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S.M.A.R.T Command failed


When my sys is about to start booting it is displaying
primary master harddisk S.M.A.R.T Command failed , press F4 to resume

I am using Intel motherboard. what does it say, is my harddisk about to die.

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Re: S.M.A.R.T Command failed

It means that the hard disk SMART monitoring system has detected problems serious enough to warn you of the growing possibility of hard disk failure. Sometimes a drive will last quite awhile after this first notification, but there is a good chance of imminent failure, in minutes, hours, days, or weeks. You should immediately look into installing a replacement drive.

You should immediately copy any important data off the drive, perform full backups, and limit use of it.

If you can install drives yourself, a new hard disk (especially Seagates) usually come with software to clone your existing drive to the new drive. Otherwise, a repair shop will be able to do it for you.

I recommend also purchasing a drive enclosure for your old drive. For whatever life it still has, it will be a good backup of your system.

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