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If this is about hard disk drive SMART (Self Monitoring) warning. Acer Aspire 3680 BIOS does not have an option to turn off this warning. Basically, your hard drive is dying and you need to replace it with a good working hard disk drive because sooner or later your hard disk drive will stop working. You can clone your hard disk drive using an hdd cloning utility such a Farstone Clone Drive.
As you can see from the figure, recovery partition can be seen in the Disk Management but it can't be accessed. unless you give or assign a lettter to that partition using Diskpart and run as an admin. you have to clone the original hard drive from your Laptop to have a recovery menu. you can create your own recovery.
Hi. The problem you described is caused by a failing hard drive. Do not
turn the computer back on or you may risk data loss. You may still be
able to recover your data if you do not use the drive until you try and
copy off your files. First you will need a new hard drive. Then, you
will need a program that will clone a hard drive for you such as Acronis
or Norton Ghost... Then you will put the new hard drive in your laptop
and put that back to normal. You will need to get a copy of either of
those programs that is bootable from a USB drive, or find an external
CDROM Drive to boot to the program. Then you will need a IDE & Sata
to USB adapter. They are not expensive, you can get them online, or at
Frys Electronics, Micro Center, or other electronics stores like those.
Then plug the old hard drive in to the adapter and by usb into your
netbook. Then turn it on and boot to the program. Tell it to clone the
hard drive. Make sure you choose your old hard drive as the source hard
drive and the new one as the destination so you do not accidentally wipe
your data. If the clone works, you will be back up and running when it
finishes. If not, you will need to get a repair disk and repair it.
Normally, those computers come built with a recovery partition, press F9
when booting to get to it. But you will only be able to wipe your hard
drive or do a system restore. Since your hard drive is failing, you need
to copy the data to a new one. Just running a system recovery will not
fix the problem because the hard drive is failing. Let me know if you
need any more help. Thanks for using Fixya!
The upgrade from one disk size to another is TONS easier if you were to clone the old hard drive. If you recover, EACH AND EVERY program will need to be reinstalled, and you will need to install all of your data.
Alura-tek makes a clone device, but it will take two steps, first clone, then you have to reallocate the unused space into your C:\ drive (or you will still be 160 GB).
Do you have good backups of all of your data? That has to happen first.
Because the HP and Fujitsu have different devices, you cannot clone (or create an image of) the hard disk and expect it to work on the other laptop.
Your best bet would be to copy your data files onto a USB memory stick or an external USB hard drive and plug it into the HP. You can open the files on the USB memory Stick/hard drive to work on them or copy them to the HP's hard drive to work on them.
When your Fujitsu has been repaired you can copy the latest files from the USB memory stick/hard drive back onto your Fujitsu.