Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Had this message come up on my laptop "smart failure predicted on hard disk 4", all my data is saved and I take it the hard drive is goosed. If so is it just a case of replacing the hard drive and reinstalling windows vista with the original disc and product code, many thanks in anticipation.
Posted on Jul 29, 2012
Yes usually that error means that the hard drive is telling the controller card that there are some problems with the drive.
Although the drive may still work, it is highly recommended to replace it with a new drive.
I would replace the drive but keep the old drive just in case, after re-installing Vista you find that there is additional data you did not backup or remember to backup.
Just replace the drive, and if it's a Dell laptop, use the Dell Vista reinstallation DVD, and it will not ask for a keycode to reinstall.
May also want to go to another computer and go to support.dell.com and click Drivers and Downloads. Type the service tag and go ahead and download all drivers needed (i.e. network card, sound card, etc.) so after you reinstall Vista, if there are any drivers missing you will be ready to install them.
Hope this helps.
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