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SMART failure on hard disk

July 11, 2010 at 18:15:25
Specs: Windows xp
Hey i have a problem witH my hard drive when i boot it up it says smart failure predicted on Hard Disk 0: WDC WD600VE-00HDT0- (PM)
WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard drive. A failure may be imminent
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All i did was turn it off cause i didnt need to use it..and then later on i turned it on and that message pop up while booting..i have virus protection and other products that cleans up the hard drive like malware and registry can some tell what happened..i dont have warranty on it cause i baught it off a used computer store and i had it for a while...SO PLEASE HELP!!!

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July 11, 2010 at 18:25:37
S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. S.M.A.R.T. technology was developed by a number of major hard disk drive manufacturers to increase the reliability of hard drives. It is a technology that enables the PC to predict the future failure of hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. technology has become an industry standard for hard drive manufacturers.

SMART has detected an impending problem with your hdd which may fail catastrophically at any time. Backup your critical files, your hdd can now be considered unreliable.

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July 11, 2010 at 18:31:57
Hard drives fail, often without any warning. But in this case you are lucky because you do have a warning. You would do well to do what the message says, backup your important data. You don't know how long this opportunity will last.

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July 11, 2010 at 18:38:10
How Do i back-up my critical files...

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July 11, 2010 at 22:07:42
I would buy a new hard drive and use the software that comes with it to transfer everything over to the new one.......Then toss the old one.

It's easy to do before the failing hd dies.

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