|Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard. |
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
You DO NOT get SMART errors reported unless there is something wrong with the hard drive, or the hard drive has gotten a lot hotter than it should have.
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.
Seagate's Seatools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.
The bootable Dos versions of SeaTools can be used even if Windows is not working properly.
If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.
If the hard drive itself DOES NOT pass the diagnostics, you need to replace it, and replace at least the Windows installation if not all of the original brand name software installation, and copy the personal data you don't want to lose to elsewhere from your present hard drive, if that's still possible.