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Boot Up Issue (HP desktop. Hard drive connection test failed...

Q: Boot Up Issue (HP desktop. Hard drive connection test failed...

Hello I am having bootup issues and any Boot Issue test failed... Hard connection drive Up desktop. (HP help would be appreciated nbsp nbsp Product Information nbsp nbsp Model h - c Serial removed content Product H M AA ABC Boot Up Issue (HP desktop. Hard drive connection test failed... nbsp Problem nbsp I get the following screen upon bootup nbsp Intel UNDI PXE- build Copyright c - Intel Corporation nbsp For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v nbsp Check cable connection PXE-MOF Exiting Intel PXE ROM nbsp Error No boot disk has Boot Up Issue (HP desktop. Hard drive connection test failed... been detected or the disk has failed nbsp Probable Causes nbsp The problem happened shortly after it wouldn't let me upgrade to windows due to windows not being compatible with HP smart assist nbsp nbsp HP Hardware Diagnostics Test nbsp HP Hardware Diagnostics v brings up the following nbsp Hard Drive Connection Test - Failed Error Code - F nbsp nbsp Notes Observations Boot Up Issue (HP desktop. Hard drive connection test failed... nbsp First time I encountered this message month ago I was getting a beeping pattern Not getting that anymore I went into startup and restored defaults That logged me into windows momentarily and then I think it reset by itself It then took me to the black screen shown above nbsp Any help would be appreciated nbsp nbsp nbsp

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A:Hard Drive Diagnosis Test- Long Dst Test Failed

Hallo Harshal123, this error code:RLNG40-7KG845-XD7V6K-618703Failure: 305information: Hard Disk 1 Full Test Failure If it's still in warranty I would recommend you to contact your HP support for getting the HDD replaced under warranty.List of phone number press your country: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html If out of warranty I would recommend you replace it your self it's normally not that hard but I can't tell since I can't see your P/N. But out from your S/N as I can see with that failure ID it's should be under 2nd year  warranty if im not misstaken. Br




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A:Hard drive test failed

Your hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.  Once you replace the hard drive then you'll need to reinstall the operating system (OS) and software/drivers so that your system is operational.

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hard drive
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CACHE SIZE 16MB
ROTATION SPEED 7200RPM
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THE FAILED TESTS WERE
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TARGETED READ TEST WHD20-NPC

do i have to take to repair shop for new hard drive or is there anything i can do/try 1st. it is out of warranty and approx 3-4 years old

cheers peter
 

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A:Computor failed the hard drive test.

Hi, The 24 character error code is a Smart HDD failure and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP ( with the 24 character code ) and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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A:Hard drive short DST TEST FAILED

Hi,            The failure ID refers to Hard disk drive failure. If the unit is under warranty, then you can call the HP Support to get the Hard disk drive replaced if not you have to get the Hard disk drive replaced yourself and then reinstall the operating system using recovery disk.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hard-drive-short-DST-TEST-FAILED/td-p/5634623
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A:Hard Drive Extensive Test: Failed

It means time to replace the hard drive. Can we help you locate and install it and then put software and data back on?

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A:Hard drive errors with failed UEFI test

If your notebook is still in warranty, a rep;replacement can be provided free of charge by HP.  Contact HP for warranty service. Don't forget to provide the failure ID. Check your warranty status Here.

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A:Good drive failed hard disk test

You can read a lot of conversations here at TSG to give some answers.... There are many ways a computer can go bonkers, especially the age of components...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/good-drive-failed-hard-disk-test.1030565/
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A:System quick test: hard drive SMART check failed

Replace the hard drive is all you can do. That is a fairly new laptop is it still under warranty?

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A:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable after replacing failed Hard Drive

On some Toshiba's I've worked on, including my own Tecra, I press Escape and Function 1 to get a boot menu and with an XP CD in, there's a three second only window in which to "press any key" when the prompt appears. Are you seeing that prompt when you boot from CD? You might also benefit from formatting that hard disk in the other machine if you already started to install on it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pxe-e61-media-test-failure-check-cable-after-replacing-failed-hard-drive.913044/
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A:Computure Will not boot Could it be failed hard drive?

Hi, usually if the power button is amber power supply is operating normally but the computer is not processing data.

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A:BIOS Failed to boot hard drive

Hello,
Could you give me a bit more general information: what version of Windows are you using and do you have an installation CD/DVD for it?
 
It sounds like this is hardware failure though, not malware.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485572/bios-failed-to-boot-hard-drive/
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A:Notebook AC120NA cannot boot - hard drive failed

You have to start an online support case.  http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/scm/home?ac.admitted=1475581435613.1123376534.4928... You need the serial number to do this. 

