Can I repair install Windows 7 on this hd even though it is the 2nd hard drive on the computer?

I'm trying to avoiding a wipe and reinstalling all the programs so I'm hoping I can somehow fix this last peice.

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!

Answer:Disk Read Error - Boot Issue...Repair Install on 2nd Hard Drive?

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows




2) Fix MBR.



3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello All, I'm having a problem with my HP notebook and I will be deeply grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction on what to do to fix this problem. I the system is displaying a blank screen and upon running a system diagnostic test the result i'm getting is that 'Hard Disk Test Failed' Failure ID: Q4HU9Q-00085R-QFPJXA-61UK03 Can anyone advice me on what to do to fix this problem please? Thanks.

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For some reason I decided to run a full Extended Scan of my Western Digital hard disks (4 years old) using WD Lifeguard Diagnostic Tool for Windows. The tests ran and the drives passed. (Feb 28)

On the next startup (unfortunately this was partially unattended, I just caught the tail end of it) it looked like chkdsk was running. Some notes I jotted down (not well):
"Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, " " )
"One of you disks needs to be checked for consistency"
"60 reparse records processed"
"deleting index entry sessionstore.js in index $ "
After that, over the next week, some strange behavior occurred:
I went to scan some documents and received an error regarding a "bad image" of specific Epson DLLs, and suggestion to reinstall the drivers. The kicker: the scanner worked. I reinstalled the drivers anyway - end of that problem.
My laser printer disappeared from Devices and Printer. The kicker: I could still print to it from any program. Then it just reappeared, still the default printer.
Certain programs (Firefox, Thunderbird) do not start, or take quite a while to start (spinning orb). A restart of Windows clears that up when it happens. Watching task manager processes while waiting for the programs to start I noticed 3 instances of Windows Media Player come up and go off, then the program opened.
Shut Down was delayed on random occasions - in some cases requiring a Hard-Off
All these symptoms are new and occurred ... Read more

Answer:Odd Windows Behavior After Hard Disk Diagnostic Test

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


...On the next startup (unfortunately this was partially unattended, I just caught the tail end of it) it looked like chkdsk was running. Some notes I jotted down (not well):...


You should be able to see the info in event viewer
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Pretty weird stuff you got going on - media player starting like that. It might take less time to put in a new drive and make a fresh OS build than to ferret out way this stuff is happening. But if you want to play with and learn from the situation that you have, Process Explorer might reveal what is launching media player.

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I was hoping for some help with this as it will not start up No start up ran test has a hard disk short (failure I'd : 9trj2j-6au8hv-qfpk0k-60tc03 and a product I'd: c2n67ua#aba wanted to see how I can fix this. 

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My computer was working fine, it turned off fine. Later when I turned it back on it wouldn't go past the black windows logo screen with the loading bar. Then every time I turned it on I got the improper shut down screen. None of the safe mode or configuration options would run. I tried all the boot options and none would work. Tried using start up disks and couldn't get repair or anything to work. Got a message that windows couldn't find mass storage device and HDD test had read failure. Everything pointed to a bad drive. For the heck of it I tried windows reinstall and it worked, even tho I lost my info. So I don't understand why a working drive would suddenly become inoperable when it's really not. What would do this? Don't want it to happen again
 

Answer:Good drive failed hard disk test

You can read a lot of conversations here at TSG to give some answers.... There are many ways a computer can go bonkers, especially the age of components...
 

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Answer:Hard Disk has consistantly failed the read test

What exactly do you mean by "read test"? Could you be a little more specific..Post your specs as well....

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I was hoping for some help with this as it will not start up No start up ran test has a hard disk short (failure I'd : 9trj2j-6au8hv-qfpk0k-60tc03 and a product I'd: c2n67ua#aba wanted to see how I can fix this. 

