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Old 06-27-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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Heu guys,

I ran a dianostic test and got this msg. What does this mean and how can I fix it?

Ttanks

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Old 06-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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If you have an XP os disc boot from this cd and choose the repair option.
Run the command chkdsk /r - this should fix any drive errors/bad sectors.
Hopefully this will allow you to boot normally. DST stands for Drive Self Test.
If chkdsk is unable to fix errors then a new hard drive is needed.
Even if chkdsk works you should back up any files/folders and be ready to replace the HD - you may find that this problem returns at a later date and becomes more frequent.

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Old 06-28-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Steveb1234. I think the time for the new HD is now. My LT is not booting up - not even from the disc.
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