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Smart Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: SAMSUNG HM500JI - (S1)

My Samsung Laptop Model: R730 Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 has the following message on 'Switch On/Start Up':- Smart Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: SAMSUNG HM500JI - (S1) Warning: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue

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

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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SOURCE: Smart failure predicted on hard

Problem :
Hard Drive Fail
--Solution:
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.
please rate my soution

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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SOURCE: DELL Studio 1737, last week

If you have overclocked the computer then put everything back to standard, that can do it. Try reinstalling windows, and when asked repair the windows already installed. That will reverse any windows data corruption. Remove and reconnect the hard drive data cable, a loose connection can cause a SMART alarm. Download seatools and run the long test, it is a better way of checking if the alarm is correct. Switch the computer off for an hour, sometimes the SMART test just goofs off for no reason. Only then do you **** your underwear and buy a new hard drive.

Posted on Nov 29, 2010

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The only guaranteed fix for this problem is to do exactly what it says:
"Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive."

Posted on Sep 04, 2011

SOURCE: SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2-(S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to Continue

SMART failure error means your hard drive is dying and there is no way to make it working for a longer period of time.
Soon, your hard drive will fail permanently and won't give second chance to work and so prevents you to access any of your important data.

So, before disaster strikes, you're highly recommended to backup and replace your hard drive as soon as you can. Otherwise, you might be in big trouble.

Hope it helps!!

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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How to resolve problems (smart failure predicted on hard disk 0 : toshiba MQ01ABD050 - (S1))


Copy all the data from the drive to another drive because this one is predicted to fail very soon. Format the drive. That might work, but unlikely since SMART is a hardware problem and format is more of a software driven solution. It has some elements of a hardware issue, but not enough to fix most SMART problems. A low level format might help, but that is not a DIY.

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SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: ***************** Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue


this is the indication that your hard drive is failing in self monitoring and reporting tool which is done by the bios , in the initial booting time, its better you should replace the hard disk by backing up your data as soon as possible or if you don't want to see this message simple go on to your bios then disable smart option of the hard drvie

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Smart failure predicted on hard disk 0:SAMSUNG HM321HI-S1 lik message coming when i on the system.. so wat wat to do now?


Save all of your files to an external storage device (Flash Stick or desktop drive) and the replace the hard drive. Do it quickly, because there is no time period given before it fails. And it will.

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SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2-(S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to Continue


just means its time to backup all your information, as if the hard drive does fail theres a good chance you may lose some or all of your information.
hard drives aint that expensive around 30 pounds +
and you can replace it with any sata hard drive.

Jun 17, 2012 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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SMART FAILURE PREDICTED ON HARD DISK 2 TOSHIBA MK2035GSS (S1) PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE. ON START UP COMPUTER GOES TO THIS SCREEN EVERY OPTION ON START UP OF F1 DOES NOT START WINDOWS AND COMPUTER RETURNS TO...


Unfortunately it sounds like Your hard drive has gone bad. If this is the Hard Drive that contains your operating system you would have to replace Hard Drive and then replace Operating system using your Restore cd's.

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DELL Studio 1737, last week my computer shut down and now all I have is a message that states the following....SMART Failure Predicted on hard disk 0: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2-(S1)......WARNING: Immediately...


It sounds like the failure message is saying your hard drive is about to lose sector 0. But if you press F1 it will let you continue your boot and then you can backup your computer.

You can just do the system backup to a set of DVD's as instructed by the dell restore disk creator program. I have done this for my mothers home pc and works pretty well. Then when the HD does finally fail you can replace it and reload your system with the newly made restore disks.

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I cannot create my recovery cd... in vista Hp laptop


This is a known issue. Remove the Vista Service Pack 1 and then try creating the Recovery Disc.

After creating the Recovery Disk, reinstall the Vista Service pack 1.


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!

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When you turn the computer on it says SMART Failer predicted on hard disk 0: HTS54108G9SA00-(S1)


S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a diagnostic method originally developed by IBM that at that time referred to as "Predictive Failure Analysis". This technology was developed for IBM mainframe drives to give advanced warning of drive failures. Based on this diagnostic, Compaq announced IntelliSafeTM, which was submitted to the ATA/IDE standards committees and the resulting standard was named S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. analyzes many of the mechanical attributes; over time, some failures can be predicted by detecting if the hard disk drive is moving out of tolerance. While the S.M.A.R.T. technology can detect upcoming issues, not all hard drive failures are predictable.


All this means on most modern drives is the hard drive is coming close to the maximum tolerances

I usually switch off in the bios smart monitoring.

This system is trying to predict a possible failure, which may or may not occur..

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