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Rebooting problem I get the same message that has been posted in previous messages that says: WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent... And I read your solution, but my laptop keeps rebooting and I cannot down load anything like the SMART that was suggested. Any other ideas?

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Re: rebooting problem

You need to press either F2 or Del on boot up and enter the bios, go into the advanced menu and there will be a listing similair to HDD s.m.a.r.t enabled, turn this off and then save settings and reboot, this should stop the reboots and boot as normal, but back up any docs etc as you will need to replace the drive.

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I backed up everything and replaced a new HDD and got rid of the error.

Opened up the problematic HDD and noticed a very light scratch on its "platters".

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Then run chkdsk (link here) and here, to see if you can recover the bad sectors and then defrag it.
You could contact Toshiba support to see what criteria trigger that warning, see one link here, but I would definitely be prepared for it to fail suddenly, as these things frequently give little warning and then are gone...Once that happpens it can be expensive and time consuming to recover your data, if in fact you are able to.

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You didn't ask any question ....but you already know the answer. The drive is most likely now a paperweight.

If you have critical data to recover, you can contact Drive Savers ...they're pricey, but they're good!

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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:,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology

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.

If you found this information helpful I would appreciate it if you would rate this solution. I hate to beg, but over half of the solutions I've posted have no feedback. I'm not paid for this I'm just trying to help.

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