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Dean
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Message 11 of 68 (36,377 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

Hey Big_Dave, yeah long threads from multiple users are OK if it is the same hardware.

 

Prime example

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware/HP-dv2000-6000-8000-9000-tx1000-Video-Problems/td-p/112

Provost
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Message 12 of 68 (36,373 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

Yes I know about that post and the associated NVIDIA chip issue.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
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Honor Student
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Message 13 of 68 (29,807 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

In a nut shell,  it means your hard drive has gone bad.   It's gone!!!  I experienced the same issue after i ran HP Diagnostic Tools Smart test after my hard drive failed to boot.  It gave me the following message screen:

 

Error Code:   BIOHD-8 (in red)

Error:              A smart test failed on the hard drive

Suggestion:  Backup your important data

Suggestion:  Please contact HP support

 

After dealing with HP tech support, that was the news i got.  So, i hope this helps anyone who experiences this issue and not spend countless hours trying to figure out what was wrong.  Tech support was very helpful but, it took a lot of calls to get thru.

Student
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Message 14 of 68 (28,529 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

I received the same error message -- after running the diagnostic tool in an attempt to figure out what was going on with my HP desktop. <sigh>

Top Student
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Message 15 of 68 (28,267 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

I just solved BIOHD-8 problem on friends HP Compaq dx2420.

Hitachi HDD.

Downloaded Drive Fitness Test from http://www.hitachigst.com/suport/downloads , made CD image, boot with CD.

Quict test didn't return any errors, but advanced test did and continued with erase disc utilitie. After erasing advanced test - no errors, HP boot diagnostic - only BIOHD-3 (no boot).

Just installing Windows and everything seems fine.

Dean
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Message 16 of 68 (28,260 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)


Andrija32 wrote:

I just solved BIOHD-8 problem on friends HP Compaq dx2420.

Hitachi HDD.

Downloaded Drive Fitness Test from http://www.hitachigst.com/suport/downloads , made CD image, boot with CD.

Quict test didn't return any errors, but advanced test did and continued with erase disc utilitie. After erasing advanced test - no errors, HP boot diagnostic - only BIOHD-3 (no boot).

Just installing Windows and everything seems fine.



You still have a failing hard drive.

Top Student
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Message 17 of 68 (28,220 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

No test is showing that.

Dean
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Message 18 of 68 (28,204 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

What did this mean?

 

"HP boot diagnostic - only BIOHD-3 (no boot)."

Top Student
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Message 19 of 68 (28,119 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)

It means that the hard drive is empty (no windows). Nothing to boot.

Dean
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Message 20 of 68 (28,103 Views)

Re: HP diagnostic tool errorcode BIOHD-8 (Harddrive)


Andrija32 wrote:

It means that the hard drive is empty (no windows). Nothing to boot.


Thanks, never saw that code before.

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