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Surface Scan Test Error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sunshiine, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. sunshiine

    sunshiine Thread Starter

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    Hi my computer has been acting up lately (ie. running slow, freezing...etc..) so I ran the Surface Scan test error from PC doctor. It gave me this one error which read : HD535-2W
    I ran the test again and once again on the short-self test it gave me a similar error which read: HD521-2W

    I'm not sure what these error messages mean and was wondering if someone could help me out in understanding this better. Also what I should do to fix my computer?

    :confused:

    Really appreciate it,
    SK
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    One is a SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology) error, the other is a surface scan error.

    Backup all critical data now, sounds like the drive is on the way out.
     
  3. sunshiine

    sunshiine Thread Starter

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    thanks kiwiguy.

    Is there anything I can do to stop this now before the hd crashes?
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    Welcome to TSG....

    Not really just back up all of your important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive etc and them make sure you have your recovery software for this computer and then purchase a new hard drive and go to work.

    I wish there were better news but unfortunately there is not.
     
  5. sunshiine

    sunshiine Thread Starter

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    Thank you ozrom1e.

    Should I try a system recovery first to see if that works? Or am I definitely going to need a new hd?

    Sorry, don't mean to sound repetitive but I'm just trying to find different solutions to this problem.
     
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