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

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

I was running Win XP which finally failed and I was able to enter in safe mode (only, no networking) and ran all the tests I could think of. Hard drive is ok and so I attempted to repair WinXP from the installation CD. However, the PC failed to shut down and restart so I eventually force closed it. Now it won't even load past the initial black windows screen, don't even get the option of going into safe mode.

Is there any way I (or someone) could access the hard drive to retrieve the data? I guess I could reinstall the OS but don't want to do that yet as I'll definitely lose the data.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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

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

Sure, there are many ways. Depending on what you want in the end decides how to proceed.

If you have a lot of space free on the drive, you could boot off a linux dvd and create a new partition. You'd have to shrink the existing, then make a new one. Then you could just copy over the data from the old one to the new one. Then reinstall windows onto the old partition, and copy your stuff back (then delete the partition and expand the remaining to fill the rest of the space).

You can also just boot off a linux disk and copy it to a thumb drive or whatever.

Or you could remove the hard drive and place it in another computer.

Also, I'm not convinced you lose the data if you install Windows again. I'm pretty sure you can install without formatting the drive. Your programs won't work, but it shouldn't overwrite any of your data. This is a non-ideal solution though.

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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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The computer had a corrupted pci.sys file error. I tried to copy the file from a xp sp1 cd, and it wouldnt let me from the repair console. I did a repair and got an error message saying pci.sys was corrupted or something along those lines.

I decided to try the repair console with a windows xp home sp2 cd and it let me copy the pci.sys file to c:\windows\system32\ so now I think I have fixed the file.

When i go to load the computer xp automatically jumps to the installation screen because of the failed repair.

How can i get that to go away and have the computer boot to the hard drive?

do i need to edit the mbr or something?

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 drive failed, restored from backup, cannot access images in many folders

There's a few access control changing software applications... Here's one here that works.
edit: or here's some code to do it if you feel like being in control
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Remember when installing the drive to unplug the computer and take out the battery if it is a laptop. Also avoid carpet or any static.

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A:Windows 7 update failed and laptop won't boot. Startup repair failed

Have you run bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot?
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c0000005 is STATUS_NO_SUCH_FILE - which means it can't find File: \Boot\BCD

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A:Failed to Find OS Load. Startup Repair FAILED

If you can't use a system repair disk, then you could simply reinstall Windows on the same hard drive. You don't need to format the hard drive during installation, just select your main hard drive and install, that way you can preserve your files. The files will be in "Windows.Old" after installation in your "Local Disk".

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You'll want to select "Command Prompt" from the repair disk, we'll need it.

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A:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

Hi,
If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
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Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

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

DST:Fail means  the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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A:hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive

just to add really that the system image is on my new hard drive (2tb internal). i use the boot dvd and i get a far as "repair my computer" click on it, sometimes i get message saying not compatable with this version of windows other times it lets me on to next bit, then says no image can be found on hard drive. if i go through the load drivers i can see my hard drive with items on it. ie windowsbackup and others. again i am at a loss with this, any help would be greatful.

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A:Hard drive failed... I think... ?

One of your ram sticks has probably died. Put the original hd back in and take one ram stick out and see if it boots. If it dosn't, take the other stick out and put tthe first stick back in.
 

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A:Failed Hard Drive or RAM?

X: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html. Go there and download an ISO image of Memtest86, burn it to a CD and use it to test your memory. Of course, you'll have to do this on another machine that boots
Boot with the disk in your CD drive and it will run. Run for about 7 passes or longer.
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A:HARD DRIVE FAILED

Hi North450,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the HDD was not working and is replaced in your J105 Desktop, if you have created the recovery discs before the HDD got crashed. I suggest you to install the OS (Operating System) using the Recovery discs to factory reset as it will create the default recommended partitions required for the computer and I?m sorry to inform you that the SATA drivers are not available in our support website for Windows Xp, but can be download from the Intel. Below is the link to download the driver:
 

Intel Download Center

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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A:Hard Drive Failed

Hi, As you've previously upgraded to Windows 10, a hardware profile of your machine will have been saved by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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A:Is my new hard drive failed

HD's that size for a while were coming with a PCI expantion card because windows doesn't allow for a hd of that size.
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A:Hard Drive Failed

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A:Failed Hard Drive

Was the PC already upgraded to Win 10 or did it only have Win 8.1?
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A:Failed to start Hard Drive 301

Hi, You're welcome. Check Newegg or Amazon for a replacement HDD. Here's what is in your PC now. You have a Hybrid HDD.Size: 1 TB HDDCache: 8 GB SSD for fast accelerationInterface: SATAWidth: 6.4 cm (2.5 in)You can replace with the same or buy a 1 TB SSD. The 1 TB SSD is somewhat pricey but will provide better performance by not being limited to only an 8 GB SSD cache. Stick with a 1 TB size drive or you will have a problem reinstalling the HP factory image.  Win 10 will install on any size SSD. So you can buy a 500 GB SSD or even a 250 GB SSD. You just won't be able to install the HP factory OS on those drives. Jay  

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A:Hard Drive FAILED:( Need Help ASAP

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A:Failed dead hard drive

Glad you got your data!

