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Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

Question: Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

I have a two year old HP Pavillion (now a year out of waranty) that crashed and now returns "disk read error press ctl+alt+del to restart" when attempting to boot. Using the diagnostic tools avialable under F2, I get the following failure: Hard Drive Short DST Check: FailedFailure ID: GLL3S1-76684P-MFPV7G-60RA03Product ID: E9Z18AV Would anyone be so kind as to tell me what this particular failure ID code means? Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

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Answer: Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. A retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used-Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba,etc. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. 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. Your model is not one of the easiest to replace hdd on but the Maintenance & Service Guide will help you or your chosen repair shop.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04438537

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I push on button - briefly see the In Touch with tomorrow TOSHIBA screen - then '+a disk read error has occurred Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart+".

I control alt delete takes me briefly back to TOSHIBA screen where I can choose either F2 or F12.

Do I need a boot disk and where can I get one from so as to boot it from the CD ROM?
Do I try and enter the Satellite M40 Product Recovery DVD-ROM - this worry's me as the hard disk will be reformatted and all data will be lost.

I am stuck please help!!

Answer:Satellite M40 does not boot from hard disk drive - read error

Hi!

If you enter the Product Recovery disk, Windows will be reinstalled and all data on the HDD will be erasing.

I think your HDD is damaged. You can check this with the Drive Fitness Test. Here you can download it:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Download the CD image, burn it on a CD and boot from it. Then you can test the HDD.
On the same website is a user guide if you want to know more.

By the way: You can save the data on the HDD, when you put in an external HDD case. Then you can save the data on an other PC if the HDD is ok and do not have errors.

Bye

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Well it has been a fun couple of days!

Trying to restore a mistake on my Windows 7 ultimate x64 hard drive that Ubuntu started to overwrite.

So far I have
1. Backed-up / Copied all my files so whatever is done to this HD is ok.
2. Restored the partitions
3. Tried FixMBR / FixBoot / Chkdsk / Rebuildbcd

In the recovery console it sees my OS just fine

But when I boot my Dell XPS desktop after post it says 'Disk Read Error' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

I don't think it has anything to do with the bios - I've put the hard drive in another dell and it did the same thing (tried different Sata cables too).

I think there is a peice I'm missing somewhere with these partitions (see attached). I currently have my non-booting drive in another dell and you can see it as Disk 1 in the screen shot.

Any suggestions for getting this thing back to booting? I can access all the files from it fine when I have on this computer (as the 2nd hdd) which leads me to believe there is just a boot issue somewhere.

Can I repair install Windows 7 on this hd even though it is the 2nd hard drive on the computer?

I'm trying to avoiding a wipe and reinstalling all the programs so I'm hoping I can somehow fix this last peice.

Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!

Answer:Disk Read Error - Boot Issue...Repair Install on 2nd Hard Drive?

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows




2) Fix MBR.



3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop, spec. is i7-2640 processor, 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive. The problem is that it often freezes and when restarted it suggests no hard drive, "No boot device found". If I go into the BIOS there is no hard drive, if I boot into the diagnostics screen (F12) and run thr tests on the hard drive it comes up as passed, if I then restart the laptop it will boot into windows 7 Ultimate.
Evertime it freezes it won't boot after a restart unless I run diagnostics then it will start OK.
My thoughts are that it is hard drive, although all tests I have carried out on it suggest its OK, one of the times it booted into windows I ran the Seagate seatools and it was fine.
Anyone any suggestions as to the cause?
 

Answer:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
I reformatted and reloaded the software to see if that made any difference but the problem still persists.
 

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Greetinngs,This morning when I booted up my computer I received a “disk read error, press ctrl-alt-del to restart.” I tried to use the Win 7 disk to repair the start up part of Win 7, it said there were no problems, but it still does not boot up. I can boot from my XP disk but no into my Win 7 disk. I can read files and stuff from my Win 7 disk and I did a chkdsk on it but cannot get it to boot. Thanks.

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Recently I fired up my laptop and left it downloading an update for Civ 6 via Steam whilst I took a nap.When I woke up I was confronted with a black screen with no curosr. I tried a few fixes posted online but following the advice from the I.T Crowd I tried turning it off and back on again. When I turned my laptop back on I recieved a blue "Unmountable Boot Volume" error screen and my laptop went into automatic repair. I had a screen with the HP logo and "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then it went to a black screen with no cursor. I left it on the black screen overnight but when I checked it the next morning it was still on the black screen. I turned the computer off. My next step was to create Windows 10 USB recovery disk using Rufus. I then turned on my laptop again, deactivated Secureboot and enabled legacy booting. When I saved and exited my laptop didn't reset so I reset it manually using the power button. When it came back on I selected the USB drive via Boot Options and then chose Windows 10 64 bit. It recieved a screen saying loading files. It then wen to a screen with the HP logo and the spinning loading thing HP has. The next screen was a black screen with no cursor. I left it for an hour just in case but nothing changed so I reset it again via the power button and tried loading all three of the safe modes to see if they worked but each time I recieved the HP loading screen then a black screen with no cursor. Finally I did a hardware check and ... Read more

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First off I have a HP 2000 Notebook PC with Windows 8 and I used Internet Explorer 10.
 
Processor Name : AMD E-300APU with Radeon ™ HD Graphics.
 
A few days ago, my computer started getting slower & slower, not responding, freezing up and even going to a blue screen before coming back to the page I was at.
 
So I put it in Safe Mode with Networking and ran Malwarebytes full scan - nothing.
 
Then I hit F2 at reboot and ran some of the tests on there - Battery was Okay, memory was okay, but this one failed :
 
Hard Drive Short DST Check - Software Error
 
Failure ID : RSG080-6P579C-MFGJXG-60VS03
Product ID : D1E80UA#ABA
 
Does this mean I need to update with windows update, that there isn't enough memory or does it mean my Hard Drive needs to be replaced? This laptop is only 1-1 1/2 years old....

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check Failed - Software Error?!

Your hard drive is probably failing. I would get your important data off it as soon as possible. After your important data is off download Seatools for Windows and do a diagnostic to confirm the hard drive failure.
 
SeaTools for Windows User Guide
 
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and-Software/Hard-Drive-Short-DST-Check-Software-Error/td-p/2660273

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So this really irritates me because I just spent hundreds of dollars sending my laptop to HP last year because the hard drive completely failed. I have a 1TB hybrid hard drive and 22Gb solid state used for caching.  When I booted up my computer Intel Rapid Storage Technology said there was an issue.  When I opened it, it says that the status of: SATA disk (932 GB)(System) Accelerated, is Failed.  My SATA_Array_0001 22GB is fine though.  So I ran a System Quick Test,everything passed except Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: Q4MP7Q-6RA82U-MFGJWK-60W303 This is weird because other than the computer telling me there is something wrong every time I restart it, It seems to run just fine.  Im just worried because I don't want it to randomly die on me one day.  

Answer: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... Read more

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hi there ,  I tired to fix this problem and also fraid to lose my data ,  Can any one help me on this please ,  FAILURE ID : M4G41X-5MF87B-XD015G-60VL03 PRODUCT ID : LP211EA#A2N  Thanks for reading.... Im waiting !  

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when i use pc hardware diagnostics uefi on componet check  hard disk short dst check failed failure id 9TXWK1-72M88E-MFPWXF-60TK03....whats the possible resion.....

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Hello, My PC is disk usgae is at 100%  and somtimes the CPU usage jumps up to. I tested my system and recived- Hard Drive Short DST Check and Long DST Check: Warning  How do I determine what the warning is? Do this mean my hard drive is on the verge of failing? 

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Hi, i have hp pavilion g6 laptop and its upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 then windows 10.  From last few days i was getting "Memory_Management", "Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error" and so many other errors with blue screen. Due to this i have to power off the system from main power button by holding for few seconds. Now i was getting hang problem. I saw in task manager that DISK UTILIZATION was 100%. I did a hardware test where i got below results : HARD DRIVE SHORT DST Check : WARNING HARD DRIVE Optimized DST Check  : FAILEDFAILURE ID: 9U3UWX-6KT85B-MFPWWJ-61Q003 Can anybody tell me how to resolve this or i need to replace the hard drive. -ThanksPankaj 

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check : WARNING and Optimized DST Check...

