Corrupt HD to Error 100a

  1.    31 Mar 2011 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2011
    Posts : 1
    Vista .64
    Local Time: 08:37

    Corrupt HD to Error 100a

    This is my computer:
    HP Pavilion a6720y Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a6720y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

    Started last week. Left the computer on over night to defrag. Came back and got these errors (over dozens of restarts). I bought the recovery discs' directly from HP

    "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key."

    "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the compu (cut off) ed checksum."

    Boot Device:
    DSK00 WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B2

    "BOOTMGR image is corrupt. System cannot boot."

    "AHCI Port0 Device Error
    Press F1 to resume."

    When i pressed F1 it took me to the boot menu ... i think.

    "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
    2. Choose your language settings, and click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."

    Testing : Drivers
    Error Code : BIOHD - 2

    File \Boot\BCD

    Status: 0xc0000034

    Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information."

    I bought a new hard drive:

    WD Caviar Black

    1TB 32MB/7200 RPM and im still getting the same messages.

    Diagnostic scan said my memory and CPU are fine but it froze when it came to the HD. I don't understand what could be wrong.

    Also, i took a look at the CPU and the thermal paste seems dried up. Could that be a factor?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    02 Apr 2011 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2009
    Southeastern CT, USA
    Posts : 1,364
    Vista Ultimate x64; Win 7 x64 and x32
    Local Time: 14:37
    usa us connecticut


    Re: Corrupt HD to Error 100a

    Run the free hard drive diagnostic (bootable) from here: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

    Check to ensure that the BIOS is set correctly (I wonder about the BIOS treating the hard drive controller as AHCI or IDE/Legacy). Let us know what it says (HP's usually use F10 to access BIOS/Setup) Check the date/time in the BIOS to make sure that it's working correctly.

    Do you have a good backup of your data? If so, try running the HP recovery disks. They'll wipe everything off your system (hence the need for a backup), but that'll tell you if it's hardware or software.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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