Smart short self-test failed. HP Pavilion p6232p Desktop PC with nothing installed again.




This message usually means that the hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

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  • Hardware diagnostics: "SMART short Self Test - failed" and "targeted read Test Failed.

    Original title: "SMART short Self Test - failed" and "targeted read Test Failed", all the patches?

    When using PC checkup of Dell I get the following errors; during the analysis of the material. "SMART short self-test - failed" and "targeted read Test Failed", all the patches?

    Hello Duane,

    Teke section of the Web site that speaks of similar problem.

    The problem is with the hardware and you can get in touch with Dell computers.

  • Pavilion p6330f PC: SMART Test: SMART short Self Test FAILED

    I had so many problems with this computer. Whenever I have turn it off then go turn back will go to Recovery Manager. I did run the computer health check and did the basic test and Test drive both hard say Test INTELLIGENT: SMART short Self Test FAILED. What does that mean?!


    It simply means: the HARD drive is about to die. Please save all your data if you could and be prepared to replace the HARD drive. Is your machine still under warranty? If so, please contact HP for replacement

    Kind regards.

  • XPS12 SMART short self-test fail WHD16 LY6

    "When you run the Dell ' Checkup" utility on the SSD drive, the drive will fail with:

    SMART short self-test fails WHD16 LY6

    The remaining tests are ignored. The suggestion is to update the firmware. However, my drive is:


    and I can only find firmware on the Dell site for both LITEONIT SSD 256 GB drives, or precisely what mine are. (Only LITEONIT LCS-256M6S 2.5 256 GB and LITEONIT LMT-256M3M MSATA 256Go are listed).

    I have the latest drivers for the disk (9Q23_Storage_Driver_X6KKJ_WN_11.5.0.1207_A01. (EXE)

    Are there available firmware, and if so where is it please? Otherwise, what is the next step?

    Thank you.

    Thanks, EJN - F12 diagnostics appear clean. I guess that I'm worried about this then.

  • Targeted Test read and Smart short self-test failed!

    Help, please!

    Is there something to fix the underside of chess? Product: XPS 435 t/9000.  Western Digital: WDC WD5000AKS-75V0A0. The crash occurred after that my Tripp-lite didn't work properly in a power failure.

    Targeted reading test

    Test started 17/09/2013-09:22:13
    Error message: Error reading sector 27214298. 17/09/2013-09:22:34
    Error message: The test found errors in sector 1. 17/09/2013-09:22:34
    Completion test: Failed (error code: WHD20-B3A)
    Short what SMART self-test
    Test started 17/09/2013-09:25:03
    Error message: The unit has reported the following State: the previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. 17/09/2013-09:26:15
    Error message: The first default LBA value is 27214298 and the failure occurred after that the device was working since 13979 hours under tension. 17/09/2013-09:26:15
    Completion test: Failed (error code: WHD16-3DY)


    It is likely that you will need to replace the hard drive.  To confirm, press F12 at startup, enter the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended hard drive test.

    If the system is under warranty, logs the error and contact Dell for a replacement drive.

    If the system is out of warranty, any standard 3.5 "SATA drive will work as a replacement.

  • SMART short Self Test Failed - (error code: WHD16-8NR)

    Hi all

    I had my XPS L520X for 4 years and 2 months. I've never had a problem with its operation until last week. Randomly, it restarted and came with the PCI Realtek issue when it restarts.

    To cut a very long story short Fault find it which is going on, I reinstalled the entire operating system, including formatting of the hard drive.

    The problem of the laptop different freeze/crash and reboot with erros while doing normal tasks has not been resolved.

    I have run the Dell support center software and it shows the auto SMART test failed with the following code (error code: WHD16-8NR).

