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Diagnostics time smart test failed error code 303 is show
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Bad sectors are starting to show up on the hard drive. Thats what the smartdrive program is for, its checks the hard drive to see if there are any bad spots or potential bad spots on the platter inside of the hard drive.
It will definitely have to be replaced. Replace it with a new one and if you can't then at least replace it with a known good used one.
Posted on May 12, 2009
SOURCE: Ran a diagnostic on a
No, chkdsk will not help: this is a hardware defect - part of the platter of the disk is damaged. The disk is dead, recover what you can from it and get a new one.
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
SOURCE: I have an HP Pavilion
Get a new drive in a caddy and boot your computer within safe mode (press F8 as it loads).
Copy all you can to the new drive.
If you cannot do that, buy a replacement hard drive and load your system disk in the CD Rom drive booting from it. When the system is loaded and running, power the desktop down, fit the old drive and set the jumper as SLAVE.
Boot up your desktop and there will be what is left of your data on drive D. Copy all you require before it is too late!
Hope that helps.
Posted on Dec 09, 2010
No your hard drive is just fine.
It sounds like a variant of the S.M.A.R.T. HDD virus. You can try to remove it with the software I list below, but if that doesn't get rid of it you will have to bring it in to a pc shop that speciallizes in virus/malware removal for a set price. Especially if it has started removing your icons already.
Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.
First try malwarebytes anti-malware it's FREE and it's here:
Make sure to select the non-pro version.
Install and use TDSSKiller also (Also FREE):
You can try Superantispyware as well (Also FREE):
If you don't have a good anti-virus program already you can use Avira. It's FREE as well, just make sure to configure it to "Select All" Threat categories. Here it is:
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
I found my answer to this on another board. Remove the battery and SD card. Use a paperclip to press in the small siver dot above the + sign for about 10 seconds. This resets the firmware. It worked for me, hopefully it will work for you too.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
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