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#1 sistermt

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:00 PM

Upon bootup i get this message

SMART FAILURE PREDICTED ON HARD DISK 0: MAXTOR 96147H6-PM
Warning - Immediately backup your data & replace your hard disk drive
A failure may be imminent.
F1 to Continue
(sounds like i have a serious illness here :thumbsup:)

When i press F1 it does finally start windows but it's so slow.
I've run adaware and I have Norton virus running plus i posted my
hijackthis log.
Any helP???

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

Your hard drive is probably failing. I would suggest following the advice of backing up any data that you don't want to lose. A new hard drive is in your near future.
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#3 sistermt

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:41 PM

that's what i thought, thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:31 PM

Consider yourself lucky that you at least got some warning! Often hard drives fail suddenly and users lose all their data, because, come on, who has their data properly backed up anyway??? Sad to say, often I don't!

Did I say that? :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:15 AM

The best thing to do is replace the drive now, before it fails.

Most new HDs come with migration software to move an image of your old drive to the new one which would eliminate the need to reinstall everything if successful. Just make sure whichever one you get comes with it.

By the way, Seagate drives come with a five year warranty - most if not all others come with only a one year.

You should still create a backup of all data, pics, etc. on CD, DVD or an external drive.




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