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Hardware scan shows failed surface scan test,targeted read test & smart short self test timed out,how to fix these problems

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These are problems that cannot be fixed, basically your hard drive is on the way out. Typically this is caused by drops, bumps, etc. while the machine is on.It has a SATA 2.5" 120gb 5400 RPM drive, I would suggest a larger 7200 rpm drive but it is up to you. You will also have to reinstall windows to the new hard drive.

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This means that you hard disk has a problem. I suggest you contact a technician and replace your hard disk. In the meantime create backups of your valuable data.

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