Having problems with your HP PC Desktops ?

My hard drive is "hanging up" and sometimes does not start. The computer will start, keyboard light momentarily lights but hard drive will not start. The only way I can seem to get it started is to turn the computer on - leave it on for about 15 minutes then shut it off and retry to start it. Then it will start.


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There is a possibility your hard drive is failing.Go to the website of your hard drive manufacturer and download a diagnostic utility. Run the diagnostic utility to determine whether the hard drive is in good condition.
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