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Hard Drive test failure

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  1. puddlethecat

    puddlethecat Thread Starter

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    Hi - my son's computer stopped working. It is a HP Pavilion DV2799EA laptop - I used F10 and did memory and hard drive test - memory finebut hard drive comes back with fail 1-07.
    Put in system disk and did a system restore but it won't boot up at all just gets to missing media cable every time on a black screen. It will not perform a Start up repai - nothing happens. F8 does not open any screen at all when powering up. Have disconnected battery and all leads and left for over 10 mins
    Can anyone give me any suggestions please.
     
  2. puddlethecat

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    Hi - I also posted this on Operating Systems as not sure as where best to place it.
    My son's computer stopped working. It is a HP Pavilion DV2799EA laptop - I used F10 and did memory and hard drive test - memory fine but hard drive comes back with fail 1-07.
    Put in system disk and did a system restore but it won't boot up at all just gets to missing media cable every time on a black screen. It will not perform a Start up repair - nothing happens. F8 does not open any screen at all when powering up. Have disconnected battery and all leads and left for over 10 mins
    Can anyone give me any suggestions please. :confused:
     
  3. hondafrank

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    It is a SMART error in the hard drive so you are looking at a hard drive replacement.
     
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    merging threads, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.
     
  5. Triple6

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    Sounds like the drive has failed from the diagnostics which means you need to physically replace the hard drive with a new one and restore/reinstall the O/S onto the new drive.
     
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