Yes you need to replace the hard drive. Since you have upgraded to Windows 10 it is very easy to get recovery media directly from the Microsoft Media Creation Tool. For most people, the problem is not physically swapping out the hard drive, but restoring the operating system since they do not have recovery disks. Post back if you want a service manual and/or video showing the replacement, purchase options for a new hard drive and step-by-step for restoring Windows 10. We would need the full model...g6-???? 

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I have a dell laptop, D620. When i first put it on the screen was loading funny. as i move the mouse over it a square at time would come in...then when i tried to boot it again. it said new user.. then it just woulnt boot got read error hit control alt delete...i called Dell they said hold fn key and hold start but it went into diagnostic mode. in a few minutes they said HARD DRIVE must be replaced.

My problem is now... that to recover the data companies want from $500 to 25oo to recover the data... is there any program or thing i can do to try to get my files back?

Marv Alpert
[email protected]
thanks!
 

Answer:Hard Drive canNOT Be Read, Computer won't boot. Read Error

Hi malpert and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

As a laptop only has the ability to support 1 harddrive your option is to remove the drive from the laptop and connect it to a desktop PC using a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and try to read the files on it, however I would download the test tools from the makers website and run a thorough test on the drive to ensure readability of the drive.

Remember though if the drive has failed mechanically then any data may be lost and you will need to use one of the professional data recovery services such as "ontrack data recovery" to get it back.

Backup, backup and backup is the mantra when it comes to important data...

Dont put your mailing address on a forum like this by the way you will end up getting spammed to hell.

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How to switch off hard disk drive check at boot ?

Answer:How do I switch off hard the disk drive check at boot ?

If your volume is "dirty", your windows likely run check disk every start up.
I think firstly you must make sure your disk is okay (if it's not very fine),
run command prompt, and type:fsutil dirty query <your drive letter>
if it say your disk is dirty then type:chkdsk <your drive letter> /f /r
This might need restart and would take about 5-30mins, then check again, run command prompt and typefsutil dirty query <your drive letter>
If your volume is not dirty you can run:chkntfs /x <your drive letter>If it's still dirty, it's time to change your disk.

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Hi, As stated, I have an HP envy laptop that I purchased 1 year ago. Just 2 days ago, my warranty has ended. At the same point in time, I was also trying to roll back to a previous windows install as there was a pesky app that was installed when I lend the laptop to my friend. When I got it back, it works just fine, but it had that malware in it that I want to remove. So, I fired up system restore and go on restoring. It finished doing so until  it restarts. When it restarts, I was stuck in the loading screen with the HP logo for hours, to which I decide to fire up the restore through the recovery media. All works well until I got stuck in the installation. I got stuck at 10% (When I searched on the internet why, the reason might be because the wi-fi adapter is still on. I am able to open it up and take it off for a moment. But because I need to go to work, I decided against it. I turned the laptop off and set off. When I got back, I can't even let it proceed to the installation, saying that there's an issue with teh windows install and it needs to reboot. Did that same thing several times and nothing happened. Then I decided to go to BIOS and do the hard disk check. It passed the SMART test, but failed the Short DST as well as Long DST. It produced the error code: MFUC7T-7RG98K-CD7WMG-64DK03 Is it possible for me to resolve the issue by my own through another reinstall? Or is the HDD really is ruined? If this is the case, I'm probably just ... Read more

Answer:Hard Disk Short DST and Long DST check failed, but passed SM...

Whenever the Hard Disk Short DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc.. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replac... Read more

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Today when I started up my computer it would not start up.

It will always give the error. DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I open the bios and it reads neither my SATA 500GB seagate hard drive or my IDE DVD Drive. I'm pretty sure my hard drive is not dead because the computer was custom built about 6 months ago and the harddrive is pretty new.

The only thing that was done before the computer stopped working was my friend tried to put in his external hard drive (no idea what kind) and it wouldn't install via plug n play so we gave up. Could his external really have messed my bios and/or hard drive up?

Main thing I did to try and fix this was remove the CMOS battery to reset the bios but that didnt help either.
Specs for my computer are.

Core Duo Processor 2.66GHz, 6AMB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz

4gb of ram

Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 Motherboard.
PLZ help
 

Answer:Bios won't read Hard Drive. DISK BOOT FAILURE.

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When I boot up my computer, I get the message:

A disk read error has occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Even when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, I just get the same message after it restarts. I cannot boot into safe mode - when I press the safe mode key (F8) it just brings me to a boot selection. If I select my hard drive to boot from, I get the disk read error again.

I have already tried unplugging and replugging the cables on the drive.

My drive is a Seagate 160 GB IDE (2.5 years old). It has also been making a clicking sound (that I think was the hard drive) for the past couple weeks.

Is my hard drive completely dead? There isn't anything really important on the hdd since I just reformatted, and its still under warranty.

ETA: The computer is recognizing the hard drive in the BIOS.
 

Answer:Disk Read Error - Hard drive dead?

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I had an old master HDD which started to click, which meant that it was faulty, so I replaced it with a new one.I installed Win7 64bit on a new 500gb WD HDD. Worked fine once, then it started giving me the 'BOOTMGR IS MISSING' error so I had to install Windows again.I did this today and things were working fine, I was installing programmes, rebooting etc, and then all of a sudden on one reboot after having installed Microsoft Office, nothing drastic, BIOS gave me the 'Disk read error occurred' message.I tried reseating the cables, this did nothing.I ran Win7 repair - this found one problem and apparently fixed it (something to do with the boot configuration being corrupt), but then on boot it gave me an error that I can't remember now but I remember the code 0x00000000 (not sure how many zeros). Thereafter it was just not being detected in bootup at all, under IDE drives. When trying the Win7 repair again, it couldn't even find an OS to repair. The HDD is spinning, I can feel it vibrating - but not being seen at all in BIOS wherever I put it; I tried the hard disk in another position on the motherboard by taking it out from inside the PC and slotting it into a caddy drive on another IDE slot. This made no difference.I tried connecting my old dodgy clicking HDD where the new HDD was originally seated - this booted up fine (using this HDD now to make this post, although it is clicking of course).Any advice on what to try next would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:New hard drive - disk read error/not detected

It sounds like bad HDD, even though it's new. If it's not too late, you might try returning it to where you bought it. When you tried the caddy drive on another IDE slot, does anything show up at all in the BIOS ? Another thing?do you have the jumpers set correctly on the HDD ? You probably do since you did get it to boot Windows, but I thought it was worth asking anyway. Finally, what size was the old HDD ?

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Installed new hard drive, formatted drive with XP Home disk, installed XP files, but at first reboot I get a disk read error, and can't seem to get past it.  Do I need to reformat with a smaller boot drive partition to get this to work? If so, how do I go about that?

Answer:Thinkpad 570 new 320 GB hard drive - disk read error

Welcome to the forum!It's been a long time since I've owned a 570 of any kind, but I believe that there's a BIOS limit somewhere past 130GB.My bet would be to cut the hard drive into three partitions (100+100+120) and take it from there. A retail XP disk should be able to do this for you.Good luck and keep us posted.

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I have a new hard drive (computer actually) and have worked through multiple problems.
Now I have got it to the point where I can install ubuntu.

The problem is I cannot install XP which is what I really want.

I go through the first round of installation instructions. It starts to reboot. I take the disk out and then I get a disk read error message.
It also says I can click CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.

I've tried multiple times and this is what I always get when I remove the disk. I reformatted the drive after installing ubuntu so XP should see a new drive right?

Do I need to do something like partition the drive before installing XP to avoid this error?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Installing XP to new hard drive disk read error

You should be leaving the disk in but letting it start from the HD.

So insert XP disk, press any key to start from CDROM. When it restarts the first time leave the disk in but do not press any keys. Do the same the second reboot.
 

