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I only shrank the partition and did not replace any files at all. Reply 0 Reply 0 0 Vidya Dean Posts: 6,879 Member Since: ‎07-17-2009 Message 2 of 3 (14,238 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: how do i correct a read failure error Options 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, This is definitely not the norm. his comment is here

If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay. Many drive checking utilities are bootable for this very reason. Reply 0 0 Jimb987 Honor Student Posts: 3 Member Since: ‎03-29-2014 Message 5 of 6 (2,136 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: HP EliteBook 8440p Error: Read Failure Options Mark as New i did the "HDD self test" in the bios setup under "diagnostics" menu..which gave me the "Error: read failure" message.

Hard Disk Drive Read Failure No Boot Device Available

Not worth taking any chances when a 1 gig drive is $50-60. To do this restart the laptop then press DEL/F2/F10 to get into the setup(There should be a message on the screen which says press xx key to enter setup/CMOS). however, i use backtrack 3, and when i boot in the BT3 OS (with bootable CD), i can access hard disk files. 12-31-2011, 04:32 PM #9 ken3009 Registered Member Reason: did ls /dev and saw /dev/zero, no need to mkdir /dev/zero benmctee View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit benmctee's homepage!

If someone out there could help, I would be grateful. I have used it with Windows XP 32 bit and Windows 7 32 and 64 bit. It will do more harm than good. Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.

Of course, if that sector was in the middle of a file, this will corrupted the file. Hard Disk Read Failure Mar 25, 2006 #3 Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168 but still, how can it runClick to expand... And yes, the HD diagnostic utilities are available as DOS utilities that can be run from a floppy or a CD. Put the 320GB drive into laptop with its reduced size partition and it booted!

Downloading it means going into windows...WHICH HE CANT...unless he uses a different computer and burns a CD or makes a floppy, but still, how can it run?Click to expand... Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top andreese Posts: 25 This post has been reported. Summary: 149GB partition with Windows XP booted for a few days, then stopped booting; I shrank the partition to 120GB with a partition tool but replaced no files in the partition, If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used.

Hard Disk Read Failure

He ain't ganna be pulling out his MoBo/CPU/RAM/VideoCard/PSU so how is it ganna be thousand? This is my log before the dd command: Code: Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 90% 10793 3885852504 # 2 Short offline Completed: read Hard Disk Drive Read Failure No Boot Device Available i had the same problem on my computer about a year ago and your help was the only way i got rid of it on my computer. A Disk Read Error Occurred Press Ctrl+alt+del To Restart 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.

I don't think i will wipe it and reformat/reinstall if i am just going to have to get a new HD soon and do it again. 1) It only has the this content Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 12-10-2011, 06:56 PM #2 this-IT-guy TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Nov 2011 Posts: 548 OS: windows 7 Quote: Originally Posted by ken3009 but the screen is LCD matte 01-08-2012, 01:14 PM #16 ken3009 Registered Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 60 OS: xp so im worried to keep it running for Im using backtrack 3 OS bootable CD to use this firefox browser to get onto internet.

what should be my next step? Call them and figure out your options. More about : disk read failure press ctrl alt del legendkiller a b G Storage 14 July 2011 03:33:27 The first thing you do is Pull any USB that's plugged on weblink When it goes and you try to boot it may just sit there in a restart loop or it may give you an error.

I went with Western Digital and life is good. What happened?! Any opinion about my questions will be beneficial.Thanks,deksa Reply 0 0 SuperMario1 Retired Posts: 5,085 Member Since: ‎09-05-2013 Message 4 of 5 (6,633 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: HP ProBook 6450b

A failure may be imminent.

Once written to CD, boot your PC with the CD. Definitely time for a new HD, i would like a bigger one anyway so i can do a proper backup partition. Supports SMART auto save timer. SCT Error Recovery Control supported.

Actually, I'm pretty sure software does not issue opinions. Try the dd command again, this time with a seek of 485731563 (3885852504 / 8). Privacy Policy Terms of Use

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i hav no option but to quit. I used a small utility to check the S.M.A.R.T. The CheckDisk mark the sector bad so there wont be any problem when that bad sector is blocked... May God Have Mercy on my Soul Toujours Pret...just not this time.

Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled. status of my HD and it said the health was 98% excellent. Also, always wrap pasted, formatted text in [code] ... [/code] tags to preserve formatting. I know booting into safe mode would be a good suggestion but what would tell me what the problem really was?

Auto Offline data collection on/off support. Extended self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 255) minutes. The reason you can access your files (or at least some of them) is because only part of your hard drive is damaged. Here is the log from the short test: Code: smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.4-pmagic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family:

Are you new to LinuxQuestions.org? S.M.A.R.T. ah yes i always keep my stuff backed up =) i have seen too many people lose important data Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top andreese Posts: 25