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Should I replace my hard drive

HP 15-D010CA
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
My laptop failed to boot a while back, it's off warranty. It passes the hardware diagnostics memory test and SMART Check, but fails the Short DST at about 40%.

Failure ID: 6366-73S89V-MFKR61-60SU03
Product ID: F5Y12UA#ABL

When I boot it goes to a screen that reads: "Selected boot image did not Authenticate. Press <Enter> to Continue." when I press enter the computer turns off. I think the hard drive has failed, I tested it's connection and that changed nothing. I am thinking I will replace the hdd with a similar SATA 2.5" hdd or ssd. Is this the right move, or am I incorrect.

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Sadly to say the 24 character failed id normally means HDD on your machine is dead or nearly there. If you could still can access to it, please backup data/files as soon as possible and prepare for new hard drive to replace it. Otherwise, too late and replace your HDD.

 

Is it still under warranty ? If yes, you can contact HP o replace HDD for your machine.

 

SSD is more expensive than HDD, there is something in between called SSHD but but replace HDD with SSD is a right move.

 

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BH
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