Surface Scan Test Error

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sunshiine

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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
 
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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.
 

sunshiine

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thanks kiwiguy.

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

sunshiine

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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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