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Imminent hard disk failure

SMART is reporting "imminent hard disk failure". The computer is 1 1/2 years old and I haven't used the drive that it is referring to.

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If you are recving a Disk failure from the Smart utility on you motherboard, you dive has gone south and will need to be replaced.
If you have purchased this drive yourself, you may have a warranty on the drive
ie. Seagate, 5yrs. Maxtor 5 yrs.
You can try a disk manager to check and possable repair but in most cases, if the unit doesn't pass the smart utility, it done.
P.S. you may be able to turn off the smart test but loss of data may and will smack you in the end.

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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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