Solved how to fix an error on start up on hp compute

Hewlett-packard Mini 110-3530nr black ne...
August 9, 2011 at 12:48:11
Specs: Windows Vista
i switched on the computer and the black screen with writing came up, there were 2 options 1 escape to start up menu and 2 to restore. my daughter picked restore by accident. now when i switch on it keeps trying to repair the start up but always fails, and i don't have a back up to back up and restore the computer to an earlier time, i have tried everything else but nothing works. also it says the hard disc, run in and start up failed.

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August 10, 2011 at 11:11:47
"yeah have tested the memory, it passed but failed on the hard disc"

If you ran a proper hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics test and it failed that, the hard drive must be replaced before you do, or he does, anything else..

If you do not have any Recovery disks that came with the computer, or that you made yourself previously by using a HP supplied program already on the hard drive, you or he may be able to buy a Recovery disk set for your model from the HP web site. If one is available, it's listed in the software downloads for your specific model on the HP web site.
It's relatively cheap to buy.

If you don't or he doesn't know what the specific model is...

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/

Scroll down a bit.

Find the similar label on the outside of the case.

- the specific model number - at the end of the first line
- the Product Number - p/n - on the third line
.....



#1
August 9, 2011 at 13:25:33
Do you have the vista dvd?

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#2
August 9, 2011 at 15:32:28
Test your hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics.

E.g.
Seagate's SeaTools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...

Do the long test.

The Dos bootable versions of SeaTools can test the hard drive when Windows will not load properly, or even when the drive has no data on it.

It the drive itself passes the test, any data problems on the drive can be fixed one way or another.


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#3
August 9, 2011 at 19:31:42
Also test your memory with Memtest86 since memory problems can sometimes appear the same or interfere with properly evaluating your hard drive.
If HD & RAM test OK then do a start up repair from install or recovery disks.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
August 10, 2011 at 10:54:46
no jefro, it's a windows 7 starter, can't use mine at all am using brother's laptop which is vista, but thank's for replying.

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#5
August 10, 2011 at 11:00:37
yeah have tested the memory, it passed but failed on the hard disc, start-up and run in but thanks

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#6
August 10, 2011 at 11:07:15
thanks for your very helpful reply, i've sent the laptop to my brother's friend who is so much more computer literate than i am, it was doing my head in, i'll see what he says about what was wrong with it and i'll let you all know.

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#7
August 10, 2011 at 11:11:47
✔ Best Answer
"yeah have tested the memory, it passed but failed on the hard disc"

If you ran a proper hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics test and it failed that, the hard drive must be replaced before you do, or he does, anything else..

If you do not have any Recovery disks that came with the computer, or that you made yourself previously by using a HP supplied program already on the hard drive, you or he may be able to buy a Recovery disk set for your model from the HP web site. If one is available, it's listed in the software downloads for your specific model on the HP web site.
It's relatively cheap to buy.

If you don't or he doesn't know what the specific model is...

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/

Scroll down a bit.

Find the similar label on the outside of the case.

- the specific model number - at the end of the first line
- the Product Number - p/n - on the third line
.....


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#8
August 10, 2011 at 11:19:32
yeah very funny think i was about ready to lose my hard drive, will keep you posted

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#9
August 10, 2011 at 11:23:31
yeah big mistake not having something to back everything up, have been meaning to buy one for some time now, some great value ones on amazon, won't be making that mistake again, thanks

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