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Your drive is about to fail. Backup your important files and swap the drive out with a new one.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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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.
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.
hope this helps
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