Getting a message: 1720 Smart Hard Drive detects imminent failure(failing attr05)

It goes on to say:

Please back up the contents of the Hard Drive & run HDD Self Test in F10 setup

F10 ROM Based set up


I cannot get past this screen, I ran the HDD Self Test both Quick and no avail.
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that is the smart drive feature warning you that your hard drive is going bad or is bad  Try to boot from a cd.

Have you tried running a system repair from the CD?  get it up a running and save info to external drive and swap the hard drive


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It could be something to do with operating system. Before you plan on changing the hard drive. Install a fresh copy of windows XP and then check what happens. Some old computers motherboard have option in bios wherin it checks the computer for operating system.

Try installing windows XP.

f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Did the tests show any errors?
If you say ignore does it boot into windows?
reyeuroAuthor Commented:
This was the Smart Drive warning and the hard drive is corrupted, could not be re-formatted or formatted and could not load an OS onto it, I have no idea what happened to it, but I replaced the hard drive and it is up and running..Thanks again!  ciao
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