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My Hp p6140f desktop computer will not start-up. on the diagnostic tools I hit on start -up which is F9, it said the hard drive had a BIOHD-8 ERROR AND ON Boot path was BIOHD-4 error any ideas? nothing was done to the BIO system or anything like that, the desk top came on and the mouse battery needed changed, the screen was all blue when I got back to the computer . I shut it off and turned it back on and the diagnostic tool program came up. I tryed all of them out and still no luck, thanks

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Show photos of your screens?, it's a no boot symptom.
Photos of your bad screens is like magic.

2010 desktop, (oldest it can be) the COIN cell can be bad now. (Bios acts funny with this bad)

Battery is at the upper end of its life span now. at 7 years.
if true BIOS will not operate correctly

are you saying the ESC key fails, and F11 key fails>?
Esc is BIOS page, and F11 is reload or refresh OS
what OS are you running , Vista or W7? or what?
oldest this pc was VISTA.
That error code means.
Data from the HDD is dead,or corrupted, why is the question.
Or a corrupted OS or bad PSU.
there are simple tests to find true cause.

Boot and press ESC and do the diagnostic page, yet.
the press disk tests?
can you build a live linux or live windows PC disk and boot that?
or on a usb stick boot that, and prove the system is ok and only the HDD is bad? that is what shops do...'
clean out the dust in the system and CPU fan heat sink so it stops the overheating there.? 7years of lent is a horror, did you look?
Many be that lent cause HDD overheating and is why IT FAILed,

as it boots hit f11, and do the restores seen there.
the HP REstore modes. get errors NOW?

that BIOHD8.
I sure could be a HDD, but we do tests to prove its is first.
If F11 restore fails, you run it and it gets HDD errors, then there are errors coming down its data cable, for sure. but way.?


1: its bad. the HDD.
2: the PSU is bad, cause it to malf. bad (low 5v , low 12v, or noise)
3: the cable to it is loose or fell off. or bad. SATA cable.
4: the HDD is overheating, are all the PC fans dead.?
5: I boot to a CD and run SMART, from Crystaldisk.

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html


6: even the Sata port on the mother board can be bad, try port 2? TO PROVE THAT,, you have to change bios to boot to port 2, so...
you have 2 choices, guess, or test, I'll not guess, and then let you call me a liar later, as seen here at the real HP forum.

if you do the test, you learn what's. bad.
1: booting from Live CD or stick linux or windows. PE.
if this works great the base machine is ok.

2: move (suspect )disk to other PC and doing smart test on it and other HDD tests, we have who bucket of test apps to test HDD in shop.
the BIOS has a disk test, but is simple and does find weak HDD. (there are vastly better HDD test tools)

3: The SMART test tells you if it's , ok, not overheated or if its OUT OF SPARE TRACKS (redundancy repair system is toast) or even DEAD.

4: F11 key fails, tell me HDD is bad, Power to it bad or SATA port bad. F11 restore.... do the startup ,fix first. this is simple does that fail>??????

5: if the HDD passes all tests in another system its ok. (if you run the best HDD tests there its ok)

6: if the boot to linux, or windows live PE fails even with HDD removed. and it fails, its not the HDD is it.
that would be... (it's a system )
(fans, mobo, PSU , CPU , etc) the CPU can pack in lent and overheat in seconds, saw one guy here put a new fan on it and wrecked the heat sink compound and now overheats in seconds. (he went from bad to worse)

we do tests. and find the truth, if testing is old hat, and boring???
then throw parts, but if you have data there,
we try to recover data first. do you?
try a new HDD.
but wait, OS needs Install DVD or Usb stick install.
Got the HP install media kit, if F11 fails, then the restore part is lost.\
so only media kit can work. if at all.

have you at least tried reading on at HP
you know, HP.com
the page called my PC dont start?
why not?


first a good page on this error
http://www.solvusoft.com/en/errors/runtime-errors/microsoft-corporation/windows-7/biohd-8-windows-7-error-code-biohd-8/

If you research this this error is pure Microsoft
its not HP, at all, its MS, built in SMART monitors.
it can be turned off in BIOS, on some PC.


now HP. seem like good advice here, as usually buy the top guys.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Error-Code-BIOHD-8/m-p/990779/highlight/true#M39824


try to learn 1 thing in electronics.
try to know that all HDD fail. or seem to...
if :
power to it is bad. or noisy ,yes, PSU can fail 3 ways.
dead, low-voltage or NOISE.
the data line is bad,or SATA port to it bad.
or the HDD overheats.
or has been dropped or is clicking,
if data is corrupted, that can be virus infections.
and nothing at all to do with HDD, period.
but COde 8 , I think, is MS code 8 means, SMART FAILS.
it means MS sees data on the SMART pages that is wrong. so run smart and find what is there that is wrong.

I just replaced 1GB drive due to smart showing me
it just ran out of spare cylinders, (they all do that in time, took 7 years) but did, and now is paper weight. I always check smart, like once a month on my DATA DRIVES. and I'm always backed up.

Posted on May 27, 2017

  • Anonymous May 27, 2017

    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bp...


    there is no lack of help at HP.com
    why hide from them>?

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Sounds like the hard drive has failed.

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There could be tons of reason for a computer not starting up! the first thing I would replace would be the power supply, then the memory sticks or even the entire motherboard could cause it. does the computer beep any tones when you first hit the power supply, no? replace the power supply unitassy.techman

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