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SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: Hitachi-(S1)-ToshibLaptop

Hello,
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.

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    You are going to have to send the drive to a hard drive recovery specialist. You can get a list of local offices if you Google data recovery.

    As for the drive...it is junk. Time to get a new hard drive.


  • Joe Snide Jun 12, 2013

    is the computer itself still good

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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...

I would

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! :-)

Good luck

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

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