my compaq nx9010 all of a sudden hanged while i was browsing the net.. the mouse cursor would move only once a min by about 3 inches .. so i manually restarted it and before loading windows an error came up :
File: hal.dll corrupt please reinstall the file.
So i restarted it again(manually) and from then on after the POST a blank screen comes up every time...
I entered the BIOS setup performed the
Hard Drive Self Test
and the Test Status came up to be : #1 - 07 Fail
what does this mean? has the HDD died or is it a motherboard problem?