HP wont boot up - HDD SMART status bad

Hewlett-packard / T461
February 12, 2010 at 03:57:24
Specs: Macintosh
pri master hardisk smart status bad. I understand that
my hd is about to fail and I want to back up my files. I
cant seem to disable smart in bios the option does not
appear on any of the screens. How can I enable my pc
to boot up in order to save my files? My computer is a
hp pavilion t461

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February 12, 2010 at 04:13:07
Ususally if SMART flags the disk at boot but it's still servicable there's a key you can press to continue. If it doesn't give you that option perhaps the disk is beyond hope? As you say you should be able to disable SMART in the BIOS if you want to try that. When you say you can't do it, do you mean you can't find the toption or it won't let you change it?

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February 12, 2010 at 08:41:59
Thanks for the prompt reply. Yes I cant see anything relating
to smart enabling or disabling on the bios. I can follow
instructions but don't like to tinker too much incase I make it
worse. Do you think I can overide another way or should I
take it to professionals such as PC world. From what I have
read on the forums I will have to have the hard drive changed
anyway. The other thing is this all happened after leaving the
PC on over night so I am wondering whether it became over
heated. I have had the PC for about 8 years and this is the
first major problem I have had. I'd be pleased to hear your

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