How to Deal with Hard Disk 1 Quick (303) Error

This article is written for users like you who want to fix Hard Disk 1 Quick (303) error. Scroll down to learn more.


by Delia Updated on October 18, 2022

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About Hard Disk 1 Quick 303

Hard disk 1 quick 303 is a system diagnostics error given by HP System Diagnostics. This error was generally found after an accident with your HP laptop or notebook, like falling to the ground or being heavily hit by something. When you start your HP computer, it cannot boot successfully and redirect you to the System Diagnostics. After running the Primary Hard Disk Self Test, it gave you the hard disk quick 303 error. Sometimes, you may also see the hard disk 1 full 305 error.

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According to HP, the hard disk 1 301 error indicates that the hard drive may have failed. Therefore, you need to replace the hard drive. If your computer is covered under warranty, then you should contact HP support and let them replace it for you. If otherwise, you should backup the important data on the hard drive before it gets any worse with HP recovery disc, and then buy a HDD to replace the hard drive yourself. If you do not have a recovery disc, you can use a free backup software to backup hard drive.

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How to Backup Data on Failing Hard Drive?

To backup failed drive, you can use free backup and restore software AOMEI Backupper. You can either installed the failed hard drive in another computer or use a bootable rescue media created by AOMEI Backupper to boot your computer that has the HP hard drive failure and then start to backup. You can download the freeware to create a bootable media on a random computer no matter whether it is 32 bit or 64 bit. After creating the bootable media, you can follow the steps below to backup broken hard drive:

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1. Connect the bootable media you created to the broken laptop and start your laptop.

2. Press a specified key (in most of the case F10) to select the bootable media as the first boot device.

3. Connect an external hard drive to store the backup image while your laptop reboots into AOMEI Backupper’s screen.

4. Click “Disk Backup” under Backup tab.

Disk Backup

5. Click “Add Disk” to choose the laptop hard drive as backup source and select the external hard drive as the backup destination disk.

Add Disk

Select Destination

6. Click “Start Backup” to start the backup.

Start Backup

After the backup is done, you can shut down the computer and replace the failed drive with a new one. Then use the same bootable media to boot the computer and start to restore the backup to the new disk. After that, you should be able to load Windows without receiving the hard disk 1 quick 303 error. Additionally, if you buy a new computer, you can also restore backup to dissimilar hardware computer. If you need even more advanced features, you can use AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition.

Sometimes, you may be troubled with unbootable issues when the Windows computer fails to boot, and intend to backup disk without Windows using bootable media created before. You can also create a recovery environment on your computer in advance. It will help you to boot your computer successfully without device and enter the software interface.

Create Recovery Environment

If you want to protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over network.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.