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iterica
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hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

my friend gave me her notebook because there were some corrupted windows files. After doing some of the self tests etc, it's been coming back witha hard disk 1 quick (303) error. My concern is that I'm not sure if I should be bothering trying to restore or trying to wipe the laptop and start from scratch- I'm concerned that the notebook hard drive is done. 

 

Any advice?

 

Thanks!

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DavidPK
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Re: hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

Hi,

 

The 303 error would indicate a failing Hard Drive, so I really would recommend replacing it before reinstalling the operating system.  If you need a guide on replacing the HDD, please let me know - include the full Model No. and Part No. of the notebook ( from the service tag on the underside ).

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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iterica
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Re: hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

Thanks! That's what I was thinking :smileyhappy: 

 

Thanks also for the offer to help for replacing- I'll be fine though.

 

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Hi,

 

You're welcome.

 

All the best,

 

DP-K

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Huramtaj
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Re: hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

I have the same issue "Hard dis 1 quick (303)".

IS the offer still open to help with replacing it. Not quite sure what to do.

 

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Huffer
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Best to start your own thread. Also need to be sure what model you own because we can link you to a picture book with instructions to replace the drive and also some places to get a good deal on a new drive as well as tips on reinstalling your software.

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Huramtaj
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Re: hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

Oh thanks for the reply.
I will make a new thread posting details of the make and model i have.
I found out i can get a new Hard Drive on warranty as my laptop is only 5months old.
Its just installing the Hard drive that i will need help with,

 

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ReijiKompana
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Re: hard disk 1 quick (303) error?

Is it means that I lost all my data on such HDD? Or I can somehow restor my data?

I have same problem on my HP Pavilion dv7 4030
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