    Event log:

    Dell Support Center log file
    March 17, 2016 16:53:55
    Overall result: failed

    ST9750420AS [ATA:0:0\\?\ide#diskst9750420as___0005dem1#4&34e0611c&0&0.0.0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b]}

    Seller: Seagate
    Model number: ST9750420AS
    Serial number: 6WS100EG
    Firmware revision: 0005DEM1
    Size: 698,6 GB
    Rotation speed: 7200 RPM
    Cache size: 16 MB
    Temperature: 43 c
    Physical sector size: 4 KB
    Logical sector size: 512 B
    Count of logical sector: 1465149168
    Supported standards: ATA8-ACS, ATA/ATAPI-7, ATA/ATAPI-6, ATA/ATAPI-5
    Specification Version: Rev ATA8-ACS 4

    OS - C: [PARTITION:C\\.\C:\]

    File system: NTFS
    Volume serial number: 5087-8802
    Volume capacity: 679.00 GB
    Amount of free space: 568,63 GB
    Volume space used: 110,37 GB

    Test of the SMART State

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:43:57
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:43:59

    Test of SMART thresholds

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:43:59
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:44:01

    Targeted reading test

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:44:01
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:44:05

    Try to search randomly

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:44:05
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:44:54

    Funnel Seek Test

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:44:54
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:46:14

    Short what SMART self-test

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:46:14
    Error message:-17/03/2016 16:46:24
    The unit has reported the following State: the previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed.
    Error message:-17/03/2016 16:46:25
    The first default LBA value is 121243744 and the failure occurred after that the device was working since 8792 hours under tension.
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:46:26
          Failed (error code: WHD16-8NR)

    Surface Scan Test

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:46:26
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:47:25

    Surface Scan Test - 2

    Test started - 17/03/2016 16:47:25
    Finished test:-17/03/2016 16:48:58

    I also went in the BIOS BOOT MENU by pressing F12 at startup and ran diagnostics that seemed to have said everything going, however I saw a mistake, faliure in its process that was too fast for me to write the error.

    In a nutshell, my thought is that my hard drive has failed / is corrupted or is about to fail.

    My simple question is, do I need a new hard drive with the information I've provided?

    Thank you very much!

    To all those who read this topic:

    I rang Dell directly and they confirmed my hard drive needs to be replaced.

    8792 power over time, I think that its actually me good.

    Bravo and thanks for the reply ejn63

  • Hard drive failure: targeted read Test failed, SMART short self test FAILED

    Suddenly, I get this popup to My Dell saying that my computer has failed two important tests and the hard disk failure is imminent. It scared me so much I almost fell of my computer Chair, so I came here to help... my computer is a Dell Inspiron 15R 2012 5520 and error codes are:

    I saw the other topics on this, but just in case, I wanted to do this one. I'm really afraid that all my files will be lost, because I don't have anywhere to store up to. I tried the cloud, but my connection is not good enough and it is really slow and sometimes just will not work. Also, sometimes when I press my ear to the laptop, I hear a soft grinding, which I guess was the failed hard drive. I don't think I've heard that noise before, but he could have been there since I bought the laptop.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    UPDATE: I ran CHKDSK and it only took a few seconds for him to know that my hard drive is fine, although my Dell seems to think otherwise. What should I trust?

    4590 X

    You will need to replace the hard drive failed, followed by reinstalling windows.

    If there is a warranty from Dell, contact Dell technical support for replacement drive, no guarantee, you will need to purchase a laptop SATA, 9.5 MM x 2.5 "hard drive.

    With regard to the recovery of the data files and folders, you can try attaching the failed hard drive to another system that works using a similar to THIS USB adapter and see if you can transfer files and folders.

    Applications and programs need to be reinstalled from their records, or downloaded from the website of the Publisher.


  • The hardware diagnostic tool advises that the SMART short self-test has failed.

    The hardware diagnostic tool advises that the SMART short self-test has failed.

    Is this a problem? What can I do about it?

    Atelier42 wrote: the hardware diagnostic tool advises that SMART short self test failed.

    Is this a problem? What can I do about it?

    Hello Atelier42, this usually indicates that you have a hard disk failure.

    I would like to back up my data as soon as possible, just in case the hard drive breaks down actually.

    You must also make sure that you have the HP Recovery restore set for your system recovery disc in case you do not want to replace the hard drive.

    With this restore HP Recovery disk set, you could replace a defective hard drive and use this disk set to your HP system back as it was when shipped. Then, you could put your data saved on your system.

  • failure of the targeted reading test and smart short self-test

    I have over problems with my computer is - it related to software or hardware?

    Please advice

    • The purpose of S.M.A.R.T. is to warn a user of imminent drive failure while there is still time to take action, such as copying the data to a replacement unit.

