• HP PCs - Hard Disk Error Displays before the Computer Starts

    HP computers are reliable and provide a great quality output along with the best performance. They are available in a wide range for any type of business or personal work. You can choose from the wide range as per your requirements and budget.


    Sometimes your computer gets prone to hard disk errors. When you start your computer, the screen displays a hard disk error which is not similar to other computer errors. This can happen when there might be an issue with the sectors, data or physical disks present on the hard disk.

    If you are searching for the guide for troubleshooting this issue, you can go through the following steps:

    • The most important step to perform immediately is to create a backup of all your important files or data and save it to an external storage device.

    • You can check the condition of your hard disk by performing a diagnostic test for your hard drive.

    • To perform a hard disk diagnostic test:

    1. Turn off the computer by pressing the power button for some time.

    2. Switch on the computer and press Esc key repeatedly till a screen appears and then press the F2 key.

    3. It will open the HP Hardware Diagnostics where you have to click on “Components Tests”.

    4. Then you have to click on ‘Hard Drive’.

    5. Select ‘Quick Test’ from the list of hard drive tests.

    6. Select ‘Run Once’ to start the hard drive test. If your computer has more than one hard drive, then you have to select the hard drive which is causing errors. If you want to test all the hard drives, click on ‘Test All Hard Drives’.

    7. When the test will be completed, the results will be displayed on your screen.

    8. If your hard drive passes the Quick test, you can go for the Extensive test.

    These steps can be helpful for solving out the issues with your hard drive to some extent.


    If you are still not able to figure out the issue with your computer’s hard drive, we can help you out. HP support comes to rescue when your computer is displaying hard disk error and you are not able to solve it on your own. There can be several reasons behind the error message you are getting. We will diagnose your system completely and look for the issues in the hard drive and will then suggest you what can be done for a particular error.


    HP tech support is of great help to solve all your hard disk’s errors and make it function normally as before. To prevent it from getting worse, get a timely support and fix all the errors and issues with your HP computers.

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