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harddrive disk failure eminent popup

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#1 al57


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:33 AM

here the problem I got a popup window that says your hard drive failure is eminent backup your computer. so I created a backup
disk uninstalled windows 7 reinstalled 7 booted up and got the same message The message reads disk drive failure is eminent
back up your computer press f1 to continue. My question is how do I get rid of this message. Tried Dereks boot and knuke
and was only able to wipe 15% of the hard drive Any suggestions on fixing this problem?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

Well...I'd say that it could mean one of the following:

a. Someone doesn't know the difference between "eminent" and "imminent" and probably developed a malware program which is currently on your system.

b. If the spelling were correct, it's possible that it could be a legit message.



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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

>>>...I got a popup window that says your hard drive failure is eminent backup your computer....reinstalled 7 booted up and got the same message....My question is how do I get rid of this message.....Any suggestions on fixing this problem?<<<

The COMPLETE message should tell you the answer... Hard disk failure is imminent. Please back up your had disk and have it replaced.
It's not the message that needs to be rid of... It's likely the HDD.

Worth reading: Receiving S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace error. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000184.htm


Hard disk drive is bad or is going to fail soon.

Backup your information and contact the manufacturer of the computer or hard disk drive for replacement or additional help. In some very rare cases the S.M.A.R.T. implementation on your computer may have issues of its own and may need to be patched before replacing the hard drive.

If I am receiving the S.M.A.R.T. error, is it ok if I continue to use my hard disk drive and do not replace it?

As stated above, S.M.A.R.T. is designed to detect upcoming failures in the hard disk drive. While it is possible that the hard disk drive may not fail for several months, it is still inevitable that the hard disk drive will fail. It is ok to continue to use the hard disk drive, however, we highly recommend that if you are still under warranty that you consider getting the drive replaced before your warranty runs out.

I would test the current hard drive with the appropriate manufacturer's diagnostic tools and proceed from there:

Edit to add: I just saw Louis's post...Of course! It could very well be Malware, good work Louis!

Edited by Union_Thug, 01 July 2011 - 12:34 PM.

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