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Only trust a HDD test if test manuf matches HDD manuf?

dgrrr asked
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Am getting the "Non System Disc or Disk Error" in a non booting compaq presario 6000 with a western digital hard drive.

Running western digital's HDD diagnostic program, DLDIAG, in that PC, gave me error # 0159 - SMART ERROR ("replace drive").

When I ran the seagate HDD program, it saw the drive and said it was OK (harddware wise)

Then I put the HDD into a new pc, first as a slave drive and then as a single master, and both times DLDIAG said
error # 0120
(chart says "unknown error")

(1) Should I definitely ignore the seagate program result, since it's a different manufacturer?

(2) Why would I get the diff error code in a diff PC? 0159 vs 0120?  (Even if they mean the same thing - replace!)
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