HP PAVILION HARD DRIVE FAILURE
I had a failure of hard drive about nothing. Could not restart (HP Pavilion 15 230 her) wouldn't boot and clicked. The ID is U0C40K-76U7AE-MFPV61-60UQ03 (some of the zeros may be 'o', hard to say). Can I fix it myself? Lap top is 3 months old.
Error code 24 characters will be a Smart failure or disk Self Test - in both cases, this would indicate that hard is defective and must be replaced. This is also consistent with the startup problem you describe.
As always, your laptop will be under warranty, contact HP and arrange for the disk replaced - if necessary, you can check the status of your warranty here.
If you live in the United Kingdom, contact HP here.
If you live in the United States, contact HP here.
If you are in another part of the world, begin here.
DP - K
Hello, all. I was given just a Pavilion p6226f who was on his way to recycling when the friend thought of me. Now, if I can fix it, it's mine. I don't have any information yet, or manuals. I know he has Windows 7 on it, but that's all. My questions:
1. I tried to find a manual, but couldn't find one yet. They are downloadable on this site?
2. where can I find a list of key functions F which uses HP? They are standard (and standards still exist)? Total noob here.
3 HP integrates a function of recovery on a partition on their readers?
4. could you recommend a guide to troubleshooting somewhere that I can follow?
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
PS Gallant Fox was the name of a triple crown winning race horse.
1. I tried to find a manual, but couldn't find one yet. They are downloadable on this site?
Tons of them are in the following link:
Hello people of the community.
Recently, I get a message indicating an imminent hard drive failure during startup. I just wanted to know how I can solve the problem and how to buy a hard drive and the same difficulty. The issue seems to affect the cranking up the speed of the laptop. I would be grateful if you can give an approximate value of your new hard drive and the different options available (eg.1TB, 750GB etc.) for PAVILION g6-1118TX model number. Also suggest would be interesting to buy a new hard drive and move or search for improving the system of newer models.
Waiting for your reply at the earliest.
I'm sorry to say this, but such errors are indicating that the drive is about to fail, then the best option in this case will be to replace it with another unit. If the product is still under warranty, you can contact support, but in case you have no guarantee and you would like a guide to replacing the hard drive you can you take a look at the manual page, user 46:
Compatible spare disks are also.
I hope this helps and good luck!
Drive HARD internal of my HP Pavilion Slimline S5 failed and died recently (bought in 2011). My HP warranty is long gone.
The splash screen has shown this message:
1720-SMART hard detects an imminent failure
Due to lack of player: SATA0
Failed attributes: # 05
I have several questions about this:
- Is it only caused by HARD drive failure? I want to replace it myself, but I don't really know if there are other parts to replace. Or it will be better to bring it to the computer shop to do carefully check?
- I can replace it with Seagate Barracuda 3.5 "(7200 RPM, 1 TB, SATA 3 or 6)? I think that the current HARD drive is Hitachi.
- I still need to transfer Windows OEM once the HARD drive is replaced?
Thanks in advance.
According to the packing of the Seagate, it might come with the software. But if it is OEM drive then found the software by clicking HERE. In general, I use a USB adapter for hard drive to clone if the PC will not support an additional drive. Given that a number of incomplete model for the PC, it is difficult to find accurate info, but the Pavilion Slimline S5 I checked all have a motherboard with additional SATA ports. Just have a spare SATA cable and power on the power port and try the cloning software. Make sure that the drive is not touch a conductive element. Usually, I place the additional reader on a cardboard box.
Install the new drive as a replacement for the existing drive and connect everything as it is now. Then connect the old drive in the manner discussed. Boot from the CD created with cloning tools. If the old drive is cloned stll, then when the software is finished, remove the old drive connections to see if the drive can start the computer. If this is not successful, try to run the recovery screen (F11) BIOS boot manager. If that does not work, use the Recovery DVD set brand when the computer was new. If you did this, or lost them, then see THATto order a series.
My hardly used HP Pavilion Touchsmart is extremely slow and even a simple operation like 'save' used to take hours. I did a check of HDD on login and this resulted in the following result:
HDD SMART Check: past
Hard drive short DST: FAILURE
FAILURE ID: PQDVW2-6PL7RA-MFPWXG-6OU603
Product ID: D8Q11EA #ABU
Earlier on, I had a startup problems, so I gave her the laptop for curries that have indicated that they add a new hard drive.
So not sure that the problem has been resolved, but I have a hard drive failure.
How do I rectify this? All solutions?
Each time the short hard drive DST test fails with 24 alphanumeric characters "PQDVW2-6PL7RA-MFPWXG-6OU603" which indicates that the hard drive has failed and which needs to be replaced to solve the problem
This problem could be due to an Application or a driver conflict, virus issues, corruptions of files due to incompatible applications, incorrect judgments, update failures due to conflicts, mounted sudden power so portable, sudden falls etc...