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Tried it w/ Norton System Works(went to their website for a fix but it was no help) and tried it thru properties, tools, under my C: drive with the same result. When the blue screen appears for the dsik check I get the same message-- cannot open volume for access-- disk check stops and XP then loads. Never had this problem in the past. It would ususally take about 20 min for it to run the check and fix any errors. Thanks for any suggestions on how to fix this so I can kepp my hard drive healthy.KDR
 

Answer:can't acces hard drive for disk error check

Often this is caused by v.5 of ZoneAlarm. If you are using it, go to their site. They recommend installing v.4.5. If that is not the case. try running it from the Recovery Console or from a floppy:

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/NTFSREAD.zip
 

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Help!  My computer was fine when I left work; I shut it down to put it in hibernate mode when I left, as always - when I try to turn it on now I simply see: "ERROR2110: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) read error Press <ESC> to continue" Why would it stop recognizing my hard drive, and how do I fix this? I have a tablet, X61, running Vista, 2G RAM, not sure what else you might need to know. Thank you!Esther

Answer:2110: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) read error

go to hitachi hdd website, and download a copy of the hdd fitness test, it will do a surface scan to see whether it is software corruption or drive sector corruption. If it is the latter, then you would need to get a new hdd or claim a new hdd from warranty if you are still within warranty.  I hope you backed up the files on the hdd. If you need to download the hdd information, you will need to get an external usb caddy, and plug into your desktop or another laptop and download it that way. Provided that there is no password of anysort. 

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I have had my laptop for a little over two years. The machine has worked great until recently it has been running slow. When running an HP PC hardware diagnositics test, the rests come out as follows: System  -  Failed  -  QCW448-7G989F-MFPV7A-60SG03  -  10/29/2016The System extensive test shows that it failed as the Hard Drive Short DST Check failed. I am trying to get advice if this means that the hard drive needs to be replaced or if there are other solutions to try. Thank you

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Had this laptop for about 6 years, had a few issues in the past, but nothing major like this. After, I ran a system dianostic, the result shown that the Hard drive short DST failed. Not totally sure how to do a recovery, I do have the Recovery Discs, so I searched up how to run the discs; turned on the system- press f11-  window loading files- window starting- then it just stuck on a window blue screen with nothing but the cursor. Can I even use the Recovery Discs? I want to replace the old HDD with a new SSD, but I'm not sure if I have to install a new OS or can I recover the old hard drive OS and transfer to the SSD?

Answer: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.

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Hello Everyone:

Thank you for taking time to read my post. Here is my issue in as concise of terms as possible:
1. Computer is a Sony Vaio VGC-RC110G (not sure about motherboard)
2. About 3 weeks ago computer starts refusing to boot giving errors that make me think the hard drive is bad. Computer will still occasionally boot after 5-10 tries.
3. I bought a new hard drive and tried to create an image of the old drive onto the new using Clonezilla, the process gave a few errors.
4. The computer flatly refused to boot from the new drive (gave disk read errors). However, when I could boot using the old drive, I could get in and explore the image of the new drive and the image copy process seemed to have worked okay.
5. As part of the disk image copy process, my new drive had 2 partitions and about 900 megs of free space. The two partitions were the main windows partition from the old drive and the recovery partition.
6. I combined all partitions and formatted the new drive (using Gparted) because I thought that the disk image copy probably just recreated errors in the old drive onto the new.
7. After the format, my computer then consistently refused to boot from either drive. (in the past I could boot to the old drive after a couple of tries). The error was usually "a disk read error occurred' or "BOOTMGR is missing."
8. Attempts to install windows using windows install DVD failed because computer couldn't write to the new hard drive.
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Answer:A Disk Read Error Occurred (pretty sure it's not a faulty hard-drive)

It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
Sony eSupport - VGC-RC110G - Support

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Hola, El portatil no arranca. He hecho un system extensive test y falla hard drive short dst. Por lo que he visto en lis foros es posible que el disco duro este roto. He hecho chkdsk c: \r y no se soluciona. Pueden decirme algun disco duro para comprar y como arreglarlo yo mismo. Gracias David

Answer:Hard drive short dst check failed

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A friend of the family, gave me this laptop and it doesn't get pass the loading screen, I've tried the F2 and got a Hard Drive Short DST check: Failed and the Failure ID: GSN2MV-88G8AB-XD7WLK-60UU03  Product Id: MOA67AV.  I don't understand, I'm not that good with computers but try to figure things out with online solves.  Please help,Thanks,Jeremy3015

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my laptop quit restarting all of the sudden, it says it will do auto repair then nothing, just a dark blue screen. A friend tried to create a windows 10 recovery cd from his laptop but it won't respond. He also took the hard drive and tried it on his laptop but it doesn't even appear.  The error code is RG80H0-6B88G6-QFPK0K-60XW03 Do i need to change the hard drive ? is there another way to fix it ? thanks for your help

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Lost.... Blue screen... "You PC did not start correctly" ............Help?

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check - FAILED

Hello Mic70, Welcome to FORUM !!  Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby   Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdf  You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up ... Read more

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Hard Drive short Dst check: failed.Failure ID = UAJL6W-77F8J8-XD7V6J-60WH03Warranty has expired. How can I fix this? I think this is the reason my laptop keeps freezing and coming up with "not responding" message.

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check failure

Whenever the Hard Disk Short DST test fails with 24 alphanumberic characters "UAJL6W-77F8J8-XD7V6J-60WH03" that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc.. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recov... Read more

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FAILURE ID: 9TXMAW-7RH88Q-XD7WMF-60RN03

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An issue I had resolved a few months ago has begun occuring again, wherein the laptop has difficulty loading things when started up and soon after crashes and has to be restarted. I assume this means the hard drive has failed again and so I have no doubts about how to resolve this, but I am posting this query to ask: Why? Why has a laptop I have had for not even a year at this point already had the same problem occur twice, even with replacing the part that broke the first time? I'm willing to assume it's something to do with excessive use as I will admit it is switched for a good part of most days, often for several hours as I play games on Steam on it. I do not currently plan to have the hard drive replaced again as this is clearly an issue that is going to keep occuring the way things are and so I may as well get a PC that won't break every time a gust of wind hits it. Any information on why this is occuring and how it could potentially be prevented in the future is appreciated , particularly if it provides a solution that doesn't involve paying an extortionate amount of money.

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 My laptop isn't starting , when i open it i get the hp logo then a black screen , when i made a fast system test the hard drive short DST check failed with a failer ID: PLW6J2-6SL88N-MFPWXG-60RR03 and a Product ID: E2G95EA#ABV.my main concern is the data stored on the hard disk what can i do to get the laptop working a don't loose the data ? 

Answer:hard drive short DST check failed

Stop using the laptop. Replace the hard drive with a new one. Get a SATA to usb adapter to connect the old drive (which you will remove) to another computer to try to salvage data. There is a good chance data is still recoverable this way.  See p. 49 of the Manual: Manual If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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HP Notebook 15-ac121dx
Windows 10

I know my hard drive is failing. I cannot boot my computer tried every method. It's in the automatic repair loop. I'm going to have to send it in I'm pretty sure of it. However I was able to access the notepad through the command prompt and noticed that I can still see my files in different folders. Is there a way for me to back up my files? Is there a way I can access a program from command prompt and transfer files? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Hard drive short check dst fail

try using ubuntu
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UBUNTU Stand Alone DVD

Note the latest version of UBUNTU needs a DVD to use and boot from

if you only have CDs then you can use an older version, version 10 or 11 from this archive list
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
This will at least test the Hardware and also see if you can see the Harddrive and possibly get any of your data off.

If you have another PC with a DVDwriter and spare DVD
Download the ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

UBUNTU version 14 http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.10/
For almost all PCs. The following ISO 32Bit image will work on most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.10/ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso

You can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

A tutorial is here BUT this is for version 9 - so the start up options are slightly different
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

click on the image "download ubuntu"
Select a location
then begin download
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Product Name: hp15-r181nr My HP 15 laptop was running slow and I couldn't get past the Welcome Screen.  I ran a diagnostics test and received the Hard Drive Short DST Check : Failed message.  My laptop is no longer under warranty.  What are my options?

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check:Failed

 The disk-drive either has failed, or it is showing that it is about to fail. Given that it is out-of-warranty, you need to purchase a replacement disk-drive, and then reinstall Windows. I looked at: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/7234951/model/7450458 There is no option to place an order with HP to get a "System Recovery Set".This is either one USB memory-stick, or several DVD disks, that you can use to reinstall Windows. However, if your computer was running Windows 10, you have a "digital entitlement" to reinstall Windows 10.On another computer, see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10You can download Windows 10, and install it on the new disk-drive.If asked to enter a 25-character product-key, click "I do not have one", to activate your entitlement. Although Windows does not boot from the old disk-drive, it may still "barely-work" -- just long-enough to attach it as a "slave" disk-drive, and to copy all your files/bookmarks/music/pictures from it. 