    The above is an excerpt from the article below:


    The thread below from Windows SevenForums describes possible solutions:

    Windows 7 - SMART short self-test fail

    I strongly suggest you to immediately perform a backup of all your personal files, data, and anything else that is important for you to external media (an external IMO is better but you can also use CD/DVD or a USB flash drive) until the hard drive breaks down.

    Kind regards

  • What are the answers of code of HD521-2W SMART short self-test error when running the diagnostics?

    1 HP Pavilion a4310f, product # AY014AA-ABA, software Build A1NAv6PrA1

    2. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Edition

    3 a receipt the "Failed SMART short self-test HD521-2W" when executing Hardware Diagnostic tools.  Error message:

    Error message the device reported the following State: the previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. 01/12/2012-06:21:01

    The first LBA value failure Error Message is 440642933 and the failure occurred after that the device was working since 7943 hours under tension.


    4. I made no changes to my system for over a month.

    Device: Hard disk WDC WD64 00AAKS-65A7B SCSI Disk Device, the revision of the firmware 01.03B01

    This unit is my hard drive (it is in factory with partitions C: and D: {Factory Image})


    The Smart error code would indicate that the hard disk is running out and must be replaced.  If you want a guide on this, let me know.

    Kind regards

    DP - K

  • Smart short self-test

    short Smart that self-test failed again, can it be resolved to spend? HP Pavilion 5220y


    Not really, it's a pretty good indication that your HARD drive starts to fail and must be replaced.

    Kind regards

    DP - K

  • My internal hard drive fails HP Hardware Diagnostic SMART short self-test

    Model name: p6340f

    Product number: VT527AA-ABA

    Operating system: Windows 7

    Error message:

    The unit has reported the following State: the previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed.

    The first default LBA value is 5151062 and the failure occurred after that the device was working since 3128 hours under tension.

    Failed (error code: HD521-2W)

    I did not change my system.

    Hard drive: WDC WD10EADS - 65M2BX ATA Device

    Model number: WDC WD10EADS-65M2BX

    Firmware revision: 01.00A01

    My computer seems to work fine.  Is there a way to fix this problem, or it indicates that I need a new hard drive?

    Thank you.

    It is generally an indication that the hard disk has failed or is about to fail. The proposed solution is to backup your important data and replace the disk as soon as possible.

  • SMART short self-test - on the second hard drive

    HP Pavilion Elite e9270t - 3 yrs old, Win7.

    Became the error SMART self-test short the original drive so I installed a replacement and transferred files.

    I get the same error on the second h/d. I have my doubts that the second disk is having the exact same error and wonder if the s/w test is actually the problem.

    It could very well be the connectors that gives you the question instead of the HARD drive itself. I would run the HARD drive test in BIOS instead of the short test.

    Try this:

    1. Plug the AC adapter into the computer if it is not already connected.
    2. Turn off the computer and wait five seconds.
    3. Press the power button to start the computer and repeatedly press the F10 key to enter the BIOS Setup menu.
    4. Use the right arrow or left arrow keys to navigate the menu selection to find the Auto test primary hard drive option. Depending on your BIOS, it is under diagnoses or tools.
    5. Select self-test primary hard drive, and then press the Enter key to start the test.

    Figure 1: Example of a primary hard disk self test screen

    The hard drive self test performs a Quick Test , followed by a complete Test. During each test, the window displays a status bar and a scheduled for completion

    Let me know the results of this test.


  • SMART short self-test has expired

    I got a warning when I ran the Dell Media Center PC Auditor on my 1720 running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 indicating the short SMART Self Test Timed Out.  I don't know what is SMART or what is talking about this warning.  Can I fix?  It is important and why?  Thanks, Chuck

    No, if it times out. If you want to check your hard disk, run the diagnostics Dell drivers and Utilities disc.

  • SMART extended self test failed

    Is this what can I do to repair my disk hard when diagnostics the system returns this error message?

    The read element of the test failed (error code: HD521-3W)

    Is there available utilities to diagnose the problems of internet connection on HP?

    Thanks for any help anyone can give me.


    Unfortunately, the result of this test tells you that the hard drive has failed, you will need to replace the hard drive.  You can save your data by installing the drive on another PC using one of the spare hard drive SATA connections, if it is a SATA or IDE secondary connector if the drive is IDE and try to read the disc in windows, but it depends on how much the failure of hard drive is. The reader may not even be readable.

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