Question HDD DST Check : Failed - Trying to reinstall Windows fresh

Jan 8, 2021
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to repair a PC for someone that was experiencing a large number of blue screen errors.

I ended up updating some drivers and it has all gone down hill from there, the Windows installation
seems to be totally corrupt now and I can no longer log in.

I discovered that the hard disk was failing (Short DST Check). I have tried installing Windows fresh
from a bootable USB and also a ISO image on a USB but get the same error as soon as the installations starts
(0x8007025D).

I have just reformatted the hard disk using command prompt and I will try to install Windows again.

Am I wasting my time trying to do a fresh install on what appears to be a corrupt hard drive?
Are there any solutions other than replacing the hard drive?

Would really appreciate any feedback.

Many thanks
 

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