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A:Computer wont boot. Virus or failed hard drive?

Hello and to the BC forums.

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/432844/computer-wont-boot-virus-or-failed-hard-drive/
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A:hard disk test failed

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A:BSOD HDD Failed - Install Windows 7 on external hard drive from boot

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A:Toshiba P25-S477 hard drive failed, installed WD HD, won't boot from Windows XP CD...

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A:hard disk ide dps test failed and not booting.

Hi dionrodrigues,
Is your PC new and have added any new components to it recently (RAM in particular)? The error code you are getting usually appears when there is new RAM installed. If you could upload the BSOD it would be helpful. Another thing to try would be reseating your RAM.
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If the drive has bad sectors it is recommended to change it, or if you use it not to trust it with important information. Having regular backups is always a good idea
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Frost_WD
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-disk-ide-dps-test-failed-and-not-booting.1147080/
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A:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hard-disk-Short-DST-test-failed/td-p/5689770
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A:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Yes. One day soon it will not boot up. At a minimum you should be backing up religiously. 

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A:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with your description of the issue. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hard-disk-Short-DST-test-failed/td-p/5671188
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thanks guys
 

A:XP Repair failed, no boot from hard drive now, jumps straight to install xp screen

could i boot into safe mode and edit the boot.ini file so it won't load that partial repair on boot up?

-update ... i tried to boot into safe mode and the comp throws an error that says windows can not boot into safe mode computer will be restarted.

Can I edit the boot.ini through repair console?
 

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A:Hard Disk Short DST HP Diagnostic Test Failed

@Nikoiro?, welcome to the forum. This error message means that your hard drive has failed.  You will have to replace it.  You should buy a hard drive the same size or larger than the one being replaced. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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A:Hard Disk not recognised; Unallocated; Lifeguard Test failed

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A:Hard drive boot issue..

Go back and recheck the bios settings. In many bios, you can set both boot order ie CD, HD, Floppy and also hd order.

It would also help if you posted your exact system specs; ie make and model of mb, brand and size of hard disks in question, etc, etc.
 

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It sounds like the hard-drive has died and you need a new one.

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A:Black Screen After Boot-up (hard Drive Issue?)

Do you have an MS XP CD that is bootable?

Louis

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A:Tecra A11 - Solid state hard drive boot issue

Hi

Trying to install Windows 7 no special controller drivers are required because Windows 7 already contains the common Microsoft controller driver.

Just one question: was the SSD drive formatted and new partition created before trying to install Win 7?
Should be done?

Are you using the Toshiba Recovery disk in order to install the system on this SSD drive?
Should use such disk? the recovery disk could be created using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk Creator which was part of the running system preinstalled and configured by Toshiba

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A:SATA disk failed and Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed

Hi there @nmulji,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and understand that the Hard Drive in your HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j100 Select Edition CTO Notebook PC failed the Short DST Check.  SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology System) uses a technology known as predictive failure analysis to tell you when a hard drive failure is imminent. Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? If not, please try this step first. Then, just to be on the safe side, back up your data that way it does not get lost. However, there might be certain conditions that cause a hard drive failure message to display when a problem does not exist (a false positive). To fix false positive hard drive errors, please try updating the hard drive firmware. You can check whether an update is available by going to the  Get software and drivers page. You will need to put in your Model Number and then click the links that pertain to the computer configuration and see if a hard drive update is available.  You could also try to do a  Disk Defragment to consolidate files and move them to another section of the drive where errors are less likely to occur. Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thanks! 

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A:Disk Read Error - Boot Issue...Repair Install on 2nd Hard Drive?

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows




2) Fix MBR.



3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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A:Question: Failed Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test

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support.microsoft.com/.../windows-create-installation-media

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A:Win XP failed, repair failed -- can I access hard drive?

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A:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

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A:Hard Drive failure (Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed)

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A:Need to test Hard drive

If you don't have one already, get an external HDD dock with a connection appropriate for the PC you want to connect to (such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or eSATA), plug in the drive, then try to see it on the PC you are using. You may need to format it if it hasn't been already (you didn't state if the drive is new or used). Once you can see the drive, use a program like Speccy (the free version will work quite well) to check the drive condition.

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-- Error message --
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Thanks in advance for any help.

A:WEI can't test my hard drive

Welcome
Jason,
Ill get you a hd test to be sure. Back up your stuff, just in case.
Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/168679-wei-cant-test-my-hard-drive.html
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A:Comodo leak test, failed own test?

