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Hi my hp g60 is very slow on start up.... and keeps prompting me about an hard drive failure!!!!!!! is it time to replace the drive????? thanx in advance alex

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Try to restore to an earlier time or recover the operating system to factory specifications before replacing the drive.

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Note: On all notebooks, air circulation is poor, they should all be placed on flat surfaces, never laps or soft cloth surfaces like on beds, as these block the fine vents and introduce fluff into the unit.
They should have compressed air forced back into the CPU cooling vents regularly to prevent a buildup of a blanket of dust which cooks the CPU and support chips. Keep the cooling system free and clean to get the best out of your notebooks.

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try to open the cmos setting by pressing the f10 key then check if the hard drive you installed has been detected, if you can see it, go to boot option then change the 1st boot device to cd-rom drive then the 2nd boot device will be your hard drive then click esc to save the setting put your recovery disk on the cd-rom drive then reboot the unit if ask press any to boot from cd rom just press a key or simple tap any key on the keyboard, then follow instruction.

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I have just copied data to TRANSCEND 25M3 640G USB 3.0, then i run VMWare Image from my external. Then after i want to shut down my laptop, then click safely remove, but it prompt 'USING IT, STOP...

You really can't purchase a USB 3.0 port for you computer, I know for a fact that the G60 doesn't have an expansion port that would allow such a device.
I don't understand the prompt either, to be completely honest.
If you're asking if its prompts you to format the drive, and asks are you sure, that's a good feature.
But, other than that, reply with a little more detail and I'll be glad to go more in depth with you.

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Boots up. sticks when HP appears on screen. Cant go any where from there except re boot or turn off. HP G60-235DX. Everyone says motherboard dead.??

Sounds more like a faulty HARD DRIVE or a bad ram stick.Computer repair places seem to always say that to get more money.Most of the time its not the motherboard but whats connected to it though.I would unplug the HDD and see if it will go on past that screen.If it does replacing the HDD would probably be the answer.

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1. the hard drive is broken and needs replacement, for this enter the bios pressing f12 when the computer is starting up and make sure the hard drive is detected and shows status ok.

2. The boot sectors of the operating system are lost or corrupted and may need reinstalation of the operating system

Good luck

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The error codes which represent the # 300 or above usually indicate that the issue might be with the Hard Drive or the RAM Modules.
You may first try performing the Hardware Diagnostics and check for any issues with the Hard Drive or RAM Modules.
If the issue still persists, it would be better to get the Unit examined at the Service Center.
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