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


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14-Dec-2008, 11:20 PM #1
Hard Drive Self Test Error #1 - 07 Fail & Reinstalling Windows XP
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)?

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14-Dec-2008, 11:42 PM #2
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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