Switch to proactive, now you are in internet security (that's why).
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/comodo-leak-test-failed-own-test.56984/
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A:In Dire need of help- System failed CPU test/ VDA test

if you have more than 1 pc, try swapping video cards, the card may have gone bad.

Also you processor may have fried (unlikely)

Maybe a local PC shop can test you video card? If it isnt the card, I will go further with my advice
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/in-dire-need-of-help-system-failed-cpu-test-vda-test.712943/
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A:In Dire need of help- System failed CPU test/ VDA test

I have Windows XP home edition, fyi
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/in-dire-need-of-help-system-failed-cpu-test-vda-test.712836/
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A:Boot up with hard disk test error

Hi, The 24 character error code is a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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A:Hard Drive Speed Test

You can get hard drive tach from here, not all functions are enabled in the non registered mode but it's a start
http://www.tcdlabs.com/hdtach.htm
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http://www.tweakfiles.com/allinone/sisoftsandra.html
 

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A:Help: Does this mean my hard drive is dying? How can I test it?

Hello, use a working computer to download and create a rescue disk like Hiren's, Falcon, UBCD, and boot the computer with it, then from the many available tools you can do a hard disk and memory diagnostic
 

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A:Hard Drive test Win8

Hello JDS,

Are you able to run the latest HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT) version from within Windows to test the drive?

If needed, with the drive connected to another computer?

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/32435-hard-drive-test-win8.html
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A:Any way to test health of hard drive? 8.1

This is the Western Digital tool: Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Download - Softpedia

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A:hard drive diagnostic test

Depends on the make/model of your drive. Western Digital has an excellent little utility to check THEIR drives. Do you know what kind of drive you have? You may need to open the computer and have a look on the drive. Then go to the drive's manufacture's web site and see if anything is offered.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-diagnostic-test.119263/
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A:How do i test my external hard drive

Ok i have done some research into this and found the problem is my external hard drive says RAW and not Ntfs file system and cannot understand why this has happened. any help on this matter would be most welcomed!

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A:External Hard Drive and Vista (this will test you)

Ok , i got the drive installed properly again. So I am back to where I started.

Here is a interesting update, I installed [email protected] Partition Recovery to take a look at the drive. The program doesn't find anything wrong with the drive. In fact, it shows that the drive does have the partition and that there is nothing wrong with it. So I can't even "restore" the partition because the recovery software doesn't see the drive the same way that Vista does (and the drive letters are the same, so active partition reports, "I:\ (Data Backup)" and Windows reports "I:\ Local Disk RAW Format".

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A:Dst short test Hard drive failure

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A:Hard Drive Optimized DST test failure

That means the hard drive needs replacement. Is the laptop still in warranty?

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A:Segate External Hard Drive How to test it

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/segate-external-hard-drive-how-to-test-it.668353/
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A:What Does this Laptop Hard drive Test Failure Mean?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-does-this-laptop-hard-drive-test-failure-mean.119848/
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A:Hard Drive failure during short test

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[NOTE:] When clearing CMOS, remove power, and press power button to discharge motherboard.

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3) Place the mem. chip in another slot. Test. If more than one stick, try one at a time in different slots.
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Did I miss anything? Please add if you think of anything.

Bug
 

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i have dell studio 1435 laptop.

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A:Solved: Hard drive diagnostics test fail

can't get rid of it, that is a failing hard drive......back up all the data you want to keep, and get a new one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hard-drive-diagnostics-test-fail.1106602/
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A:Ghosted hard drive hangs after memory test

Have you tried starting the computer with a boot disk? If not, try it. Does the hard drive and it's contents show up when you do. Did you fdisk/format the new drive before ghosting it? Do you get any error messages such as no OS found?
 

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A:Warning of hard drive failure from SMART test

The SMART imminent failure for Hard drive is an indication that your Hard drive is on verge of failure or might fail anytime depending on usage.  Run HP Diagnostics for HDD and provide failure code of Hard drive test to HP Technical Support so that its replaced for you free of cost within warranty period of your notebook.  Kindly check the instructions over here in order to run the test for your hard drive

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Warning-of-hard-drive-failure-from-SMART-test/td-p/758383
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Are you aware of any way to do so? - In order to clear space on the hard drive?

Many thanks,

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I have a HP Pavilion g7 that wouldn't boot up. I did the restart and press F2 to run the system checks and it came up that the hard drive short dst test failed.  Can the files still be retrieved fron the hard drive? If so, how do I do it? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.  




