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Computer will not boot

I have used the restore disk and it will not boot. At the bottom of the screen it says that the master hard disk S.M.A.R.T is bad, backup and replace.

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If you're confident enough, power-up and enter the BIOS. You need to find the reference to S.M.A.R.T and deselect it - then see if the hard drive will boot.

If it does, backup any important media before using Windows to check the disk. In XP open 'My Computer', right click on the drive, scroll down down and open 'Properties' > 'Tools' >'Check now'
and select both options before hitting 'Start'.

It's difficult to say whether the problem was software initiated or simply that the drive is shot.

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