MY LAPTOP IS SHOWING HARD DRIVE FAILURE DETECTED PLEASE BACK UP YOUR FILE. i WENT TO LOCAL SHOP AND REMOVED THE HARD DISK AND ASK ME TO REPLACE IT WITH THE NEW ONE THE PROBLEM IS I CANT FIND THE REPLACEMENT.pLEASE HELP
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It's not showing you even have a hard drive to boot to. If your sure you have a hard drive it may need to be reseated. There is either a cover underneath the laptop or a slide out tray on the side. Unscrew the cover/tray and pull out the hard drive then just put it back in and try to start it. Hope this helps. If not u probably have a dead hard drive. But the computer is still good.
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The windows operational system has become corrupted or the hard drive has failed, you can try removing the hardware and reseat it back in place, this will sometimes get it going. If this fails take the laptop to a computer service centre to have the files saved and installed on a new hard drive.
Your drive is failing and you should back up any important data you need onto CD/DVD or an external USB device (hard drive/pen drive). The drive may keep working for a while but your system is warning you that it has detected a critical error with the drive and failure is imminent.
This means that your laptop's motherboard has detected that the hard drive (where all of your data and operating system live) is operating outside of normal parameters. Hard drives are supposed to read/write/respond within specific parameters. If the drive stops operating within these parameters, it usually means that the drive is failing, and therefore your information should be backed up, and your drive should be replaced. Once you back up your data, you can contact HP support to get the hard drive replaced.
Press F2 to go into the BIOS and reset it to factory defaults and reboot the laptop. If you still get the same message, go back into the BIOS and see if the hard drive is showing up in there, if it is then that means the OS has corrupt files and you would need to wipe out the drive and restore the laptop back to factory defaults.
If the BIOS doesn't show the hard drive in the BIOS then that means the hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.
Whilst this error can occur due to a faulty hard drive or corrupt page file, but is also a symptom of faulty RAM memory. Unless you have heard "clunking" noises from your new hard drive, its unlikely to be the new disk this time.
Check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device causing the error. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve it. Finally, if all the above steps fail to resolve the error, take the system to a repair facility for diagnostic testing. If you the laptop is overheating, or you can't hear the fan running then fan failure might also be a possible cause.
The PXE-X61 error means that the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive. 1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.
2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.
4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.