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Recovery options onboard hard drive

When I turn on my computer the HP logo comes up, but the computer then goes to a black screen with a blinking curser on the top left corner, after blinking for a while the message: " the disk cannot be read Press Ctrl + Alt+Del to restart" This message continues to occurThe hard drive test : #1-06 Fail

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Your hard drive is bad. That is what the SMART test is telling you. Replace the hard drvie.
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First check to see if your hard drive is seated properly..
if ok try to access dos prompt at start (f8 )
try startup in safe mode
try repair disk with checkdisk (chkdsk)
in a dos prompt
if all fails your drive probably has bad sectors or missing sys files or otherwise corrupted...
download a prog called spotmau(free to try)...
create a boot disk with the software(everything is part of the package to show you how)
once you have a boot disk startup pc with bootdisk in cd drive....
when software starts you will have many options to repair almost anything that can go wrong.
the only better software for repairing damaged disks is hdd partition which will repair the most difficult to fix disks(hd)

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