Hard Disk SMART Problem

March 9, 2011 at 14:31:47
Specs: Windows XP
Please critical thinkers over there.am Agbolosu i have a problem concerning my hard disk on to which i have install Windows server 2003 Enterprise Edition and windows service pack2
i booted it on this morning and below are the messages that display on the screen.
1720 - smart Hard Drive detect imminent failure(failure attr:05) please back up the content of the drive and run HDD self test in f10. or press f1 to ignore.i ignore it that is why have get the opportunity in asking.these are the specifications of the laptop.
Hard disk=160
Memory=512
Speed 1.72 Ghz
Processor = intel
Brand= hp pentium M
Please what does the message means?
Please what are the courses of that message?
How should i resolve that problem without not solution any data?
PLEASE NEED HELP
thank you.

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#1
March 9, 2011 at 14:51:33
SMART = Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, which monitors hardware in order to report potential problems with that hardware.

Try the F10 test, that can scan the disk and mark bad sectors as bad so the system can boot.

You also could test your HDD with the free manufacturers hard drive utility available from the hard drive manufacturers website to make bootable floppies or CDs to thoroughly test your hard drive surface area, mechanics and electronics:
- Seagate/Maxtor (Maxtor acquired by Seagate): Seatools.
- Western Digital: DataLifeguard.
- Fujitsu: Fujitsu Drive Test (FJDT).
- Hitachi/IBM: Hitachi Drive Fitness (HDFT).
- Samsung: (HUTIL).
- Toshiba (Fujitsu, Samsung or Hitachi utilities may work).

In any case you should replace the HDD ASAP as it seems to be failing.

Just another stupid saying...


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#2
March 9, 2011 at 15:09:43
It means the hard drive is checking out on ya! The Best solution is to use an imaging software such as macrium reflect or other imaging software to try and pull an image off the hard drive to a new drive. You may need to reactivate afterwards, but if it's not gone to far, it will boot off the newly imaged drive, data intact.

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#3
March 9, 2011 at 15:58:55
Yes, most important is to copy your personal data somewhere.

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#4
March 10, 2011 at 01:16:37
I thanks all of you out there for our concern.am just frustrated and don't know what do next the hard disk is a new one a bought about 3months ago. I NEED HELP if any can help i will be very grateful.thank you

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#5
March 10, 2011 at 01:23:58
PC GEEK the Samsung:(HUTIL) how is it used?
i have finished downloading.thank you

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#6
March 10, 2011 at 06:57:47
What type of HP is this, a laptop (I've seen Pentium M referenced in your first post)?

***Note Well***: You MAY want to back up any critical data on the HDD, if you're able to do so, BEFORE running the HUTIL.

See this link, Number 5, about 3/4 down on that page:
http://www.samsung.com/global/busin...

You make the HUTIL Floppy or CD disk, depending on what package you downloaded, and what HUTIL version you have for you particular Samsung HDD, then boot to the floppy or CD, then run the HDD Diagnostics.

Just another stupid saying...


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#7
March 12, 2011 at 01:17:17
Hi thank you for our response to my problem.
God Bless you all

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#8
March 12, 2011 at 01:54:10
i want to ask am going to get a new Hard Drive what should do to prevent the below problems from happening again
1720 - smart Hard Drive detect imminent failure(failure attr:05) please back up the content of the drive and run HDD self test in f10. or press f1 to ignore.
thank you.

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#9
March 12, 2011 at 04:13:02
Agbolosu

You have not answer all the questions. To answer your question about preventing the new drive from having the same problem, keeping the hard drive cool and defragged are about all you can do. Do not buy a refurbished hard drive.


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#10
March 12, 2011 at 11:42:29
Yes Agbolosu,

Did you do any of the suggestions in Post #1?

Hard drives fail. RE: it happening again? Yes, undoubtedly, it will occur again, on a different hard drive, somewhere either in this galaxy or in a galaxy far, far away...until they make the failure proof hard disk drive (And/or automobile, toaster, jet liner etc).

Just another stupid saying...


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#11
March 12, 2011 at 12:07:38
Yes PC GEEk i did all suggestions u gave me but still it didn't work.
thank you

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