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Start-up test failed, hard disk not exist

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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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.

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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

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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)
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Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: asi gave mine laptop compaq c700 pc notebook to hp

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

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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!

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Compaq CQ 62 fails to start and fails most tests does any one know what this error code means: 98AFM9-000759-XD003G-COC603 ?


I\'m guessing from the format that it was accompanied by a blue screen with white lettering? That\'s called the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and it\'s not a very welcome sight among IT professionals...

Sounds like your Operating system got a bit scrambled. Could be due to a failing hard drive, wildly fluctuating voltage, or good ol\' fashioned malware/viruses. In any case, I think you\'re approaching the "factory reset" event horizon.

I would suggest a repair of the OS. The company that made your pc likely sent you an operating system restore disc or something similar, if they didn\'t they almost surely have one available. Tech support for that OEM should be able to walk you through the process of restoring your pc back to factory settings. WARNING: This will delete ALL data on the main system drive (C:). It is considered a last resort only.

If that should fail, it\'s likely the hard drive is going bad. Any SATA mobile hard drive should fit the bill, they\'re quite simple to replace too.

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Virus? Hard Drive Failure? Help Please!


This is because the Hard Disk Drive has failed and you need it replaced. If your warranty is still valid, take it back for repairs or buy another hard disk drive altogether.

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I am unable to start windows after I formated all existing partitions. Now as my computer boots up it starts to load and say's "BOOTMGR is missing.. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart


The problem could be with the hard drive or internal hardware.

in order to figure out the exact problem, perform hard drive self test.

here are the steps:

turn on the notebook and keep tapping f10 key until BIOS screen comes up

select Diagnostics option using arrow keys

select primary hard disk test

quick test starts followed by comprehensive test .. it may take an hour

if test fails, u need to replace the hard drive

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Turned on laptop, starts running but no screen pops up. the fan starts intially for a couple seconds but then turns off. comp. is still on though. Please help!!!!


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Non system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready...when I run my windows xp disk it then tells me that they cant find my hard drive. Where would the hard drive be on a Compaq Evo N600c?...


Yes. Your laptop is far worth fixing. If you can do it yourself, open the back cover where your hard drive exists to make sure it did not get out of position (Probably due to shock during travel)

Then using a windows xp installation cd, run the laptop from the cd and when the setup screen reaches the point of "pressing enter to continue installation, or "C" for a recovery, pre C to go to the DOS prompt screen. On that screen, use the command >CHKDSK and press enter..

It should detect to disk and fix it for you. If it wont detect the disk, then probably you damaged it and need to replace it. You will have to go to a store to purchase one.

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1)How to find and remove the hard drive on the IBM ThinkPad T22 2647. 2)The comp appears to start but screen is blank


hi


to remove the hard disk, remove screws from small hard disk drive door (loacted on back of notebook), disconnect the hard disk by removing two screws (if applicable) pull tab to remove disk.

OR -----

if you do eventually get access to your operating system , when computer runs normally ---

run this test ,, read carefully and follow instructions - go to this link and download the program first

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70578

then follow instructions below.

Windows XP
  1. Click Start, select Search, then click All files and folders.
  2. Type hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe in the search field, then click Search. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe icon.
  4. PC-Doctor for Windows will be installed on your system.
How to Run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
Summary
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is a diagnostic tool that tests the hard drives in Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Lenovo 3000 computers running Windows XP or Vista released after January 2004. If you are experiencing issues with your Lenovo product, you may run this test to determine if your issues are hard drive related.
Running Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
To run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test from Windows, follow these steps:
1. Download the test to your computer.
2. Run the application install and choose the defaults. Once installed, the application will be placed under a "Lenovo Services" choice on your Start Menu.
3. If the application detects that the Lenovo System Toolbox is already installed, it will ask whether you want to continue the installation. This is because the new hard drive test is installed by default as part of the Lenovo System Toolbox.
4. Choose a drive if you have more than one drive.
5. Start the Test
Testing in process:
1. The test may take 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size and speed of the drive.
2. When the diagnostics are complete, a message will be displayed indicating that test "Passed", "Failed", or "further testing is required to verify the drive's proper operation". If further testing is required, start running the extended test. The test may take more than an hour depending on the size and speed of the drive.
3. When the diagnostics are complete the extended test, a message will be displayed indicating that the test Passed" or Failed".
4. If the test failed, contact Lenovo Support Center
Note: Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is included in http://www.lenovo.com/systemtoolbox
Lenovo System Toolbox is a full application of computer diagnostics utilities.

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When i turn my lap top on i get the hp on screen and then it comes up either err2err3 or corupt file, last night on pressing f12 for windows to fix problem all i got was windows is loading files, but i can...


NO computer stated, make COmpaq,. no model vast sold all old.
NO OS stated.
wow, must we guess the moon ,stars and sky?

HP owns Compaq, and compaq is mostly a dead product now and for support (free) why mess with relic iron and OS>?
the newer PC's have hot key, F10 or F11 (changed at VISTA)
its job is reload the OS, called HP restore.
if those keys fail the hdd is not good..
HDD not Original
not HP, hdd, with HDD restore partition on board.
or HDD is bad.or someone corrupted these partitions.
or someone loaded, MS OS on it. do not load Microsoft disks her.
or was never there new, as was true on first compaq.(unstated by u)

if the hdd is bad it its bad, the bios test is just toy, we have vastly better tests disk, endless topic, can take all day to test any HDD.
the HP disk sets are not sold by HP but are 3rd party

you can read just like me, look your disk by self

https://restore.solutions/dv/laptop/compaq/


if the HDD is good, (may be not)
there are only 2 pathes.
HP install disks
or hope F10 works, I cant read you book to you ,and would but you never once disclosed the service tag data.

see this crude example that is a service tag.
it tells the helper what you own..
HP will ask for serial #, as that also tells options I cant ever guess.

tag1-1bykeq1nxrz2kdqbw4fjrteh-3-0.jpg

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your windows install is screwed up. i'd dig up your Windows XP CDand pop that in and do a repair install. if it still doesnt work then i'd enter the bios setup (hit F10 on compaq boot screen) and look in there for "Hard Drive Test" and run that. be aware it will take 70 mins on a 60GB hard drive, and longer for a bigger drive. if the hard drive passes the test then you may want to boot up the XP cd and do a fresh install, opting to format the drive. be aware that formatting WILL delete anything and everything on the laptop.

if the hard drive fails the test, then obviously you need to get a replacement drive and reinstall Windows on that. if the hard drive failed, any data on it is most defenetly toast.

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Sounds like your hard drive is dead. If you can get to the XP recovery console with the XP cd, try running:
chkdsk /r
(it takes about 30+mins to finish) to repair the hard drive. It should work if you are able to run that. Otherwise it will tell you it failed because of the bad hard drive.

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