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Failure ID: QE6E2M-8728G2-MFPX7G-60XX03Product ID: W2L31UA#ABA Product won't start, going into an endless loop of automatic repair that fails to fix anything, no matter the repair option selected in windows repair.

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check fail

Hi.Welcome to the forum RVWIV.Overview of Recovering or Reinstalling the Operating SystemObtaining HP Recovery Discs or an HP USB Recovery DriveYour hard drive may have been damaged.2-TB, 5400-rpm, SATA, 9.5-mm hard drive 801808-005 1-TB, 5400-rpm, SATA, 9.5-mm hard drive 778192-005 500-GB, 5400-rpm, SATA, 7.0-mm hard drive 778186-005 500-GB, 5400-rpm, SATA, 7.0-mm, 8.0-GB NAND hybrid solid-state hard drive 732000-005 You can get it from this page:http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx,select your country and enter the code that is highlighted in black.

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Hello: I had trouble with a HP P7-1534 I took it back to Best Buy in early 2015 to see if they could fix it. They said the hard drive crashed and it would be cheaper to buy a new one. So I bought a new HP PC. Now with some free time on my hand I want to see if I can get the old computer up and running. Just ran my first System Quick Test from F2 Windows 8 won?t start.Processor Check: PassedMemory Quick Check: PassedHard Drive Smart Check: PassedHard Drive Short DST Check: Failed Failure ID: 60FT1W-00084g-WPTWWJ-605G03Product ID: H2N63AA#ABA I Also cannot find a COA Label on my Tower. Thanks Paul 

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Hi, I'm new to the forums so I hope this is the right place to post this But anyways, I basically dropped my HP 15 Notebook (15-f305dx) and now it won't boot. When I turn it on, it goes to the loading screen for a few seconds and then goes to a blank, black screen, and after a long while, a blue screen that has an 'Unmountable Boot Volume' error . Sometimes it starts and says 'Preparing Automatc Repair' but only for a few seconds again, then it goes back to the black screen and the same error. I saw some tutorials but it involved me getting a bootable CD or USB drive and I tried that and it still won't work. It just makes the loading screen stay on a little longer then goes back to the error. So I ran a System Quick Check and it failed the Hard Drive Short DST check. I don't know what any of this means. do I need a new laptop? 

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check Fail?

It appears the impact of dropping your computer damaged the hard drive. The Hard Drive Short  DST Check Fail error is an indication that the hard drive has failed or is about to fail. You will need to replace the hard drive with a like unit and use your HP Recovery Media to return the computer to a factory like state. If you didn't create your HP Recovery Media when you first setup your computer, you will have to purchase this media from HP. Please see USB - Windows 10 64b Recovery Kit to order the media or contact HP Customer Support to purchase the medai, If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation  

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I ran disagnostics on my hard drive as my computer started running slow and it failed a Hard Drive Short DST Check. The Failure ID if it helps is GK0HVK-7AD8AJ-MFPV7F-60XN03. I really want to get to the bottom of this issue as my computer is a necessity of life for me as a student.

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I ran disagnostics on my hard drive as my computer started running slow and it failed a Hard Drive Short DST Check.The Failure ID if it helps is GK0HVK-7AD8AJ-MFPV7F-60XN03. I really want to get to the bottom of this issue as my computer is a necessity of life for me as a student.

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tbh, I'm not sure if I'm running windows 10 64 or 32, I'm using the default it shipped with So, what happened was first my computer would boot up fine, but it would "lock up" occasionally. I would be watching a video, click to a different tab, stuff like that, and everything would become unresponsive and freeze (didn't just happen to my browser, would happen even with my search bar). Restarting and giving it a moment would fix this problem, but it got to the point it happened 20 or 30 minutes after start up. I decided to do a reset, chose to not save my files (didn't do a 100% wipe though) because there's nothing critically important, and I thought it could be a virus. Did the wipe, got an error a good bit in that the wipe couldn't be done (I do not remember the exact wording). Tried again, same thing. It directed me to some options, chose the launch windows 10 normally one, just to see if I was still having problems. Did this, and what would happen is computer would boot up, HP logo, cycle back to computer boot up, HP logo, it was in a loop. Waited a good hour and a half to two hours, would not stop. Turned computer off manually and on a few times, same problem. Turned computer off then on, f2, system quick test, and I got the error in the title FAILURE ID: QBS97X-82L863-XD7WMA-60WD03PRODUCT ID: P1A95UA#ABA











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Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILED

Hi, The 24 character error code is a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced. As your notebook shipped with Windows 10, it is probably still under warranty, so 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. Regards, DP-K

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Over the weekend, notebook was running slow.  Yesterday it would not boot.  The HP logo screen appeared a couple of minutes as usual, but the black screen with the circle never went away.  I ran a quick scan and the Hard Drive Short DST Check failed.  What is this in layman's terms and is there anything I can do?  TIA Have not made any installations or updates; however, after doing a hard reset and running the quick scan, restored BIOS.

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed

Hello questionlady, Welcome to FORUM !!  Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdf  You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on t... Read more

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Hello my laptop fell from a table and stopped working. Just a blank screen from then onI tried to re install windows in it but won't work.so i formatted everything and now when i try to reinstall OS into it, it shows error loading operating system.Then when i run the hard drive check, it says hard drive short DST check failed. What are the possible suggestions ? Please help

Answer:Hard drive short DST check failed.

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this is a hardware issue and the hard disk drive needs to be replaced to resolve the issue. I strongly recommend you to Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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I'be had my computer for about 18 months and yesterday when I tried to start it it said preparing automatic repair. I did a system test and it said hard drive short dst failed . Failure id: GTTW67-7A984B-MFPV7F-60TW03. I no longer have a warranty for the laptop I was wondering if there was a way for me to fix the problem myself.

Answer:hard drive short dst check: failed

hello  The 24 character error code is a failure of the short Disk Self Test ( DST ) 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. else you can purchase a hdd and install it yourself, for OS disk you can contact hpIf you live in the US, contact HP Here.  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Boots to blue error screen, attempts to restart then just goes black with back light lit. Ran a system quick test through bios and got a Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed.Failure ID: 0LSBWM-7NM8KB-MFPWMG-60UG03. Is the hard drive gone or is this fixable? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Failure ID: GLW360-81A83K-MFPWLK-60V703Product ID: N5Y09UA#ABAHard Drive 1 - primary HDD bauMy computer originally kept freezing on me and then I tried resetting it without deleting my personal files and it wouldn't complete resetting my computer. Then I tried just factory resetting it and it still wouldn't reset. Now if I turn my computer on the screen just blinks on and off every 5 seconds.

Answer:Hard drive short DST check : failed

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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I recently replaced my HP battery after which i tried to calibrate it. But, whenever i start Extensive Hard disk test it shows the following problem:Hard Drive Short DST check--- FailedHard Drive Smart Check---- Passed Failure ID-- 9QD5A3-6NL83J-MFPWX6-6OUE0  What should i do??

Answer:Hard drive Short DST check failed

 Hi @Himanshu9001, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion Notebook and getting the start up error message failure ID. This error is DST Short Test Failure code. What that means is your Hard drive could be failing. I recommend  the first thing you should do is back-up all your personal files etc as soon as you can. Wondering if maybe reseating the Hard Drive would help.After you reseat it I would run the Hardware Diagnostics again. Please get back to me how this goes. If this post helps you to resolve the issue you can click the Thumbs up icon to show gratitude! Thanks. 

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The startup keeps looping and says the PC ran into an error and needs to restart, then it restarts.

