A user encountered the following error while booting her laptop today: SafeBoot Hard Disk Error 04h.
There seems to be no way around this because it may be a faulty hard drive (apparently 04h means bad hard drive sector). No USB's or anything are plugged in.
Is there any solution other than to have this sent in for repair?
This error is coming from the BIOS, so usually it's permanent. You could try pulling and reseating the drive perhaps?