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Targeted Read Test Failed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tuffy62, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Tuffy62

    Tuffy62 Thread Starter

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    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.
    :confused:
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

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    Yes. Copy your user data from that drive and replace it immediately.
     
  3. Tuffy62

    Tuffy62 Thread Starter

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    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.
    Thank You
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

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    I don't know how to make it clearer.

    Replace the hard disk.
     
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