HP will offer a replacement HDD if the laptop warranty is Active, otherwise you can buy a SATA hard drive in a nearby retail store
Please make sure that you get at least equal as long as the original one in order to use recovery disks. If you need you can buy a bigger, but not smaller hard drive capacity. For example, if you have a 500 GB hard drive you can improve it to 750 GB hard drive, but not 320 GB hard drive
Please try the troubleshooting below indicated once the steps:
Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the power adapter AC.
Step 02. Press and hold the power button for more than 30 seconds
Step 03. Plug the AC power adapter / (leave the battery for now)
Step 04. Press the power button and check if the unit is operating normally
If the steps listed above is not enough, then you can try reinstalling the hard disk on your laptop
If the problem persists again please Contact HP if your HP laptop is under warranty, HP could replace the hard drive and provide recovery media to restore the operating system to factory after the replacement (if you have not yet created recovery disks/USB support)
Note: Back up all personal data on an external drive if possible. Otherwise, you can connect the HDD defective via SATA USB adapter with another PC or a PC even after replacing the HARD drive & put in place of the operating system and try to copy / retrieve files. You can also check out the link below for additional help
Please click on the link in order to identify, prevent, diagnose & recover against any failure to drive on HP Portable Hard Drives & Solid State Drives:
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K N R K
Although I am an employee of HP, I speak for myself and not for HP
I have the black screen at startup saying hard disk failure is imminent. Controls of the f2 said
Drive hard SMART test failed
ID GLQ3J0-65V838-MFPX0J-60C403 failure
Product ID B1P45EA #AEU
What it means? I also get messages on Windows 7 hard disk failure is imminent. What is in fact a hard drive failure?
The problems started after system restore to a point previous (5 days ago) after downloading some updates of the site Web HP that have been identified as relevant, but caused freezes, which is why the restoration to the previous point. Still trying to get an idea of the problem areas. Most things work very well, but Windows Media Player does not properly is the most obvious fault so far. More I bought a new external hard drive to perform the emergency backup, but it is not recognized when I plug. It is however grateful already used very happy memory sticks.
I'm likely to have a real failure, or is a false reading because things did not settle down properly after the system restore?
I am not technically very advanced - perhaps at the limit of my understanding so simple popular suggestions/instructions.
Thanks for all those who have followed this demand. Problem solved - I took it to a local repair shop in the end. While I could probably physically replace the drive myself quite easily, I wanted the confidence of an expert to provide the correct replacement and manages the much larger task to transfer everything at the latest so that I can resume normal with all that where it should be.
Hello everyone, I had a HARD drive problem lately, but before moving on to describe my problem, here are the specifications of my laptop:
HP Pavilion dv6 - 3264-ca
AMD Dual-Core 2.2 Ghz processor
6 GB OF RAM
128 MB ATI graphics card
750 GB Toshiba HDD
Windows 7 64 bit
Recently, I had a HARD drive failure very unhappy. The recovery partition is not even load. I tried to boot my laptop with Linux with the HARD drive always attached, and it would not read. I pulled the HARD drive and placed in a box drive HARD and he would not yet be supported on Windows XP or Vista or 7. However, it would read in Windows Device Manager as well as in the BIOS.
I need to extract some data priority there so I managed to recover all my data safe with a data recovery service, but now the drive is rendered useless. I was told a low-level format might be able to help him to be usable again, and if that were to happen, would then disappear the recovery partition in the process.
In addition, I would like to install Windows 7 64 bit on the disk, but the box your laptop came with an installation CD, which is quite frustrating. Is he that sort of HP can let me download Windows 7 through any warranty service?
I have a one year warranty on my laptop.
In closing, I would like to know if I can get back Windows 7 on my HARD drive for free, or if I have to go to buy new Windows 7.
All the tips of your kind people?
Here are two options.
1. if you have (or can borrow) an installation disc Windows 7 at retail which is exactly the same version as your OEM installation - IE if your laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit it is the version of exact details you need.
If you do not access to the retail drives, you can create an installation disk yourself - just download good picture disc from the link below and use an app like ImgBurn to burn the ISO correctly on a blank DVD.
Use the disk to perform the installation, enter the activation key is located on the underside of your laptop when asked and once installation is complete, use the 'method of phone", described in detail in the link below to activate the operating system - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who want just a new installation of Windows 7 without additional software load normally delivered with OEM Windows installations.
Additional drivers, you may need can be found here.
2 you can order a set of replacement recovery disks using the link below - these costs about $30 if you live in the United States.
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.
DP - K
a few descryption
. device name - hp pavilion g61200 do you
. the problem in the hard disk it displays SMART drive failure error (301)
HP PAVILION DO YOU G61200 & O/S WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE
I want to know, what is the ERROR DISK HARD SMART 301
with in a few days I am facing this problem in my device
so, what can I do for this problem...
