Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop
If you get a "Disk Controller Error" error messages that may occur before Windows XP or Windows 2000 is started.
Imminent Hard Disk Failure
error may appear when the hard drive detects that it will fail or stop
working sometime soon.
Backup Data Before Proceeding Although the notebook may continue to start Windows after displaying the message, it is advisable that you immediately backup your personal data from the PC by copying it to a Network Drive, CD, DVD or USB storage device. After completing the backup, use one of the following methods to resolve the error. Step 1: Test the Hard Drive Use the steps below to test the hard drive in a Notebook PC using the HP Hard Drive Self Test.
If all tests pass , press the power button to restart the PC. The error was most likely a result of a shock to the PC triggering a SMART error from the Hard Drive. Since the Notebook PC passed the Hard Drive Test, it is safe to use.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
No.... back up all the data on the hard drive that you want to keep and replace the hard drive. if you continue to ignore it .... it will not boot suddenly and you will have lost all your data.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
A hard disk failure can be catastrophic if it jeopardizes the data stored on your computer.
In addition to rendering a laptop inoperable, a failed hard disk can damage other files stored on the drive as well.
It is critical to determine whether an actual drive failure has taken place, and there are several steps to troubleshoot a drive before hard disk failure can be declared.
Unplug any devices such as printers, speakers, cameras and other external peripherals. Boot the laptop by pressing the power key.
If this does not result in a successful boot, try booting Windows in "Safe Mode."
Reboot the computer, and hold down the F8 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system
From the menu choices, choose "Boot Windows in Safe Mode".
If the boot up progresses, then the computer is likely experiencing a software issue, not a hard drive failure.
Reset the hard drive.
This will involve turning off laptop (removing the battery is a good move, too) opening the laptop unit, and unplugging all connections and cables from the hard drive.
If possible, replace the hard drive with another drive.
This will help determine if the hard drive is causing the problem.
Plug all connections back in to the hard drive, and reboot the computer.
Repeat Step 2 if necessary.
If the computer does not reboot, the laptop is more than likely experiencing a hard drive failure and will probably have to be repaired by vendor.
hope this helps
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