|I'm having trouble burning the .iso file.|
I tried with Nero and it didn't take. I downloaded Active@ ISO Burner and it still didn't take.
I guess my writer is bad or something. I'll look at it tomorrow: spent enough time on it tonight.
One good thing did come from this exercise....I re-booted my computer about 10-15 times with no trouble, the HDD fired it up without hesitation.
I still wanna run the diagnostic....so I'm gonna try again.
Thanks Cody, I appreciate your opinion/interpretation of the S.M.A.R.T.