Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Oh no? Can't load up into windows !


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 cornflakes2

cornflakes2

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:27 AM

I was just using my computer (windows 7) and i got the message (SMART) that my drive status was bad and i need to backup and replace.  I went to get my external hdd but to install it, I need to reboot my computer (because it's not a usb ext hdd but with direct sata cables, so i wanted to shut off the pc first then install the ext drive and turn it back on).  Upon startup, now it won't go past the very first screen where it detects all the hardware.  At the bottom it will say:

 

3rd Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace, press "Del" to resume.

 

There's nothing else I can do so I press "del".  It takes me right into bios and as soon as i exit bios, it takes me back to the first screen where it's detecting hardware and then the same message again.

 

So I can't seem to get windows to load so I can copy and backup data.  Does anyone know of a way to bypass this error message and just load into windows?

 

The other thing I will try is remove the HDD and use it as an external drive and hook it up to another computer to see if I can access the drive and copy the data from there.

 

 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 TheN00bBuilder

TheN00bBuilder

  • Members
  • 150 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Overclock.net
  • Local time:12:17 PM

Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:58 AM

You can install Damn Small Linux on a flash drive and access the drive through that.

 

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/


Sorry if I snap at you. I can't stand stupid for more than 5 minutes at a time.


#3 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

ah i figured it out....just went into bios and disabled SMART ...now i can load into windows



#4 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

You can install Damn Small Linux on a flash drive and access the drive through that.

 

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

 

thanks that looks good also



#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,880 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:12:17 PM

Posted 25 March 2015 - 01:36 PM

Stopping the error message...won't stop the suspected impending drive failure.

 

Louis



#6 cornflakes2

cornflakes2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 228 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:17 AM

Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:55 AM

Stopping the error message...won't stop the suspected impending drive failure.

 

Louis

 

yes, but i needed to get back into windows so that I could back up/copy all my data.  That error message was preventing me from logging back into windows and just trapping me in an endless loop.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users