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Hard drive errors with failed UEFI test

Q: Hard drive errors with failed UEFI test

My notebook started having problems, showing the sad smiley face saying that the computer ran into a problem and needs to restart. The blue screen showed the following exception: UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION The next boot fails with a "Boot Device not Found... Hard Disk (3F0)" black screen. Only after a hard reset the computer is able to boot into windows, only to have the same problem happen again every 15 minutes or so. I ran the UEFI Hard Disk check, which resulted in the following failure ID: 9K58QC-6NW89U-MFPX0K-60R403 Would appreciate your help

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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: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

ZincasI am an HP notebook technician.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the Thumbs Up on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!
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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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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: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:hard disk test failed

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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 ide dps test failed and not booting.

Hi dionrodrigues,
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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 Short DST test failed

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

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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.

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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.

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Try installing another operating system onto the disk and seeing if that crashes as well. If it doesn't you probably have a bad Windows cd. I suggest trying Kubuntu, a version of Linux meant to look somewhat like Windows (You can click here to skip directly to the download page). Just remember to actually install the thing. Most Linux operating systems can be ran directly from the cd without any need to be installed onto a hard disk. There's usually a program on the desktop that will install the system for you. If it runs properly for a week or two, get a new Windows disk. If it crashes just as much as Windows did, get a new computer.

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A:Hard drive errors and critical errors

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A:Errors Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.

If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
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Status :99

i have dell studio 1435 laptop.

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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.
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A:Warning of hard drive failure from SMART test

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

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A:P PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI - test failure

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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.

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