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Smart report hard drive failure iminent

I have an HP pavilion m9150f . Recently recieved and a warning message on the desktop "Smart systems report. A hard drive may fail"

System is operating normaly at this time, but continue to get the warning. Since this is only about two months old I do not expect any hard drive problems.

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Hey 72cobrajet,

If you are receiving this kind of error message, it can often be an indicator that a self-diagnostic tool has determined that your computer may be suffering from a hardware failure.

Whenever your computer starts up, it performs a self-test to ensure that everything is working properly. If your computer detects anything out of the ordinary, it generally prompts you with an error message indicating what the problem may be.

While your computer may seem to function normally at this time, I would strongly suggest backing up any necessary information as soon as possible to avoid any potential loss.

In some instances, you may be able to determine the exact reason why you are receiving an error message by using a software tool developed by either Microsoft or the hard drive manufacturer itself. Please keep in mind however, that you may receive more detailed and product-specific support when using a manufacturer-developed diagnostic utility over Microsoft's CHKDSK.

If you are unsure how to use any these programs and are still under the manufacturer's warranty, you may wish to contact HP directly for further assistance. Additionally, if you would prefer to not work directly with HP, you may always bring your computer into your local Best Buy™ store for warranty service and support.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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