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I have a HP Pavillion dv1000 notebook which is two years old. HP diagnostics stated the hard drive is shot and needs to be replaced at a cost of $496.00 Is there any way that I can run another check to see if the hard drive is indeed in need of replacement.
Wow! I'm not sure where the $496 number came from, but that's literally insane! You can purchase a 120GB notebook drive from NewEgg for $49!
If you can get into Windows, right click on your "C" drive and go to Properties, Tools, Error Checking. You can have Windows scan the disk and automatically fix errors. Personally, I turn the "auto" option off, as I want to see what damage (if any) is done ..but if you think the drive is really bad off, or don't care as long as it's fixed, then check that option.
If you can't get into Windows, you can have a local PC repair guy test the drive outside your tower, using an external drive (or a friend can do this as well, using the "Error Checking" I mentioned above).
Generally, if the drive isn't making clanking sounds or making metallic noises, it's probably "fixable".
If you MUST replace the drive, shop around first and don't assume that because one person quotes you a price, that's what you have to pay. Replacing a hard drive is one of the easiest upgrades to perform on a laptop. If you spend over $100 to do this (including having someone do it for you), then you are nuts :)
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Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Do you know what brand the hard drive is? Most of the hard drive companys have there own software you can download from there website for free. If you tell me what the brand is ill link you to the download.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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