Hello all! I'm working on a laptop which I previously recovered from some viruses a couple of weeks ago. The laptop is an HP HDX 18, 1000 I believe on Vista; it's getting the error code 03F0 the hard drive error. Bios hdd test utilities says everything is fine. I was able to attach it to another computer and recover personnel data. Vista recovery disc sees the hard drive and that it has Vista on it, though it says the boot sector is bad. I used the repair console which didn't work, then I used the cmd prompt to restore, make a new boot sector, all options available. It still fails to load. I would install a new OS for them, but the drive doesn't seem to "work", it spins up with the cd and is recognized by the bois, but it just sits at a black blank screen. Running out of ideas. I've tried a power cycle, flashed cmos, and took everything out and checked. I do know his little ones have keep improperly shutting down the laptop, even though he keeps telling them not to do that and showed them how, they still just keep holding the power button and doing a hard shut off. Any advice would be wonderful!