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my HP pavillion desktop is giving me 2 error codes, BIOME-1, and BIOHD-4

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HP Pavillion a6437c
Microsoft Windows Vista

My desktop will not start up. I ran a diagnostic test and the cpu passed, the memory failed (error code BIOME-1), the drive test passed for WDC and CDDVDW and the boot path failed (BIOHD-4).

When I try to retart, it takes me to system recovery, but it will not perform a recovery, it stops and restarts to recovery again. It does that about 3 times, then I get a blue "stop" screen.

I'm not sure if my hard drive is corrupted or what, but it happened out of the blue after it was working just fine.

I would appreciate any help.


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@harp31 I'm afraid you are right about this being a hard drive failure and it looks like the memory has failed as well, the best way forward is to get both parts repaired/replaced and I suggest you talk to HP support and discuss your options, follow the below steps to get started:


1) Click on this link -

2) Click on Sign-in or select the product using the below step:

3) Enter the serial of your device.

4) Select the country from the drop-down.

5) Click on "Show Options".

Fill the web-form, to populate a case number and phone number for yourself!


Also, if you are having trouble navigating through the above options, it's most likely because the device is out of warranty, if yes? please send me a private message with the region you are contacting us from, 

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P.S: Welcome to HP Community 😉

If you wish to thank me for my efforts, you could click on "Accept as solution" on my post as the solution should help others too.


Due to the current global COVID-19 situation, we're seeing an influx of customers coming in for support and we appreciate your patience..


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