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Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent
Published  06/29/2011 | Troubleshooting Computer Page 3 | Rating:
Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent

Cause: A failure could indeed be imminent. The error is displayed during the boot process only when you have a hard drive that is SMART-enabled. “SMART” stands for “Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology,” and is an industry-wide standard for increasing the reliability of hard drives to prevent loss of data.

Solution: When you get such an error, it is advisable to back up the data on your hard drive. If your drive is in the warranty period, it should be immediately sent to the service centre for replacement or repair. As of now, the SMART tool can detect up to 70 per cent of drive errors—the warning should therefore be taken seriously.

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