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hard drive short dst check failed

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hp notebook - 15-af131dx (energy star)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

laptop starting freezing and then wouldn't get past the home screen. got given a 24 digit error code, RU561D-8B6AG3-XD7X7F-60T003

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Below is the failure report generated by the code you posted, minus your notebook's serial number.


Failure Information
Failure ID Tag Checksum HP Serial Number Test Date Failure Code Device Includes Error Message
RU561D-8B6AG3-XD7X7F-60T003OKXXXXXXXXXX1/3/21303StorageFloppy Drive, Hard Drive, Memory Drive, Optical Drive, SCSI, Tape DriveHard Disk 1 Quick Test Failure


You will need to install a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system.


Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the hard drive removal and replacement procedure.


You may want to consider replacing the 2.5" mechanical hard drive, with a better performing solid state drive (SSD).


After you replace the drive you can reinstall W10 for free by making bootable installation media using the media creation tool from the link below.


Download Windows 10 (


After W10 has completed installing, you can install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support page.


HP Notebook - 15-af131dx (ENERGY STAR) Software and Driver Downloads | HP® Customer Support

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