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Re: Hard Drive failure predicted message.
Back up your hard drive, get a copy of everything on it, pull the hard drive out and find out who manufactured it, most harddrives have a very extensive manufacturer warrantee, and you can get software to test it from their website and claim the warrantee on it. Imaging your hard drive to another is an option. I can help you with this if you like, just let me know.
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Are you sure you don't have a usb or other device plugged into your computer. Your main hard drive should be disc 0. Disc 4 is usually a disc further down the line, like an external or something like that. If it indeed the case then you may be having a problem with the boot in your primary drive. Try booting the disc with a windows installation disc. load the dosc and boot, when it says so, hit any key to boot off cd. When windows loads, hit repair this installation. It will reboot when it is ready. If that doesn't take care of it, reload the disc again and try to restore the drive to an earlier time, like a day or two ago. If this doesn't work, you may have to get another hard drive and reload the system. Don't get rod of the other hard drive though because you may still be able to access the personal files off of it as long as it hasn't had a mechanical or electrical problem keeping it from spinning.
Your hard drive is about to fail. You need to replace the hard drive and, if you have any data on your current one, you need to back it up immediately. Every minute your computer is turned on means that the hard drive could crash at any time.
This means your hard drive is bad or about to go bad and needs to be replaced. If you can still access the drive, immediately back up anything important to you. You will then need to replace the hard drive. Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution with a fixya rating, even if the news isn't what you wanted to hear. Thanks! :c)
WHAT TYPE OF HARD DRIVE DO YOU HAVE, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW, UNPLUG LABTOP REMOVE BATTARY, LOOK FOR THE DISC SHAPE ON A COVER 2-3 PHILLIPHS SCREWS REMOVE THE SCREWS, SCREW WILL STAY ACCACHED TO THE CLASTIC COVER, IF YOU STILL CANNOT SEE A NAME SHOULD BE A TAB OF SOME COLOR PULL JENTLY AND THE DRIVE WILL COME OUT THAN TURN OVER DRIVE AND YOU FIND NAMES NUMBERS AND LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION FOR ME AND YOU TO KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR HARD DRIVE TYPE OF DRIVE DO YOU HAVE...
GO TO ADDRESS BAR AND TYPE IN
SMART FAILURE HAR DDRIVE
AND YOU GET ALL THE INGO YOU NEED ON THE SUBJECT.
IT CAN BE HARD DRIVE, THE BOIS ON THE MOTHER BOARD, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT WROTE ALL THE INFORMATION TO HARD DRIVE.
A SMART failure means that your hard drive is predicted to fail soon. Fortunately these warnings are not right 40%-50% of the time. Go to the command prompt (start- run- type in "cmd") In the prompt type in "chkdsk" This will run tests on your hard drive and tell if there is anything wrong with it.
Solution #1 is grossly incorrect. The S.M.A.R.T. mechanism is software/application/drive content agnostic. It is a firmware-based predictive failure feature. If the S.M.A.R.T. test returns a certain bit, then the drive is degrading and in need of replacement. If the disk is under warranty, then it generally qualifies for free replacement. If it is not under warranty, then you can run diagnostics such as http://www.santools.com/smart/unix/manual which can sometimes identify the specifics. Sometimes the problem is transient, like the disk was powered on/off too many times in a short amount of time, or the temperature is too high.
here's what you should do.. first, as mentioned, you should backup all your important files in another drive or an optical drive... once you have done it, format your hard drive and perform scans to check the error.. during scan, you will see errors on it and you may not be able to fix it since the drive is internally damaged.. purchase a new one ok? just make sure to backup all your files..
It is highly unlikely that you will be able to fix this since it's a hardware problem on the hard drive. The drive may last for years or it may die tomorrow. At a minimum I would back up everything you care about on a regular basis.
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