One tool that might prove handy to keep on hand and that has rescued me in the past is a usb hard drive cable. I have IDE ones; I am sure by now they probably have ones that will also read SATA drives. It lets you connect to the pins on the back and then to a usb port on a computer. They don't cost alot and I have been successful getting data off drives that were otherwise unbootable.

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A:Winxp pro OS failed/hard drive

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A:Anyway to mount a failed hard drive

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Hello,

When you say that the documents wont display, could you give some more information on this area?

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The hard drive fail code means your hard drive has failed or is damaged changing the operating system won't fix this you need to buy a new hard drive and replace it. James

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A:Long DST Failed on Hard Drive

Hi: The hard drive has definitely conked out on you and needs to be replaced and the operating system reinstalled. Contact HP technical support and file a claim under warranty to get the drive replaced. Tell them all the steps you have taken thus far and the errors reported. Also, make sure they send you a set of recovery media with the replacement hard drive, or all you will get is a blank hard drive.

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A:Replacing a failed hard drive

If you can't get a bios update to increase the hard drive limitation the next best thing would be to use the overlay software from the hard drive manufacturer, this will bypass the limit and should allow you to install the drive at full capacity.

Bios update would be preferrable, check ibm's site first
 

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bigmack62 If you can, follow these directions for testing the hard drive:  Testing a Hard Disk from the BIOS | HP® Customer Support If your PC does not have those options, then you will have to boot into the HP utility menu.  Since each PC is different, you will have to press (repeatedly) one of the following keys to get that menu: Esc, F2, F9, F12. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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A:Hard Drive Short DST : FAILED

Whenever the Hard Disk Short DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc.. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdf  You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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edit:

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A:Restore files from failed hard drive

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread. With one problem per thread it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done. With two or more, it is impossible.
 

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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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Bought this Pavilion 17t in December of 2014.  Upgraded to Windows 10 about 6 months ago.  Just last week the laptop got stuck in an automatic repair loop. I tried a hard reboot and that didn't work.  I ran the diagnostics test and got a Hard Drive Short DST check Failed.  Failure ID Q4JF9G-7G189F-MFPV7A-60SU03  Product ID J7B57AV.   Does this mean my hard drive is failing after such a short time?  Is there any solution other than an expensive repair?

A:HP Pavilion 17t Hard Drive Short DST failed

Yes unfortunately it means the hard drive must be replaced. If you are willing to do it yourself, hard drives are probably not as expensive as you fear. We would need your precise model number to provide the correct manual and instructions and likely a video. Since you had Windows 10 installed and activated you can use media downloaded for free direct from Microsoft. 

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A:Hard Drive SMART Check: Failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a Smart failure 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 Failed While Running Vista

If you have another computer available I would slave the drive there and see if you can retreive your files, or you could Download your Disk manufacturers Diagnostic Utility and boot from it and check your drive for problems

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Hola, El portatil no arranca. He hecho un system extensive test y falla hard drive short dst. Por lo que he visto en lis foros es posible que el disco duro este roto. He hecho chkdsk c: \r y no se soluciona. Pueden decirme algun disco duro para comprar y como arreglarlo yo mismo. Gracias David

A:Hard drive short dst check failed

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Hey,I've run a system quick test after my laptop wouldn't start because of ' no bootable device' and ' no hard drive detected' problem when I wanted to start up my laptop. So I ran a quick system test and it failedHere's the failure ID: 94MXWX-7JE87U-XD7V7F-60BV03here's the product ID: J8E21EA#ACQI need help ASAP because I need to access it as I'm writing an exam in a days time and all my data is on it, please help

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Hi, I have two internal 500Gb SATA drives and one external 500Gb ESATA drive.
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A:External hard drive image failed

What did the error say? and i assume you create your image using the "Backup and Restore"

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The old hard drive goes to a blue screen then reboots laptop.

A:Portege M200 - hard drive failed

No it must not be Toshiba HDD only. I found the list of some compatible HDDs for this old Portege.
You can use follow HDDs:
- TOSHIBA HDD2193B
- TOSHIBA HDD2171B
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- HITACHI G8BC00014810

Anyway, when you try to use new HDD set BIOS to default settings and check if new HDD will be recognized properly in BIOS settings.

Is old HDD recognized properly in BIOS settings?
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A:Failed hard drive, no installation disk

Presumably you have a product key on a sticker somewhere. Sometimes under the battery.

If so, you only need to find installation media.

This is what you need:
en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso

SHA1: 6C9058389C1E2E5122B7C933275F963EDF1C07B9
ISO/CRC: 4A182640

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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.

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