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Paolob68
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Hi, my PC shows the message at strat up "SMART hard disk error" - hard disk 1 (301)

I run the System Diagnostics but it doesn't help: do I have to change hard disk, to restore the PC...?

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@Paolob68 

System diagnostics are not going to help; at best, they will only confirm the error.

 

That error code means your disk drive is failing and needs to be replaced.

Once you have the replacement drive, read the information below about HP Could Recovery to be used to restore your PC to working condition:

If your PC is a 2016 model or newer, you should see if you can make a bootable USB recovery drive using the HP cloud recovery tool on a working PC. The recovery drive can then be used to install Win10 and the HP drivers and utilities that originally came with your PC. Here is the link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205

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If the HP Cloud Recovery is not available or does not work, you may have to look into ordering HP Recovery Media -- which is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.

You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

Once there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update"

If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the + symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.

Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Support:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp?openCLC=true

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dear WAWood,

I updated some drivers from HP website and right now the message doesn't appear anymore.

But, since I would like to restore the PC to fabric value, the procedure interrupts itself before completing and doesn't allow me to do it.

 

Do you think it is still a hard disk problem, that is, that I have to change the hard disk?

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