12-25-2007 11:16 AM
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12-25-2007 01:17 PM
The #07 error is too many seek errors in the read head which is a bad thing and will quickly lead to data corruption so back up. Shop for a new drive on www.newegg.com or even BestBuy, Frys etc. now carry laptop drives at good prices.
The dv8000 does not use SATA drives; it uses the older PATA or ATA-100 type. You can use any size you can find. 200 and 250 gig drives are now available and the sweet spot in terms of price/space is 120 or 160 gigs. Good luck.
02-03-2010 09:01 PM
Also in Event viewer under system I had the following warning;
Event ID - 51 - An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.
I assume that the #1 refers to the first error dound and the "07 fail" refers to the actual SMART error?
04-30-2010 10:35 PM
My system is a Pavilion 8408us. However, rather than go back to HP chat with this, I decided to take the offensive.
My laptop's hard drive was a Seagate. So, I went to their site and downloaded their SeaTools utility. It's an ISO file you burn to a CD - then boot with it. SeaTools runs a quick test, followed by a long test, followed by an attempt to repair any errors it finds. The test found five errors ... and in less than a minute, repaired all five. Afterward, I went back to BIOS and retested - and it passed quick test, comprehensive test, and SMART test with flying colors.
Point is, many hard disk errors can be repaired. Even if you can no longer log onto your computer, a geek shop can run an error fixer utility on your hard drive.
If you can still log onto your computer, find out what hard drive brand you're using and visit their site. Most manufacturers have similar utilities to SeaTools. If they don't, and you don't already have the tool installed, visit the Symantec site and download a trial version of Norton Utilities which can do the same search/repair functions: