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During the monthly test: Hardware Diagnostics Tools- Scheduled Maintenance ... it shows that the surface scan test HD535-2W failed ...so do I need to fix this? and how???

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You can download disk manager utility and run a comprehensive test.
Sometimes a good formatting will cleanup the disk and will mark bad sectors and they will not be written to.
If you purchased this hard drive yourself, you can in most cases return it for a warranty exchange if under 5 years and you have proof of purchase.

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Actually it just test your hardware, but you can still use it, it actually says that bad sectors cannot be fix, something like that, try to scan it and fix error.

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    i think so, once you scan it, bad sector will be marked so it wont be us, but try to take care of your hardisk, safely remove it once not needed,

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Smart hard disc problome


It means pretty well what it says. That the hard disk is failing, and you need to back up all of your data from it and get the drive replaced.

You'll need to refer to your manufacturer or manual to check what type of hard disk it needs.

I cannot stress that this is incredibly serious however, backup your data immediately
SMART is a tool that checks for hardware errors. it will detect when there is a Higher power consumption or temperature than usual. Those things predict a hard drive crash, however it could take months for the drive to fail (or it could be the next minute). since it's a hardware problem the drive is going to die on you and you will have to replace it. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.

The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail Since smart is sometimes triggered by the read heads of the drive that stick to the surface of the drive during boot up (witch results in Higher temp and power rates) you could:

open the laptop
get the drive out

'gently' tap the center a few times
reinsert and check for the smart message again sometimes there is a little dirt on the heads that cause the sticking problem

but, realistically, you're drive is failing and you should back up your data and start shopping for a replacement drive. b> You could run the chkdsk disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive

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PRI master smart command failed


smart error predicted b> It means pretty well what it says. That the hard disk is failing, and you need to back up all of your data from it and get the drive replaced.

You'll need to refer to your manufacturer or manual to check what type of hard disk it needs.

I cannot stress that this is incredibly serious however, backup your data immediately
SMART is a tool that checks for hardware errors. it will detect when there is a Higher power consumption or temperature than usual. Those things predict a hard drive crash, however it could take months for the drive to fail (or it could be the next minute). since it's a hardware problem the drive is going to die on you and you will have to replace it. The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.

The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible. There is a connection problem such as a bad cable for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide this will be the first to fail Since smart is sometimes triggered by the read heads of the drive that stick to the surface of the drive during boot up (witch results in Higher temp and power rates) you could:

open the laptop
get the drive out

'gently' tap the center a few times
reinsert and check for the smart message again sometimes there is a little dirt on the heads that cause the sticking problem

but, realistically, you're drive is failing and you should back up your data and start shopping for a replacement drive. b> You could run the chkdsk disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive

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Dell 4500 says pri hard disk smart bad


It means pretty well what it says.

That the hard disk is failing, and you need to back up all of your data from it and get the drive replaced.

You'll need to refer to your manufacturer or manual to check what type of hard disk it needs.

I cannot stress that this is incredibly serious however, backup your data immediately


SMART is a tool that checks for hardware errors. it will detect when there is a Higher power consumption or temperature than usual.


Those things predict a hard drive crash, however it could take months for the drive to fail

(or it could be the next minute).

since it's a hardware problem the drive is going to die on you and you will have to replace it.


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail



Since smart is sometimes triggered by the read heads of the drive that stick to the surface of the drive during boot up (witch results in Higher temp and power rates) you could:


open the laptop
get the drive out


'gently' tap the center a few times
reinsert and check for the smart message again sometimes there is a little dirt on the heads that cause the sticking problem

but, realistically, you're drive is failing and you should back up your data and start shopping for a replacement drive.


You could run the chkdsk disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive


or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility


click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now ,start should schedule this task when restart


have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers operating system and hard drive



Hope this helps.

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On a monthly hardware diagnostics check,a surface scan failed the test.Is there a free tool to fix this problem avbailable to download?


This error often means that a physical spot on the hard drive has failed. Additional spots are likely to fail soon. Back up your data (build a recovery disc set if you haven't done so) and then get a new hard drive to replace the old one as soon as possible. (You may want to get drive cloning software - which will copy even the hidden recovery partition to your new drive.)

Rarely, the error means that a file is corrupted on the disc. Programs like SpinRite, http://www.grc.com/intro.htm , or HDD Regenerator, http://www.dposoft.net/ , may solve the problem. I'd still plan to invest in a new hard drive.

If your computer is still under warranty (with an extended warranty since you list Vista as the OS), contact the manufacturer about the problem.

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