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Primary Master hard disk S.M.A.R.T. status bad


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"Primary Master hard disk S.M.A.R.T. status bad. Warning: immediate back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure is imminent."


Where do I start?? This isn't my computer doing this, but a friends...

Edited by jimg1212, 12 May 2006 - 07:20 PM.

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First you need to back up your drive as an image on CDs or DVDs. Then when you install your new hard drive, transfer the image onto it. I have heard many good comments about Acronis True Image, though I have never used it myself.
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[bleep], I was hoping this was just a drill... :whistling: Oh well... He's getting to it... Thanks...
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Sometimes the warning is false, but just in case you do need to backup everything.

One thing to try is to see if the manufacturer has a diagnostic program that you can test the disk with.
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