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I have an hp pavilion dv6000 laptop that gives me this error 0x000000f when starting up. So I tried to reinstall windows using the recovery partition and that makes it to 11% recovery and then freezes and wont go any farther.

I have tried memtest and Ive tried booting with only half the memory but it still doesnt work. Any ideas?

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I would guess your hard drive is faulty; as you're already doing a reformat you can just buy a new drive! There is software which will test it for you (I won't recommend any as it's off topic here), just search Google for SMART test or hard drive test.

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right on! tried booting with a know good drive and it works fine –  MalwareManiac Dec 7 '12 at 15:59

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