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My Desktop All-in-one Compaq HP 18-3204LA (or ID product: H5N68AA#AKH ) Fails when its trying to Start Windows 10 (64-bits) , I Checked The Diagnostic HP and i got a problem about the Short DST from the Hard Disk , As it got failed in the Test Progress The Fail ID was:  M0AFHT-000863-MFPNXG-60SE03  

Answer:Hard Disk Short DST HP Diagnostic Test Failed

@Nikoiro?, welcome to the forum. This error message means that your hard drive has failed.  You will have to replace it.  You should buy a hard drive the same size or larger than the one being replaced. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop, spec. is i7-2640 processor, 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive. The problem is that it often freezes and when restarted it suggests no hard drive, "No boot device found". If I go into the BIOS there is no hard drive, if I boot into the diagnostics screen (F12) and run thr tests on the hard drive it comes up as passed, if I then restart the laptop it will boot into windows 7 Ultimate.
Evertime it freezes it won't boot after a restart unless I run diagnostics then it will start OK.
My thoughts are that it is hard drive, although all tests I have carried out on it suggest its OK, one of the times it booted into windows I ran the Seagate seatools and it was fine.
Anyone any suggestions as to the cause?
 

Answer:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
I reformatted and reloaded the software to see if that made any difference but the problem still persists.
 

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Hard disk problem Drive 1(3F1) in DV6. I had done all test as instructed to resolve this problem. All test like Hard drive test, run in test, memory test , battery test are pass. Even after that problem not fixed. Can I get any help in this issue ?

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My 2 TB WD MyPassport Ultra has stopped working. In disk management, it shows unallocated and when i try to initialize it, it says an I/O error has occured. This hard disk was bought only 20 days ago from amazon.

I tried inserting it on different computers, through different cables etc.

I read a lot of threads on this forum on similar(same) problems. I performed WD Lifeguard test, and my hard disk failed both quick test and extended test. What should I do?

The suspected cause is that it was being used on a computer when the system showed blue screen of death. It has not been working since then.

Answer:Hard Disk not recognised; Unallocated; Lifeguard Test failed

If hope that you had a back up of your stuff or there was nothing important on that drive. You have to contact Amazon and get a replacement. The BSOD did not cause the problem, the problem caused the BSOD. There is a surprisingly large number of HDs that are corrupt when purchased. You should not have a problem trying to exchange it. I do wish you good luck and sorry about your situation.

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HP 2000-453CA Notebook PC Product ID: A7T89UA#ABC Windows 8 64-Bit Failure ID: GLWG6K-00075P-MFKT01-60V403 My computer is 2 years old. Recently, it started acting up, its been getting really slow and the computer temperature went up really easily. One day when I turned on my computer, the screen went blank after the windows logo screen when you turn on the computer, and it stayed blank forever. The screen was still backlit and occasionaly I would see the mouse cursor. Once the recovery screen showed up when I turned it on, I tried every option that there was (except reset and refresh because it said it needed extra files and to insert a recovery disc) and it still doesn't work. Eventually I tried pressing ESC for the startup menu and used system diagnostics. I chose startup test and when it finished it said Hard Disk Short DST: Failed and Start-Up Test: Failed. Everything else passed. Please help... what can I do to fix this? Thanks in Advance!













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Answer:HP laptop Start-Up Test - Hard Disk Short DST Failed

Hi GRN123, The 24 character error code for the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with the start-up issue that you describe. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. I hope that you have made a backup of your personal data and that you made the Recovery Discs.If you don't have your Recovery Discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below.  Order HP Recovery Discs. If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here.   If you are in another part of the world, start Here.  Thanks Visruth **CLICK 'ACCEPT AS SOLUTION' TO HELP OTHERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM**                                    **GIVE KUDOS IF THIS HELPED YOU**

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hi i understand the meaning of"HP laptop Start-Up Test - Hard Disk Short DST Failed"as i have looked up on the internet for the diagnose. However what i wanted to ask is, is there a way to factory reset the computer and keeping my personal files for one more time through the means of enabling to get hold to the computer start screen with the  .There are some important information i needed to backup once again before repairing the computer using the warranty. My display turn blank after turning on the notebook. Is there a way to factory reset while keeping my personal files intact?

