XP Recovery Disk Keeps Rebooting

By spk1973 ยท 31 replies
Jan 8, 2010
  1. spk1973

    spk1973 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Okay, I got the pc to boot from the drive fitness test cd, and I have a Primary Master Device Name:HTS541080G9AT00 Capacity 80.03GB

    Is this Device List Correct? Yes/No

    {Select the drive that you want to test}

    I'm going to go ahead and test the drive.
  2. Kevork

    Kevork TS Rookie Posts: 73

    Excellent, lets to do a complete test of this drive.
  3. spk1973

    spk1973 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    PC DOS 7.0 Startup Menu

    1. for Adaptec
    2. for LSI 320 Controller
    3. for Tekram & Symbios Controllers
    4. for ATTO 320 Controller

    Enter a choice:_

    I'm assuming I choose 1 for this one. Please confirm, thanks.
  4. spk1973

    spk1973 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    All right, I just jumped ahead and chose #1 from the menu.
    It ran an advanced disk fitness check and basically came back with bad things to report, and then asked me if I would like to rewrite (erase) the disk or repair it.
    Since I don't have anything that I'm worried about losing on this PC, I opted for a full reformatting of the drive/disk.
    It asked me if I was sure/REALLY sure and then went and did its thing.
    It is now saying:

    Technical Result Code

    Drive Information
    Serial Number X6GYRA7M
    Failure Code : 0x75 - Defective Device. Component Failure.

    Test Date : 14-01-2010 (dd-mm-yyyy)

    Technical Result Code (TRC)


    > OK <

    So, what now? Is "defective device/component failure" as bad as it sounds?
  5. Kevork

    Kevork TS Rookie Posts: 73

    That is correct, your hardrive is dead, sorry. You are going to have to buy a new drive and replace it.

    Then you should not have any issues reinstalling the OS
  6. spk1973

    spk1973 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    All right, that's okay, as I've said I had nothing on there that was a big deal to lose.
    I bought this laptop cheap so I don't mind throwing a little money into a new hard drive. I've never installed one before, so I'm looking forward to an exciting experience!!
    Thanks ever so much for your assistance. I've had relatively few PC problems in the past couple of years, but when I do I always find courteous and professional help on this forum. Thanks again, and best of luck to you in this still-very-new year.

  7. Kevork

    Kevork TS Rookie Posts: 73

    It was a pleasure, hopefully next time will be able to fix the problem without spending any money.
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