My Lenovo T430 started to "hang" or shut-down unexpectedly. Norton's did not find any viruses, but when running the Lenovo hardware tests (included with the system), a HDD failure was identified. I then interrupted the system boot-up to allow me to run the HDD recovery tool. During the test, 8 bad sectors were identified. Also, the test results included an error message "ERROR DIFFERENT OF UNC" and "CANNOT CONTINUE TESTING. ERROR TIME-OUT".
I then ran the Recovery tool and allowed the 8 sectors to be fixed - which appeared to be successful. Unfortunately, the "ERROR DIFFERENT OF UNC" and "CANNOT CONTINUE TESTING. ERROR TIME-OUT" messages remain - the HDD testing stopped at ~30% of the test completion.
I use this system for my work - is there a fix that can be made to correct the problem, without getting a new HDD? The system is currently running (I am using it now) - I have no idea how severe the problem is nor whether the system will be stable (since I did fix the 8 bad sectors). I would really appreciate any help that can be provided.
Oh yes - my 3 year warranty on the system ran out 5 months ago.