04-20-2018 02:07 PM
So my HD Touch Smart 600 - 1150, started slowing down on me recently, I shut down the computer and started it up again and ran a diagnostics test and everything was fine until the last test which stated, "Warning, Bioshd-3", I have tried just about everything to get it back to normal and it seems nothing is working.
Could this be the power source? New Hard Drive needed? I recently purchased a new 1TB WD blue for it but when I changed the hard drive it was giving me the, "Boot media cannot be found issue" so I thought the hard drive was damaged in transit.
I also tried the bootrec.exe from the CMD screen and it stated that the operation was successful but I am still having problems with it.
Can anyone help me here?
04-20-2018 09:25 PM
@raypasos, welcome to the forum.
The error message ("Warning, Bioshd-3") that you are receiving is telling you that your hard drive is failing. If it still boots, you should make a backup of your personal data. Then, you should replace the drive with one the same size or larger to assure that the Recovery media works properly.
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04-21-2018 10:59 AM
Thank you sir for the promopt response, so, I recently changed the hard drive and now I am getting the, "No boot media" black screen.
I hit F10 and changed the drive path as well and it's still giving me the. "No boot media" issue but if I put the old hard drive back in it fires up but won't take me pass the start windows screen.
I have zero clue what is happening here. lol
04-21-2018 11:17 AM
> My HD Touch Smart 600 - 1150, started slowing down on me recently.
A symptom usually correlated with a disk-drive in "imminent failure" status.
> I shut down the computer and started it up again and ran a diagnostics test and everything was fine until the last test which stated, "Warning, Bioshd-3"
BIOS H(ard) D(rive) (connected to port) 3 (on the motherboard) is in "warning" status -- that is a status ranking between "good" and "fail". This is another symptom of a failing disk-drive.
> I have tried just about everything to get it back to normal, and it seems nothing is working.
Tried everything? Not yet.
There is no way to "repair" a failing disk-drive, short of a very-expensive "Data Recovery Service".
They disassemble your disk-drive, and repair it just long enough to copy all your files off it.
Very expensive. Very expensive. Very expensive. Very expensive. Very expensive.
> Could this be the power source? New Hard Drive needed?
> I recently purchased a new 1TB WD blue for it, but when I changed the hard drive it was giving me "Boot media cannot be found" issue, so I thought the hard drive was damaged in transit.
No. The WD disk-drive is fine -- it just is "empty" -- you must install Windows onto it.
The quickest way to remediate is to see: https://www.wdc.com/products/features/acronis.html
This free software can copy, block-for-block, from your current disk-drive onto the new WD disk-drive.
If a few blocks cannot be copied, then you have copied 99.999% of the blocks.
If you are "lucky", you (and Windows) will never "need" to access the contents of those non-copied blocks.
All your personal files, and all your installed programs, will be copied, and you'll be up-and-running, within a few hours.
04-21-2018 11:27 AM
Thank you for the boat of information, I clicked the link and here are my options Dean, which one do I choose and how do I get to load windows on the new hard drive?
There is nothing I need on the old hard drive to be honest with you, at this point, personal wise.
My next question is, how do I get windows on this hard drive, considering I can't get the HP to fire up???
04-21-2018 11:29 AM
Forgot to put the options in the previous email.
04-21-2018 11:35 AM - edited 04-21-2018 11:37 AM
On another computer, download and install Acronis True Image WD Edition Software.
Select one of its options to create "bootable" media (either one CD-recordable disk, or an empty USB memory-stick).
On your computer, connect the new disk-drive, and leave the old disk-drive connected.
Note that if you created the image onto a USB memory-stick, you can disconnect the data/power from your computer's CD/DVD drive, and connect those two cables to the WD disk-drive.
Boot your computer from that newly-created "bootable" media.
Select your "source" (the old disk-drive) and your "target" (the new WD disk-drive), and let it run.
When done, plus/minus a few "uncopyable" blocks, shutdown.
Disconnect the old disk-drive, and physical remove it.
Properly connect the new disk-drive.
04-21-2018 03:08 PM
You probably have one port for the CD/DVD device.
to connect the WD disk-drive to this adapter, and then this adapter to a USB 3 (or 2) port on your computer.
Note: there exist other, similar, adapters, that cost 1/2 of the above adapter.
04-26-2018 02:51 PM
Ok, I have tried all of the above and nothing has worked, I was able to get a new windows 7 iso for the drive but now I dont know how to get the iso onto the hard drive to upload it.
I have tried just about everything and have been successful with nothing at all.