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manunesf
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Error Code BIOHD-4

1. HP Pavilion a6655f Desktop pc

2. Windows 7

3. BIOHD-4 Unitialized/Corrupt Boot structure.


I'm getting this error on diagnostic tool (f9 start screen). I've already tried bootrec commands through prompt@system recovery and even through EasyBCD inside windows (yes, i can log on windows, but diagnostic still gets the error and the logs until windows is opened is now shown different, i always get a ramdisk or windows option before).

At this  momment i'm running the long test of my hard drive on BIOS, to check if the problem is indeed my HD.

And since i can still log on windows, i wonder if this is an ignorable problem (i don't really think so, will probably stop logging on windows with time... but it's always good to ask).


Any other suggestions?

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DavidPK
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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

Hi,

 

It will be easier to get an idea of whether this issue means replacing the HDD when the comprehensive test has completed - post the results back here.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

Ok, i will. Guess i still need 40~~50 minutes to complete the test, though.

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

Ok :smileyhappy:

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

Test Finished: Passed
Self-Test Status Value: 0 (Completed without error)

Looks fine...

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

[ Edited ]

Hi,

 

Before trying the following, I would strongly recommend making a back-up of all your personal files etc.

 

If you don't already have one, use another PC to create a Windows 7 Recovery CD.  Download the relevant ISO from the links below.

 

Windows 7 32bit

 

Windows 7 64bit

 

You should use an application such as ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD.  Once created, or if you already have this, insert the CD and restart to boot from it.  Select the Repair option.

 

Select the 'Repair your Computer' option and follow Option 2 in the guide on the link below to run Start-up Repair (linked to in the guide)  – you may need to run this 2 or 3 times.  Although the link below is primarily for systems that don't boot, I believe this may correct the corrupted boot sector.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

 

Regards,

 

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

[ Edited ]

Doing that, will i not have the same effect as trying to do it from the windows 7 DVD?

(boot from it, and choosing startup repair), because if it DOES have the same effect, i've tried and it didnt recognized any problem =O

I'll start the process u mentioned already, nevertheless.




@edit

Yeah, just checked the guide u posted, and it does have the same effect.

Then it is answered already ;S

It doesn't recognize any problems! =O

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DavidPK
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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

Hi,

 

So this is a retail version of Windows 7, not the OEM?

 

If that's the case, definetely check the Sata cable connection between the HDD and the Motherboard and if possible try a different sata cable.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Re: Error Code BIOHD-4

My windows is downloaded from microsoft partnership site with UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - [Federal University of Rio de Janeiro]) linked to my enrolment number. =P   (Windows Seven Professional 64bits)

Anyway, many thanks for the help. I'll buy another cable and test it soon.

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Hi,

 

Ok, let me know if the issue still persists after changing this.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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