06-30-2010 10:55 PM
My brand new HP is having the following issue: SMART Short Self-Test Failed- Completed with the read element of the test failed.
I did see this update on HP site but unfortunatly cannot boot W7 anymore... any idea on how to apply the patch using a boot disk?
Is the only option to ask HP to replace the failed HD?
07-01-2010 11:53 AM
Yes. You need to get a new drive from HP.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
07-01-2010 12:05 PM
HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.
HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
07-04-2010 09:38 PM
I have exactly the same problem on an HP computer that I purchased on March 21, 2010
I have had nothing but problems with this junk that I bought. I am supposed to have a SATA drive and found I have an ancient DVD (SCSI) and an SCSI DISK DRIVE
I am positive that the service (help) desk will be of NO assistance as they have never resolved one of the multitude of problems I have had with this computer
. I wish us both luck in trying to tresolve these issues.
07-09-2010 12:15 AM
Agree its been painful, got a HD replacement, then got a blue screen, had to get the factory sys restore CDs shipped, and still having issues with re-install, after hours of time spent on the phone and myself trying to restore my brand new PC. Will never repeat this HP mistake!