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Error opening hard disk

Q: Error opening hard disk

I have a toshiba hard disk that used to work properly and now I can't open it. whenever I try to open it a DOS window opens and I get the following error message:

the ntvdm cpu has encountered an illegal instruction

What should I do?

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A: Error opening hard disk

"whenever I try to open it a DOS window opens and I get the following error message:
the ntvdm cpu has encountered an illegal instruction"

Please clarify how you try to open it? what your OS? and if you go to windows command prompt and manually try to go to that HDD (e.g. d:\ and press enter) ...... does it work?
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A:External Hard Disk Not Opening

disk manager is not opening

Doesn't really tell us much.

What do you see for the external drive when you open Disk Management?
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A:External hard disk detecting but not opening

After knowing that it had lot of bad factors I used HDD regenerator and at 95 percent it stopped working and I restarted my Pc and now my HDD is detecting but not showing up

Bad sectors are physical defects and modern hard drives are designed to automatically fix them via a process called sector remapping. Basically what it does is to mark the original failing sector as bad in an internal table called "G-List" (growing defect list ) and allocate a spare good sector from the hidden sector reserve pool as a replacement to the failing one. This process is transparent to both user and OS.

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A:opening a closed external hard disk

Try it on a different system. If the problem persists it's likely the drive is dead.
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A:Hard Disk Error but Hard Disk fine

How much capacity, in GB, does the SSD have? Less than 256GB is unlikely to work with the recovery media.
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A:Hard disk Error - The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

Hi r4hara,

Welcome to SevenForums.

You seem to have lost the partition somehow and that seems to be the reason why it had turned RAW.

IMO, the best free software to do the recovery from a RAW disk is Test Disk. TestDisk - CGSecurity

It can be a little daunting for the first time user, and so take your time to read through all the documentation.

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If you would provide the make and modle of the machine to be upgraded, I will try to assist. It could be as easy as configuring a BIOS setting.

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A:Hard disk failure error, yet disk is healthy

Can you post a screenshot?
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A:Error message - Hard Disk qttask.exe No Disk

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A:Non-system disk or disk error with new hard drive

Have you tried to run the recovery disks again? They should automatically put a partition on the hard drive.

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A:Solved: Error at Opening a Hard Drive

It is due to the corrupted autorun.inf created by the virus is remain on the drive, hidden as system file.

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A:Re: Disk Error Hard Disk 6 (3F6)

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A:Hard disk error

The first thing that I would do is make sure that the HD is not ready to fail

Backup your stuff, first.

Test Hard Drive or this test
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A:Hard disk error -

I'm assuming you're seeing this message when you first start the computer, and that Windows isn't loading and you're not able to use the computer.

You didn't describe your computer nor advise if it's a laptop or a desktop, but it's my guess the hard drive has died and will need to be replaced and then Windows reinstalled.

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A:hard disk error 3f1

Hi,            The error message refers to Hard disk drive failure. So you have to replace the Hard disk drive and reinstall the OS using the set of recovery disk to get the unit working.
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A:Hard disk error help

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
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A:Hard Disk 1(301) Error

have you tryed running chkdsk to see what it brings up?

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A:Hard disk 301 error

It would be nice if you told us exactly what hard drive you have. Usually a virus won't cause physical damage to a hard drive. It sounds like the hard drive might be failing. No, age does not matter. It can happen at anytime.
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A:Hard Disk 1 (301) error

Hi, To answer your questions in order: 1.  The 301 error code will be a Smart or Disk Self Test failure - in either case, it would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  It's impossible to estimate the remaining lifespan of the drive - it could carry on for a few months or fail tomorrow. 2. & 3.  I would recommend replacing the Hard Drive yourself - it's a pretty straight forward procedure and will save the expense of paying someone else to do this.  A brief overview is detailed below. The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook. 750Gb Notebook Hard Drive. The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 63 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. To reinstall the operating system on the new drive, you will need to use your set of Recovery Discs - the new Hard Drive will be blank, so the f11 option ( which launches the Recovery Process from a partition on the drive ) will not work. The procedure for using Recovery Discs to reinstall the Operating System is described in the HP document Here. If you don't have your Recovery Discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below. Order HP Recovery Discs.  If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K
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A:Hard Disk Error

I need help with diagnostics and repair. Advanced System Care's Disk Doctor reports a bad indexing on my hard disk but fails to repair it as the problem remains after repair by chkdsk, boot time is extremely slow. I am running a Compaq Presario F761 US NoteBook PC.

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Model: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00
Firmware: BBCOC32P
Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 8/31/2010 5:49:30 AM
Num Attribute Name Value Worst Raw(hex) Threshold

001 Raw Read Error Rate 100 097 0000000000-0000 062

002 Throughput performance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040

003 Spin Up Time 253 100 0000050000-0000 033

004 Start/Stop Count 098 098 0000000000-0DB5 000

005 Reallocation Sector Count 100 100 0000000002-000D 005

007 Seek Error Rate 100 100 0000000000-0000 067

008 Seek time Perfomance 100 100 0000000000-0000 040

009 Power-On Hours Count 085 085 0000000000-1A05 000

010 Spin Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 060

012 Device Power Cycle Count 098 098 0000000000-0D73 000

184 End To End Error Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 099

187 Reported Uncorrectable Error 099 099 000000007F-0001 000

188 Reported Command Timeouts 100 100 0000010004-0001 000

190 Airflow Temperature 050 038 50 C 000

190 Airflow Temperature Minimum 050 038 44 C 000

190 Airflow Temperature Maximum 050 038 52 C 000

191 G-sense Rate/Servo tracking 097 093 0000000005-0001 000

192 Emergency Retract Count 098 098 00000001AB-01AB 000

193 Load/unload Cycle Count 094 094 0000000000-FE41 000

194 HDA Temperature 110 088 50 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Maximum 110 088 62 C 000

194 HDA Temperature Minimum 110 088 13 C 000

196 Reallocation Event Count 100 100 0000000000-0002 000

197 Current Pending Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

198 Uncorrectable Errors Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

199 UltraDMA CRC Errors 200 200 0000000000-0000 000

223 Load Retry Count 100 100 0000000000-0000 000

Windows Vista
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C:\ Volume Label: Local Disk, File System: NTFS

Disk Check is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
131456 file records processed.
File verification completed.
157 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
60 reparse records processed.
Disk Check is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index entry in index $I30 of file 121563 is incorrect.
Index entry 00010004.dir in index $I30 of file 121563 is incorrect.
Index entry 00010004.wid in index $I30 of file 121563 is incorrect.
167082 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
Errors found. Disk Check cannot continue in read-only mode.
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Hi deputy_p, welcome,

This is from the Western Digital website:

24: I used Data Lifeguard Tools to set up my 8.4 GB hard drive. Now I get a message on my screen that says "1790 Disk 0 error" or "1780 hard disk error" every time I reboot. What is wrong?

This message may display after changing your hard drive configuration. If it displays more than once, and/or the system does not boot to the hard drive after installing EZ-BIOS, you may need to add an additional jumper to the drive. Please refer to our jumper settings page for instructions on adding an additional jumper to drives greater than 2.1 GB, then boot to the Data Lifeguard Tools diskette to set up your hard drive.
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A:SMART Hard Disk Error

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A:SMART Hard-Disk error

That is true on some models but see the manual. In your case the hard drive is shown in the "customer self-repair" section and there is a customer accessible panel so you can remove the hard drive and still keep the warranty. Just put it back and button it up before sending it in to HP.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.
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A:secondary hard disk error

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A:HP Laptop - Hard Disk Error (3F1)

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