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Hard Drive Failure

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#1 AngelDust76


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:30 AM

I hope this is the right section, im wanting to know something about a error
message we are getting on our computer, its on start up.. we have a windows xp.
I didnt write the error msg down and i wish i had of now..
it says something like "Hard disk drive failure..
then something to do with SMART failure is imminent. We cant get past the
windows logo screen then it gives us the option of F1 - set up or F10 System
Recovery. So we did the System Recovery, there wasnt anything on the
computer we needed anyhow. We left it going over night and its only done
2% of the system recovery. Is that normal to take so long.

So my question is would the hard drive be shot, should we just buy a new
pc. The computer is about 6 years old. We havnt installed any new
software, the error message just came out of the blue.

Anyone had any SMART disk drive error msgs before?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

Yes, that means your hard drive is ready to go belly up. Save what you need to save as soon as possible. You can get a replacement for around $50. The thing is, do you have a Windows XP disk or did XP come preinstalled? Do you need to buy a new computer? Only you can make that decision, but yours is fixable
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