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Acer laptop hi there Im getting error message SMART FAILURE f1 button not reponding no other keys working!!! help

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Your hard drive is failing.

If there is important data on the drive, stop using it and take it to someone immediately to attempt data recovery.

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Smart failure.. bootmgr is missing..I have recovery discs but dvd player is not working

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I have an ACER Aspire 5542 laptop and when I switch on I get the following message. "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4 WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive....

Save your data asap and replace the drive it's failing. All drives fail over time you are lucky in that you are getting a notice. Others are not as fortunate.

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Hmm, I hope for you that my hunch turns out to be wrong. That S.M.A.R.T failure is related to the laptop's hard disk drive. And the failure is not just predicted to happen soon; it sounds like it is happening. Something is wrong with the hard drive, and that something is unlikely to go away.
When this appears, you should press the F1 key and hope Windows starts. If it does, do something ASAP to save any important documents your daughter might have on the computer. You might take it to a neighbor, friend, relative, or shop you trust and have them transfer those documents to, say, a USB key for temporary safekeeping. Then it's time to replace the hard drive inside with a new one (no, they're not extremely expensive), re-install Windows and other programs, and then transfer the documents back onto the PC.
If the laptop just stops working after pressing F1, it's perhaps too late. A more experienced PC technician can see if he/she can save those aforementioned documents or data from the misbehaving drive. Or if you daughter says, "Nah, there was nothing on there I need to recover," then you can skip straight to replacing the hard drive (and reinstalling everything).

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My laptop doesnt turn on, says something about hard drive

You'll have to be a bit more specific about the error message.
If it says Invalid System Disk or NTLDR missing, you may be looking at a damaged booting sequence.
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Hello there,

As per experience, SMART Utility will check your HDD for any errors that may occur.

I backed up everything and replaced a new HDD and got rid of the error.

Opened up the problematic HDD and noticed a very light scratch on its "platters".

As for me. Never ignore this warning before something might happen to your HDD and lost important data.

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Well this error message means that the automatic drive checking software that runs all the time has detected that the drive is failing, either the electronics or the media. You need to backup any data to a DVD or external drive. The press F1, is so you can continue on and do so. You can burn/copy the data to DVD or copy to a USB hard Drive. Then you will need to get a new drive and reinstall your Operating System & data again.

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SMART means self monitoring and reporting tool, this is the option which performs certain test for the status of hard disk health, if its coming it means condition of your hard disk is not good, its better if you immediately back up your data and replace it, by the way you can also disable this warning through the bios, just disable the smart feature in hard disk

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