fix smart failure predicted on hard drive

August 17, 2011 at 10:58:41
Specs: windows 7, intel (R) Cerleron (R) M CPU Speed 1600MHz
i am reciving this message when turning on laptop can you help

smart failure predicted on hard drive 0: Toshiba MK8034GSX (S1)

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August 17, 2011 at 11:26:52
You need to back up the data on your computer now and then consider getting the harddrive replaced sooner rather than later - the message is saying that it is in the process of failing. If it is less than 3 years old then it may still be under warranty - check the Toshiba site for warranty details.

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August 17, 2011 at 13:35:19
Here is the clue.

"failure predicted on hard drive 0:"

But to be sure you may wish to as above start a backup right not. Then you can get the hard drive diag's from the hard drive maker or generic app to run and find out more about the SMART errors. Some may be less severe than others.

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September 15, 2011 at 16:36:38
511 days seagate hdd for my laptop hp pavilion failed !!! less than 2 years old and they wont replace it they say there warranty is only for 12 months im emailing the ceo now i hdd should last more than 511 days 160gb down the pan !!!!!! my thought on this DONT BY HP they arecrap with customers !!!! and no the laptop s not old and never been dropped or anything

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September 15, 2011 at 20:54:26
blues... You should start your own post for questions and problems.
12 month warranty from system mfg is about right (unfortunately). You may have had additional time if it was a retail purchase of the drive itself from Seagate, but when they sell it to HP, HP then warranties it. I have seen more Seagate drives fail prematurely than others and more than should be acceptable. I have seen Seagate drives fail within 1 year, within 2 years and within 4 years and I have had other drives that are retired working after 8 or 9 years (a 20GB and a 40GB drive because they were too small) and a 9 year old 80GB drive that is now a back up destination on another computer and still going daily (whenever I bought or now build a new system I reuse the old drive as a back up destination).
Currently I recommend Western Digital drives if you are in the market still for a new drive (the old Maxtor drives were great then Seagate bought them).

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