Answer:The hard drive short dst check failed

The error was Failure ID: M4X0QF-7R48GF-MFPWMF-60XB03PRODUCT ID: LOT33UA#ABAShort DST Check Failed

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Hello HP support forumThe other night my pc randomly stopped working, the system diag saidHard drive short DST check: failedFailure ID: 9U2MVW-6JJ890-MFPWW1-60R203Product ID: D1C03UA#ABLAfter a quick search it would appear that I might need a new hard drive, is that the case? How do I know what type of hard drive to buy?Side note, the night it died the girlfriend had turned on a humidifier which had sat in the room with the computer. The computer was turned off the whole time but I didn't realize it was in the room till the next day. Could there be a chance this would be more just a hard drive? The diag won't run past hard drive DST check.

Answer:Hard drive short DST check: failed

Hi, Sadly to say, the HDD on your machine failed. The following link shows its specs:          http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03663774 You can replace larger (capatity) and faster HDD. Any standard 2.5" SATA HDD on the market today can do the job. You need Recovery media to rebuild your machine. Did you create one ? Otherwise, please try:              http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143 Regards.

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Getting black screen error boot device not found/no OS daily.  Been trying to do a backup which then results in this error. Ran UEFI quick test which gave failure ID: GK763H-6KA88D-MFPX0K-60S703 The quick system test passed but gave SOFTWARE ERROR for the HD Short DST check. Please advise.  

Answer:Hard drive short DST check failed

The hard drive is going to need replacement. 

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Dear HP Team, My Laptop is showing a problem. It's display is getting unresponsive suddenly while working and then the display gets black.. I did all the diagnostics in HP hardware diagnostics. Among all of the diagnostics, only HARD DRIVE SHORT DST CHECK and HARD DRIVE LONG DST CHECK came as  failures.Hard drive DIAGNOSTICS SHOWS:Result: FAILEDFailure ID:QC42TL-7Q388U-XD7WMF-61AM03 Product Number:M1W23UA#ABASO, What should I do now? And what is the immidiate solution?Thanks IN ADVANCE 

Answer:HARD DRIVE SHORT DST CHECK FAILED

Your hard drive must be replaced. Post back if you want specific help with that. On  your model it is manageable for the end user to do, although not real easy. Are you under warranty? Manual see p. 46.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Notebook just stopped working. Repairing disk errors is on screen. Can anyone help with this. The error message says Failure ID: PTQ7W8-7NN858

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My laptop had been working completely fine until today where I had come home and the start up was taking ages. It was stuck on the HP logo for a while and then was followed by a message stating that the PC has a problem and it was "Preparing Automatic Repair".The screen is now blank and does not do anything. I restarted and the same issue occurred.My laptop is OUT OF WARRANTY - bought in 2014 and had no issues with the laptop up until now. The support team on Twitter ran through tests with me on this issue and advised that the Hard Drive needs to be replaced due to the Hard Drive Short DAT Check Failure - just now wondering whether any of the data can be recovered and how to go about it? Any help will be appreciated!!!

Answer:HARD DRIVE SHORT DST CHECK FAILED

Probably. You have to stop trying to boot the laptop and physically remove the hard drive.  Here's the Service Manual: Manual See p. 43 and 49 for "how to". This is not real easy to do. Post back if you need more help and we can likely find a video.  It will be very similar to this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04324972 Once you get the hard drive out you need a usb to SATA adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/Ugreen-Converter-Adapter-Cable-Power/dp/B00MYU0E0K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=148...  Hook this to the hard drive and then attach the usb to another computer and it is likely possible to retrieve data. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hi I been using my laptop as usual today and all of a sudden a notification popped up saying hard drive failure imminent. I restarted the laptop, pressed f2 and ran a system test. Everything in the test passes expect from the Hard drive short dst check, which failed.Failure ID: 0SG2J1-7K289U-XD7WLJ-60VW03I'm not sure why this has occurred. I regular run virus scans and defrag the hard drive. The hard drive is 1TB and around 100GB is used. The laptop is only 2 years old and ran out of warranty around April/May (typical). I don't have any recovery disc or back ups, is the laptop now unusable? I try to boot up but the laptop either freezes on login or on desktop. I have all my uni work, including my dissertation report on there, please help.ThanksDale

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Hey there on my system extensive test I get the hard drive short DST check failed error code RTV9XW-6R286K-MFGJXF-60SW03Product ID  F0B76Pa#ABG

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My computer wont start up. I performed a test and received the following message: Hard drive short dst check failed. Failure I D#. GSL7PQ - 88N89S - XD7x7G - GOV303. Status: Oxc0000185

Answer:hard drive short dst check failed

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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Hi  My laptop has been struggling to boot up properly, I ran HP tests on it and it failed the Short DST test.The failure ID is: 6APQ9G-7PN8KB-MFPWL1-60W603.I assume this means the hard drive is failing, the laptop is no longer under warranty, can I buy a new hard drive and replace it? If so what hard drive do I need? Cheers

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check Failure

Hi,Yes it is hard drive failureYou can buy good branded 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or SSDUse HP Recovery media to factory reset after replacement of HDDOr you could clean install Windows 10 Home is your? laptop came with or upgraded to Windows 10https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlYour can salvage data from failed HDD:you can follow one of the following methods:1) Create LiveCD from another computer. Boot from this disc in your laptop, then copy the files from failed HDD to another external hard drive connected to notebook.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD2) Take out the failed hard drive out. Connect it to another computer using SATA to USB adapter. Use Windows explorer to copy the files you need from HDD to another external hard drive.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400542&FM=1RegardsVisruth

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I have a HP Beats Special Edition 15 p030nr laptop which I have been experiencing issues with for the last two weeks. It began as the computer simply freezing up, not able to load anything once it booted up and I logged in, and this resulted in having to gard boot the computer to shut it down. I completed a system restore of the computer, and this appeared to resolve the issue for a few days. Now, the computer heats up really fast and the fan becomes really loud, then the computer completely restarts itself over and over. It fully loads to the account, I log in and within 2-5 minutes the computer restarts itself. There is nothing that it set to load upon start up of the PC. The only thing other than school documents from professors and Microsoft Office 360 directly from Microsoft have been downloaded. The computer has hardly anything on it as I only use it for school.I completed a system check scan which resulted in Failure ID: GU5B63-7NJ8K8-MFPWLJ-60XQ03 and Product ID: G6R14UA#ABA and the words Hard Drive Short DST Check failed, and Hard Drive 1. I would appreciate any help with determining what this error code means so that I can go ahead and attempt to fix my laptop. It would crap out the week before exams start...thankfully I do have a back up of all important files from the computer.

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hp failure id: 6al6kw-84t88v-mfpwlk-60sv03Not recognizing Hard Drive. Bought new in June.

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My Hp Pavillion Beats Laptop is getting a Hard-Drive Quick Test Failire ID# U4QDW8-7G584T-MFPV7F-60UR03 and the product ID is - G6R14UA#ABA. Looks like I am going to have to replace hard-drive and operating system, but since the HD is not functioning, I cannot access the OS installation and I no longer have the recovery disks. Does HP provide the orignal OS upon request? Recommendations from the community please?

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed - Need OS to install on n...

Hi, You can order a replacement set of Recovery media on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-beats-special-edition-15-p000-notebook-pc/6936229/model/71... Regards, DP-K

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I kept getting a blue screen with an error code 0xc0000185. I ordered the recovery Disks from HP but when I went to recover the machine, it sort of reads the cd and then I get the HP logo and the circle just spins and spins. We left it alone for hours and nothing. I ran a Hard Drive Test and it said Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILEDthen gave this Failure ID: 63621R-7AQ87K-MFPV6K-60XL03Product K7U05UA HARD DRIVE 1 SYSTEM EXTENSIVE TEST: FAILED Any idea what I can do? It is just out of warranty- Of Course. 

Answer:Pavilon Failed Hard Drive Short DST Check

Hi, The 24 character error id does confirm a failure of the short Disk Self Test and would indicate that the Hard Drive is failing and needs to be replaced.  This is also consistent with the issues you describe. If you would like a guide on replacing the Hard Drive yourself, please let me know. Regards, DP-K

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Hi, My laptop is stalling at the HP welcome screen with the spinning circle. I ran a diagnostic System Quick test (through repeatedly pressing F2 when the laptop was turning on) after doing the other standard resetting solutions and got the following results: Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed Failure ID: 98QD7K-6G68G8-MFPX0K-60QE03Product ID: C6M11EA#ABU Can you advise what I should do next?   

