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HP Pavilion Mini Desktop freezing at start up, Hard Drive Short Error

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Pavilion Mini Desktop 300-230

Hello Everyone,


This morning I have attempted to turn on my desktop and it has been freezing on HP logo and not starting up.

I left it to load for half an hour and there was no change in status.

I have run a  Hard Drive Quick test and it has failed the Hard Drive Short DST Check presenting the Failure ID:


Can anybody help me solve this error, or at worst know how I may be able to recover any files that I have not previously backed up.


Thanks in advance!

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Thank you for posting on HP Forums, 

Barachiel is at your service. 


I Understand you are in need of support,

And to help you out, I'm sending out a Private message with the required informations,


Keep me posted,

Good Luck. 🙂

I am an HP Employee

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