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spookie22
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replacement hard drive hpe-112y

My HP failed the Smart test, error code BIOHD-8.  Much of the research indicates that I need a new hard drive.  I'd like to attempt replacing it myself, but am a beginner.  I can follow instructions well.  Can anybody recommend what hard drive I should purchase?  Also, would it be wiser to just take the computer somewhere and let somebody else do it?  I don't need anything fancy or over the top.  We just use this computer for the internet and to store our photos and music.  Thanks much.

 

 

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Big_Dave
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Re: replacement hard drive hpe-112y

Hi,

 

Review this posted HP article.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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spookie22
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Re: replacement hard drive hpe-112y

Thanks Big Dave.  The patch seems to have been installed as the System Information updated.  However, the diagnostic still gives a BIOHD-8 error.  Do you think that means it's time to replace the hard drive?

 

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Big_Dave
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Re: replacement hard drive hpe-112y

Hi,

 

It's possible that the damage has already been done. Create the external HP recovery media and backup your data. Look for a replacement HD that is less than 2TB and is a non-advanced format hard drive.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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spookie22
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Re: replacement hard drive hpe-112y

Thanks so much.  My new drive arrived today, and I followed your instructions.  So far so good.  The new drive seems to be working fine.  Again, thanks for the help.

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Big_Dave
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Re: replacement hard drive hpe-112y

Good show spookie!:smileyhappy:  Thanks for getting back to us.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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