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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???
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Posted on May 16, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hard drive failing?
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
if that doesn't help try reinstalling windows and starting from a clean plate.
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
SOURCE: Computer will not boot.
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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Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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Hard drive is bad or is going to fail soon.
Backup your information and contact the maunufacturer of the computer or the hard drive for replacement or additional help.
In some very rare cases the S.M.A.R.T. implementation on your computer may have issues of its own and may need to be patched before replacing the hard drive.
If I am receiving the S.M.A.R.T. error, is it ok if I continue to use my hard drive and do not replace it?
As stated above, S.M.A.R.T. is designed to detect upcoming failures in the hard drive.
While it is possible that the hard drive may not fail for several months, it is still inevitable that the hard drive will fail.
It is ok to continue to use the hard drive, however, we highly recommend that if you are still under warranty that you consider getting the drive replaced before your warranty runs out.
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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem
a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
make sure the CPU central processing unit has thermal paste and dust free and is securely seated
make sure your computer ram modules are securely seated with no dust in sockets also Cmos battery has charge with no dust in the socket some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
hope this helps you
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