I have run PC Help Tools' Hardware Diagnostic, Western Digital's Data Lifeguard, and Advanced System Care to check my hard drive. They found an error with my primary hard drive.
When I run PC Help Tools, I get an error code of HD 521-2W when I ran a SMART short self-test.
When I run Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Quick Test, I get the following error message: "Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete. Status Code=07 (Failed read test element, Failure Checkpoint =65 (Error Log Test). SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1."
Is this a serious problem, or something that is minor in nature?
And would it cause a problem with Windows locking up and system restore points disappearing after the PC boots up?
My PC: HP Media Center m8120n desktop. 2.4 Ghz Quad Core CPU. 3 GB RAM. Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2, 32-bit