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In case your desktop hangs please do not restart your desktop immediately as this can lead to having bad sectors on your hard disk and all the data stored there could get corrupted or lead to a hard disk crash or can also blowup your power supply. Further if the system is doing a scan of your hard disk do not skip this operation as in some cases it can repair minor problems caused.

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dell 4500 says pri hard disk smart bad


It means pretty well what it says.

That the hard disk is failing, and you need to back up all of your data from it and get the drive replaced.

You'll need to refer to your manufacturer or manual to check what type of hard disk it needs.

I cannot stress that this is incredibly serious however, backup your data immediately


SMART is a tool that checks for hardware errors. it will detect when there is a Higher power consumption or temperature than usual.


Those things predict a hard drive crash, however it could take months for the drive to fail

(or it could be the next minute).

since it's a hardware problem the drive is going to die on you and you will have to replace it.


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail



Since smart is sometimes triggered by the read heads of the drive that stick to the surface of the drive during boot up (witch results in Higher temp and power rates) you could:


open the laptop
get the drive out


'gently' tap the center a few times
reinsert and check for the smart message again sometimes there is a little dirt on the heads that cause the sticking problem

but, realistically, you're drive is failing and you should back up your data and start shopping for a replacement drive.


You could run the chkdsk disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive



Hope this helps.

Nov 21, 2012 | Compaq Presario SR1120NX 2.66GHZ Tower w/...

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The hard drive get hanged when data is transferred to it and a noise is heard from hard disk


It sounds like you might have some bad sectors on the drive. If you do it might be time for a new one. Read this article for more info on how to check your drive.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

Jul 09, 2008 | Hitachi (HTS424040M9AT00) 40 GB Hard Drive

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BAD SECTORS


Your hard drive is divided into bits called sectors. When these sectors start to go bad, that means that the computer cannot read or write any data on those sectors. You cannot remove bad sectors and once you start seeing bad sectors it is a sign that your hard drive is about to crash permanently so you need to replace your hard drive and make sure you back up all ofyour important data immediately.

Jul 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have bad sectors in my Hard Disk


try scandisk from your pc. bad secotors are a sigh that your hard drive is going out. I would not use a hard drive that reads bad secotors. scan it first with AVG
http://avg.download-go.com/ its free.

Mar 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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