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Pc will not boot into xp. ran diag from HP recovery,

Got a message on hard drive test. short shelf test, error hd 521-2w, Samsung SP 2004C any suggestions? tks

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The drive is bad, replace it with a new one.

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You will need to replace the hard drive, it is going bad or may already be bad.

If the computer will still load windows (it looks like the hard drive is bad, so it may not), you need to create a recovery DVD set. This has to be done with the computer booted to windows (since that is were the program is). Once you have created the recovery set, copy any files you created that you do not want to loose to an external source (external hard drive for example). These files are in the documents, pictures, videos, ect folders for each user account. Now you can replace the hard drive with a good hard drive. You will boot from the recovery set you created, this will reinstall all software that came with the computer when purchased. You most likely had to purchase the MS office package, and you should have an install disk for it. Another software you purchased will have to be reinstalled also. You can them copy your files from the external source back to your computer. This should put you just about back in business.


Alternatives

1. computer will not boot to windows and I would like my files still:

Most computer retailers offer services for sale. If the hard drive is readable, they can pull your information off of it, and back it up for you.

2. I did not or can not create the recovery set:

If you contact HP support (800-474-6836) they can sell you a recovery set (sometimes they will provide you one free).
3. I am not comfortable with any of this. Again most computer retailers offer services to repair your computer and back up your information. Keep in mind if your do not have the recovery set, they may just install windows on the computer and nothing else.

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get all your information you need off of the HD and reinstall windows see if that will get rid of the problem.

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result- "DST short Test-Failed-Error
code-2000-0151 Error message:
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That is the boot loader message to boot to the NTFS Primary boot partition (Primary Boot Record for Descriptor 1 is the Utility partition)
Normally, this message flashes and the system boots, since it is not there is a failure in the boot process.
#1 run diags on the Hard Drive (CTRL+ALT+D at boot) and see if it passes
If it does
#2 Boot to you XP CD, press R for recovery console, and run the COMMAND CHKDSK /R see if the system will boot
If no go, go back to recovery console, try the command BOOTCFG /Rebuild then see if the system will boot
If That fails, try reinstalling Windows
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To install windows XP in that laptop u will need to create custom windows XP CD, how will you do that:

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Sounds like you'll be getting a replacement hard drive.

Here are some things you can try.
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  2. Run diagnostics on the drive is detected.
  3. If Diags pass/unavailable, you can try booting to an XP CD, enter recovery console, see if you can run a CHKDSK /R and fix the issue.
  4. Reformat the drive and reinstall.
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this error is basically a fatal error. you will endd up needing to replace your hard drive soon but if you dont like doing a recovery every few days and loosing your information all the time replace the hard drive

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