My HP is giving me the error "hard disk 1 SMART (301). What does this mean?!?!? I just had it worked on and it was restored like it was fresh out of the box and it was fine for about a week now this.... Please!!!
Might I add that I have been trying for 2 hours to run the primary hard disk self test "quick test" and it is still at 2%?? I cannot stress how much I need my laptop for school and how much I am disappointed in HP equipment since this is the second one I have owned in 3 years.....
- Changed type Dee.cox Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:57 PM
Gee... thanks! I signed up so that I could hopefully get an answer to my problems... If you would be so kind as to direct me to the right forum I will remove this one.... however, the guy that done the previous work on this one done wonders.... it atleast boots up now for the most part....
I have had 3 W.D. 1.5TB green drives fail with either 301 or smart failure in the last 8 months. W. Digital say that they do not recommend anything other than their black drives for servers. This was the first time I had tried green drives. WD replaced all three still under warranty for black ones which I have never had a problem in the past. One of the reasons they give is some drives are susceptible to brown out or heat. I use APC UPS so not brown out, but it can get warm so I suspect heat the culprit. How warm is your drive area and do you use UPS?
solving the smart disk error 301 hp.(working on my)
I have a hp g72 ...new from 2011..after 2 or 3 months i ve seen this error..
the trouble is at the boot from the bios.It doesn t see ur Hdd as a bootable device..my solving is simple,
1.insert a bootable cd(even a blank one)..but bootable.
2.set the cd drive as first boot device in bios..and when the pc is starting it will show
PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD...
3.don t press anything...leave it like this...and after it will start normally.
success.My HP is working like this for more than 1 year.