Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:29 AM
I have a HP Pavillion dv6700 with Vista running on it. It is an Intel Duo machine. 4 GB RAM. Just after using for 2 years, I got a disk read error yesterday. It is a HITACHI, 5400 RPM , SATA, 250 GB hard drive.
Once the BSD (Blue Screen of Death)came on this laptop before 3 months. I ran the 'Primary Hard Disk Self Test' in 'BIOS'. It told to 'replace the HDD'. Somehow after 2 days it was up and gave no troubles till yesterday. yesterday also the 'Primary Hard Disk Self Test' in 'BIOS' told to 'replace the HDD'.
The only thing I did was installed a software to grab screen action and then uninstalled it. then ran the malaware bytes anti malaware tool and it caught nothing with the latest patch.
While we are discussing this, one basic query, how do I know, whether my HDD is in a data recoverable condition or not. Is it a problem with the MBR for which I am not able to access the drive, or the drive is dead for good. Yesterday I ran the 'Primary Hard Disk Self Test' in 'BIOS'. It told me to 'replace the HDD'. So does it mean it is gone forever? In this kind of a scenario, can I still recover data from it? When I turn on for doing anything on my computer, it seems, the hard drive is not making any sounds.
Thanks for all your help. Have a great day people.