hard disk failure imminent

August 26, 2011 at 11:06:03
Specs: Windows Vista
hard disk failure imminent when switching on my laptop... i ignore it and continue, it never fails..
has it to do some thing with u disk... message flashes on some every 30mins or so... is it a virus.. need urgent help.. all my thesis on my laptop..

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#1
August 26, 2011 at 11:22:45
If you value your work, make a copy of it immediately. Your disk is warning you that it is about to fail; you need to get it replaced.

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#2
August 26, 2011 at 11:43:24
has it to do some thing with u disk

WHAT is that?

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#3
August 26, 2011 at 11:47:34
Such warnings should always be taken seriously. It means that the hard drive is likely to fail in the near future. It might be days, weeks, or months, it is impossible to tell. You need to backup important data ASAP as you may not have much time. If you wait until it fails recovery of your data may be much more difficult.

You are fortunate to receive this warning. Many drives fail without any warning at all.


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#4
August 26, 2011 at 12:32:56
make an image og your drive with win 7 backup, create image feature, also create a recovery cd from the same place, when your drive does fail (and it will) you can just pop in the recovery cd and reimage your new drive..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#5
August 26, 2011 at 12:38:18

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#6
August 26, 2011 at 17:43:53
Re #2 & #5

I googled around and it seems it is just another name (Asian) for a flash drive, pen drive, or whatever. There seem to be a stack of names for this same bit of kit.


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#7
August 26, 2011 at 19:39:24
hence all the replies on hard drives? Hmmmm

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#8
August 27, 2011 at 08:43:42
Well, yes, rather confusing but replies about hard drives are probably correct.

OP said:
"hard disk failure imminent when switching on my laptop..."
then went on to say "has it to do some thing with u disk...flashes?"

So it all depends on whether you call a "u drive" (or flash drive) a "hard disk" but that wouldn't be my interpretation. If the same error message is received without the u-drive inserted then I would assume it to mean the magnetic drive (ie what we normally call a hard disk). In the (unlikely?) event that the OP only gets the error message with a "u-drive" inserted then I guess we would all have to think again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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