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Windows 7: Hard disk 301 error

01 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Hard disk 301 error

I have Windows 7 Compaq Presario CQ61 and it first happened when I was on Youtube, I left the laptop sitting for a bit, then I come back and the screen was completely black. Everytime I turn it on, I get a message saying Hard Disk 301 and it tells me to run a Hard Disk Test but it failed, and I just bought this laptop recently.

Could it be that one of the reason is that I uninstalled Norton Antivirus and was attacked by a Trojan? (The reason I uninstalled it, the antivirus was already expired and kept getting pop ups.) Is there a way to reformat the disk or something? Because I'm a little bit good at computers but I don't know how to repair a hard drive. Help will be much appreciated. Thanks.


Mike


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01 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It would be nice if you told us exactly what hard drive you have. Usually a virus won't cause physical damage to a hard drive. It sounds like the hard drive might be failing. No, age does not matter. It can happen at anytime.
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01 Aug 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goku2000u View Post
I have Windows 7 Compaq Presario CQ61 and it first happened when I was on Youtube, I left the laptop sitting for a bit, then I come back and the screen was completely black. Everytime I turn it on, I get a message saying Hard Disk 301 and it tells me to run a Hard Disk Test but it failed, and I just bought this laptop recently.

Could it be that one of the reason is that I uninstalled Norton Antivirus and was attacked by a Trojan? (The reason I uninstalled it, the antivirus was already expired and kept getting pop ups.) Is there a way to reformat the disk or something? Because I'm a little bit good at computers but I don't know how to repair a hard drive. Help will be much appreciated. Thanks.


Mike
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01 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Hard Disk

Sorry it's a SMART disk. So is there anyway I can repair it?
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01 Aug 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have run the tests Karlsnooks give you?
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01 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sure you can repair it if you have a clean room (not like a room that has been cleaned, but one that has absolutely no contamination it what-so-ever, and has it's environment completely controlled). That is the conditions used when HDD are made and repaired by professionals. Considering how much time and money goes into creating these conditions, it would be much cheaper to buy a new hard drive.
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01 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Try running a Linux live cd and see if your files can be accessed.
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01 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

That is an interesting idea NTFS.

Can you actually boot into Windows? If not an Unbuntu Live CD will let you run the Ubuntu operating system without a working hard drive and may let you access your important files.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
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02 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why use linux, when you can use Vista or Windows 7.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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10 Feb 2012   #10

 
 
hard disk 1 (301) error

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It would be nice if you told us exactly what hard drive you have. Usually a virus won't cause physical damage to a hard drive. It sounds like the hard drive might be failing. No, age does not matter. It can happen at anytime.
I have Windows 7 Compaq Presario CQ61 and Everytime I turn it on, I get a message saying Hard Disk 301 error (in dos) and it tells me to run a Hard Disk Test and fail but when i press ESC it goes to normal windows 7 and i can used it as normal way. Please help me to remove this error.
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