compaq nx9010 hard drive self test : #1 - 07 Fail????????

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?
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
i would run another HDD test to verify if it is the hard drive or main board.  DFT works on most drives:

download the iso and burn it, and then boot up on the cd.  run the advanced test.
if the screen comes back green, the hdd is ok.  if the screen comes back red, you can look up the disposition code in the user's manual.  that manual is available on the link above

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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
also, if the laptop is less than 1 year old, i would just send it back to compaq for warranty repair
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