Answer:HP laptop Start-Up Test - Hard Disk Short DST Failed

Hello weizheng23,  You have to first try backing up data and then do Factory Reset if required. If not factory rest will erase all the data on the HDD.Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue  HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown l... Read more

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

Answer:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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I ran a diagnostic test on my computer because I am unable to boot my operating system. When I start the computer, I get the CNTRL ALT DEL screen and then the password screen but from there I get a dialog box that states "the procedure entry point CoRegisterInitializeSpy could not be located in the dynamic link library ole32.dll" and a blank desktop. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

Answer:IDE disk S/N read test and IDE disk S/N Verify test FAIL

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I ran Dist Test in system diagnostics and read failed. Error log read Hard Disk Failed id# osng6c-5r76hw-xd6v4k-6odpo3 then next line same id but tune up failed then run in failed

Answer:SMART Hard Disk Error detected an imminent failure Hard Disk

Confirmed, You have a bad drive.

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I have a HP Probook 4530swith Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. When I turn on the PC the windows does'nt start and give a option of starting windows manually, which does'nt work, and repair windows. Repairing windows with windows 7 CD did not help.

I then decided to reinstall windows 7, but while installing, on the select disk page, it shows a error saying no drives found.

I then performed a Hard Disk Test which resulted in failure saying:
Failure ID : UC7WX0-5NB67S-XD6V5G-60TF03

Please help me Whether what should I do

Answer:Can't find drives on installing windows 7 & Hard Disk Test Failed

It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.

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I just pulled out my old laptop to see if I could do anything to salvage it. The hard drive was replaced after 3 years and I got 2 years out of the replacement, but it has failed and I want to see if I can get any data from it. Also, if I decide to replace the hard drive myself rather than pay someone, how do I replace the OS and other programs? (Or is that what I am really paying the person who replaces it for?) Someone mentioned a usb cable. If I am taking info from one computer to another, can I just copy it to a disk without putting the data on my other computer? (So many questions.) I can learn. (I had just replaced the screen myself when the hard drive failed a month later, darn it.)

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when switched on screen remains black, cursor blinking, fan has sound













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Answer:FAILURE ID GU2P9X-5658GF-XD6U3G-60SB03 hard disk test

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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Hi AllI have run the test of equipment by ThinkVantage toolbox,and I notice 2x errorsFirst is Targeted Read Test - and this error i cannot fix even 3x time windowscheck diskSecond was SMART TEST - but after first windows check disk it was fixed  and now it did not appear in equipment test anymore  Check disk was implemented in full - 5/5 stages with repairing bad sectors mode.I have no idea how to solve this problem with the Targeted Read Test.The ThinkVantage toolbox shows me error WHD20-0FI.I was trying to find smth in google but without any result.Does anyone have this kind of problem with his/her HDD?I'll be very grateful for any tips and advice: DMerry Christmas D

Answer:HELP --- W520 disk test error WHD20-0FI

HI, al12
 
When you get the Targeted Read Test error, are any bad sectors being reported, or is the drive just failing with no reports of bad sectors?
 
If possible, can you run the test again and take a screenshot of the results so we can better understand the issue? To take a screenshot you can either use the PrntScrn button (normally located along the top row of the keyboard near the right edge) or you can use the Snipping Tool if running Windows 7 or later.
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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Helloo..

I got an error on hard disk...

A hard disk devided to two partitions: (C - for OS Win XP Pro) and (D - 2nd partition).
The problem is, when i start the pc (windows was running but immediately restarted automatically - repeated). I take out the hard disk and installed it as a slave drive to other pc for data recovery before repair/format the problem hard disk.

FYI, the 2nd partition can be accessed and read. But the 1st partition of the hard disk (for OS) appeared this error when i try to open it : "THE DISK STRUCTURE IS CORRUPTED AND UNREADABLE". Is anyone can help me to solve this problem?

TQ
 

Answer:Error on Hard Disk : The Hard disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311724
 

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?
 

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.
 

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Gateway NV53A52u
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I am not hardware savvy...

I have checked all connections, and they all seem good
I have tried removing my hard drive and reinstalling it

I have tried using my boot disk
It loads windows files, I choose English and press ok, but the only option that I can choose is exit on the restore menu, the other 2 choices are greyed out and cannot be selected
I have tried booting from the CD/DVD ROM drive
I have tried booting from my backup USB device
And I have also put in a new hard drive
None of these options have gotten me anywhere...
Can anyone help? (BTW, please speak in computer dummy language because I am not familiar with all of the computer lingo and abbreviations, lol)
 

Answer:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk...

