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My computer won't boot past the blue hp
Invent screen . I took the sides off the computer. I booted it up and I figured out what the noise I was hearing was and where it was coming from. It's the hard drive making a noise like a fan starting up then a loud clicking noise . Then it stops trying to load and repeats a few times then quits. I unplugged the power to the hard drive now it
will load when I unplug it but I can't do anything with no hard drive.
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Hi,

 

IT seems to be a Hardware issue, please contact HP to get the PC repaired.

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Your hdd has failed. If you are still in warranty, contact HP to send a new hdd. If you are outside warranty it will be much less expensive to purchase a retail hdd to replace the original. Hope you have a Recovery Disk set?

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Thats what I thought . I am going to see if my very geeky friend can fix it. Or buy a new hard drive or a new computer . Not sure yet. Thank you very much for your replies.
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Reply to the last part. I didn't have anything important .
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You should be able to purchase a new hdd for around $40-50.Be sure to get one at least as large a capacity as the original to be able to use HP Recovery Disks to reinstall your OS & software. If you do not have Recovery Media to reinstall OS, they can be ordered from HP for around $20_unless it is an older XP machine,may not be available at HP.

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I am having this same problem with my HP Pavilion a6560t, and this started right after windows vista blue screened.

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