General data recovery methods: *IMPORTANT* - If there is any question that the drive is at fault - it's making noises for instance - and the data is crucial DO NOTHING Advertisements Latest Threads Linux Mint 18 KDE bootneck02 posted Nov 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM Weather trend this winter from Met Office bootneck02 posted Nov 1, 2016 at 6:34 PM Alienware After doing a little research, I figured that there's pretty much nothing I can do and the hard drive is on its final stretch. I followed all the instructions in the "what do do before... check over here
Harddrive working light flashes for a moment then stops, never to flash again. 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 There is nothing that can be done. Advertisement davmar57 Thread Starter Joined: Jul 28, 2008 Messages: 11 When booting my HP Pavilion A1410N desktop PC (windows XP), I get a screen with a message saying something like "We check these guys out
The problem, as Icarus discovered, is that these pre-built companies (like HP) do not ship their systems with "real" XP Install Disk, rather they are semi-crippled and cobbled-together red-haired step-child versions Just before the crash there is a half second of... You may want to try (if you're comfortable with the hardware) to make sure that the Hard Drive's physical connections are still intact.
Does anyone know what is causing this error and how to resolve it? Damage like that usually ends up shorting the entire board out never mind generating SMART messages.CHKDSK will not fix a drive that's mechanically defunct. replied6 years ago. As I understand it, UBD will boot "live", access the NTFS HD and allow you to run various utilities that might repair the problem.
Do you know how to get it back or where to get it? Your suggestions are what I thought I might need to do, but NOW I have some confidence.Should I just run the pc recovery disks I burned when the computer was new?Thanks 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." I can't get the computer http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/PC-Doctor-Error-HD521-2W/td-p/245284 BSOD comes up every boot sequence.
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 to do that, just type the command "chkdsk /p /r" and hit "enter." 04-19-2007, 06:40 PM #5 jsudds Registered Member Join Date: Sep 2005 Location: Ohio Posts: 90 I downloaded some programs for her, including CCleaner and AVG, because her anti-virus was out of date. Jettsjano replied Nov 1, 2016 at 6:01 PM A-Z of Bands #3 dotty999 replied Nov 1, 2016 at 5:52 PM A -W inside Schools dotty999 replied Nov 1, 2016 at 5:50
I really appreciate it. 04-19-2007, 06:52 PM #11 _Icarus Registered User Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Rhode Island Posts: 198 OS: Windows XP Professional/Mac OSX Not a problem. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-boot-hp-pavilion-windows-xp-desktop-error-code-hd521-2w.734665/ Malke -- Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!" MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User Malke, Sep 24, 2007 #4 Detlev Dreyer Guest Re: "Failed Short Self Test" Error code: HD521-2W "MISSIE" <> when you are getting this error. I ran the basic test, and also the advanced hard drive diagnostic test.
safe mode, sade mode with command prompt, last known good setting, etc.). check my blog This computer is out of warranty (purchased 14 months ago). RScotti, Nov 11, 2006 #3 Malke Guest MISSIE wrote: > Hi there, i also have this problem, i see you advise to backup. It is an indication that the drive may be on the way out.
Looks like it's time to go hard drive shopping 0 #8 Alan T Parent Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:05 PM Alan T Parent New Member Member 1 posts Okay, The The error code "hd521-2w" usually means your hard drive has failed or is about to fail. Robin Hodgkins said "Yes, I had to do a recovery. this content beandip999 Resolved HJT Threads 19 03-16-2006 07:45 AM Help with spyware.
The files I want to recover are mostly photos, a few word files, and bookmarks. The error code "hd521-2w" usually means your hard drive has failed or is about to fail. Thread Status: Not open for further replies.
To get Knoppix, you need a computer with a fast Internet connection and third-party burning software. during BOOT?? There is a utility that puts this on the motherboard. Reply 0 0 Big_Dave Provost Posts: 25,417 Member Since: 07-17-2009 Message 4 of 6 (12,558 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: PC Doctor Error HD521-2W Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe
On re-booting, instead of the usual login screen (user image and name,... The system is a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop with core 2 quad Q8300 CPU at 2.5 ghz. 6.144 GB of RAM with DDR3 SDRAM. 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 have a peek at these guys We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.
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