The PXE-61 Media failure frequently that the hard drive has died or has otherwise become unreadable. You would still receive this failure by installing another drive without changing the boot order to install an operating system. This can also be caused by a failure of the Disk Controller or even a bad data cable.
 

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Hi,
I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on to a dell xps and having a lot of problems.
The Computer has 3 harddisks
C:\ - Vista (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
D:\ Vista Recovery 10GB thing (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
F:\ Empty drive i want to install windows 7 on
J:\ Harddrive for everything else

The problem is when i boot from the disk i can start the installer but when it allows me to choose where to install to the harddrive always comes up as "Can not install blah blah, Windows can NOT boot from this Disk"

I have tried all sorts of ways to get around this like unplugging everything apart from the cd drive and harddrive i want to install it on, im getting really fed up with this. Is the problem that im trying to do a dual boot?
I also read somewhere about getting sata drivers for my motherboard but after hours of searching the web gave up.

All i can tell that my motherboard is is a FOXCONN LS36 but i can't find sata drivers for this anywhere!
On the dell website i tried all of the Sata downloads but if i locate the downloaded file whilst in win7 setup it doesn't like the file.
Am i doing some majorly wrong and stupid here?
Please help me!!!

Spud
 

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When I turn on my device I get hard disk error. I try and run my windows install disk computer tells me to restart and put in disk again. Next error is boot device not found.

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hi sir,im vijay..
im usin 2tb segate new hard disk sir..in my system i cant able to boot my os and also my hard disk ...its showin that hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter ...i restarted many times its sayin the same problem...in my gigabite mobo bios my hard disk is not get detected sir....the problem is that wen im installin the new os for 2nd time its all went nice only sir but at the completion of the os it wil ask for the user name and password but in my system its frozen sir fully of black screen and i cant able to do anythin so i restarted my system from that im gettin this error as hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter.....that my new hard disk and all of my data is in that hard disk only..this problem arises wen im installing the os for 2nd time sir...till now its showin the same error sir...

plz help me..im so confused..

Answer:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !
 

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.
 

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Hello, I am having bootup issues and any help would be appreciated. 
 
Product Information 
 
Model #: h8-1213c
Serial#: (removed content)
Product #: H2M23AA#ABC
 
Problem
 
I get the following screen upon bootup:
 
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
 
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.9 (08/12/11)
 
Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
 
Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed."
 
Probable Causes
 
The problem happened shortly after it wouldn't let me upgrade to windows 10 due to windows 10 not being compatible with HP smart assist. 
 
HP Hardware Diagnostics Test
 
HP Hardware Diagnostics v1.06.00 brings up the following
 
"Hard Drive
Connection Test - Failed
Error Code - 3F0"
 
 
Notes/Observations:
 
First time I encountered this message (1 month ago) I was getting a beeping pattern. Not getting that anymore.
I went into startup and restored defaults. That logged me into windows momentarily and then I think it reset by itself. It then took me to the black screen shown above.
 
Any help would be appreciated. 
 
 

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I formatted my hard drive today and after a reboot I got the message: "Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter" If I insert my Vista disk, hit f8 at startup and go to boot screen, click on boot from CD, then bypass the boot from CD option it will start Vista. I have checked my boot sequence and it shows booting from the right drive. My hard drives are SATA. Im stumped fellas......

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Two Hard drives but the second just for backup (not in RAID)




This is what my system information tool says on the hard drives:


Type Vendor Model Size Interface Temperature
Direct Access Device HDS72258 0VLSA80 SCSI Disk Device 82 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device Western Digital WDC WD16 00AAJS-60PSA SCSI Disk Device 160 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device SanDisk SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device 1019 MBytes USB USB
DVD TSSTcorp SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device USBSTOR RAID
DVD SanDisk TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N SCSI CdRom Device SCSI USB

Answer:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk

UPDATE:


Changed my partition to active and re-booted, gave me this: "BOOTMGR missing"

Tried to repair with CD and the operating system was showing up on D:, dont know if this is usual but thought it show show C:

Went to Cromt in repair option and tried to rebuild bootmgr with this command:
"bootrec/rebuildbcd" restarted computer............BOOTMGR missing

Was then able to boot from second hard drive (D from boot screen.......finally gave up and formatted again......works fine now.

