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Computor failed the hard drive test.

Q: Computor failed the hard drive test.

FAILURE ID; RGDWKX-87489J-XD7X61-60CF03PRODUCT ID; T3M29PT#ABGHARD DRIVE CAPACITY 500GBHARD DRIVE 1.

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A: Computor failed the hard drive test.

Hi, The 24 character error code is a Smart HDD failure and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP ( with the 24 character code ) 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 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: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html 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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hard drive
model WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMTO
SIZE 298.1GB
MARKETED SIZE 320GB
CACHE SIZE 16MB
ROTATION SPEED 7200RPM
STOREAGE 227.03 FREE OF 283.34GB

THE FAILED TESTS WERE
SMART SHORT SELF TEST WD16-F7B
TARGETED READ TEST WHD20-NPC

do i have to take to repair shop for new hard drive or is there anything i can do/try 1st. it is out of warranty and approx 3-4 years old

cheers peter
 

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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 Extensive Test: Failed

It means time to replace the hard drive. Can we help you locate and install it and then put software and data back on?

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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: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 errors with failed UEFI test

If your notebook is still in warranty, a rep;replacement can be provided free of charge by HP.  Contact HP for warranty service. Don't forget to provide the failure ID. Check your warranty status Here.

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A:System quick test: hard drive SMART check failed

Replace the hard drive is all you can do. That is a fairly new laptop is it still under warranty?

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A:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable after replacing failed Hard Drive

On some Toshiba's I've worked on, including my own Tecra, I press Escape and Function 1 to get a boot menu and with an XP CD in, there's a three second only window in which to "press any key" when the prompt appears. Are you seeing that prompt when you boot from CD? You might also benefit from formatting that hard disk in the other machine if you already started to install on it.
 

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A:hard disk test failed

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 Short DST test failed

Yes. One day soon it will not boot up. At a minimum you should be backing up religiously. 

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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.
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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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A:Hard Disk Short DST HP Diagnostic Test Failed

@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 Disk not recognised; Unallocated; Lifeguard Test failed

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A:SATA disk failed and Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed

Hi there @nmulji,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and understand that the Hard Drive in your HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j100 Select Edition CTO Notebook PC failed the Short DST Check.  SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology System) uses a technology known as predictive failure analysis to tell you when a hard drive failure is imminent. Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? If not, please try this step first. Then, just to be on the safe side, back up your data that way it does not get lost. However, there might be certain conditions that cause a hard drive failure message to display when a problem does not exist (a false positive). To fix false positive hard drive errors, please try updating the hard drive firmware. You can check whether an update is available by going to the  Get software and drivers page. You will need to put in your Model Number and then click the links that pertain to the computer configuration and see if a hard drive update is available.  You could also try to do a  Disk Defragment to consolidate files and move them to another section of the drive where errors are less likely to occur. Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thanks! 

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Hi,

I recently ran a scheduled diagnostic test of my PC with the manufacturer's diagnostic software. I received two error messages and the advice to promptly replace my hard drive. The first message was Failed (Error code: WHD20-1VR) and the second was Failed (Error code: WHD16-T57). The apply to Targeted Read test and Smart Short Self Test respectively.

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Which is correct and what should I do about it? The error message won't go away on the software.

Thanks for helping.

 

A:Question: Failed Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test

CHKDSK is a very basic check that mostly checks file system and can be set to scan for bad sectors. The manufacturer's diagnostics actually check the physical drive to make sure its operating within the designed parameters and is more thorough.

You should replace the drive.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-failed-targeted-read-test-and-smart-short-self-test.1003278/
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I was running Win XP which finally failed and I was able to enter in safe mode (only, no networking) and ran all the tests I could think of. Hard drive is ok and so I attempted to repair WinXP from the installation CD. However, the PC failed to shut down and restart so I eventually force closed it. Now it won't even load past the initial black windows screen, don't even get the option of going into safe mode.

Is there any way I (or someone) could access the hard drive to retrieve the data? I guess I could reinstall the OS but don't want to do that yet as I'll definitely lose the data.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Win XP failed, repair failed -- can I access hard drive?

Sure, there are many ways. Depending on what you want in the end decides how to proceed.

If you have a lot of space free on the drive, you could boot off a linux dvd and create a new partition. You'd have to shrink the existing, then make a new one. Then you could just copy over the data from the old one to the new one. Then reinstall windows onto the old partition, and copy your stuff back (then delete the partition and expand the remaining to fill the rest of the space).

You can also just boot off a linux disk and copy it to a thumb drive or whatever.

Or you could remove the hard drive and place it in another computer.

