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Good drive failed hard disk test

Q: Good drive failed hard disk test

My computer was working fine, it turned off fine. Later when I turned it back on it wouldn't go past the black windows logo screen with the loading bar. Then every time I turned it on I got the improper shut down screen. None of the safe mode or configuration options would run. I tried all the boot options and none would work. Tried using start up disks and couldn't get repair or anything to work. Got a message that windows couldn't find mass storage device and HDD test had read failure. Everything pointed to a bad drive. For the heck of it I tried windows reinstall and it worked, even tho I lost my info. So I don't understand why a working drive would suddenly become inoperable when it's really not. What would do this? Don't want it to happen again

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A: Good drive failed hard disk test

You can read a lot of conversations here at TSG to give some answers.... There are many ways a computer can go bonkers, especially the age of components...
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A:Hard Drive Diagnosis Test- Long Dst Test Failed

Hallo Harshal123, this error code:RLNG40-7KG845-XD7V6K-618703Failure: 305information: Hard Disk 1 Full Test Failure If it's still in warranty I would recommend you to contact your HP support for getting the HDD replaced under warranty.List of phone number press your country: If out of warranty I would recommend you replace it your self it's normally not that hard but I can't tell since I can't see your P/N. But out from your S/N as I can see with that failure ID it's should be under 2nd year  warranty if im not misstaken. Br

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Please tell us a little more about your computer. It sounds like either the hard drive has failed, or the hard drive has come loose from the motherboard. It is also possible that it is a problem with the motherboard itself.I am assuming you are running the Hard Drive Test from BIOS. Have you tried placing the hard drive in a different SATA port on the motherboard? It could be that just the SATA it is currently connected to has failed. You could also place the hard drive in another computer and seeing if it gets recognized then, indicating it was a problem with the motherboard (in which case that computer is pretty much screwed. Contact your manufacturer to see if it's under warranty and if they'll replace it).If neither of these work then most likely the hard drive is shot. You'll pretty much have to either get the hard drive replaced by the manufacturer or buy a new one. One last thing, have you tried running system recovery off of the Vista Installation Discs?
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A:hard disk ide dps test failed and not booting.

Hi dionrodrigues,
Is your PC new and have added any new components to it recently (RAM in particular)? The error code you are getting usually appears when there is new RAM installed. If you could upload the BSOD it would be helpful. Another thing to try would be reseating your RAM.
As for your hard drive, I would suggest connecting it with different cables and in a different port. Afterwards, you could consider running a brand specific diagnostic tool on the disk to check its health. There are third party software solutions to be found online, however the once from the manufacturer provide the most accurate results as they are developed for such drive and know the firmware best. You can upload a screenshot of the SMART status after running an extended test. It would be best if can test the drive on a different PC with different SATA cables.
If you manage to access the drive I strongly recommend doing a backup prior to any testing just to be on the safe side.
If the drive has bad sectors it is recommended to change it, or if you use it Ė not to trust it with important information. Having regular backups is always a good idea
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A:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K
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A:Hard disk Short DST test failed

Hi, The 24 character error code does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with your description of the issue. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K
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@Nikoiro?, welcome to the forum. This error message means that your hard drive has failed.  You will have to replace it.  You should buy a hard drive the same size or larger than the one being replaced. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Hard drive test failed

Your hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.  Once you replace the hard drive then you'll need to reinstall the operating system (OS) and software/drivers so that your system is operational.
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A:Hard drive short DST TEST FAILED

Hi,            The failure ID refers to Hard disk drive failure. If the unit is under warranty, then you can call the HP Support to get the Hard disk drive replaced if not you have to get the Hard disk drive replaced yourself and then reinstall the operating system using recovery disk.
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A:SATA disk failed and Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed

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Replace the hard drive is all you can do. That is a fairly new laptop is it still under warranty?
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you got the recovery disk? - how come you got 8 cd's instead of one? Pardon me for being stoopid.

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A:Windows 8 Disk errors but disks test good?

I don't see that diagnostics file or the admin events list uploaded.

Does Disk1 contain the volume Boot? If not, then try disconnecting Disk1 to see if that improves things. You also may want to run CHKDSK /R /F on the disk that volume Boot is on.

Have you looked for misbehaving explorer.exe add-ons? Use ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows and disable all non-Microsoft extensions to see if that fixes the problem.
Have you seen if it's a DPC Latency issue (just a guess on my part): How to Diagnose and Fix High DPC Latency Issues with WPA (Windows Vista/7/8) - Sysnative Forums
Have you tried a Process Monitor capture to see what the system is doing when it slows down (these logs are very, very large!): Process Monitor
Another guess is to run DISM (aimed at the "scanned online" portion of the last error message):

Then please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt). Press Enter after each one:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

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From this article: Repair a Windows Image

You can also run sfc.exe /scannow from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt to check for further corruption.

The actual error that you're seeing says that the operation was retried. With just 3 errors, I'd suspect that there was a subsequent Information event that stated it was tried/retried successfully (but haven't looked at any other systems for this myself). I'd imagine that it would take many, many of these errors in order to see a significant decrease in performance (a freeze) - so I wonder if this is a symptom of the problem, or if it's unrelated?

Booting from disk on a UEFI system is a bit trying at times.
If it's an OEM system that came originally w/Win8, then try disabling Secure Boot and enabling anything like "Legacy boot". I have no experience with loading Win8 on a system with UEFI other than OEM systems.
At work (on BIOS systems) we usually switch from AHCI to SATA/ATA/Legacy/etc in order to run Seatools on systems that don't see the hard drive (I prefer the in Windows test or a test in Windows PE/RE- as I wonder about damage to the boot stuff if I accidentally boot with AHCI not enabled - so I don't use it myself).

Looking at both topics, there's not even a similarity in the storage controllers.
That leaves (as you've stated) - Win8, W-D Black HDD's, and LogMeIn

To rule out LogMeIn - you've gotta uninstall it to see if that fixes things. Use something like TeamViewer temporarily (if needed).
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In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
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Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen

...On the next startup (unfortunately this was partially unattended, I just caught the tail end of it) it looked like chkdsk was running. Some notes I jotted down (not well):...

You should be able to see the info in event viewer
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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Hello JDS,

Are you able to run the latest HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT) version from within Windows to test the drive?

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A:No hard disk detected or has failed

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A:Hard disk short DST failed

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