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I own a HP Compaq V5000. It turns on, go to one page that says, disk read error, press Ctrl/Alt/Escape to restart. And repeats this over and over. So I pushed F10 during the 1st page went into set-up, tried to restore to defaults and run the HDD test, and all it says is FAILED. Can't do anything more. Any advice or is the computer a goner? It had Windows XP??? Thanx

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Hi Thanks for your question
The best and the easiest solution to this is replace the hard drive and install fresh windows. There is nothing wrong with computer itself. It's bad hard drive not letting Operation System Load.
Good Luck

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