Also, I'm not convinced you lose the data if you install Windows again. I'm pretty sure you can install without formatting the drive. Your programs won't work, but it shouldn't overwrite any of your data. This is a non-ideal solution though.
 

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Leroy

A:hard drive failed, system image not found on hard drive

just to add really that the system image is on my new hard drive (2tb internal). i use the boot dvd and i get a far as "repair my computer" click on it, sometimes i get message saying not compatable with this version of windows other times it lets me on to next bit, then says no image can be found on hard drive. if i go through the load drivers i can see my hard drive with items on it. ie windowsbackup and others. again i am at a loss with this, any help would be greatful.

Leroy

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A:Hard Drive failure (Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed)

DST:Fail means  the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Hard-Drive-failure-Hard-Drive-Short-DST-Check-Failed/td-p/5789622
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hello
Does anyone know how to test a hard drive for faults or is scandisk good enough?
 

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A:Need to test Hard drive

If you don't have one already, get an external HDD dock with a connection appropriate for the PC you want to connect to (such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or eSATA), plug in the drive, then try to see it on the PC you are using. You may need to format it if it hasn't been already (you didn't state if the drive is new or used). Once you can see the drive, use a program like Speccy (the free version will work quite well) to check the drive condition.

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Thanks in advance for any help.

A:WEI can't test my hard drive

Welcome
Jason,
Ill get you a hd test to be sure. Back up your stuff, just in case.
Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/168679-wei-cant-test-my-hard-drive.html
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A:In Dire need of help- System failed CPU test/ VDA test

I have Windows XP home edition, fyi
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/in-dire-need-of-help-system-failed-cpu-test-vda-test.712836/
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A:Comodo leak test, failed own test?

Switch to proactive, now you are in internet security (that's why).
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/comodo-leak-test-failed-own-test.56984/
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A:In Dire need of help- System failed CPU test/ VDA test

if you have more than 1 pc, try swapping video cards, the card may have gone bad.

Also you processor may have fried (unlikely)

Maybe a local PC shop can test you video card? If it isnt the card, I will go further with my advice
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/in-dire-need-of-help-system-failed-cpu-test-vda-test.712943/
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A:Help: Does this mean my hard drive is dying? How can I test it?

Hello, use a working computer to download and create a rescue disk like Hiren's, Falcon, UBCD, and boot the computer with it, then from the many available tools you can do a hard disk and memory diagnostic
 

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A:Any way to test health of hard drive? 8.1

This is the Western Digital tool: Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Download - Softpedia

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A:Ok to swap hard drive to test pc?

I dont see why not. There should not be any issues that come to mind; other than just making the connections on both systems are the same. Other than that; it should a-ok to do a swap.

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A:hard drive diagnostic test

Depends on the make/model of your drive. Western Digital has an excellent little utility to check THEIR drives. Do you know what kind of drive you have? You may need to open the computer and have a look on the drive. Then go to the drive's manufacture's web site and see if anything is offered.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-diagnostic-test.119263/
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A:Hard Drive test Win8

Hello JDS,

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

If needed, with the drive connected to another computer?

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/32435-hard-drive-test-win8.html
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A:Hard Drive Speed Test

You can get hard drive tach from here, not all functions are enabled in the non registered mode but it's a start
http://www.tcdlabs.com/hdtach.htm
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http://www.tweakfiles.com/allinone/sisoftsandra.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-speed-test.46900/
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A:How do i test my external hard drive

Ok i have done some research into this and found the problem is my external hard drive says RAW and not Ntfs file system and cannot understand why this has happened. any help on this matter would be most welcomed!

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A:Hard Drive failure during short test

I suspect it's an issue with the header, because the disk drive was also clicking, and it was the click you hear when the accelerometer halts the hard drive. I suspect it's impact/shock damage. It was repeatedly clicking for about 5 time before I shut it down manually.

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A:Hard Drive Optimized DST test failure

That means the hard drive needs replacement. Is the laptop still in warranty?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hard-Drive-Optimized-DST-test-failure/td-p/5664572
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A:External Hard Drive and Vista (this will test you)

Ok , i got the drive installed properly again. So I am back to where I started.

Here is a interesting update, I installed [email protected] Partition Recovery to take a look at the drive. The program doesn't find anything wrong with the drive. In fact, it shows that the drive does have the partition and that there is nothing wrong with it. So I can't even "restore" the partition because the recovery software doesn't see the drive the same way that Vista does (and the drive letters are the same, so active partition reports, "I:\ (Data Backup)" and Windows reports "I:\ Local Disk RAW Format".

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The Given error code and message can be used by Dell
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A:Toshiba Hard Drive Test Utility - need!

