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DV6 Smart Hard disk error

I have an HP DV6 laptop that started reporting a Smart Hard disk Error (0301) I have run the HP diagnostic (both quick and long) which pass with no errors, have purchased a new hard disk and installed with the same result.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Davof

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I have tried both the disks in another computer and they are OK, have re-seated the connection/both ends and problem still there.
Will try a third disk and hope.
nobus

how did you install on the new disk -  a fresh install ?
if you imaged the disk -  maybe you've copied the problem with it
Davof

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This is a virgin disk, when booting for the first time to a win7 install CD - it errors way before the boot to disk stage indicating hardware problems
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
Davof

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got a 500 gb western digital Drive used partition manager to reduce the size of the partition to 400gb (from 640) took a shadow protect backup image fitted new drive restored - like a beauty
thanks for your help
nobus

are you saying when you usedstill  another disk it is ok now?
or is it the first new disk you partititoned?
Davof

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New disk fixed - what's the chances
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nobus

then your 1st new disk was bad also...strange, but possible
Davof

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Welcome to AUST post where gorillas Rome
Hey thanks for your support !
Machine is on its way to a new client
Davof