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02-16-2021 11:36 AM
So I recently had a problem with my computer and it started showing a black screen saying that my SMART hard drive has an error. Hard drive error (301) and when I test the hard drive it shows
hard drive/SSD SMART check FAILED
Failure ID: Q4PTVA-A28AHF-A28AHF-XD7XHA-60CB03
please someone help me out
02-16-2021 11:52 AM - edited 02-16-2021 12:21 PM
the hard drive is defective
It can continue to operate for a certain time, but it can definitively break down, if it is not already the case!
If possible, save personal data
Try a full reinstall
Be careful even if it works, it may permanently break down, save the data regularly.
This may allow you to use the computer while you find a hard drive!
You can try to help yourself with this tutorial (sorry not fully translated)
You can try a bootable cd / dvd type live cd (linux)
you can try removing the hard drive, in order to connect it to another computer internally, or with a usb adapter!
If your disk is not completely out of order, this gives you a small chance
500 GB 5400 rpm SATA
|HP 15 Laptop PC (Intel) HP 15g Laptop PC HP 15q Laptop PC - Maintenance and Service Guide|
@Fabricio21 You should be able to attempt to back up your data, and reinstall, or replace the hard drive, with whatever is here.
if necessary make a sign
you can check if possible and install an SSD, this site can help:
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02-16-2021 11:53 AM
Are you sure the third string of characters you posted is the same as the second one?
I am getting an invalid code when I run it through the HP diagnostics code website.
I can tell you that you will have to install a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system in order to fix the problem though.
02-16-2021 12:11 PM
Below is the failure report generated by the code you posted, minus your notebook's serial number.
|Q4PTVA-A28AHF-XD7XHA-60CB03||OK||XXXXXXXXXX||2/16/21||301||Storage||Floppy Drive, Hard Drive, Memory Drive, Optical Drive, SCSI, Tape Drive||Hard Disk 1 SMART Hard Drive Detects Imminent Failure|
If you have a HP 15-bs234wm notebook, here is the link to the service manual, where you can find the hard drive removal and replacement procedure.
You may want to consider replacing the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a better performing 2.5" solid state drive (SSD).
After you replace the drive, you can use the HP cloud recovery tool with another Windows PC running W7 64 bit or newer to create a bootable USB recovery drive that will reinstall W10, the drivers and the software that originally came with your notebook.
Here is an info link for how to use that utility.