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Error msg : smart failure predicted on hard disk 4

Also says: Warning: immediately back up your data and replace hard drive. A failure may be imminent.

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It simply means that you have a hard drive failure and data in it is already compromised. backup the data and replace it immediately before it stops working.

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This means that your laptop's motherboard has detected that the hard drive (where all of your data and operating system live) is operating outside of normal parameters. Hard drives are supposed to read/write/respond within specific parameters. If the drive stops operating within these parameters, it usually means that the drive is failing, and therefore your information should be backed up, and your drive should be replaced. Once you back up your data, you can contact HP support to get the hard drive replaced.

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Before you do anything run a full virus scan on your system, sometimes viruses and trojans will give you messages saying mean and nasty things are about to happen. make sure your scan includes everything. it might take awhile but well worth it. if nothing comes of this then you might be in for a major shut down.

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Do what it says and backup immediately.

  1. After everything is backed up, download and run Speedfan.
  2. then open "S.M.A.R.T" data for your drive and click "Perform an in-depth online analysis of this hard disk"
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3. I will send the diagnostic data(it is safe as does not contain any private info) to a hddstatus.com webpage and open analysis result.
4. Paste the permalink from results page here. It is on the bottom of page and reads "this".
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Then we could see what exactly is about to fail but most likely you will need a new drive(SSD prefered) or a new laptop. Depending on laptop specification replacing HDD with SSD drive could inject a new life in this rather old laptop.

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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.

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I have an ACER Aspire 5542 laptop and when I switch on I get the following message. "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4 WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive....


Save your data asap and replace the drive it's failing. All drives fail over time you are lucky in that you are getting a notice. Others are not as fortunate.

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I received the following error on my HP Pavilion laptop: SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: WDC WD2500BEVS-60UST0-(S1) Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A...




SMART is used to measure your HDD health.It warns you of impending failure of your hard drive. If it goes down, it's a good idea to backup important stuff and prepare to replace the HDD.

S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology systems (SMART) and it's usually built in to most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.
If you need further assistance, feel free to ask. If this answers or solves your issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe

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Smart test failed on the drive


A smart failure warning is an internal hard disk drive self-diagnostic that will help predict a failure of the hard disk drive. Any system that is displaying a SMART error should immediately have any important data backed up as the drive is not reliable and is impending failure if it hasn't failed already.
Resolution is hard disk drive replacement, Generally around $100 depending on size and speed of replacement HDD

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SMART means self monitoring and reporting tool, this is the option which performs certain test for the status of hard disk health, if its coming it means condition of your hard disk is not good, its better if you immediately back up your data and replace it, by the way you can also disable this warning through the bios, just disable the smart feature in hard disk

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Solution #1 is grossly incorrect. The S.M.A.R.T. mechanism is software/application/drive content agnostic. It is a firmware-based predictive failure feature. If the S.M.A.R.T. test returns a certain bit, then the drive is degrading and in need of replacement. If the disk is under warranty, then it generally qualifies for free replacement. If it is not under warranty, then you can run diagnostics such as http://www.santools.com/smart/unix/manual which can sometimes identify the specifics. Sometimes the problem is transient, like the disk was powered on/off too many times in a short amount of time, or the temperature is too high.

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here's what you should do.. first, as mentioned, you should backup all your important files in another drive or an optical drive... once you have done it, format your hard drive and perform scans to check the error.. during scan, you will see errors on it and you may not be able to fix it since the drive is internally damaged.. purchase a new one ok? just make sure to backup all your files..

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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_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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