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S.M.A.R.T Capable and Status Bad - 5 hard drives how to find which one has failed or about to fail?

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Depending on your PC Make and Model you may be able to enter BIOS setup on boot and check in there, it should show you under one of the hardware or hard drive categories which one is failing?
Let us know how it goes? If no luck there Post Make and Model and we can give more accurate information about your system and how to determine which one it is other than unplugging one at a time and starting your computer over and try another one and keep on until you don't get the S.M.A.R.T. Bad Hard Drive status???
Let us know how it goes? If no love, give us the information on your system and we will try and nail it down for you.
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Posted on May 16, 2015

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you may have alot of problems installed or your hard drive needs to be defragmented.

yes it also may be failing, but before replaceing it either clean up your pc also defrag the hard drive.

how to defrag
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if that doesn't help try reinstalling windows and starting from a clean plate.

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Form the info you provided, you have a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) disk array. RAID 0 (striped disks) distributes data across several disks in a way that gives improved speed and full capacity, but all data on all disks will be lost if any one disk fails. Apparently Diagnostics has determined that “Drive 2” is defective. You will have to replace the defective hard drive and reload the Windows operating system.


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the hard drive is damaged. install a new hdd and connect the old one as a secondary so you can extract your files after you reload the new one.

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Its not difficult at all. Find a hard drive that you want to use, next get a case that you want to use as well then install the drive into the case. Next you need to figure out whether you want to hook it up by usb, firewire, SATA, etc. Then hook it up that way and fdisk, format and then install the operating system you want to on it.

In fact some hard drives now come with there own cases as well and can be as low as like $99 so really its the way that you want to do it. Just make sure you get the size hard drive you want and then the case you want to use for the connection type you want to use, with USB just plug it into a slot outside of the computer, SATA will require you to plug it into the inside of the computer and firewire would hookup outside of the computer.

SATA would be the fastest but would require you leaving the side panel off cause it would need to hook up inside of the computer.


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SOURCE: fail on hard drive diagnostices return code 7

Bad hard drive, sorry.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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