Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
Absolutely; Hard drives can be repaired and bad sectors/clusters can also be recovered, however; If the drive is suffering from a mechanical failure and or not powering up, this will indicate that the faults are way past the repair stage.
Now, if the drive is recognized by the bios and it dose spin, this will indicate that it can very well be repaired. The draw back to such repair will be the time consuming effect. This type of recovery effort will consume massive amounts of time, and may not be economical to achieve, in this case.
For example; An 80GB drive can take a week or more, depending on the number of bad sectors found that need to be recovered or repaired, to achieve positive results. Once the repair/recovery has been administered, you will need to download a very low level formatting application, via the manufactures website, to test and format the repaired drive. After the formatting stage, the "fdisk" command must be ran to test the stability of the newly repaired drive and its partitioning factors. Once that is done, i would attempt to reboot and attempt to run a standard format command under an unconditional option(/u).
In most cases, this repair or recovery attempt will fail. It all depends on how much time you have to burn and how bad the damage is, at this point.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
It really depends on whether it is a physical or logical error.
A physical error will never repair one can use software utilities to mark the damaged portion and avoid it, a logical error, yes it can be repared.
Logical errors are produced by placing software on the drive and deleting the software leaving bad sectors images. Formatting usually removes them.
If it is a physical error, back up your data and replace the drive.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
SOURCE: my laptop has error boxes
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That sounds like a virus to me but it may just be a bad hard drive. I would look for your origional Operating system cd and see if you can get it to run off the cd instead of the hard drive. If you can get it to run at all you could run a diagnotics program on it but you would have to get to the internet first. There are numerous utillities that will check it out for you. Good news is that hard drives costs are way down and you can get one for 39 bucks or even an external one.
Here is a free one and there are others on CNET
I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.
Posted on May 26, 2011
SOURCE: 1. read time of hard
You can run ChkDisk utility to fix Bad sectors on the hard drive(If its fixable).
This utility actually marks the bad sectors on the Hard drive and Isolate from the being accessed thats why 33% of HDD space is unreadable.(Which is very high)
There is no option to fix this HDD, so suggest you to replace it with a new one.
Hope this helps Let me know if you have any query on this.
Posted on Jun 23, 2011
This error typically occurs when the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature for your hard disk is turned on.
However, if the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature is turned off, this error can occur because the Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller may be configured in either of the following ways:
For more information about the delayed write failure, go to the "Delayed Write Failure information" section.
To resolve this issue, first check whether the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature is turned on. If it is turned on, turn it off. To do this, follow these steps.
Note If you turn off the "Enable write caching on the disk" feature, your hard disk may perform more slowly and may affect the overall system performance of your computer. Because of this, you may want to monitor system performance after you follow the steps in this section.
To turn off Enable write caching on the disk, follow these steps:
If these steps resolve the error message, you are finished.
If these steps do not resolve the error message, or if the feature is already turned off, go to the "Advanced Troubleshooting" section. This section is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, contact Support. For information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/
Make sure that the hard disk controller is configured correctlyTo make sure that the hard disk controller is configured correctly, check the cable connection and the BIOS settings. First, try method 1.Method 1: Check that you are using an 80-wire, 40-pin cableMake sure that your UDMA hard disk controller is using an 80-wire, 40-pin cable. For information about how to do this, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your UDMA hard disk controller manufacturer.
If you are using an 80-wire, 40-pin cable, go to method 2.
If you are not using this cable, obtain and use an 80-wire, 40-pin cable, and then test to determine whether this resolves the error message.
If this resolves the error message, you are finished.
Posted on Nov 10, 2011
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