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Hard Drive Troubles?


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:12 PM

Upon rebooting my PC I thought all was normal until the POST screen. everything checked ok until the bottom said "Master Drive 1 (Hard Drive) Status, BAD Backup and Replace. Press F1 to Resume. This Hard Drive is not even 3 months old. Is it going bad already? :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:14 PM

The message you receive does indicate your hard drive is bad. If you can, back up anything you don't want to lose and do it ASAP. You could have gotten a defective drive, check the warranty. You may be able to get a replacement.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:41 PM

Did the message say SMART bad?

If the hdd is made by one of the major manufacturers you should be able to go to their web site and download their diagnostic tool. You will need to burn this to a CD, and then you can boot from this to test the hdd.

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#4 mooniniteman

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:56 PM

I dont believe so. THe drive is indeed warrantied tho. I guess I'll have to replace it again =X

Thanks for the replies

P.S. What would that mean if it said SMART bad?

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

The hdd industry initiated a test system that has become an industry standard, the acronym is S.M.A.R.T., Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. This usually is enabled in the BIOS and when the SMART fails it will appear in the post as SMART bad.

If you get this message it means that your hdd is facing an imminent failure.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:47 PM

I learn something new everyday, haha. Thanks for that.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:55 PM

Ok, so I booted up my PC this morning and got that hard drive error message. Master Drive 4 S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace. I'm alo hearing strange noises so I opened up EVEREST and looked around abit and saw this in the SMART tab (Spin Up Pre-Failure: Imminent loss of data is being predicted)

I'm not too computer savvy but I'm sure that means imminent failure? It's under warranty and I backed up already so if it bites teh big one im not royally screwed. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

That's about all you can do. Even with the best of components there are failures, such is life.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:49 AM

One additional step you can take: Download and run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive, use the long test if there is a long one and a short one.

This would be a necessary step in attempting to RMA the drive...for more details re RMA procedures, consult the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:40 PM

Now when I boot up my PC I don't get any SMART errors or any errors for that matter. I even check the event viewer multiple times, device manager, even EVEREST. no errors. Bizarre. Should I still expect a random failure? lol

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:17 AM

Use your Everest to see what your hdd is and go to their web site and download their diagnostic tool. You will need to burn this to a CD, and you will need to enter the BIOS to make you CD-ROM the first device in the boot order. Put the CD in and restart the computer.

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