Question about Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Laptop
I am getting following error message in my Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Laptop:
(( "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: Hitachi-(S1)"
WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.
Press F1 to Continue ))
When I press F1, I am getting the error message as:
(( "A disk read error occured
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" )).
Please help me how to retrieve or format the entire Hard Drive.
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
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.
THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR YOU
ROD THE CANDYMANGNADY
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
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.
hope this helps
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