Answer:Notebook Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failed

MickSull68 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that error message means that your hard drive has failed.It will need to be replaced.Once you have the replacement drive, you will need to use something known as HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to working condition. This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded. (more on this below)While you are waiting for the HP media to arrive, you should work at retrieving any files and folders you want to save from this drive, as follows:1) Remove the hard drive from the PC2) Purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit3) Download and install this utility on a working PC: http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...4) Connect the old drive to the working PC5) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.If that tools does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuvaAnd, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free: http://www.file-recovery.com/-------- Ordering Recovery Media ------------You can look online for Recovery Media starting w... Read more

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When i did the hard drive short and optimized dst chech in the component test to check whether hard disk is functioning well by using HP PC HARDWARE DIAGNOSTICS UEFI in my hp pavilion 15 -e009tu laptop it showed "warning " for both short and optimized checks. My hard disk was replaced fiew weeks before because of some issues. If warning is there... what to do... ?

Answer:Hard Drive Short and Optimized DST Check : WARNING

Hi Gameji.... Welcome aboard... I would suggest to be cautious and proceed as following:- Backup ur essential data immediately on to an external drive.Check for the manufacturer of the HardDisk using Control Panel>>Device ManagerGo online at the manufacturer's web site and look for their diagnostic tools; it must be something like SMART check utility.Altrnatively u may download following, run CrystalDiskInfo, see what is shows for smart data, this is a portable version that does not install anything on your PC, just runs from the folder you unzip it to.Crystal Disk Info.zipFind out the exact cause of the warning and proceed as deem appropriate...Please let me know if u feel stuck or in case some problem Hope this helps.... Best Regards... Moodi




I do not work for HP and The suggestions are purely my own expression .....!Best RegardsMoodi

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Hard Drive Short DST Check : FAILED

Answer:How means Hard Drive Short DST check : Failed

Hello Amardaksh  Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue  HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02876562.pdf  You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Than... Read more

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 Hi there, I am getting the following error message on bootup. HP ENVY m6-1188ca Notebook PC Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: GU71BT-6AA892-XD7X1F-60RK03  System Restore, System Refresh, Automatic Repairs, no recovery options seem to work. I keep getting to this screen only and cannot enter Windows. Is this a strictly hardware issue for certain? What are my options and next steps? Laptop is way past warranty. Thanks in advance for all responses.  

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I just bought a Western Digital Black hard drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops WDBAAZ0010HNC-NRSN - Best Buy

I have it attached to this motherboard: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-P35-S3G (rev. 1.0)

The symptoms of my computer are that Windows may run very slow, disk usage is high, and Windows explorer will stop responding often. When I boot into safe mode and run Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic the extended test succeeds. When I'm not in safe mode it fails and says "too many bad sectors." The quick test does not finish in Normal mode and says something like "error code 02 - interrupted by a hard or soft reset."

Windows update will also say "Windows cannot search for updates with error code C80001FE."

What could be the reason for this and how can I trouble shoot it?

I have installed all the drivers necessary on my computer. I have AHCI set in the BIOS also. It is a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Answer:Hard Disk Check Fails In Normal Mode

I would RMA the drive back to Best Buy and get a replacement. The drive is obviously bad. It happens a lot more often than many people think. Erase the drive and take it back and tell them it is defective and failed Western Digital's diagnostic test.

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My hpnl laptop has been use a lot of service host and running slow. Then it would not boot all it would do it spinning dots, so performed a Hard Drive Short DTS test and it failed.Failure code: PQDXKR-7SA85C-MFPWMF-60UV03Descriton: Hard drive 1 - Primary HDD Bay*

Answer:Hard Drive short DTS check failure code meaning?

Hi, The  error code is 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 the boot issue you describe. 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 - include the full Model No. and Product No. of your 15 series notebook - see Here for a further explanation. Regards, DP-K

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I've had this computer for about 2 months. One night I was casually using my laptop, when google chrome started to freeze up. Then, the whole os froze. I restarted the laptop holding the power button. I turned my laptop back on. Every time I would let it restart, it would black screen for a minute. Then text would pop up, saying "preparing automatic repair" then the screen would go black for about 5 minutes. Then text would pop up saying "checking computer diagnostics". It would be stuck on this screen forever. I then decided to do a system extensive test. After a minute into the test, it reported that my "HARD DRIVE SHORT DST CHECK : FAILED" The failure id number was "RGC028-88S8B1-GXGK7F-60WG03" what do I do after this?

Answer:HP ENVY x360 m6 convertible "Hard Drive Short DST Check" FA...

Hi,You need to replace hard drive with a new one of similar form factor. The current one has failed.Then you can use the Recovery media you ought to have created after first setup, to factory reset OS.If you're within warranty (1 year), HP would send you free replacement HDD. Contact -http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlPhone assist: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlProvide HP support the hard drive failure ID to process your request for replacement.To salvage the data that is present in this old HDD, take out failed drive, connect it to another PC using SATA to USB adapter , then copy the files:https://www.amazon.com/IO-Crest-Adapter-Cable-SY-ADA20079/dp/B0057UAB2KRegardsVisruth

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My computer had a blue screen and when I ran the diagnostics it came back with a "hard drive short dst check" failed. It gave me a failure ID M0AEM3-8238GB-GXPSLK-60WV03. pRODUCT id M9Z49AA#ABA

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Hi,  my laptop (HP Pavilion 15-e051ej / ID E0Z10EA#ABT)  froze and windows OS stoped reacting . I then tried rebooting it manually by using the switch off button. Then on restart, it shows for a second a blue screen error and goes to "preparing automatic repair" sign, then the writing disappears but nothing else happens. I followed the steps recommended in the HP troubleshooting section and ran a system quick test activated by pressing F2 on boot-up. The results are as follows: hard drive SMART check: passedhard drive short DST check: failedfailure ID: 94SF0C-78L8BE-MFPWXG-60WH03 I have no idea what the above code means but I would like to find out if it is fixable without losing the data stored on my laptop. or if there is a way to save at least only the data. Your suggestions will be much appreciated. Regards,nat

Answer:Hard drive short DST check failed, HP Pavilion 15-e051ej E0Z...

Hi,Sadly to say: Most of the time the 24 char failure id indicates the HDD is failing and need to be replaced. Is it still under warranry ? If Yes, please call HP for a replacement.In the US:    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1or HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html    Regards.

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Hello, my Lenovo Think Pad's Hard Drive failed both targeted read  test (error code WHD20-HJF) and the smart self test (error code WHD16-KPY). I admit that I'm an older user and I have no idea what this means and what is the possible fix for it.I am open to all suggestions; THANKS,Octavious ONeal

Answer:Hard Drive failed both postive read and smart short self test

Hi, Octavious
 
When the hard drive fails those tests, it's an indication that the drive is dying. It's recommended to back up any valuble data on the hard drive and then replace it soon. The drive may still work for a little while, but it will likely stop working sometime soon.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Hi there.  The hard disk has been continually running on the laptop and I have been trying stop this from happening to preserve battery life and improve speed.  Following various things I did a test and got this failure code.   It is on an HP Pavillion 15 laptop.  How do you find out exactly what the error means - it seems the hard drive might be about to fail but I don't want to replace it if thats not the real issue.Thanks!

Answer:Hard Drive Short DST Check: Failure ID code: M4M79L-76D8H9-M...

Hi,Yes that is the real issue.Replace it with a new one of similar form factor.If you're within warranty HP would replace it free of cost. Contact HP technical support.Use recovery USB/discs to factory reset after replacement.RegardsVisruth

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I have an hp pavillion that will not boot up. It was extremely before this so I tried to do a system restore. It will not boot up at all now, just shows the HP screen. I ran diagnostics and I get: hard drive short dst check, failure ID: 0LPU13-7SH84G-MFPWMF-60SQ03. Do this indicate a hard drive failure?

Answer:hp pavillion hard drive short dst check failure 0LPU13-7SH84...

Yes sorry to say it does. If we could have the full model number we can provide a Manual and some more options and assistance. 

