HP G61 (hard drive 301) error message


I get error 301 HDD and after looking at other responses to a similar question forum, I think I need to buy a hard drive. Can someone tell me the real hardisk should I buy for my laptop and a link to online procedures to fix hard drive myself if possible.

Thanks in advance.


The player at the link below is an example of one that would be perfect for your laptop.

Hard drive 500 GB

The procedure to replace the hard drive begins on Page 53 of your & Maintenance Guide.

Once this is done, simply use your recovery DVD to reinstall the operating system on the new drive.

If you do not have your recovery discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below.


If you have a problem with this link, order them directly from HP.

If you live in the United States, contact HP here.

If you are in another part of the world, begin here.

Kind regards

DP - K

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