Please tell me
Do a hard reset first.
The SMART drive test produces a prediction on the risk of hard drive failure, not a real failure.
A warning to SMART disk error can appear for various reasons such as having been jarred abruptly computer or hard drive, be subject to the higher than usual temperature.
Perform HP hard drive - wide test of the system BIOS Diagnostics shortly after switching on, tapping F10/F2
If there are any Smart player or hard failure error you see, Hard Drive is a failure and the solution is to replace the drive.
It would also be very wise to make sure that you back up all your files etc as soon as possible.
I need help with my computer. It is a HP Pavilion p6510y desktop PC, running on Windows 7. I fear failure real hard drive, but I hope that I contracted a nasty virus and can somehow get rid of it and find my computer. It has been down for more than a year. Here is a picture of a blue screen, I get:
So a little history on the situation: I bought this for College, I thought back to the fall of ' 09, but the release date on the specifications said 10 may therefore in any event, the model is around 4 years. I was not and am still not a computer person. I now learn exponentially, but as a younger kid, I've been remiss. I've ever used antispyware, malware, or antivirus prevention, preventing the security provided with the computer, I doubt that I've never used any protection.
I also lost my manuals, disks, etc. Once again, carefree.
Around a year ago, my computer started to act weird. I turned it on one day to see all my pictures have disappeared! Turns out that they were only hidden, so that made me think that it was a virus or malicious software affecting the computer. Shortly after, I started to have messages from the computer saying that I had a hard drive failure. I bought an external hard drive, made a comeback to the top, then performed a system recovery. After that, my computer fails to start. I don't remember what I did (it's been a year or more now), but I managed to get it to start, go to identify and exploit, load and after a time interval (no specific time. Sometimes it lasts ten minutes, sometimes he can walk for an hour) the Tower gets very strong (maybe fan? I hope not the hard drive, but I don't even know if they make sounds?) and the blue screen on the photo above appears with the sound.
Possible other factors: I have a son who loves quite turn the computer off mid-treatment. Until my computer started failing, he managed to do this several times. He also likes the machine moving, then maybe that the hard drive is damaged if it was shaken during writing(terminology?).
What computer knowledge can I? Very few things. I've been looking to start. I learned that a hard disk is a metal disc on which data are recorded by a small arm. It makes me nervous that the machine has been handled carelessly and the disc (or discs?) are damaged.
I'm a continuous search, my next step is to download the manuals from hp for the computer to browse it for error codes and see if I can determine the issue, which is just something that I read is possible online.
If I can fix this thing myself, I want to. I am determined. I'm eager to learn. I am not aware of the systems and parts currently, but with basic descriptions that I can learn. I have not understand the complex jargon, so in the answers please use simplified terms and specific actions or provide detailed explanations so that I can grasp concepts more complex and intermediate.
Hi Tessla, welcome to the forum.
The results of your tests indicate that the hard disk has failed and that it would need to be replaced. Backup your data before it goes completely. Did you create recovery discs when you got the computer, otherwise you can order them from services the customer of HP:
If you feel adverturous and would like to change the player you see this site for help:
The specifications of your computer indicates he had 750 GB SATA 7200 RPM, the new hard drive should be no less than that.
I recently tried to upgrade to el capitan in yosemite. He failed during the installation process, and now, whenever I boot my mac need me in disk utility. I can't erase, restore, Mount/unmount my osx partition. I took it to the store, they checked, and it was the hard drive failure. IM wondering how I can run windows on it. I can boot into window normally and everthing worked.
MacBook pro early 2011
Windows is located on its own partition, and if your Mac partition is damaged in any way it is not part of the windows installation.
If an authorized service apple tells you to replace the drive, you will need to back up your windows partition with something else than Time Machine, if it's not an a separate physical disk.
Hello! I wonder if someone can help me.
Start the computer, the other day the S.M.A.R.T diagnostic program came suddenly on saying a "hard drive failure may be imminent," when I open the Intel Matrix Storage console, it says that the hard drive in port 0 has had a S.M.A.R.T event recorded against him but that of port. 2 is 'normal '.
Port 0 is the volume of the operating system on it and if so what would be the best way to back up the disk and what someone knows how to change the hard drive and how much approximately would this cost?
Thanks for any help inadvance.
In my opinion, you should back up all the data as quickly as possible. In the worst case you could HARD drive might completely die and then you are not able to save the data on it.
After that you should swap the HARD drive. It s depending on the model of HARD drive you buy how much it will cost but drives hard are not so dear to our days. I think that it will be possible to get one for 50 Euros.
I use a Toshiba Satellite A210 - 1 4 and think that the hard drive may be showing signs of failure.
_The symptoms are: _
* While the Windows 7 boot frequently stops at 'Starting Windows' screen (before the Windows logo appeared) and all HARD drive activity stops meaning a hard reset is necessary to bring him back.
