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Solved Hard Drive Failure Is Imminent Message

August 19, 2016 at 14:03:15
Specs: Windows 7
Keep getting this message every time I do a RESTART :
BIOS Revision: 6.11 ST3750528AS:
Hard Disk failure is imminent please backup your hard disk and have it replaced ! !

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August 19, 2016 at 14:04:48
Also, I installed and new HDD, re-installed Windows 7 and to my surprise the error was still displaying upon computer reboot every time.

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August 19, 2016 at 18:13:47
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Possible solution:

Step 1: Click the Windows Start button, and then click the “Computer” icon in the Start menu. The Computer window opens.

Step 2: Right-click on the option for your hard drive to display the context menu.

Step 3: Click the “Properties” option. The Properties window opens.

Step 4: Click the tab labelled “Tools,” and then click “Check Now.” The Disk Utility opens.

Step 5: Check the checkbox next to the “Automatically Fix File System Errors” option.

Step 6: Check the checkbox next to the “Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors” option.

Step 7: Click the “Start” button. The Check Disk utility checks the SATA hard drive for errors and attempts to repair the errors. (if the drive is your boot drive this will only happen at the next boot)

Step 8: Reboot the computer once the utility has finished running. The S.M.A.R.T. error should be clear.

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August 19, 2016 at 18:36:03
You may need to clear the motherboard cmos. Generally, for a desktop, you unplug the power cord, open the case and locate the 'clear cmos' jumper. It'll be jumpered in the 'standby' position. Move it to the 'clear' position for a few seconds and then back to standby. Then plug the cord back in and start it up.

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August 20, 2016 at 05:42:02
After clearing the CMOS you will need to go into BIOS, Reset Defaults (or to Optimal settings if the option is there), then go back in and set date/time and make sure settings for CPU, RAM, Graphics/Video card, SATA, and others are correct and optimal.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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