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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kaginger, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. kaginger

    kaginger Thread Starter

    Dec 14, 2008
    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)?

  2. srhoades


    May 15, 2003
    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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