A relative gave me there dv4000. of course its seen bad times since i last saw it. but anyhow i am wanting to restore the original software. i recall hp and compaqs often have a partition on the drive to do this, though sometimes its either the eds you get, or the recover partition, what is the way to start this if so possible?
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Re: Recovery options onboard hard drive?
When you start up the computer at the very beginning when it shows the logo it should have the key to press for system restore at the bottom of the screen usually on HP's and Compaq's its F11 at startup
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Try download Hirens boot disc this is now v 15.2 and about 500mb file ,google this it can be put on USB stick or burnt to cd.it has just about every tool know to man for computer related problems with a whole host of HDD stuff.however if your hard drive is starting to fail you need to get it copied over to another drive ASAP. Bad sectors can sometimes be fixed without losing data but it's only a matter of time before it becomes unreadable .
The problem defined arises when there are bad sectors on the hard drive. Please do a complete disk check by the following procedure. 1. Open my computer 2. Right click on the drive related to the 1TB HDD 3. Select properties 4. on the tools tab select the disk check option. 5, select the two option that comes on the popup window to automatically check and also for recovery of the bad sectors. after the scan is complete do a safe removal of the device using the eject option in my computer or the safely remove option in the taskbar near the date/Time. PS. Removing the device unsafely can cause a HDD crash and increase the number of bad sectors.
In most cases you need to press F8 at boot like going into safe mode when booting the computer. If the option is not there then it is possible that the option is not setup properly. Note I have seen this from time to time.
Another way to tell is go into my computer and for a 2nd hard drive listed as recovery. If it is there and/or you knew it was there you just can not boot into Windows. Let me know and I can give you the steps to readd the recovery option to the startup.
I had the same problem with a customers laptop. There hard drive died nothing related to that error then when i placed in the new hard drive the recovery disks gave me 10-FC12-0017. Everything I saw online said that means the hard drive is dead but it was brand new and I even tested it on another computer it worked fine. In order to fix the issue I had to find a Windows Vista CD, deleted all the partitions with the windows disk, created a new one and then installed. Worked fine, no problems.
If you have another computer available, then use it to recover the items. If not take a CD or preferably a DVD and simply copy all the data. If you have need for more space the computer will ask you for another disk, as many as you need. Don't you know that all these fancy things were created so that the consumer will buy them and they will fleece his money. I don't have any of that fancy stuff. Another time we will explain how to buil a recovery system only from existing software and the existing disk. CONSTANTINE (arzconst)
Sorry to be the one bringing you the bad news but any sound from a hard drive is an indication of mechanical problem, often the head hitting the stops or bouncing off the platters.
Of course the recovery specialists would be a good idea. However, you may want to get a quote first and time required for the recovery. In some instances, the cost/time would no longer justify the recovery as an economical option.
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You are experiencing the infamous "Click of Death" indication of a failed hard drive.
Most likely, since you cannot access any data on the drive and it has the loud click, the most likely way to recover data from the drive is a data recovery service. www.ontrack.com, www.Drivesavers.com etc.
The bad news it that data recovery is extremely expensive. So, unless this is data you cannot live without, it may not be worth the expense to recover the data. You can contact the data recovery specialists and get an estimate. Last drive quote I saw was a 120 GB drive cost $1200 for recovery.