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Hard Drive Short DST Check failure

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Hard Drive short Dst check: failed.
Failure ID = UAJL6W-77F8J8-XD7V6J-60WH03
Warranty has expired. How can I fix this? I think this is the reason my laptop keeps freezing and coming up with "not responding" message.
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Hard Drive Short DST Check failure

Whenever the Hard Disk Short DST test fails with 24 alphanumberic characters "UAJL6W-77F8J8-XD7V6J-60WH03" that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue


This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc..


HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby


Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive


Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:

Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power Adapter

Step 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 Seconds

Step 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)

Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal


If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook


If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media)


Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further support


Please click on the link In order to Identify, Prevent, Diagnose & Recover from Drive Failures on HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives :


You can Check your warranty Here to verify the status and Click Here to order a new Hard Drive


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