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Compaq 6720s notebook, hard drive failure, gave me blue screen described with psyical memory dump, try to start up and it repeats the "Press F11 for Recorvery" over and over, press f11 and it trys to load then blue screens again, tried booting vista from cd to do fresh install or format, wont allow me, any solutions? Kieran

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Hi there
A clue is in the error message you get "hard drive failure" this means the hard drive which holds the operating system is corrupt and will not allow a reinstall, you have to purchase a new hard drive before you can reinstall the operating system and then you'll be good to go.
If the laptop is still covered my the manufacturers warranty i recommend you take advantage of that and send it in for repair, if its out of warranty you'll be able to get one from any reputable PC store.


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Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.4 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 7f BCP1: 0000000D BCP2: 00000000 ...


just say my
HP Compaq 6720s Notebook PC (up to 9 years old) THIS IS a BSOD the blue screens of ***** ! infamous. then.
and if XP or VISTA operating system.?
BSOD'S are usually
1: Virus infections.
2: bad HDD or BAD RAM.

the BSOD means, the OS code in memory was corrupted in some way, that is what it means. cause is a whole other matter.

Boot to BIOS and run the memory diagnostic, yet.
Fixing BSODs can be a long hard job.
one can boot to the unstated OS and reinstall the OS. FRESH.
see if that works.
or run a boot LIVE CD there are many to try, as a test.
Linux live CD or microsoft XP ,W7/w8/w10 PE live cds' to test the system. All technicians have this so they can do tests.
lacking that , get the the PC serviced?

or run less memory in the hope that 1 stick is bad... try them 1 by one, is best. if only one, oh boy, hard to buy them now.
Lots of reasons for BSOD's
GOOD that, and see the 10,000,000 hits.
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As I am using my HP, Compaq 6720s laptop sometimes, and now more regularly the screen breakup into colourful lines and the system stops reacting, a hang in effect. The screen breakup used to come with a...


Hello, Abdi.

I have some suggestions for you. It's possible that your hard drive is failing. Run Diagnostics and check your hard drive. Upon boot, press F12 rapidly (or could be F2) and choose the Diagnostics.

Another suggestion is to use System Restore, in the event that your operating system file(s) is problematic. Again, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when powering on). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, all your updates will roll back to that date. Follow the process.

Hope this helps.

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The hard drive has already failed, there are probably some bad sectors on the hardware so windows has corrupted files and can not back up. If you have the recovery disc, try and reload the operational system, it will quickly prove if the hardware is the issue. But! before you go out and buy a new hard drive have them test the old one first.

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This is a classic sign of dead memory modules. Time to replace the memory sticks. You can replace it yourself or take the notebook to a computer shop or Geek Squad, if that is in your area. It will probably cost around $100 for the new parts and service.

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This is generally an indication of a hard drive failure. You will most likely have to replace the hard drive.

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MS-DOS edit command help edit c:\autoexec.bat = This would look at the autoexec.bat; However, if the file is not found, you will have a blank blue screen.

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Certain diags only test the diagnostic tracks. That is what's passing more than likely. You should boot the laptop in safe mode (F8) and click start, run, type in cmd, hit enter and type scandisk. This will do a complete scan on the drive. If there are any errors replace the drive.

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S.M.A.R.T (system monitoring)is the warning software that detects when a hard drive is about to fail, so i would back up any important docs to a disc or usb drive immediately and replace the hard drive. The hard drive controller itself will not be the problem, it's the controller saying that the problem is the drive, the controller is only a driver and not a peice of hardware, pressing F1 will ignore any faults and continue to boot, but especially if it doesnt always boot it's definately your hard drive.

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