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Old 07-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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smart failure predicted on hard drive o: ic25no60atmro4-0-pm


waring immediately backup your data and repair your hard disk drive. a failure may be imminent


after i tried to install my os i got this? man how bad? can this be fixed?
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ooyyee that is pretty bad..only cause S.M.A.R.T has detected this and it is SMART no pun. How old is the drive? Still under warranty? I would obviously backup anything of importance off that drive.
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SMART is the builtin self diagnostics of a HDD, if you HDD is failing one or more of the SMART tests it is on its way out and you should do as suggested and replace the HDD ASAP and backup your important data immediately.
However its perfectly possible for a HDD to continue to function normally for any amount of time, it could fail the next time you use it of in a couple of years or it could seem to work normally but you could get mysterious corruption & crashes.
Basically just replace the drive, RMA it if its worth anything.
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it's a labtop aboit 2 years old? so the guy by a new one a new laptop that is?
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it's a labtop aboit 2 years old? so the guy by a new one a new laptop that is?
You can by a Harddrive for it, no need to throw it in the bin and buy a new one!?
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yes you can buy a new hard drive for it, don't buy a new laptop unless you really need to, but for this issue just buy a new hard drive.
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