When I try to start the computer it won't boot. I ran a hard drive scan and it came back with "Test Status: #1- 07 Fail". I don't think that the computer came with a boot disk. Would a boot disk solve this problem? If so, how would I obtain one?
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Re: Presario 2200 won't boot up
Hello your hard driver is broken or it can be your motherboard sata controller. sorry
replace your hard drive and run a restore. you can get your restore cds from HP. check if you have warranty left. then you can go to nearest hp reseller and get your motherboard or hard drive changed for free.
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My computer did boot up to the desktop, but was completely unresponsive from there when trying to open anything. I ran a system diagnostics and got this error with the status byte of 70. I rebooted into Safe Mode and was then able to open files. I backed up my stuff to a flash drive and then ran Error-Checking in the HD Properties which runs the CHKDSK function the next time the computer is rebooted. That found 2 bad file clusters and repaired them. One was a file called Windows.edb, which does the hard drive search indexing for Windows and was most likely my problem with the lockups. The other was a Napinsp.dll file. After these were fixed and the computer was rebooted, everything worked normally. This HD is only 9 months old, but if this happens again, I'll replace it again.
Try disconnecting the harddrive from the case and then place it back in. if that doesn't help you may have a faulty drive, hows warranty? Compaq / HP would fix it for you free if you still have warranty.
The error indicates that there's a hard drive issue. If it just happened after the hard disk is reinstalled, remove it and reinstall it. It could be a problem caused by loose connection or improper connections. If the same problem repeats, install the hard drive on another system (to verify whether it works on another machine or not and to confirm it still works). If it doesn't work on another computer/system then your only option to run the system is replacing the hard disk. If it works on another computer or if it's detected on another system, then there could be problem with the hard disk, eg. Corrupt Partition, Windows Corrupt etc.... First of all, try booting into Safe Mode. You have to press F8 during the startup to go into Advanced Boot Options. Once you are in the Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. If it still doesn't work, it's the hard disk issue. Try with another Hard Disk. But if in case you can boot into safe mode, check the Hard Disk for errors. In other words, run Windows Checkdisk utility. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need further help. Good Luck. Thanks for using FixYa.
if it still boots try pushing the f8 button during boot until you go into the black screen and see the safe mode and click on safe mode command prompt. then it will ask you which win volume click 1 then your password if you have 1. then you will come to C:\WINDOWS> this is where you type in chkdsk /r
Its a Hardrive Problem you could try taking out the hardisk and cleaning the pins.. and plugg it in..
if that doesnt fix the problem you will have to press F8 While Booting the Bios test, then choose last know config, or save mode with command prompt
then type chkdsk /f and restart your computer.
Please be a little more specific as to when you are recieving the error and word for word exactly what it says. Its hard to determine if it is a hardware or a software failure at this point. You could try booting off a windows xp disc, going into the recovery console and using the command chkdsk /p /r, it will try and locate bad sectors on the harddrive and fix them. I should let you know that harddrives are usually the first hardware component to fail in computers and have a life expectancy of 3-5 years.
Go into the BIOS and see if the hard disk is detected.
You most likely have a faulty hard disk.
You can also test the hard drive by inserting it into a USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see this device as an external drive and cannot see the contents of the hard drive, then it is definitely faulty. You need to purchase a new hard drive and install Windows to get your Dell operational again.