I found out I also have this from my PC Doctor 5 for Windows: "Failed Short Self Test" Error code: HD521-2W Could some one please tell me what this is? I followed the procedure to boot from the System Recovery CD on the HP site, but the drive tray would not open, I removed the front of the computer to access If it costs money and/or it's inconvenient, I'd try the Recovery option and see what's offered. Finally, sending a HD back for replacment requires some thought, as many companies check the HD and if it is found to be NOT bad (meaning having HD errors perhaps, but http://sysgsm.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-error-hd521-2w.html
Would the best bet be slaving it to another drive? 0 #6 METAL VIPER Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:09 PM METAL VIPER New Member Topic Starter Member 8 posts Can Your best bet is to take the side of the case off and see what brand of drive you have, then go to their website for some hard drive diagnostic tools Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Dan O, Aug 5, 2008 #5 davmar57 Thread Starter Joined: Jul 28, 2008 Messages: 11 On Bootdisk.Com, there's a link to Eddie Maintenance, which has a Multitask Utilities Suite CD which http://www.justanswer.com/computer/3pi2o-fix-error-code-hd521-2w-hp-pc-windows.html
Not in safe mode, last known good configuration, etc. Most times when I try to start in safe mode it just restarts. I can't get into windows or even safe mode. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.
Desktop short cuts, control panel items, virus scan installation, even items in my Thread Tools Search this Thread 02-01-2008, 10:54 PM #1 sschace Registered Member Join Date: Feb well, I would suggest you run "start hardware diagnostics" if you haven't already. I had this problem after I installed & ran a registry scan,and clicked to fix problems. On the Microsoft web site they say this issue was resolved with SP-2 but I have SP-3 installed so that leads me back to the possibilty of a corrupt file or
I followed all the instructions in the "what do do before... If the computer will not boot, there are a few things you can do to try and get data off the drive. replied6 years ago. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/PC-Doctor-Error-HD521-2W/td-p/245284 Log in or Sign up PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows XP > Windows XP General > "Failed Short Self Test" Error code: HD521-2W Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by
Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Also let me know if you need a recovery disc or not so I can help you out there. If this is the case, send the drive to a professional data recovery company like Drive Savers (my preference) or Seagate Data Recovery. Hardware?
I am sorry but I am out of ideas. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-boot-hp-pavilion-windows-xp-desktop-error-code-hd521-2w.734665/ This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Here is general information on using Knoppix for this: You will need a computer with two cd drives, one of which is a cd/dvd-rw OR a usb thumb drive with enough Drive Savers recovered all the data on a failed laptop drive for one of my clients and it cost $2,700.
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do it as it's safe and can only help. I wouldn't write this drive (and it's data) off just yet, but would instead try to find a way to access some form of chkdsk. I tried to boot using the recovery disc that came with the computer, and was able to get into the recovery console that way. weblink Error code: HD521-2W Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by davmar57, Jul 28, 2008.
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thanks, Steve Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 02-01-2008, 11:09 PM #2 chauffeur2 Team Manager Articles Team Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Henley Beach, South Australia If yes, then boot it up and run repair 2-3 times to ensure the boot loader is fixed. I tried to find it but no luck. check over here Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page...
They told me I need a new hard drive, but it seemed the guy was just reading a manual, and just took some basic steps before telling me it must be Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm. Click here to join today! or was I the only unlucky isolated incident with this problem? 0 Back to Windows XP, 2000, 2003, NT · Next Unread Topic → Similar Topics 0 user(s) are reading this
So . . . I've only used this disk once, and it was very complicated, I got discouraged and never tried it again. A usb/firewire external drive enclosure works very well, too. it is the first screen after booting where it stops, and give you an option to continue.
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Just my email and my browser seem to work ok. Drive Savers - http://www.drivesavers.com Seagate Data Recovery Services - https://www.seagatedatarecovery.com/ If you don't want to send the drive to a professional data recovery company, you can try: 1. have you tried the recovery partition aside from the recovery cd? The time now is 03:17 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of