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My computer upon booting say error disk 1 (301)

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Yes, It's a predictive error that it will soon fail.Only when is not known. Contact HP for a replacement. They are pretty good if you are still under warranty.

Warranty check.

Contact info.

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SOURCE: A Disk read error occurred upon booting

This could be a sign of the hard drive having a problem.
I would recommend that you do a scan of the hard drive to check for errors.
You didn't mention which operating system you have, but you need to click on My Computer and then right-click on your hard drive. Go to Properties and then Tools.
Once there, select the option that tells you to check the disk for errors. Check the entire drive. Note that this will not run right away. You must restart your computer, as the utility needs exclusive access to the hard drive.
If this type of error reoccurs, it's time to back up your data, 'cause you probably have a hard drive that is dying.

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windows has corrupted files and can not continue to load "software issue" or there may be bad sectors on the hard drive. To test this! If you have the original recovery disc, try and reload your operational system if successful it proves software problem. If this fails! the hard drive needs to be pulled and tested or use the smart software to test the hardware in the computer, if it fails replace the hard drive.

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