Question about Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron N5050 Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-
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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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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