Pull the HDD and try it in some desktop for testing. I hate to write this but HP destroyed a laptop of mine in warranty and I'm out a laptop (HP never resolved it in warranty.) There was an effort later but as they failed, I disposed of the laptop.
My thoughts? FIRST TRY THE GENERIC RESET, and TRY THE GENERIC RESET after each idea.
1. Pull the HDD and put it back in and re-test.
2. Pull the HDD and test it in some other machine as you don't want to buy a HDD when the problem is elsewhere.
The Generic Reset is noted at the top of the CNET Troubleshooting forum at http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19681_102-3138013.html?tag=posts;msg3138013
I have a HP G60 Laptop. Just removed from box and I get an error msg "#10008 - replace HD". Called HP and will not honor since out of warranty. Yes, believe it or not, they didn't believe that this was just taken out of box 2 years after purchase(don't ask why why it was not opened for 2 years after purchase). I am going to price out a new HD. If I buy one, what software do I need to be able to use it on this laptop (or what do I need to do). Never had the opportunity to create any recovery disks. Thnaks for your help.