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17-Mar-2011, 12:10 PM #1
Targeted Read Test Failed
Hi,
I ran a P C Check and the targeted read test and the smart short test both failed.
Does this mean I have a big problem with my hard drive? How do I correct this issue?
Any help would be greatly apprechiated.
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17-Mar-2011, 12:33 PM #2
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Does this mean I have a big problem with my hard drive?
Yes. Copy your user data from that drive and replace it immediately.
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17-Mar-2011, 12:54 PM #3
Copy Data
Does that mean I need to do a reinstall? I have never had this problem before so I'm not sure how to do this.
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17-Mar-2011, 01:14 PM #4
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Copy your user data from that drive and replace it immediately.
I don't know how to make it clearer.

Replace the hard disk.
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