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Error message: HD521-2W

I ran pc-doctor on my compaq presario, and when I ran a diagnostic for my hard drive,(Short Test), I received the error message HD521-2W. The program directed me to contact my administrator with this error message. I have tried several things to find out what this means, with no success. Please advise.

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I have the same exact problem

  • pmwilson May 30, 2008

    same problem

  • vinny boy Sep 23, 2008

    I too have a Compaq Presario and exactly the same thing keeps happening to me (4 times in less than 2 years), forcing me each time to do a destructive recovery which returns my PC to its delivery settings and forcing me to re-install all my data and post delivery software. It is a real pain and HP were NOT interested even when it was in warranty!

  • plcoon Nov 01, 2008

    same problem, how can i get force windows to start so i can recover a file. i get missing or corrupt: window\systems32\config\system

  • mitchy68 Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem here! The last post is right on what was said. Eventually you have to reinstall your os every time you try to start your comp. But what did help mine is dont defrag and dont update certain windows updates after you reinstall os or do destructive sys. recovery !

    By the way The non destructive sys. recovery & sys. restore wont do, you have to do the destructive sys. recovery.

    My product is Samsung SP1614C

    my error codes: HD535-4 & HDD535-S2

  • martinmaloney May 07, 2009

    HD521-2W FROM PC DOCTOR failed short self test.guess the undies are in a bunch , need to know how to pull out the hd521-2w / other wise no problems ,runs quiet ... well there are problems , but cannot relate them. you know how relatives can be.I SEE SO MANY HAVE THIS PROBLEM HD521-2W NOW.is there a virus or what ?

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This error is basically a fatal error. you will endd up needing to replace your hard drive soon but if you dont like doing a recovery every few days and loosing your information all the time replace the hard drive

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Eventually you have to reinstall your os every time you try to start your comp. But what did help mine is dont defrag and dont update certain windows updates after you reinstall os or do destructive sys. recovery !
By the way The non destructive sys. recovery & sys. restore wont do, you have to do the destructive sys. recovery.
My product is Samsung SP1614C
my error codes: HD535-4 & HDD535-S2

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