How to fix this?

Turn SMART off in BIOS and continue and immediately backup all your data to an external hard drive
Don't do this, rather boot off a live disk, you want to avoid any writes and minimize reads.
 
Don't do this, rather boot off a live disk, you want to avoid any writes and minimize reads.
Agree, I hope OP has backups as well, there is no excuse in today's world to not have backups
 
Okay so I managed to get rid of that issue, since the USB was causing it..

anyways still can't install any OS...

It can't for some reason pickup the hard drive.

See below, I tried Chrome as well.IMG-20240516-WA0005.jpg
 
Okay so I managed to get rid of that issue, since the USB was causing it..

anyways still can't install any OS...

It can't for some reason pickup the hard drive.

See below, I tried Chrome as well.View attachment 1710111
SMART error => drive is about to fail or has failed.
Installing any OS will not work correctly.
Replace the drive.

You have no m.2 drive support, so must be a SATA drive.

512GB: https://www.wootware.co.za/teamgrou...n-z-512gb-2-5-sata-3-0-solid-state-drive.html
1TB: Either: https://www.wootware.co.za/teamgrou...can-z-1tb-2-5-sata-3-0-solid-state-drive.html or https://www.wootware.co.za/mushkin-...1tb-2-5-sata-3-0-6gb-s-solid-state-drive.html

You can also look for smaller sizes, but the HP comes with a 1TB option by default:

And there's a minimal price difference for 1TB SSD vs 1TB HDD, do not cheap out and go HDD, SSD should last longer as fewer moving parts, and it's substantially faster / will make the device actually usable.
 
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