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To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. I can't get into windows or even safe mode. The fact you ran CCleaner before this happened is co-incidence, hard drives are mechanical devices and they wear out just like the clutch does on your car. If it costs money and/or it's inconvenient, I'd try the Recovery option and see what's offered. http://unordic.com/smart-error/smart-error-code.html

I am currently running a 1TB, with 6gb of ram drive (manufacture unk). Hello, I checked my computer for any file sharing programs (bearshare, and whatnot)...there's nothing there...Here is my hijackthis log: Thanks for any help, Cecilia Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at It's the only means of knowing if you have been served.Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved. I'm using it to browse Internet, Office and light gaming.

This system is feedback driven thru Solution and Kudo flags. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum! Thank you! Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Archived Topics > Desktops (Archived) > SMART Short Self Test Failed (Error Code HD521-2W) Ask questions. Your best bet is to take the side of the case off and see what brand of drive you have, then go to their website for some hard drive diagnostic tools

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If so, your best bet is to run a "chkdsk /p /r" in recovery console and see if that works. 04-19-2007, 06:32 PM #3 jsudds Registered Member Join Thanks in advance. 06-27-2008, 03:27 AM #17 mfv82 Registered Member Join Date: Jun 2008 Posts: 1 OS: mac osx 10.4 I'm fixin a relatives computer. The HP forum thread I read indicated that the HP Restore Disk can do this, it's just a matter of finding out how. With that said, other than speed, is there a need/advantage to upgrading to the i5 or i7 series at this time?

Ben Myers > > On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:50:18 GMT, "CK LOWES" <> wrote: > >>Thanks Ben, >>It looks kind of spooky but i'll give HDAT2 a shot- (hopefully not Learn How to Post and More  Community News  Best of the Community Blog  Notebooks Notebook Operating System and Recovery  Notebook Boot and Lockup  Notebook Wireless and Networking  Notebook Audio  Notebook Video, I suggest that you download and run HDAT2, a freeware hard drive diagnostic. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Smart-short-self-test-failure-code-HD521-2W/td-p/3842850 beandip999 Resolved HJT Threads 19 03-16-2006 07:45 AM Help with spyware.

If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on the blue “Report Inappropriate Content” button above the message. do it as it's safe and can only help. If you can get to a DOS environment (where you see a command prompt like C:\), then type "chkdsk /r" and chkdsk should do it's thing. 04-20-2007, 03:29 AM All I'm interested in at this point is getting her documents and pictures off of there.

It is an indication that the drive may be on the way out. http://www.pcdoctor-community.com/forum/index.php?topic=13.0 Username or email: I've forgotten my password Forum Password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Community Forum Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? OMG! « Identifying duplicate files | Registry Cleaner that won't let go... » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Download Thread Search this Thread Advanced Search Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter

When the CD finishes booting, you should press "R" to enter into "recovery console" ... navigate here Not even able get into Safe mode, Nothing! Can you tell me how to run the "chkdsk /p /r"? Thanks! 04-19-2007, 06:34 PM #4 _Icarus Registered User Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Rhode Island Posts: 198 OS: Windows XP Professional/Mac OSX You don't want to use a

Ben Myers > CK LOWES, Jun 6, 2008 #8 CK Lowes Guest Thanks Ben, I'm not sure but I think it worked. Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (Floppy) http://support.wdc.com/download/index.as... I put it through another System Restore and this time, ran chkdsk /r on it to isolate and sequester any bad sectors, then also ran SeaTools for DOS on it, to http://unordic.com/smart-error/smart-error-code-304.html It took about 12 hrs' to run, and I had to reformat the drive when it was done- but: } it passes the PC Doctor short hard drive test } says

I'm having to restore to factory conditions again, just to see if getting back the original version of Recovery Manager (the one I made the back up under) will ease the If you'd like to see what others have run into, conduct a search on here for "Restoring my backed up files". At the least, I just need to get into Windows to get her pictures and documents off of there Thank you so much.

You might want to check your own machine's updates and see if you have something similar.Now to figure out how post the link...For My PCGo to the page for your PC

You can also do >> a full >> scan of the drive for bad sectors... If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on the blue “Report Inappropriate Content” button above the message. Thank you! Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Desktops > Hardware > Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W Search the Community As you found previously, the drive as bad sectors, even if repaired.

Error HD521-2W Started by METAL VIPER , Nov 19 2008 01:35 AM Please log in to reply #1 METAL VIPER Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:35 AM METAL VIPER New Member If none of these ideas works, my friend is going to call in a paid computer technician she's worked with before who will service the computer on site. To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. http://unordic.com/smart-error/smart-error-code-0159.html Ben Myers On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:52:35 GMT, "CAMERON LOWES" <> wrote: >OK- >I 'll try to make this as concise and as quick as I can: > >Last week

Edited by Neil Jones, 19 November 2008 - 02:22 PM. 0 #3 METAL VIPER Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:56 PM METAL VIPER New Member Topic Starter Member 8 posts HD521-2W Maybe this could help you, if someone that knows how to use it well could help... 04-11-2008, 10:36 AM #16 layitlo Registered Member Join Date: Mar 2008 Not even able get into Safe mode, Nothing! 1 following 4 answers 4 Report Abuse Are you sure you want to delete this answer? If the drive's defunct, the drive's defunct and you can't really do anything about it short of buying a new drive. 0 #5 METAL VIPER Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:55

Next, if that doesn't work, then try replacing the IDE or SATA (depending on your hard drive) cable. HDD Caddy in optical drive Set up Microphone Client Bridge dropping connection... No, create an account now. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates,

HDAT2 displays > in red > text any SMART attributes that indicate a failing drive. When I get in, it gives me 2 choices -- Start hardware diagnostics or Start PC Recovery. Luckily, I haven't loaded my computer up yet with the programs I put on it the first time, so it should go a lot faster.If you're having a SMART test failure, Apparently, mine is not an isolated incident.So.

Add your answer Source Submit Cancel Report Abuse I think this question violates the Community Guidelines Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members,show more I think this question violates She doesn't have any physical disks, so does anyone know what the best course of action is here?