Did you try google?
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/toshiba-hard-drive-test-utility-need.197662/
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A:Dst short test Hard drive failure

It sounds as if it should be replaced before it fails permanently.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/331389-dst-short-test-hard-drive-failure.html
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A:Segate External Hard Drive How to test it

I am pretty sure that Western Digital's Diagnosis program will be able to do it. If you get an errors, however, the drive is most likely bad. http://support.wdc.com/download/?cxml=n&pid=999&swid=3
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/segate-external-hard-drive-how-to-test-it.668353/
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* What does this mean for my harddrive?
 

A:What Does this Laptop Hard drive Test Failure Mean?

If the diagnostic is correct, the drive is beginning to fail. It should be replaced. If you have any critical data on the drive back it up ASAP.
 

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A:Ghosted hard drive hangs after memory test

Have you tried starting the computer with a boot disk? If not, try it. Does the hard drive and it's contents show up when you do. Did you fdisk/format the new drive before ghosting it? Do you get any error messages such as no OS found?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ghosted-hard-drive-hangs-after-memory-test.37512/
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Have a great day,Dawn

A:i have a hp pavilion g7. the hard drive short dst test faile...

dsm6380 wrote:I have a HP Pavilion g7 that wouldn't boot up. I did the restart and press F2 to run the system checks and it came up that the hard drive short dst test failed.  Can the files still be retrieved fron the hard drive? If so, how do I do it? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.  Yes, the files can most likely still be retrieved.  To do this, you would need to take the hard drive out of the notebook and connect it directly to a desktop computer or insert it into an external hard drive dock/cradle and browse to the files you need.  If you feel this is too difficult then you could take it to a local computer repair store and they'll be able to do this for you (for their fee). Once you've got the old drive out, you can have another put in and recover the operating system using the HP Recovery Media and it'll put the notebook back into the same condition as it came out of the box.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/i-have-a-hp-pavilion-g7-the-hard-drive-short-dst-test-failed/td-p/5713072
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Hi,

I have run diagnostic test for my hard drive and it failed with the below error:

Hard Drive -DST short test
Error code - 0142
Msg:Error code = 2000-0142
Msg:hard drive - self test unsuccessful
Status :99

i have dell studio 1435 laptop.

So can anyone help me in telling the reason for the above error.
why this error came and how to get rid of this error??
 

A:Solved: Hard drive diagnostics test fail

can't get rid of it, that is a failing hard drive......back up all the data you want to keep, and get a new one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hard-drive-diagnostics-test-fail.1106602/
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Please advise if you can, thank you
 

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The issue described in this post does not affect the operating system, but more to do with a software issue. Therefore, I apologise if this thread would have been better placed in another section of the forum.

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To the best of my knowledge this is caused by the manual allocation of the stress test being set at 3% (those who are familar with this program will understand what I mean by this). However, he did not create an restore points and now wishes to undo this.

Are you aware of any way to do so? - In order to clear space on the hard drive?

Many thanks,

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A:Warning of hard drive failure from SMART test

The SMART imminent failure for Hard drive is an indication that your Hard drive is on verge of failure or might fail anytime depending on usage.  Run HP Diagnostics for HDD and provide failure code of Hard drive test to HP Technical Support so that its replaced for you free of cost within warranty period of your notebook.  Kindly check the instructions over here in order to run the test for your hard drive

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Warning-of-hard-drive-failure-from-SMART-test/td-p/758383
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thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hard-drive-media-test-failure.1140862/
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A:XP failed because hard drive failed....

Remember when installing the drive to unplug the computer and take out the battery if it is a laptop. Also avoid carpet or any static.

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Thanks!
 

A:Hard Drive Self Test Error #1 - 07 Fail & Reinstalling Windows XP

To fix the self test you need to replace the hard drive. That's the whole point of a self test, if it fails it means your drive is bad.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-self-test-error-1-07-fail-reinstalling-windows-xp.779725/
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A:Please Tell Me How To Get Hard Core Mode On Test Drive Unlimited For Xbox360

This is tech support, not GameFAQs.
 

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A:Can not get on to internet on remote computor from home computor

What model is the Westell? What model is the Netgear? What do you mean by "aftermarket"?

Is the "remote computor" able to connect to the Westell or Netgear by ethernet and get internet access? With wireless does it successfully connect to the Netgear?
 

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A:Windows Experience Index Rating fails on 99% during Hard drive test

Is it connected to the internet?

WEI needs to be online in order to do the rating.

You can also try to clear all scores and rerate the system under advanced tools under performance information and tools.

EDIT:

Looking closer at the screenshot, you might want to run a Disk Check

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A:External SATA III USB hard drive runs slowly, how to test speed?

