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I turned on my Compaq and a screen popped up telling me to run a start-up test. When I clicked to run the start-up test, a black screen with "start-up test" failed. Hard disk not exist came up in blue lettering and will not allow me to do anything. I cannot shut off the computer or get out of that screen.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1501 black screen
i think your system's files is corrupted due to improper shut down or sudden lost of system power.so better do fresh installation of operating system or do recovery by booting up windows xp from cd rom.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
SOURCE: zd8000 wont boot up
try to get into SAFE mode... tap F8 repeatedly when you first power on. You should get a safe mode boot menu, select last known good profile and press enter.
If this does not work reboot go into SAFE mode and select Safe Mode from menu and see if it will boot up.
You may get a pop up to use system restore, say yes, select restore to an earlier date (or similar) then use the calander to select a restore date that is PRIOR to the problem starting.
If this does not work boot to safe mode again and say NO (cancel) to use system restore and see if you can get to the desktop
post back results for further troubleshooting
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
SOURCE: Windows Vista will not start up
Please have a look at this link to see MS's recommendations for startup problems in vista.
And since you can't even get it booted at the moment, see here for an explanation of that 0x...24 error code, which indicates a problem with the file system driver or the drive itself. You will need to run the chkdsk utility from a recovery disk or recovery console to determine this.
It's possible that since your optical drive is not functioning, that the driver for that drive is causing the problem, but if you don't have the recovery console installed and can't run a recovery disk, you may have to take it to a shop just to get it booted on another hard drive. (see similar discussion here)
There is a hotfix available for systems that receive this error code, see here
Because there is a hotfix available, you might be able to get Microsoft support for this problem by following the hotfix link in that last link.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Only Hp knows what that means in their diags. Get it shipped back and take it to a Locally owned PC shop and have them take a look at it. It is possible that you have just enough file fragmentation and file structure corruption that it is fail diags. Why did you take it in to be looked at anyways?
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
SOURCE: Hi!My laptop (HP G7000)can not
Your hard disk has indeed failed, this is not an indication of a spyware problem. Your best bet, if the laptop is under warranty, is to contact HP for a replacement hard drive.
If, however, your are out of warranty or would prefer to do it yourself, it appears your laptop has a 2.5" SATA hard drive. You don't need a huge one, your failed hard drive was probably between 80-160GB. Do not get a hard drive with a PATA/IDE interface, or a 3.5" hard drive, as these will neither work nor fit in your computer.
There are several screws on the bottom of your laptop. You will not likely need to remove the entire laptop case, and many times the bottom of the laptop is labeled with icons or a description of the component beneath the panel in question. When you replace the hard drive, pay attention to the orientation of the old hard drive, as well as where any different size screws were placed.
Finally, you will need to restore your computer with a set of disks. As you will be replacing your hard drive, any restore partition that was previously on your computer will have been lost.
Please let me know if you have any other questions related to this issue. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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