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Hard disk failure

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My desktop got shut off wrong and now it wont bootup. I tried safe mode, system recovery, normal startup, last known working configuration, and they all end up on a black screen. I cant even get to the login screen.

I looked up the failure id and the code comes out to "303" which is a hard drive failure. Is there any Way to keep my files or possibly get it booted back up. I only have a iphone to use. I tried unplugging everything
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@LtMays

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

In terms of recovery your files, with the existing PC, the answer is no.

 

IF the drive has failed, there is nothing you can do to fix it.
 
As you continue to use the drive, you're overwriting the files and folders that got erased.  The more you use it, the less likely you'll be able to recover anything on it
 
Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:
1) Remove the hard drive from the PC
2) Purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit (like the one illustrated below)

USB-Drive-Adapter.jpg

3) Connect the old drive to the working PC
4) Try to retrieve the files and folders you want to save from the old drive and copy them to the new PC.
 
If this does not work, then you need to do the following:
1) Download and install this utility on a working PC: http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...
2) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.
 
If that tool does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva:  http://www.piriform.com/recuva
 
And, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free:  http://www.file-recovery.com/

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Hard disk failure

I was afraid of that. Guess i will be buying a new PC.
Thanks a lot for the help and the links!
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