Data transfers to USB drives do seem to be slower than transfers to internal drives and I also have slowness with the front USB 2.0 ports. I use this product in my computer:
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A:Start-up Test Failed - Short DST: FAILED

Please check with HP Technical Support. They will know what exactly the Failure ID means and advice you on the next course of action.

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A:Start-up Test Failed - Short DST: FAILED

Sounds like a failing hard disk, but the overheating thing is worrisome.

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I see that there are a couple of YouTube videos showing how to replace the HD for your model laptop.

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A:Start DST Short Test - no hard drive detected - error 1000-0141

"...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" (Sherlock Holmes)

Seems to be the case. But don't worry too much, hard disks are inexpensive and easily replaced.
 

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A:Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup

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Hello all competent techs Let me preface this problem with my willingness to pay a reasonable fee for a solution or for consultation resulting in a successful solution If someone solves my problem publicly in this forum I promise that I will find a way to STILL provide that person a cash bounty reward and or some free hardware as a thank-you I may also be interested in paying for consultation on an alternative implementation if it s simply not possible to do what I want using the method and + issues Hardware/software hard system test/wipe w/ drive setup REWARD! setup I m attempting However time is of the Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD! essence I m the owner of a young generation Y eBay company out of Manchester New Hampshire Among other things we sell consumer electronics and computer components but we specialize in hard disk storage Specifically we re processing more than hard drives through our facility each month although we are still quite a small business by many distinctions Accordingly we are looking for a free or very very low-cost but effective solution to our hard drive processing testing wiping needs I am in the process of building a hard drive testing wiping station I have decided to use multiple retail out of the box motherboards attached to a KVM to switch between boards since I can use them in my business if the testing station project fails as currently designed The MAIN GOAL is to test wipe up to hard drives at once using a total of motherboards Other project goals include Required Evaluation of S M A R T drive data for health performance and or very-extensive read write testing Required At least minimal drive-format demonstration Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD! Required Interoperability for quot quot quot ATA SATA SCSI SAS Gbps Gbps Gbps hard drive conditions USB support optional Required Simultaneous or queued drive testing and or wiping for at least drives per motherboard Optional drive testing wiping reports preferred but not required Optional drive hot-swap testing wiping preferred but not required Optional multiple current security-depth testing wiping standards methods preferred but not required Optional OS-independent software execution preferred but not required Required Free or fixed-cost software to accomplish said goals I recently stumbled upon DBAN for hard drive wiping as I was researching a custom build for a more-formidable hard drive wiping procedure than our current method of manual Windows OS-based S M A R T health performance benchmarking and quick-format in Disk Management DBAN fulfills most if not all of the requirements for this project However as I will describe I am having trouble getting DBAN Beta to wipe multiple IDE SATA hard disk drives as specified in its feature list on the DBAN org website and other sources To preface the project work and research I ve done insofar I ve spent conservatively more than hours on this project including hardware research hardware purchasing hardware assembly software research software sampling software comparison and software testing I ve tested and compared more than hard drive wiping programs including Active Killdisk Suite AC Forensics Multi-Wipe Blancco CMRR HDDerase DBAN DRE Hard Disk Eraser Heidi Eraser HDDGURU Disk Wipe Tool HD Sentinel MiniTool Partition Wizard Miray HD Shredder Jetico BCWipe Paragon Disk Wiper White Canyon WipeDrive Of these software options both paid and free I preferred DBAN with a few close-seconds due to its simple but feature-rich user interface length of time in the market cost free software type open source record of reliability ability to auto-wipe OS independence and claim for simultaneous hard drive wiping capability see FAQ With that said here is my issue I ve had to spend about hours so far troubleshooting DBAN Beta and trying to get it to register wipe multiple hard drives This has included hands-on troubleshooting DBAN-s... Read more

A:Hardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD!

Will (unfortunately) be up all night trying to figure this stuff out. Oh the joys of working in the IT industry...

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A:Com. says hard drive has failed

my brother says he can do a system restore but he wont be home till monday. so any of u guys could tell me how to that would be great!!! thanxs
 

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A:HARD DRIVE FAILED

Hi North450,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the HDD was not working and is replaced in your J105 Desktop, if you have created the recovery discs before the HDD got crashed. I suggest you to install the OS (Operating System) using the Recovery discs to factory reset as it will create the default recommended partitions required for the computer and I?m sorry to inform you that the SATA drivers are not available in our support website for Windows Xp, but can be download from the Intel. Below is the link to download the driver:
 

Intel Download Center

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar




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A:Hard Drive Failed =[

Are you positive? It doesn't spin?
 

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