Compaq Laptop winXP & BIOS Code help

  Giggle n' Bits 11:39 17 Jun 06
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Ok, I Also helping a damsel in distress with this laptop. Problem is it will not boot to winXP. Get to boot options and loop boots. Tried Safe mode and it won't play when trying to fix the MBR or Boot INI file sticks at 10%.

So I ran the Diagnostice tool for the HDD in the BIOS and it came up with HDD Test Status = 07 Fail

Does anyone know what the 07 Error is or should it be safe to asume it a faulty HDD ?

Interested myself on what the code is not just in knowing the HDD is goosed if it is.

Regards

  SANTOS7 12:37 17 Jun 06

Error code 7 is usually a read failure, and a failing HDD....

  brundle 12:41 17 Jun 06

get a diagnostic from the HD manufacturer ; click here

  woodchip 12:48 17 Jun 06

I would say it's the boot sector. Time for a new drive. As once that first bit of the drive goes you have had it, as that stores the Index for what starts the drive and what's on it

  Giggle n' Bits 12:48 17 Jun 06

Will try Seagate HDD test on Drive brundle.

Can a Read failure be fixed ?

  Giggle n' Bits 12:51 17 Jun 06

that explains why it won't go past the 10% sector.

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