Help I am getting erorrs saying my hard drive is going to fail in the

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  1. cheatmaster5
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    cheatmaster5 GBAtemp Regular

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    What do i do, my computer keeps saying a smart event has ocurred and that my hard disk may fail
     
  2. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Nothing you can do, I'm afraid.

    Backup all your files and get a new hard drive.

    The S.M.A.R.T. system is pretty accurate.
     
  3. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    mind sharing the brand of the HDD, and its age

    and like the above, your pretty much done for it, back up all your stuff, and get a new HDD.
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I've seen HDs fail in one month old PCs. There's nothing you can do. Backup EVERYTHING as soon as possible, and wait for it to die completely. Then get a new HD.
     
  5. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

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    as others have said, backup everything, buy a new hard drive, and thank whatever deity you worship that you actually had a warning.
     
  6. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    From experience, Fuck Seagate!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a 250GB+500GB setup. both of which died within a month of each other (250GB was 1 1/2 years old, 500GB (my second one) was about 5 monthes).

    I'm going to go WD after this!!!!!
     
  7. budrow66

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    I had tried a few of thoose back when hard drives where monsters. I did 2 that stand out in my mind. I froze one it did nothing. I also took the top plate off of one and stuck it back in that one worked just long enuff to get the data I needed off it.
    Oh and I had one makeing an awful sound once and giveing read errors. Tried everything took it out and put it in 30 times. The last time I just slammed it down on my desk and walked off came back later stuck it in and it worked for another year and a half.
     
  8. Regiiko

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    uTorrent threw CRC errors at me, so I did chkdsk /r & found about 13 bad sectors.

    Does that mean my HDD is on the way to the grave? [​IMG]
     
  9. MicShadow

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    Not really. More like a corrupt filesystem. Nothing more.
     
  10. cheatmaster5
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    cheatmaster5 GBAtemp Regular

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    still using my computer the drive has not died yet.
    the external i put everything on is work now through its a 1tb simple tech i think it may of got hot while backing my data up any advice on what to do that drive had everything on it.
     
  11. MicShadow

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    Maybe google some hard drive health tools and see what they say?