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A:i have a hp pavilion g7. the hard drive short dst test faile...

dsm6380 wrote:I have a HP Pavilion g7 that wouldn't boot up. I did the restart and press F2 to run the system checks and it came up that the hard drive short dst test failed.  Can the files still be retrieved fron the hard drive? If so, how do I do it? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.  Yes, the files can most likely still be retrieved.  To do this, you would need to take the hard drive out of the notebook and connect it directly to a desktop computer or insert it into an external hard drive dock/cradle and browse to the files you need.  If you feel this is too difficult then you could take it to a local computer repair store and they'll be able to do this for you (for their fee). Once you've got the old drive out, you can have another put in and recover the operating system using the HP Recovery Media and it'll put the notebook back into the same condition as it came out of the box.

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Preface This is my friend's laptop nbsp nbsp Failure ID nbsp M F GF- X-XD WWK- CW Product ID nbsp E L UA ABA nbsp nbsp So when you boot it up it shows a black screen nbsp SMART Hard Disk ErrorThe SMART hard disc check has detected an imminent failure To ensure not data loss please backup the content immediately and run the Hard Disk Test in System diag nbsp Hard Disk nbsp This is the Hard Drive info Type - ATAModel - HGST HTS A E Firmware Version - JA A Serial Number - JA H J UKCapacity - GBLBA - SupportedSMART - EnabledSector Type - k e nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp There are some previous test logs from earlier this week assuming she tried to test it herself The first characters are the same but the th character changes from M to N to malfunction HP Drive Diag random Test/Hard U to X The next are identical The final have been HP Diag Test/Hard Drive random malfunction W E DE

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I replaced the Hard Drive in my Gateway PC. I get the Gateway logo and I usually put in my Gateway Recovery discs here. BUT I am getting "NVIDA Boot Agent 249.0542. PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable. PXE-MOI Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.

I have the Recovery Discs from Gateway and had to do a recovery last year. I have rechecked to insure the two cables are seated properly but it continues to give me this error.

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I wanted to pass along another weird one Connection Remote - Solved Credentials Desktop Failed that I've solved in case it may help someone else I spent about three hours on this all total and never found anything relevent through Google searches One machine is running Windows Pro and the other is a new one running Windows Pro I was simply trying to use Remote Desktop Connection on the Win Pro machine to log into the new Win Pro machine I use RDC from that win Solved - Remote Desktop Connection Credentials Failed Pro box all the time to log into other Win Pro machines and never had a problem But now when trying to log into the Windows Pro box I was getting a message about quot credentials quot failing I had quot allow connections to this computer quot checked of course on the Remote tab in the System control panel on the Windows box I also checked the windows Firewall on the Win box to make sure that remote desktop was checked which it was The solution turned out to be that Microsoft has completely changed the format of the RDC login user name on the remote Windows Pro machine When I set up the Win box I allowed it to create the quot Microsoft Account quot it asks for in the setup screen with an email address I already have like mydomain com With Windows when logging into RDC you would simply use the user name on the remote box for the quot User Name quot field then enter the remote box password Well now if the remote Windows box is setup with a Microsoft account the format for the RDC user name is this MicrosoftAccount mydomain com That is right you actually type in the words quot MicrosoftAccount quot put the slash in and then type in whatever email address you used to set up the microsoft account when setting up Windows Apparently this is the format for logging into corporate domains and now the words quot MicrosoftAccount quot are taking the place of a domain when logging in The username on the remote box is no longer used at all for the RDC login but it will still ask for the password Aaarrrggghhh hours wasted on that Thanks Microsoft lt rant ON gt Since Windows seems to be a freak-out knee jerk response to Google Android on cell phones becoming popular this quot microsoft account quot thing is apparently their knee-jerk response to the Google email account used with Android Apparently in Microsoft's view of the world this RDC change was some clever way to make use of that But in reality it is just going to confuse the heck out of desktop users who have real work they need to get done and suddenly can't do remote logins anymore to the new Win boxes MS needs to learn to keep their OS stable stable stable This stuff is being used for businesses lt rant OFF gt I've only been using Windows for about days now but the good news is that once past the insane start menu screen thing the quot desktop quot still looks and works just like the Windows desktop minus the start button which has now become the insane start screen MS has fixed a few things that should have been fixed in Win which is good One is that there is no longer separate bit and bit versions of IE IE now does both and you tell it which to use under what circumstances in the quot trusted site quot options area

A:Solved - Remote Desktop Connection Credentials Failed

Great tip!

You don't absolutely need to use a Microsoft account with Windows 8: you can set up a local user account just like you do in Windows 7. There are advantages to the Microsoft account but also drawbacks. I've used both and I don't have a real preference.

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