Solved what does it mean iminent diskette failure

July 15, 2011 at 14:50:40
Specs: Windows Vista
when I fire up my desk top computer the screen say iminent diskette failure, what should I do?

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#1
July 15, 2011 at 15:00:27
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i think it said DISK failure. It means the disk has detected that abnormal operations in the past and the integrity of the data may be in danger. Iminent means may happen some time in the future. The prudent thing is to replace the disk now. I've seen a disk fail the next day after the message and I have others that still work years after.

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#2
July 15, 2011 at 16:19:43
you are right it say hard disk failure is iminent. now if I could stop that warning from the computer screen when I open it up it would be nice, any sugestion? and by the way thank you very much for taking the time to answer. thanks

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#3
July 15, 2011 at 16:28:25
you are right it say hard disk failure is iminent. now if I could stop that warning from appearing on the screen of the computer when I open it up. any sugestion . and by the way thanks very much for taking the time to answer me. thanks.

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#4
July 15, 2011 at 16:53:35
It needs a new hard disk so why would you want to hide the message?

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#5
July 15, 2011 at 17:14:35
The message says your hard disk is going to FAIL.. you cannot hide it and if you don't replace it and copy important documents and photographs to it you are going to pay the price of lost memories and documents.

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#6
July 15, 2011 at 20:29:10
IMMEDIATELY back up your personal files to an external drive so you will not loose them. Then shut down your system until you can purchase a replacement hard drive. When you have the new hard drive you will need the cloning software that is available through the hard drive manufacturer (the new one you purchased). If your hard drive came with a CD then you should have it, If not then you will need to download it and burn the ISO image of the utility to make a bootable CD. Set your BIOS to boot from your optical drive before your hard drive and boot to that disk and follow instructions (download the manual in PDF and print only the appropriate pages that you need). Dire consequences awaits you if you ignore the suggestions in this post. If you only get as far as backing up your files, you have won the worst of the battle since you can always purchase a recovery disk set from the machine manufacturer (reasonable) to rebuild the hard drive to when it was new, then you reinstall your personal programs and copy back your files and you are all set.

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


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#7
July 15, 2011 at 23:21:23
It's a bit like an oil-pressure warning light in a car. You can stick a bit of tape over the light and ignore it until the engine blows up.

In this case you can stick a bit of tape on your screen to hide the message. In a few days time, when the disk has failed and you are reinstalling your Operating System, just remove the tape as it will no longer be needed.


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#8
July 16, 2011 at 03:48:38
Are you planning to sell the computer?

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