I have my son's HP dv6 pavilion entertainment pc that does not seem to want to boot but I can access the bios. I have noticed a lot of problems with this type of computer. It has the new windows 7 and is still under warranty. I have tried to recover the HD with the f11 with no success. I have checked the bios and can not find anything amiss.
Specs:- intel core 2 duo cpu P7450
system board ID 3628
I ran the tests and came up with results this is from the bios diagnostic log
the tests say: memory test pass (in yellow)
Primary hard disc self test: Hard Disk 1 Quick 303 (in red)
Smart Check: Hard disk SMART passed (in yellow)
Then when exited it says "Start-up Test" Failed "Hard Disk 1 QUICK" (303) (all in blue)
Pirmary hard disk self test (f4): 'Quick test' Hard disk 1 Quick (303) (in red) and 'Full test' Hard disk 1 Full (305) when exited it says "hard disk test" failed, "hard disk 1 quick" (303) "Hard disk 1 Full" (305) in blue
There seems to be light on the screen as the HP logo comes up with the option for pressing esc for BIOS and F11 (if pressed says system restore)
Oh all test say failed.
I have tried the "hard reboot" with removing the battery and power cord and pressing the power button for 30 sec, no success.
The HD light is on but does go out. I do get some beeps sometimes over 25 of them but only sometimes. The qucik play is all lit up. From my experience (303) is a keyboard failure but this seems more serious. I'm thinking he needs a new hard drive. Do you know if I have done all i can to see if i can help him before he needs to take to to HP???? I would like to know if there is anything i can do to help it because I have a HP dv2000 and mine is out of warranty, so fixing mine will not be cheap.
I hope this is enough info for a reply....Please Help!!
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Apparently, a 305 error can be the result of the hard disk being too full so there isn't enough space for critical system files. If your machine is relatively new, then that probably isn't your situation. You should try to get into safe mode. If you can, it means that …
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