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The system does give this message when the logic board can't access the Hard Disk.
Can be anything, from a complete over filled HD till a defect controller or just a corrupted first sector. Check what the user manual says about initialise the hard disk. If that won't help, consult a tech close to you. Btw. after an initialise or format you will have lost everything you recorded till now. So if something important is on the disk, ask a tech to get out the drive and recover the important stuff. This could cost you.
that is the hard drive and it has failed. what you need to do is replace the hard drive. you will need it to be formated in FAT32. so you will need to do this first before installing the new drive. you can buy hard drive readers off e-bay that will read the hard drive on a usb lead. then down download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool it is a free tool that will format sata drive or idle hard drive to FAT32. you can buy good hard drives also on the choose the size you want up to 1TB as that is the max you can put on this model. hope this help you
It could be that it's permanantly stuck in the reboot stage. Take it apart battery and all, and then put it back together and try. If that doesn't work take it back and get your provider to fix it for you.
a 49.xxxx error on an HP means that there is an issue with one or more hard disks. you can try to re-initialise the hard disk(s) by rebooting the printer while holding the green button. when the three leds are lit, release the green button, and navigate using the numerical buttons until you see "initialise hard disks" on the display of the printer. confirm by pressing the green button again. if all goes well, your printer will take two minutes longer than usual to boot. if you still get the same error afterwards, you need to replace the disk.
Initialising is the worst thing you can do as that will erase the entire disk.
You need to get a copy of DiskWarrior from Alsoft. It is very good are fixing drives that report that error (disk utility very rarely fixes them - and even when it does, DiskWarrior will still find something wrong).
It sounds though as if the initialisation failed. That often means that there is a physical problem with the disk itself that software is not going to fix.
If that is the case then you need to get a copy of DataRescue from Prosoft. It is very good at recovering data off faulty drives. As long as the drive is spinning it has a good chance of getting everything back - however - it can take hours, and it also recovers every bit of crud you deleted in the past, sao you need an equivalent sized drive to put all the recovered files onto (you cannot put them onto the same drive that is being recovered) and then you need several hours to go though all the rescued files just to delete all the crud. It's a long job.
If the drive stops spinning you need the services of a profession data recovery service like ontrack - but that will cost youi.
I have several drives backed up and they work fine whenever they are imaged. anyway..
These drives are made for use in Windows and Mac enviorments. It is usually MAC users that have this problem.They are usually preformatted using fat32. because the drive is usually for storage fat32 is sufficent...but there are certain characters that fat32 dosen't care for...Do you have file naming scheme that uses odd characters? if so Those are the file names the error is refferring to. You may choose to reformat the drive using fat32(again) or NTFS(note fat32 has a better chance of data recovery just in case)your main hard drive might be NTFS.
The rest is only important if you use a MAC
Now if you have a MAC see below.
How do I initialise the external drive for Mac OS X?
Preparing the Seagate/Maxtor external hard drive in Mac OS X
Mac OS X cannot mount a FAT32 partition larger than 137 GB (128 GB binary value). Our partiton is 160 GB (149 GB binary value). Since your external drive comes with a large FAT32 partition preinstalled you will need to initialise the drive to use it in Mac OS X.
WARNING: Initialising or partitioning the drive will erase all data on the drive. If you have used this drive on another computer take the drive back to that computer and copy all data off of the drive before proceeding.
When the drive was plugged into the Macintosh you probably noticed a message reporting an error that it cannot read the volume. At this point you have the option to initialise the drive. If you missed that message you can initialise the drive manually.
Initialising the drive in OS X
If you see the volume error, you can click the Initialise option. If you do not see it, then go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.
In Disk Utility: Select the external drive (149.05 GB). Be sure you select the correct drive before proceeding. If you have more than one 160 GB drive then be sure to select the correct one.
1. Go to the Erase tab.
2. Choose the type of partition (Mac OS Extended).
3. Type a volume label.
4. Tick the box that says "Install Mac OS 9 drivers". If this option is not selected, this device cannot be used by a computer running Mac OS 9. This option does not affect Classic.
5. Click Erase.
6. Read the prompt and Click on Erase again if you agree to erase all the data and you are sure the correct drive is selected.
7. The drive will now show on the desktop with a Firewire icon and the volume label as the name.
For more information on the FAT32 partition size limit in Mac OS X please read document number 107483 on Apple's support web site.
For more information about formatting drives in Mac OS visit Apple's support web site.
For more information about decimal versus binary capacity values visit our FAQ on the subject.
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