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How to restore after hard drive fails

Hardware scan says internal hard drive is failing.How do i back up and restore system?

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There are many cloning programs out there. Acronis true image is what I use. Just clone the drive to a new one and then install it as the primary drive. You can still use the old drive until it fails but only use it for temporary storage afterwards.

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Smart hard disc problome


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. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.

The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail 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. b> You could run the chkdsk disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive

Feb 20, 2013 | HP Compaq Presario CQ57-229WM Notebook PC

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Dell inspiron 6000 dst short test fail. ie freezes every so often


hi,
This means the drive is failing so please get ur data backed up and try to full format.
If does not work please change the HDD.
Thanks

May 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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PRI master smart command failed


smart error predicted b> 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. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.

The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail 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. b> You could run the chkdsk disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive

Feb 07, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Dell 4500 says pri hard disk smart bad


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.


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail



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.


You could run the chkdsk disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive



Hope this helps.

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On a monthly hardware diagnostics check,a surface scan failed the test.Is there a free tool to fix this problem avbailable to download?


This error often means that a physical spot on the hard drive has failed. Additional spots are likely to fail soon. Back up your data (build a recovery disc set if you haven't done so) and then get a new hard drive to replace the old one as soon as possible. (You may want to get drive cloning software - which will copy even the hidden recovery partition to your new drive.)

Rarely, the error means that a file is corrupted on the disc. Programs like SpinRite, http://www.grc.com/intro.htm , or HDD Regenerator, http://www.dposoft.net/ , may solve the problem. I'd still plan to invest in a new hard drive.

If your computer is still under warranty (with an extended warranty since you list Vista as the OS), contact the manufacturer about the problem.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(Drives will fail. This scan is meant to let you save your data before the drive completely dies. Since you have Vista, the hard drive was assembled at least 3 years ago and could be more than 6 years old.)

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Message on screen: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware... It then cuts to startup repair and attempting repairs. Have gone through this a dozen times only to end up where I started. What do I...


I assume you've already tried pressing F8 on startup to get into the start-up options screen (from there you can attempt "Restore System to a previous date.").
If you can't get anywhere with the F8 options, try starting up your system from a Windows Install disk. (Unfortunately, few computers come with this. Some have a Restore mode using either a special startup hot key or a set of optical disks, but this usually involves formatting C: and wiping out everything before setting it back to factory original state.) Once you have the Windows Install disk going, watch for the Automatic System Repair option to come up. This is different for each version of Windows, so I can't give you more than that other than to follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: virus infections can disrupt the hardware registry and produce the symptoms you have. By now, your backup registry is corrupted (that is why the automatic repair fails). I've found the easiest virus fix for a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and install it as a second drive in a known-good computer, then have that system scan the problem drive for virus infections and file system corruption. If you have a 2.5" - 3.5" drive adapter and can remove the drive easily, you can also use this tactic on laptop hard drives. You will probably still need to repair the operating system damage.

Nov 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Whenever i put on my hp mini,it says smart disk error. whenever i try restoring back to factory settings, it freezes up when it gets to 2 percent. after waiting a while it says the system fails to restore,...


Hi there,
Smart Disk Error has something to do with the Hard drive of your computer. I think the reason it's showing the message is that your Hard drive is about to fail. If restoring it to factory settings freezes on the same point every time chances are that part of the hard where the data is stored is busted (unreadable) better do what it says to contact hp so that they can conduct hardware diagnostics on your hard drive. Better yet, have it replaced if it's still under warranty.
Hope this helps!

May 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I need reset


Looks like you have a major problem.
If the notebook can not start from a fresh reboot, then you may need to restore the entire system from either the restore partition on the hard drive, or from the supplier's Restore CD-ROM (disk).
Be warned that a full system restore will "wipe" all your data from the hard drive.

Before you do that:
FIRST STEP: If the hard drive is still operational, you will probably still be able to get to all your useful data and make a copy of it. Then you can perform a system restore/install and transfer the data back to the newly-installed system's hard drive.

If you need to access the data on the laptop in a hurry, then the easiest thing to do is get access to another (2nd) computer, take out the hard drive from the failed laptop, put it into a portable drive carrier with USB connection (you can buy this from a computer shop) and access the data on the hard drive that way via the 2nd computer. That can be a real help when your laptop is not working and I have used it on several occasions when I or my customers have had a broken/failed laptop.

SECOND STEP: Once you have copied all your data that you need from the failed laptop's hard drive, you can put it back in the laptop and perform a system restore/install and after that transfer the data back to the newly-installed system's hard drive.

Good luck!

Mar 20, 2011 | ASUS F3Jc-AP141C Notebook

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No operating system found


Make sure you dont have a CD in the drive or a usb flash drive or external hard drive plugged in and reboot. Sometimes they are set to boot off of other devices than the hard drive, and if that is the case, then it wont find your operating system.

Jan 26, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Windows failed to start


Sounds like windows i corrupted. Try this. When you first turn on the laptop. Hold down the ALT key and keep pressing the F10 key. If this works it should bring you into the internal system restore for your laptop and you can restore your system back to factory default. If you can't do this then try going into your BIOS and see if the hard drive is recognized in there.

If your hard drive is recognized then you'll need to get a windows vista installation cd. If your hard drive is not recognized in there then your hard drive is bad and would need to be replaced.


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