#1
ok i just got a simple question. has anyone ever gotten a screen that says SMART hard disk failure imminent ? and if so what can i do about it?
#2
sounds like a pretty hard case of teh AIDZ.
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#4
HDD is about to die. Backup all your important data and replace it.
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#6
Age. Hard drives are the most common thing to fail in a computer
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#7
who knows what could have caused it. quite wasting your time here and start backing up. SMART is this early warning system they put into hard drives to warn you so you have to back **** up.
#9
I hate computer problems man, seriously, I give props to computer techs and nerds, there is nothing i hate more then waking up in the morning and spending my afternoon trying to figure out what my cat unplugged while I was sleeping...

Thats why i had to put her down...


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#10
Yeah, four years is a long time for a poor little HDD.
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#11
so how often should a HHD in a laptop be replaced?
whats aggravating is i just bought it last september,brand new but it is an 04 model
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#12
ok please people i know nothing about computers and anybodies help is needed and appreciated.so how come is the hdd is dying and it is only 10 months old also it is an 06 model not an 04 ?SO why is it going bad so quickly?
#13
A HDD is just a mechanical device, and sometimes things don't work as long as you expect them to - manufacturing defects, material problems, etc... The Seagate drive that came with my computer lasted about 8 months, so I replaced it with a Western Digital and haven't had a problem in over 2 years.
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ok please people i know nothing about computers and anybodies help is needed and appreciated.so how come is the hdd is dying and it is only 10 months old also it is an 06 model not an 04 ?SO why is it going bad so quickly?

Hard Disks have a high variability in quality. They're also based on an inherently flawed design. Just wait till flash based storage becomes the primary means.

In the meantime...just thank your computer for giving you a forewarning and backup your porn to an external hard drive.

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#16
Yea, I guess so but I'm running a 9 year old laptop and nothing like that happened.

Try asking it to a genius like this site (NOTE THIS IS NOT SPAMMING COZ THIS ISNT MY SITE BUT I WANT TO HELP THE USER SO PLEASE DONT REPORT ME!!)
http://forums.techguy.org


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ok please people i know nothing about computers and anybodies help is needed and appreciated.so how come is the hdd is dying and it is only 10 months old also it is an 06 model not an 04 ?SO why is it going bad so quickly?


Some HDDs die quickly (I've seen a week year old die), and some last forever (seemingly - I've seen 20 year old discs still going).

Backup your documents.
Make sure you have all the relevant CDs (Windows / Applications)
Download the latest drivers for your computer and put on a memory stick.
Buy a new HDD and swap it for the old one.

Nothing else you can do really. You'll obviously need to reinstall Windows / drivers / apps. If you're not comfortable doing this, get an IT pro to help you.

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Just wait till flash based storage becomes the primary means.


For laptops, SSD (solid state drives) are already becoming popular. Their capacity leaves something to be desired still, but their low power consumption and weight are their selling point.
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