If the drive is unstable, hopefully you made the Restore DVD's when you bought the computer. If not, do I need to provide a direct replacement hard drive or is this a good time to upgrade? replied6 years ago. OS? this content
If it were mine, I would get a new Seagate or WD1TB drive (Sata 6 Gb/sec) and clone the old drive with their versions of Disk Wizard. (free disk clone programs). I had this problem after I installed & ran a registry scan,and clicked to fix problems. It's the only means of knowing if you have been served.Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved. Youwill find most drives on the market with 1 year warranties.More on the HD521 error, see here. i thought about this
Just my email and my browser seem to work ok. Error Message:Error Message The device reported the following status: The previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. 12/1/2012 6:21:01 AMError Message The first failing LBA value is I suggest you try this...
RScotti RScotti, Nov 11, 2006 #1 Advertisements Malke Guest RScotti wrote: > Hi, > Besides having bad clusters on my HD. Success depends on how badly the drive is damaged. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. I ran the CCleaner and pulled 12,812 mb of [bleep] off of it, but I received an error that had to do with boot or something; I don't really remember.
How JustAnswer Works: Ask an Expert Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Smart Short Self Test Failed Lenovo I have positive proof that these connections do fail .... 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" <> Please make sure you have a set of HP Recovery Disc for your computer and replace the hard drive as soon as possible.
Additional batteries are affected. Guess I'll start making a system image to put on my new hard drive. If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. First Time Here?
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit)3. http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/217946-error-hd521-2w/ If you hang the drive off another computer you should be able to get the data back off it.I've been reading a lot about the error and it seems that some Hd521-2w Error Windows 7 Learn How to Post and More  Community News  Best of the Community Blog  Notebooks Notebook Operating System and Recovery  Notebook Boot and Lockup  Notebook Wireless and Networking  Notebook Audio  Notebook Video, Your hard drive is failing.
Depending on the target drive's characteristics, you may need a drive adapter; i.e., laptop-to-IDE or a SATA controller card, etc. http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Reinstalling_Windows - What you will need on-hand Malke -- Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!" MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User Malke, Nov 11, 2006 #2 Advertisements Read more Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Desktops > Hardware > Smart short self test failure code HD521-2W Search the Community
Pull the drive and slave it in a computer running a working install of XP. 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 Sign up now! Your blue screens may be related to the failing drive.
If the hard disk has gone south and no backup had been made, special companies might be able to restore some/most data. Then boot with it and it will be able to see the Windows files. Clean-install Windows. > >http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html - Clean Install How-To >http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Reinstalling_Windows - >What you will need on-hand > >Malke Have a good day, RScotti remove "nospam" in order to email me. http://filevox.com/error-code/error-code-50.html Submitted: 6 years ago.
We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. I NEED HELP! » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Download Thread Search this Thread Advanced Search Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may It is an indication that the drive may be on the way out. 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.
A usb/firewire external drive enclosure works very well, too. or was I the only unlucky isolated incident with this problem? 0 Back to Windows XP, 2000, 2003, NT · Next Unread Topic → Similar Topics 0 user(s) are reading this Desktop short cuts, control panel items, virus scan installation, even items in my Thread Tools Search this Thread 02-01-2008, 11:54 PM #1 sschace Registered Member Join Date: Feb Have a good day!
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Your blue screens may be related to the failing drive. Tried the f8 key repeatedly as suggested, but it still says windows has been shut downto prevent damage to your computer.