On boot, message states S.M.A.R.T. Status Bad, Backup and Replace.
Would this mean to backup the drive and replace the data, or would this mean replace the drive? This computer has RAID (but not used), so is that what the reference to S.M.A.R.T. means ?
When I press F4 to continue as noted on the boot screen, all works well (other than being able to do a restore or automatically switch between two users in email) but that is probably the other problem I note below but is outside this issue.....(per forum guidance, not by my knowing anything about computers)
I have the as-purchased 100 GB HD, but added two 120 GB HDs one of which has the Ghost image. Could maybe change a 120 HD to the Primary boot if the current Pri boot drive is going south.
Do I really need to worry about this. I did use the restore disc several weeks ago after not being able to boot the computer for a long time and set it aside for more urgent problems. The restore fixed the problem and thought I was out of the woods once I also extracted Outlook Express and Media Player from a compressed and stored file. I was so elated to have my fast computer working again. Computer had booted just fine without any creepy messages after use of the restore disk.
Have another current issue on this computer identified (Trojan) on this forum but think it is not related....well.....I guess it is not related.....uh...and hope it is not anyway.
Would like to solve without intalling a Norton Ghost backup image or HD change, but that might be where I am headed. Would loose some recent work on an image restore but I can live with it.
What would you do?
OH, almost forgot, had just recently done a scan for HD health and recovery of sectors. Perhaps that initiated the problem.
Edited by Chris Bar, 16 September 2008 - 11:26 AM.