I wonder if anyone can help. I have had a HP Pavilion A6411 desktop computer for the last 2 years. I have recently had the occurence where everytime I have powered it up it has went straight to DOS and informed me that: "Hard disk failure is imminent -back up Hard Disk and have it replaced!".
Now I have checked on my operating system (Windows Vista) through the Device Manager and it informs me that the HD device status is "working properly". I have checked with my Norton anti-virus and all is clear. I have used my HP diagnostic test tool and it reads as follows: Testing CPU = passed; Testing Memory = Passed; Testing device 4 (CD and DV drive) = passed; Testing Boot path = passed; Testing ST325031OAS SCSI disk (master hard drive) = "Error, Smart test failed on the drive" -Error code: BIOHD-7".
Any ideas what is happening? Thanks for your help.