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HARD DISK SMART IS BAD

I have prblem with my laptop toshiba L-40 he is only 3 months old and there is now a problem with the hard disk what i cannot solve actualy i can solve but i do not belive that bying a new hard disk is only solution - the prblem is that SMART is reported bad and that i do not know what to do..

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    Davor Krstevski May 26, 2008

    No guys if you try any of diagnostic tools you will find out what you allredy know......So i must to say that changing of HD is best solution but.......
    There is more than one solution
    1. I am stil using a my HD and obviosly there are bad sectors so i knw that they are on 25 GB on 33.1 GB nad  89 GB so i try to do not put nothing in that sectors so computer is working fine....
    2 HD Regenerator exelent program who is fixing bad sectors witouth any harm on your sistem so after fixing you DONOT need to reinstal windows , even if there is magnetic damage on sectors this program is fixing.....
    3. HD Spinrite exelent program who is finding bad sectors and isolate them so there is no acces to them and normaly if there is no acces there is no problem....

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The smart error can be caused by alot of isses including:

  1. Over heating
  2. The laptop being dropped or the drive experiencing excess shock
  3. Just a bad drive to begin with
Try to get a drive monitoring tool from the net and check the temps etc.(check the manufacturers website) There are also tools to allow you to read what is in the smart record. Hirens Bootdisc also has a lot of tools to do alot of repairs on any computer.

Hope that helps =)

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Hello there, SMART errors mean you need to contact whoever you purchased the laptop from and they will replace the HDD under warranty (as its only 3 months old). If you are able, I would recommend backing up any data now, before sending the laptop away for repair.

Hope this helps.

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Go to My Computer.
Right click on your hard drive and select Properties.
Select Tools.
Click "Check Now" to run check disk. If it finds any problems it will fix them.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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