* When I unplug the power cord on Windows 7, the computer freezes usually with nothing happens and stop any HARD drive activity, once again a hard reset is required to bring back to life.
What are these early signs of HARD drive failure or is there something else wrong?
For me it doesn t look like the HARD drive malfunction if Windows 7 stops when starting or freezes when you unplug the AC adapter
Have you already tried to reinstall the operating system? It could be the software problem.
If you still want to check your drive HARD uses a disk HARD Drive Fitness Test as a diagnostic tool. It s freeware so you can find it if you search on Google.
Suddenly my laptop started to show me "hard drive failure warnings" and honestly, I have no idea what it takes to this topic please someone can help me.
Symptom: The PredictFailure flag is set on the disk
Cause: A logical disk has the failure to predict SMART bit set.
Details: This disc is facing a problem and predicted that the drive will fail
Cause: A device reported 'Not OK' status.
Details: The device, hard drive, reports a value of bad condition. This device won't be available until the problem is resolved. The Plug and Play ID for this device is \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0.
My advice is to make data backup and contact the nearest Toshiba service as soon as possible. They can help you with it. Warranty is valid also if they want to replace the HARD drive it will be free of charge.
I have an old L655D-011 of 6 months and yesterday it started to appear with the message to back up my files because there is a problem with my HARD drive. Well, after having a technical support in the past, I don't give that easily and simply run my laptop to the nearest authorized service center. Instead, I help out.
I did the BIOS update finally. No change in question.
Finally had time to create a recovery media. No problem with that at all.
I reformatted. No change in question.
Checked the health monitor. It shows that my HARD drive is "good". Yet, when I double-click the icon, I get a pop - up with the following message:
"Toshiba HDD/SSD Alert."
Your HARD drive is SMART failure to predict which monitors the status of operation of the HARD drive. Your HARD drive is facing a problem and CHIP controlling the software predicts that the HARD drive will fail. Toshiba strongly recommends that you create a back-up to the date of your HARD drive. Contact an authorized service provider to check your drive and buy a new replacement if necessary. »
So, after that I decided to run a CHKDSK /f /r. Result: 'windows replaced bad clusters in file name \hiberfil.sys 44990.'
I should be good to go, right? N ° same problem with the precaution of backing up my files.
But this isn't good, is it? If my HARD drive is about to fail why monitor health show that everything is "good"? There is no problem with gel, pxe.boot errors, rattling disc, unusual vibrations or read/write failures.
So, my questions (after all the above and see other threads to ask questions about HARD drive failure messages) are: were there any known issues where the SMART software does not work correctly? Are failure drives hard all from the same manufacturer (I've seen this happen - get a bad batch of a single manufacturer HARD drive)? The health monitor working correctly?
In my opinion your questions cannot be answered simply.
> Are there any known issues where the SMART software does not work correctly?
How many people must confirm that they have the same problem? I guess this happens from time to time, but you cannot say that this problem is known.
You will always find people who noticed the same issue and not on Toshiba forum only, but on all the forums where people discuss cell phones in general.
> Is the disk failure hard all from the same manufacturer (I've seen this happen - get a bad batch of a single manufacturer HARD drive)?
How to check or confirm this?
You know, during the first backup all your important data, watch carefully what happens the next few days. If the info appears again and again, contact the nearest service Toshiba and let them Exchange the HARD drive.
The guarantee is valid and it will be free of charge.
I have a Satellite L300 age of 4 years (under Vista) who is suddenly suspended frequently.
A bit of investigation leads me to think that it is a hard drive failure.
Basically, chkdsk/r crashes at step 4. Disk defragmentation also blocks.
I can start safe mode, and it seems to work ok.
Is not an expert, could someone tell me if I jump to the wrong conclusion?
Y at - it a diagnostic tool to specific hard drive from Toshiba that I could use?
If the standard duration for these hard drives 4 years?
Finally, when a hard drive crashes, it's just the specific physical areas that are illegible? or will it progessively spread and worsen very quickly?
And I have everything backed up if not concerned about data loss but I was wondering about the short-term future.
Thank you for any advice and provided thoughts.
> Is there a diagnostic tool to specific hard drive from Toshiba that I could use?
You can use another tool of diagnosis of HARD disk as disk HARD Drive Fitness Test.
This freeware tool that allows you to scan the HARD drive.
This software creates a diagnostic boot disk and you will need to boot from this drive to run the test.
> Finally, when a hard drive fails, is it only specific physical areas that are illegible? or will gradually expand and worsen very quickly?
HARD drive problems are always difficult.
In most cases if the HARD drive crashes, you will be able to access files stored on the HARD drive.
But different COMPUTER experts would still be able to recover files lost with special tools. But in most cases, these rescue operations are expensive and cost a lot of money.
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