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I replaced the Hard Drive in my Gateway PC. I get the Gateway logo and I usually put in my Gateway Recovery discs here. BUT I am getting "NVIDA Boot Agent 249.0542. PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable. PXE-MOI Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.

I have the Recovery Discs from Gateway and had to do a recovery last year. I have rechecked to insure the two cables are seated properly but it continues to give me this error.

Please advise if you can, thank you
 

Answer:New Hard Drive Media Test Failure error

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I have a HP3115 m notebook. I was working on it when suddenly the notebook shutdown without warning of battery getting low. After I got the charger I tried to turning the laptop on and it got stuck in the windows loading for eternity then I tried shutting down and starting up it was either getting stuck at the windows loading screen or the diagnostic test screen. I am so close to graduation and all I need is my report, is there a way to start it up properly. I tried the hard disk test, it passed the quick test, but failed at the full one with error 305

Answer:HP 3115m hard drive full test error 305

Joss91 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't ... That error message means the hard drive is near death -- and the more you use it, the greater the chance you won't be able to recovery anything from it. Given your current situation, I would put recovering files ahead of getting your laptop fully functional again -- because this second function will require a LOT of time, work and expense, and the alternative of recovering data is a lot quicker and a lot cheaper. Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:1) Remove the hard drive from the PC2) Purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit  (these are typically around $30 USD)3) Download and install this utility on a working PC: http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...4) Connect the old drive to the working PC5) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.If that tools does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuvaAnd, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free: http://www.file-recovery.com/Good Luck

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Hi everybody
Recently i had to repair Southbridge on my laptop by a technician but after that, My laptop is unable to boot from nothing but HDD. despite changing all available settings on mobo(enabling boot from CD/DVD,USB HDD and etc) seems that none of them are being enabled.Is there any possible solution?
My Laptop Specs are as follows
Acer Spire 5738G
OS: Win7 professional 64bit
HDD: 320GB SATA
Memory: two 4GB modules
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 ...it used to boot windows and i can work comfortably ..now the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not coming..it shows like
Starting......
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
A:\>
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem
 

Answer:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..
 

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I bought a f500 series Compaq laptop... ok, It's originally with VISTA but the previous owner installed Windows 7 Ultimate in it. Runs ok and everything but I want my lappy to be in its original state. OK... here's the problem I spent HOURS and hours trying to solve without success...
I can't boot my Laptop from USB, CD-ROM, USB FLASH DRIVE nor External disk drive. I checked BIOS. I set the boot order like I'm supposed to, DISK > USB > HDD. Nothing happens.
I hit f10 for BIOS setup... or ESC for Boot order and I only see Hard Drive as boot option. No CD, USB... I tried to "repair computer" (F8) and I get no repair option, only restore option with restore points.
I have use Partition manager to check partitions. I am unable to install RECOVERY MANAGER. I get missing "HardDisk.dll" or when I install hdd.dll, I get error code that Recovery Manager is unable to run.
I have recovery Disks for both VISTA X 64 and WIN 7 X 64 and both are no use since I can't access those.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS F1.71 >>> Running the BIOS upgrade software I got from HP official site... I get to the point where the Software tells me it is creating a FLASH BIOS and I get immediately the blue screen with "memory dump" message. This happens every time I try to upgrade.

I'm not too knowledgeable in computers but I can troubleshoot easily with good instructions... I've tried everything and I come across with a problem after a problem. It's so frustrat... Read more

Answer:Unable to boot my laptop from DISK, USB, ANYTHING but Hard [email protected]#%

There has to be a setting in the BIOS that is stopping you from booting from the USB or CD/DVD drive. That is IF those to thing actually work.

Have you checked to see if the USB and CD/DVD drive work?

As to the memory dump when trying to update the BIOS. You are doing this from inside Windows? I would suspect that because of the memory dump error.

