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Error Code HD521-2W


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Toodles71

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I have read some of the posts on this error problem but you need to explain things in layman's terms since I am soooo far from being a computer geek. I'm knowledgable but not a guru. :)

I have a HP Media Center and PC Doctor did note that my hard drive was Samsung SP2004C. Over a period of time, when I would exit out of Internet Explorer, 98% of the time there would be an issue closing and I would always select 'Send Error Report'. I had reinstalled to fix any problems with IE v 7.xxx whatever the latest/greatest version is. It still continued.

Last night was the final draw. I was on Facebook and did a posting, clicked on logout, the fan motor was really humming and was locked up (this always occurred when exiting IE as well) so I had to manually turn off the computer. Left it off for approximately 3 minutes, turned it back on and now get a vicious circle when trying to boot up. Black screen with verbage stating Windows didn't shut down correctly so did I want to go into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc. It defaulted to Start Windows Normally. After digesting the verbage, I selected the default. It would go to the Windows XP screen like it was going to boot up, then I would get the 'No Signal' little blue box and would take me back to the black screen with verbage to start with Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc. I tried the Esc and Setup keys then went with F10 and did the PC Doctor. Everything looked pretty good but then it gave me the Error Code HD521-2W.

I don't have any disks as they did not come with the computer, it's over the warranty period and yeah I know..shame on me I didn't create a bootable disk. So, HELP!!!

Edited by Toodles71, 06 July 2009 - 09:39 AM.

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rshaffer61

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Ok let's try two steps to see if the problem shows up as why it is happening.

Click HD diagnostic in my signature below. Choose the manufacturer of your hd. Download the tool. Running this will tell us if there is a problem with HD itself. If not then we will pursue other hardware or software possibilities



How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

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But I don't have a start up disk for my home computer. I run Windows XP at the office. Can I make a bootable disk from that and it work on my home computer? The home computer didn't come with any discs and I never got around to creating one like they STRONGLY suggest!
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