IDE DPS self-test failed. Drive Replacement recommended. Does this mean I need new hard drive?

Is there a way to repair this and how. I appreciate the help. I'm fairly new to this. Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I've run into this issue several times. Like the previous responder said turning off the feature in BIOS worked once, but I recall another time when the message was genuine and the drive failed within a week of the first message.

    Best thing you can do is ensure your data is backed up so in the event it does fail you're covered. But I wouldn't replace the drive until it does fail for good.

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  • hojan
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    3 years ago

    Dps Self Test

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    5 years ago

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  • Sharon
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    4 years ago

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    passed my second time, on my first test I put the car into third by accident and stalled three times on a roundabout. just keep on practicing and try not to let it get you down.i know it is easier said than done but i too felt down and depressed. i was meant to go to my friends birthday the day after and decided i would rather go to with my family to my mum's cousin place. i didn't drive again for six months after my test because i had to go back to uni and didn't have the time. i came back took ten hours of lessons and tried again and passed. as long as you remember your mistake and try not to do it again, you should be fine.

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  • 1 decade ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    "if it's not broke you can't fix it" I would say if everything is working ok turn off the self-test like s.m.a.r.t. in the bios was telling me for years that a problem is near that was 4 years ago so I disabled it

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