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jake88
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Hard Drive Error Codes

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HP G72t-b00 CTO Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Computer wasn't working, so did a complete reset to see if I could get it back to square one.  Froze during reinstallation of Windows.  When I restarted it gave the options to run the various startup tests.  Ran the tests and got error messages about my hard drive as follows:  Hard Disk Error - Quick 303; and Hard Disk Error - Full 305.

 

Does anyone have a clue what these codes mean?  HP is no help.  Just want to know if this thing is toast or worth putting in a new hard drive. 

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Jackson121211
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Hi jake88,

 

Welcome to HP Support Forums! Sadly these errors mean that your drive is toast. But it is possible that you can purchase a replacement HDD and reinstall windows.

 

Hope this helps! Have a nice day! Justin L.

 

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Hi,

 

It should be worth trying a new drive.

 

The error code are both related to the drive - 303 is a short Disk Self Test ( DST ) failure and 305 is a comprehensive disk self test failure.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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