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Have a desktop with a hard drive short dst check failed  ID :q4mn6-0008an-wpqd7a-60q30  what do it mean Thanks

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During Windows backup, which wants to backup the 'C' drive and my games drive 'E' (for some reason), I get the following error message after the 'C' backup has completed but not the 'E':

'The backup operation that started at '‎2015‎-‎12‎-‎20T06:00:25.459859400Z' has failed with following error code '0x8078012D' (The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk, run CHKDSK /R on the source or destination volume, and then retry the operation.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.'

I ran CHKDSK \R and received several errors of the type: 'A disk read error occurred 0000185. The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file xxxxxx of name xxxxxx.'

My 'E' drive is 2TB with 205GB free. I really don't believe that the cluster(s) in error are bigger than 205G, but what do I know?

Anyone have experience with this problem?

Thanks.

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Two nights ago, I had a brief power outage at my house. Since then, my Windows 10 preview installation will not boot. It keeps giving a boot disk error. I first tried booting from my Build 10166 disc created from ISO and running the startup repair. I've seen errors using this tool on previous Windows versions, but the computer quickly rebooted, so I thought it was successful without errors. Nope, I still get the boot disk error message.
I booted again with my installation disc and tried running the "Refresh" option. This time, I get a message that the drive containing my Windows installation is locked and that I should unlock it before trying again. Does anyone know how I can unlock the drive? Unless I figure that out, it sounds like I will have to perform a clean installation.of Windows 10, which I don't really want to have to do again.

Answer:Boot disk error - unlocking hard drive

Originally Posted by poit57 Two nights ago, I had a brief power outage at my house. Since then, my Windows 10 preview installation will not boot. It keeps giving a boot disk error. I first tried booting from my Build 10166 disc created from ISO and running the startup repair. I've seen errors using this tool on previous Windows versions, but the computer quickly rebooted, so I thought it was successful without errors. Nope, I still get the boot disk error message.
I booted again with my installation disc and tried running the "Refresh" option. This time, I get a message that the drive containing my Windows installation is locked and that I should unlock it before trying again. Does anyone know how I can unlock the drive? Unless I figure that out, it sounds like I will have to perform a clean installation.of Windows 10, which I don't really want to have to do again. Try this:The drive where Windows is installed is locked Windows 8
Or this:Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows

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I just recently had to replace a hard drive on my Pavilion P7-1423w, and upon  installation of hard drive, and insertion of system disc I would get Start pxe over ipv4 messages. It would then hang there for a few minutes before the Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed message would pop up. I have gone into the BIOS menu and messed around with boot orders, activated Legacy, etc. Restored default settings, and still I get the error. I don't know if I need to get past this initial part before it will even attempt to read the system disc? Any tips/suggestions out there? Link to purchased HD

Answer:New Hard Drive, Error: No boot disk has been detected

Wraitharisen, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide that should help you with your Recovery. 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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I have a new Gateway laptop and all last week I was using it to connect to my home pc using Remote Desktop. I noticed a few times that after shutting the lid to the laptop and walking away when I would come back and open the lid the laptop would be froozen. I wonder if it was becuase I was leaving the remote desktop connection open and then the laptop would go into sleep mode and it woudnlt wake up properly?? Either way the only way I could unfreeze it was by restarting the lapt by forcing it to power down. Well, the last time it happened after I held the power button and forced a shut down when I powered it back on it said "Disk Read Error". I have yanked the drive and connected it via usb to my dekstop pc. The drive shows up in disk management but has a red circle in the top left hand corner of the partition and doesnt' show up in my computer. I put the drive back in the laptop and booted of an XP CD and choose the "repair" option. I tried to do a "MIXMBR" but got a return message that NO partition could be found. Does anyone have any ideas how I can recover from this?? I have Acronis disk director suite installed on my desktop pc and I can reconnect my laptop hard drive to the desktop pc but I don't know if it can do the job. Does anyone have any ideas I really can't afford to loose my data. Please Help.
 

Answer:SATA Laptop Hard Drive "Disk Read Error"

This thread can be closed as #1 the issues has been resolved and #2 it doesn't look like anyone will be repying anyways.

Now, in the case that someone does stumble onto this thread here is an update....
Turns out the hard drive was physically damaged (or so I'm told). Since there was sensitive data on the drive I was being extra cautious and after removing the drive and connecting to another pc and seeing the drive but not the partitions or data I didn't even try FixMBR or anythinhg else becuase I didn't want to take the chance of further damage. I took the drive to a data recovery specialst who was able (for a small fee ofcourse) to recover the data. Since the laptop is still under warranty I took it into the store I bought it and told them the sit. Tehy gave me a new hard drive on the spot and I have now restored it back to normal. Thank You all and goodnight.
 

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I have installed a new hard drive in my laptop. I placed the old hard drive in a USB enclosure. I then booted the notebook with EaseUS Todo Backup 4 from CD-ROM and selected to clone the disk from the external to the internal hard drive and choose the option to resize the partitions. After over three hours, the cloning process was complete. However, after the re-start I get error 0xc000000e.

"Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language setting, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

ENTER=Continue ESC=Exit"

Obviously, the disc cloning was not successful. I am not sure what is the best way to proceed from here. I tried to boot from recovery CD-ROMs in the hope to be able to repair the MBR but it seems that booting from CD currently fails. Hitting ENTER and ESC both restarted the notebook. Shortly afterwards, the same screen message was visible.

Thank you for helping me with this problem.

Answer:New hard drive doesn't boot after disk cloning, error 0xc000000e

Have quite some experience with the aesus tools, never failed here, but have no idea about what went wrong in your case, can be anything, software or hardware. One thing:





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and selected to clone the disk from the external to the internal hard drive


Your process should have worked, but I have mostly done it the other way around > copying from the pc to the external, and then do the switch. Maybe worth a try. First fit the original hd back into the laptop and check it's booting fine and programs etc work well, maybe do a chkdsk, defrag, ccleaner and sfc job, then do the cloning (will clone it without even leaving windows).

(btw, current Todo bu is 5.0. And posting this using a new hd, cloned 10 minutes ago happy when all goes well)

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Ok I installed Windows on an old 80 gig HD I had laying around, and everything was successful. The system was working great until recently when I try to boot up the machine I would get DISK BOOT ERROR please insert bootable disk. I would then restart the machine, and then it would boot into Windows fine. I found it very odd, but thought it was because the MBR may be confused since on another HD there used to be a windows installation and I had to remove it manually. (Not sure if that was the case)

Ok, so today I tried to fix the error cause Windows would refuse to boot. I ran Windows setup to check the partitions, and initially it showed that my 80 gig HD was unpartitioned space. I reset the machine, went into Windows setup again and then it showed the partitions.

At the current moment I can't get my machine to detect the partitions for the life of me. I currently have it removed from the computer, plugged it into an external HD case and plugged into my laptop. I ran Norton Partition Magic and it's detecting the HD as unallocated space.

Is there a good program I can use to recover my lost partition table? Is it a lost cause? What the heck is going on?!

Please feel free to ask questions, and I will respond promptly. Thank you for reading.
 

Answer:DISK BOOT ERROR...hard drive shows as unallocated space?!

A BartPE disc or Windows UBCD should have a few data/partition recovery tools.

Get Data Back is a good one.
 

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Hdwr: Dell Dimension 8200, WinXP Pro.
System failed with no warning or performance problems.
Can't recall a single warning sign.
Current situation: Can't get past BIOS setup. Drives are not recognized.
an't access CD Rom drive or Hard Drive so I can't use solutions that are CD based.
Attempted fixes:
- battery tested ok, but I replaced it anyway
-downloaded MS XP boot disk. It renamed the CD drive R: and I could read CD's, but it is in Win98 format (dos) and "could not create swap files" to access I386 files
- tried floppy boot with selected I386 files... no good.
- tried switching boot order.
- tried unplugging ribbon cables and power cables
-tried holding "on" button for 30 sec. to "reset"
The hard drive is spinning and the light is on
The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files
The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok
Someone a lot smarter than I must have the solution. (No, I don't want to buy a new box right now).
Thx.
Ed
 

Answer:?WinXP Pro: boot error "Primary hard disk drive not found"

Hi, Ed from San Diego,
 
A couple of things that might help.
You say "The CD drive starts, as if in auto run mode, but then stops without reading boot files. The CD drive will run from the Microsoft XP boot floppy, so the drive is ok.". This ain't necessarily so !  Just because the drive is spinning it doesn't mean it is reading. Can you borrow a drive and swap it for your own ?
It's not holding in the 'On' button for 30 seconds that resets it, it is turning the power off from the computer for 30+ seconds that does this. You can turn it off either at the wall or at the switch on the back of the computer's power supply, both have the same effect.
 
