Firstly, please accept my apologies if this has already been answered previously. I have searched high & low for a fix to my problem and have come unstuck - hence this plea to anybody and everybody who can help.
I have a Dell Inspiron N7010, approx 2 -3 years old. It recently popped up with the message "SMART FAILURE PREDICTED ON HARD DISK 0" along with the various attached messages of goodwill. After backing everything up, I promptly replaced my Seagate HDD with a replacement brand new Seagate ..... only to be offered the same message upon restarting the laptop.
I have a Windows 7 disk in place to reload the operating system and changed the boot sequence to CD before I replaced the hard drive, but my laptop will not go past the F1 message with my new HDD. If I take it out and put the old hard drive back in, I can hit F1 and boot to Windows but then I get the error messages warning me to back up and replace my drive, although everything seems to be running very nicely apart from that.
I rely on my laptop considerably and really want to fix this. What am i missing to install the new drive? Why might this message be lingering?
Kindest regards and thanks in anticipation .......