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Question: Failed Targeted Read Test and SMART Short Self Test

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BtF8i4, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. BtF8i4

    BtF8i4 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

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

    So I ran Chkdsk for the C: drive and received no error messages.

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

    Thanks for helping.
     
  2. Triple6

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

    You should replace the drive.
     
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