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Failed SMART Short Self Test


My computer failed the SMART Short Self Test.  Error code HD521-2W.  What does that mean?  What do I do to fix it?

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Re: Failed SMART Short Self Test

This error is a warning when the Hard Drive of the unit is going to die shortly. Refer the following weblink for more information:


If your system is in warranty, please contact HP technical support for Hard Drive replacement.

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