I will admit that I am as much in the dark as you are about what has caused your problem. I have had computers crash and / or just stop running for a number of reasons over the years, but never a time when the BIOS refused to recognise drives. I do have the situation on my own computer, where I have three HDDs two of which are the same model, and the BIOS occasionally has got confused about which is which. All this results in is a message at boot time 'No operating system found'. And all this entails is going into the BIOS and swapping the drive order around.
 
Best of luck,
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Long story short, I had XP installed on a SATA drive that did (and still does) boot from a SATA port in "IDE Mode". I removed the drive and put it in a USB enclosure. I can access the drive & files just fine but can't boot XP. Instead, I get the following error:


Code:
"A disk read error has occurred.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart."
Is there a way to boot an existing installation of XP from a USB enclosure without reinstalling XP?

Long version: I upgraded to a SSD drive with Win7, but had to switch to "AHCI mode" to use it. I have six SATA-II ports, but can only set two to "IDE Mode". I have my old installation of Win7 on one and my BD optical drive on the other (allowing me to boot either). XP will NOT boot when plugged into an AHCI port, but will if I plug it into one of the two Sata/IDE ports.

For some inexplicable reason, connecting BOTH my XP and Win7 HDD's at the same time I'm using Win7 on my SSD causes the computer to bog-down every 30-60 seconds for two minutes at a time making the computer unusable (I never had this problem before the SSD). If I unplug EITHER HDD (Win7 or XP), the problem goes away. But my Win7-hdd drive is larger and I'm still migrating to the SSD, so I need that drive plugged into one of the SATA/IDE ports.

I removed the XP drive and put it into a USB enclosure. Problem solved (kinda). I can access all my files, but I can't boot XP (and I must switch off the driv... Read more

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??????????!? ???? ????? ?? ??????.??? ??? ??????????:??????: HP ENVY 17-j004er E0Z68EA????? ID: 6BSFSC-73Q86S-MFGJXG-60VT03???????? SMART: ???????????????? DST: ?? ?????????????  

Answer:THE ERROR HARD DRIVE DST SHORT

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Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To ensure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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Can anyone confirm what the following error message means OU6KMD-6R28JG-MFPX0J-60W303 

Answer:Hard drive Short DST error message

Hi Zalan,This error means that your hard drive has failed or is failing. You will need to change your hard drive as soon as possible and try to backup all your personal data. You can do this by removing hard drive and attaching to another computer with usb hub and see if you can recover any data.You will need a new 2.5" drive for your laptop, you can choose brand and capacity you want. Probably cheaper in online stores. You could also opt or an SSD which will improve system performance. You will have to reinstall windows 10. You can download the media creation tool from Microsoft, run it and create a bootable usb drive with win 10 on it. It will be activated automatically when installed (if asked for product key just click on do not have one) as long as you install the same edition which was already on the PC. Let me know if you need any further help,David

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hi there!

this is my first post. please excuse if i have done it in the wrong place.

using axiomatic software i backedup my system partition of 20 gb to the 80 gb exboot usb external disk.

i enabled, boot from usb in my bios, selected external disk as first boot priority and started the computer.

the external disk boots, reaches the windows splash screen, i can see the moving illuminated squares, but windows fails to load.

the computer reboots and goes to the screen which asks whether to load normally, or safe mode etc?

i tried the options, safe mode etc, but no luck.

could anybody suggest any error on my part?

thanks for reading and for any help in advance.

i am using windows xp with service pack 2.

i use a intel 915 gav motherboard.

salt
 

Answer:exboot usb external hard disk fails to boot into windows

Can you please post a link to the axiomatic program that you used to back up your hard drive.
 

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A while ago I was cleaning out the inside of my Compaq Presario desktop (it was very dusty) and I had it laying down on it's side. Well, last night I was trying to watch a Jackie Chan DVD and stood it up so I could use the DVD. A couple minutes later, after the DVD had just begun to play, everything froze. Firefox wouldn't open, iTunes wouldn't open, Windows Media Player wouldn't close, I couldn't even stop anything with task manager. So I turned rebooted my computer manually, and it wouldn't start. The Compaq screen at the beginning would show up, and then an error saying "Cannot read disk, press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart."

The only thing I can think of that could have caused this would be standing my computer up to watch the DVD damaged the hard disk. If this is the case, can it be fixed?
 

Answer:XP SP2 won't boot, says it can't read hard disk

One thing I forgot to add. Compaq has a recovery feature. From the Compaq screen at startup you press F10 and it apparently recovers your system automatically. I don't know if this will work since my C drive can't be read anyway, but if it is what will fix my computer then it won't hurt to do it. I have all of my word docs on Google docs, my email on Gmail, and my music is on my iPod i could just copy over to my computer. Just a thought...
 

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more

Answer:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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hi all

I need to check a toshiba hard drive. It is MK8034gsx.

I have checked there website for the hard drive diagnostic tools. They don't seem to supply them.

Any idea where i can download a tool to check the hard drive. There is no operating system on the drive.

cheers thanks in advance

Answer:need hard drive check disk

You can run Microsofts Chkdsk utility on any drive which spins and whose controller and interface function, but if you want a detailed report then the very best software is probably Spinrite (many drives are cheaper to replace than a Spinrite licence though!)

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hi,

i have hitachi 320gb sata harddisk. while turning on my laptop it gives me a read error. i tried hard disk self test it was failing.

Is there anyway to format the disk or remove bad sectors or read the disk???
 

Answer:hard disk read error

nope. Hard drives don't heal themselves, and once you get bad sectors, they are just going to multiply. Back up the data, and get a new HD.
 

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i switched back to my old 32MB video card, and everything seemed ok. i went to display properties to tone down my screensaver, but after a few minutes of tweaking, everything started taking too long. after manually closing the applications, it happened again, and this time i was forced to restart from the button. that's when i got it. after the IDE detection screen, my 60gb UDMA IBM Desktar had the Disk Read Error. my 2nd drive, a notebook 12gig Deskstar, was my only backup, which i ironically had not backed up in a long time. so i transferrerd the data to the family computer and brought the 12 back to be reformatted in mine. this is all XP, mind you. ntfs, in fact. so installation copied the files, and restarted. unfortunately, it never went back into the rest of setup. it either restarted Windows XP setup from scratch, or automatically restarted the computer if the CD wasn't in. when i tried to boot from the 12gig, it made the same soft grinding noise that the 60gig did, and gave me the Disk Read Error. When i tried to put the family XP hard drive in my computer, i get the blue STOP screen. even worse, the 60gig isn't being recognized in the family computer. detection just stops when it gets to where it is (Secondary Master). it IS recognized in my computer tho. am i just screwed? i'm trying not to reformat the 60 gig because, there's a lot of important stuff on it. is there anything else i can try? my friends are telling me it may be a problem with... Read more

Answer:Hard Disk Read Error

sounds like what happened to me with an ibm couple months ago

try downloading drive fitness test, follow the instructions and run the tests, see if it gives you an error code
http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

don't expect much from ibm but to low level format and try it again. I had a rather heated discussion with them on the phone.
 

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I am using Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
I originally had a Windows Vista pc that had the cpu burn out on it.
I had the geeksquad slave the hard drive over from my old vista pc into my new windows 7 pc. It has been working without any problem at all. Then last night after installing .net framework RC (4 beta 2) I restarted my pc and the drive was not located in the My computer folder. The drive was an E: drive..now the E: drive is labeled a CD drive. So i enabled the S.M.A.R.T setting in the windows setup and now the E: cd drive has been removed, but it is still not recognized through my disc managment. What should I be doing in order to get my slave drive to appear again? I've tried a system restor eand everything and the chkdsk /f returned no errors, except last night it said something about something being fixed..I dont know what it did
My DxDiag.txt is attached
 

Answer:Hard Disk Read Error?

Did you try removing the HDD from the case and starting the PC without it and then putting it back? Is the HDD sata or IDE?
 

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