The "smart" software on your hd has detected imminent failure.
Were it me, I would buy a new HD and install it asap, transfering all data I wanted to save.
"How does Active SMART protect my data?
Just as soon as the hard disk state changes, an S.M.A.R.T. system, integrated into the disk, notifies you about it. The disk condition may slowly decline; however, this might not show for a bit, while the disk is able to correct its own mistakes. That can go on for some time until, one day, the disk is not able to fix its mistakes and the data on the disk is no longer readable or recoverable.
All this time, while the disk condition was growing worse, the S.M.A.R.T. system has been notifying you about it."http://www.ariolic.com/activesmart/index.html
Edited by Enthusiast, 21 May 2005 - 07:41 PM.