Hi All, interesting situation I've never encountered before... upgraded an older HP G71-340US from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Shortly afterwards, Windows 10 began reporting an imminent hard disk failure, and at start up it reported "SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. Hard Disk 1 (301)." Before the upgrade there were no issues at all with the hard disk.
I removed the hard drive and attached it to main computer (also running Win10) using a USB-SATA adapter, where it showed up connected to the computer as drive letter F. I ran Check Disk both through the GUI and an admin command prompt ( chkdsk F:/f ) and Check Ddisk reported back that no errors were found on the drive. I ran Seatools and it also reported no issues. Once I returned it to the HP, at start up it again reported "SMART detected imminent failure... Hard Disk 1 (301)" and at the desktop the Windows imminent hard drive failure prompts resumed.
I'm about to run a "sfc /scannow" admin command from the HP to see if maybe that addresses the issue. I'd rather not permanently disable the error messages as a fix, if possible. Any ideas what could be causing this and how to fix it?