99% of the time the computer/OS BSODs from memory errors. Memory errors come from bad memory.
If the notebook has 2 sticks of memory remove one of them then try the BIOS update. If it still BSODs put that stick back in and remove the other.
If it still BSODs then try it from a Safe Mode boot or from a Command line boot.

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Hi there!. I was wandering if anyone could help me out. I am running XP pro and although i recently updated with SP2 the PC appeared to be ok. Now when i try to boot up i get DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. If i put my operating disk in it loads the various files and proceeds to windows setup if i chose to set up windows XP now ie re -install the whole system it goes to the licence agreement then to the windows xp professional setup offering options either to set up windows on the selected item or create a partition or delete the partition . Most imporantly in the box below it states 57240 mb disk o at Id on bus 0 on atapi and underneath <setup cannot access this disk> which is worrying. In the bios it appears to be able to detect the fact that there is a hard disk drive available. If i do press enter at this stage a darker blue screen appears stating that a problem has been detected and that windown has shut down to prevent damage. It then goes on to suggest things that are not possible ie boot into safe mode ofr update or disable drivers it gives the following technical information which for me as a beginner is as much use as a wooden eye. It say ***STOP: 0XOOOOOOO8e (OXCOOOOOO5,OXF99C6CFD, OXF95 A5800, 0X00000000)
*** Setupdd.sys- adrress F999C6FD base at f999d000, datestamp 3d6dd67f
whatever that means
If there is anyone who can help i would appreciate it. I assume the hard drive is ok and the connections are too.
 

Answer:Disk boot failure and the missing hard disk

Moved to Windows. This is not a business applications issue. Good luck!
 

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This problem started with a bad driver file from my printer. I was able to get my desktop to work, but it has crashed my laptop.

I have been trying to reinstall operating system (XP) on my Compaq Presario V2000. I deleted the partition and did the slower version of the formatting the partition. It game back with an error message that there was a partmgr.sys driver error. It suggested to disable the BIOS memory options by starting up in safe mode. I had no idea how to do that, but when I was there ran the hard drive self test and came up with test error #1 - 07 fail. I also reloaded the setup defaults for the PhoenixBIOS.

How do I fix this problem (the self-test and ultimately getting my computer to accept the reinstall)?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Hard Drive Self Test Error #1 - 07 Fail & Reinstalling Windows XP

To fix the self test you need to replace the hard drive. That's the whole point of a self test, if it fails it means your drive is bad.
 

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Hi.  This error came up:FOR REALTEK PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLERPXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE My friend, a computer guru, suggested I try a new hard drive and reinstall windows via a usb. So I purchased one, popped it in and turned back on the computer to enter the BIOS mode to set it to boot from a USB that has windows xp on it (yes, its bootable).  Problem #1: When I go into the BIOS to change the boot order, USB isn't an option..the only options are network, floppy, cd-rom (no, i don't have my windows cd rom disk), and hard drive. Also tried pressing ESC to change boot order on the boot screen, same options, no USB.Problem #2: I notice that if I don't press f10 to enter the BIOS menu soon enough it tries to start itself and the error still comes up, just as it used to before i put in the new hard drive. Anyone have suggestions? I found tons of posts on the net telling people to get a new hard drive and reinstall off a usb... how woudl i reinstall off the usb though if it doesnt even give me the option? One post said maybe the USB is disabled...yet they didn't give any clue of how to enable it so it is recognized as a boot source. Thanks!

Answer:PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE error + new hard dr...

update...I tried to run a hard drive test in the BIOS and it says "NO IDE FOUND". How can this be?

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My computer starts up to a black screen displaying smart hard disk error hard disk 1 (301), f2 system diagnostics enter continue start up. Run diagnostics hard drive failed with an error code. Tried to reset bios start up no luck, tried to do the recovery it says pic need to be repaired and won't let me go any further. I lost my recovery discs when I moved into my new house. Help

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the message I get for my HP desktop windows 8hard disk error Hard disk1 (3F1)why and fix it how?edited by moderator: Email address removed for safety

Answer:What caused & how do I fix Hard Disk error: Hard disk 1 3F1

Check cable connections at back of drive 1 are firmly connected.Try a new SATA cable to drive 1.Test drive 1 with SeaTools: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...

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