Solved SMART HDD imminent failure - any way to backup my stuff?

February 24, 2016 at 23:45:09
Specs: Windows 10, dual core, 8gb Ram
Failure message at startup, this message displays on the screen:

"1720 - SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure (Failing ATTR: 05)"

Then, a small box below it says to press F1 to Ignore. Only after pressing F1 does the computer come on.
I have local disk(HDD) and a slave hard drive the slave is the one having this problem, how can I back up my stuff. coz it cant open and my pc is very slow , please any one to help


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February 25, 2016 at 08:30:18
It has failed - faults can be intermittent. The solution is to replace it so there's no point clutching at straws. If you can retrieve the data by cooling it down (or any other means) then fine.

The trick is to always assume that a hard disk can fail, same as anything else, and back up before it shows signs. It's odd that if it happened before but the warnings were not heeded. Mostly you are not lucky enough to get that warning.

A bad hard disk can cause slowness (as can many other things) but if this is an external then it should only affect data transfers to and from it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
February 25, 2016 at 02:55:57
It's too late to back up data from the second hard drive if you can't access it - - it's most likely already failed. You should have backed up your data long before now as a matter of good sense, whilst everything was working okay.

You can try connecting the affected drive by means of an external HDD enclosure after Windows has started - - it's a long shot but may just work.

In future back up your data as soon as you have any important stuff that you don't want to lose. Keeping important data without any backups is just asking for trouble.


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#2
February 25, 2016 at 03:31:39
If the data is really important a data recovery company would be able to retrieve it for you. But they don't come cheap.

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#3
February 25, 2016 at 04:31:52
there was no sign that it will fail. it was just working perfect. as of now I left it on the fridge for some days no I can see it but if I want to open, it takes many minutes so i got bored and disconnected it

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#4
February 25, 2016 at 04:36:37
I have also found out that it is the second time the HDD has failed, at first it failed he left it for some month then later it started working. what could be the solution

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February 25, 2016 at 08:30:18
✔ Best Answer
It has failed - faults can be intermittent. The solution is to replace it so there's no point clutching at straws. If you can retrieve the data by cooling it down (or any other means) then fine.

The trick is to always assume that a hard disk can fail, same as anything else, and back up before it shows signs. It's odd that if it happened before but the warnings were not heeded. Mostly you are not lucky enough to get that warning.

A bad hard disk can cause slowness (as can many other things) but if this is an external then it should only affect data transfers to and from it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
February 25, 2016 at 08:59:56
It is very important to make backups before there are problems. Any hard drive, old or new, can fail at any time, and this often happens with no warning or apparent cause. This is typical of SSD failures. I had one drive that was working fine one day, the next it wasn't even recognized by the BIOS. Everything important had backups so I didn't investigate further.

The only solution to a failing or failed hard drive is replacement after data is recovered, if it is possible.


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#7
February 25, 2016 at 10:57:46
If there is any hope of recovery you'll need to attach a third drive--USB I suppose--so that if it happens that you can access the failing drive you can immediately copy over everything to the new one.

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#8
February 25, 2016 at 15:18:05
"I have also found out that it is the second time the HDD has failed"
Heat is one of the big enemies of computers.

Make sure all fans ( including power supply ) spin freely.

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#9
February 25, 2016 at 15:43:55
I used this on a completely dead HDD recently.

Make sure you slave the faulty HDD to a working comp.

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