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And Further warning: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Error message at startup !!
SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
If you want lots of details on what it is, and does, take a look at this link:
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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Posted on Dec 31, 2007
that will be expensive. i just went to microcenter and asked them, they said many hundreds of dollars just to look at it, then like 1600 for the cheapest recovery...
1. stop using it immediately. (after an error like that, you may have only minutes of life left on it)
2. get a 25 dollar external enclosure to put the drive into. If it's IDE make sure you get an IDE enclosure, if SATA, get SATA compat. external enclosure.
3. get another computer, o rgo to a friends house, etc, and try to read your data on their computer after plugging in your hard drive inside the external enclosure.
4. if you can see it, rush like mad to copy the data thats important to your friends computer before the drive is 100% dead.
microcenter and similar stores have external hard drives at $129 dollars for a terabyte. BUY ONE! :-)
PS: rumors go around that if you freeze the hard drive in your freezer for an hour, it helps get the data off, dont know if this is in fact true. Once the drive is dead, it's dead. You cant do much about it unless youre willing to part with a lot of money.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Well this error message means that the automatic drive checking software that runs all the time has detected that the drive is failing, either the electronics or the media. You need to backup any data to a DVD or external drive. The press F1, is so you can continue on and do so. You can burn/copy the data to DVD or copy to a USB hard Drive. Then you will need to get a new drive and reinstall your Operating System & data again.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
SOURCE: Smart failure predicted on hard
Hard Drive Fail
Your system are telling you that soon the hard drive will be gone, so do a complete back up of your files and buy a new hard drive to replace the faulty one.
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Posted on Aug 23, 2010
SOURCE: SMART Failure predicted on Hard
There is no way to fix. A SMART failure means that your hard disk's failure is imminent. Backup all your information to an external hard disk or create a disk image, get a new hard drive/send it for servicing, and restore it back.
Posted on Mar 01, 2011
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SMART is used to measure your HDD health.It warns you of impending failure of your hard drive. If it goes down, it's a good idea to backup important stuff and prepare to replace the HDD.
S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology systems (SMART) and it's usually built in to most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.
If you need further assistance, feel free to ask. If this answers or solves your issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
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