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HDD error "1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed: #83"

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#1 Its.Obi


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Ok, here's the history of the problem.

I have 80GB Hard drive "Samsung sp0411c" and I am using it since
two years with my old desktop system with this S.M.A.R.T error at the startup



I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD
space. There were 4 partitions initially i.e. (C, D, E, & F). The problem
started with partition F with following issues;


? Always took so long copying files into F


? System got stuck up when some file(s), folder(s) from F drive were opened
and then automatic restart


? That time ran CHKDSK on F drive but in the middle of scanning it always
restarted the PC automatically.


? Sometimes system restarted when I was copying some random data in the F


? Whenever this restart thing happened, at the start up it displayed that
there is no primary hard drive detected. Then eventually it came back live
after 2-3 attempts (always).


? I also deleted the Partition F: and then recreated the partition but same
problems persisted.





** Due to above issues I left the partition F as it was and used others like
C,D & E but an year before the partition E started to do things same way F
was doing and at that point F was not accessible with error popping (The disk
is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?)


** I formatted the partition F and ran following HDD tools afterwards
(Partition Table Doctor) (HDD Regenerator). Surface tests for C,D,E was fine
but when it started scanning the HDD somewhere in F partition area, these tools
messed up with something (took so long) (stuck at sectors for long time without
repairing it).




I came to know that there are some serious issues in the HDD sectors inside
the last 1GB part of the hard disk. I made 5 partitions C,D,E,F,G . The G
partition was for 1GB space and I never opened this drive since I created it
because this will cause same problem what the F was doing before.



I don't have much issues with C,D,E & F while operating them. Don't use
F too much to be at safe side.


But I feel that HDD is very slow overall and and every time I turn this
system on I get "720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute
failed: #83". Wondering if it could be fixed or not and I know and
understand that my hard disk was failing ever since and most of you guys will
advice to back up and purchase a new one, but I am still on to fix this one
and, as if there's any way to get it right up?


Many Thanks!

Edited by hamluis, 24 February 2013 - 07:24 PM.
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#2 James Litten

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:25 PM



You might be able to get more information on what is wrong by looking directly at the SMART data and recent SMART error logs.


Get a copy of GSmartControl for Windows
Unzip it and run gsmartcontrol.exe

Double-click your naughty drive and click the VIEW OUTPUT button and copy and paste the resulting report in your reply so we can look at it.



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