Question about HP Compaq Evo Notebook N600c
After running a diagnostic on the hard drive it gives me a reading error message. This is a hitachi DK23DA-30F hard drive.
I can not do anything after windows has started (XP professional), the arrow is moving but can't click on anything. Hard drive sounds like a "broken record". Any ideas? Thank you.
To quickly answer your questions and point out the actual limits and behavior based upon your statement.
A hard drive that exhibits a sound similar to a broken record normally indicates a damaged mechanical mechanism of the hard drive.
Having just said that, you shouldn't be able to boot up into a Desktop due to redundancy checks during the boot process. These checks examine the integrity of the data and the hard drive.
Once you acquire a Desktop have you tried to use your keyboard and not the mouse to access programs? And, do you notice that your normal programs and their icons load in the location occupied by your system clock?
What I would ask you to do to verify your hard drive's integrity is this:
Boot up your computer and after the beep start taping the F8 key. Shortly, you should have on display a Safe Mode Menu. Choose to enter Safe Mode and hit enter. When the desktop appears there is a pop up displayed to have you acknowledge you are in Safe Mode, hit enter or if your mouse is now working click OK.
Press these two keys at the same time exactly, Windows key + e key, When the Explore Window is on display you will see your c: drive listed, right click this and choose Properties. On the subsequent display choose the Tools Tab, now select ScanDisk and let this program run. Write down and Report back any significant errors encountered.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008
Sounds like you may have a crashed head. you can go here to listen to other drive failures to see if your drive sounds like one of these:
I would suggest however, turning off and not using your drive as much as possible. You may need to take your drive to a professional repair shop if the data on the drive is worth retrieving. There are a few companies that will recover data even from hard drives with failed hardware. They simply take your drive apart and retrieve it directly from the platters. http://www.salvagedata.com/
You might check to see if your drive is still covered under warranty for replacement.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sep 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet
You will have to be the computer administrator to change any values on any hard drive
click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have
click start click to open on my computer you should see your hard drive usually C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7
click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
-click start right click on my computer select open
-Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F:/ or something)
-Click Properties in the menu that comes up
-Click the Sharing tab
-And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
hope this helps you
Aug 26, 2011 | Hitachi (DK23DA-30F) 30 GB Hard Drive
Disk read error is an error you will get when the hard drive has problems. I would take it into a reputable show for repair. Often, a hard drive will fail and give you this message. It's possible the issue is virus related too, but when you get those types of messages; it's important to have a professional look at it.
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