Solved S.M.A.R.T. Status Bad what should i do

May 26, 2012 at 13:00:43
Specs: Windows XP, 256
i want to format my pc but it doesnot boot only i get this S.M.A.R.T. Status Bad!!! S.M.A.R.T. status BAD, Backup and Replace
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May 26, 2012 at 13:08:18
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Seems like a simple statement.

I guess you could get the OEM hard drive diags to see why smart has failed.

To access data may be difficult if you can't boot. Might be able to boot to a PE or live cd and use testdisk if the drive even works.

The answer is to have backups before a failure and then when you replace the hard drive you have a way to get the data back.

Hang up and live.

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May 26, 2012 at 14:28:00
Just replace the hard drive.

SMART has found problems with the drive. You can probably download the manufacturers diagnostics and some, like Seagates, let you "repair" it.

Good luck though. The drive is very likely on its way out.

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