hard disk error

Dhinesh Natarajan
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In my lap G7it shows like "smart failure 0" is that any solution for that
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When a disk starts to fail then you just can't ignore it...take a good backup of your files and replace it....if you have an installation with a lot of settings.... while it lasts you can clone it and have an identical working environment is less than an hour...
RaminTechnical Advisor
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Run CHKDSK /r on all partitions of the hard disk.
Run Disk defragmenter.

if above didn't fix the problem then your Hard Disk has reached to the end of it's life.

Back up your hard disk as mentioned regularly is the best way to prevent hard disk failure and disable HDD smart feature from BIOS to stop that message annoying you.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Agree. I have seen these as well (different warnings). Act immediately to back up.
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SMART is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives that detects and reports on various indicators of drive reliability, with the intent of enabling the anticipation of hardware failures.

The error that you are seeing means hard drive failure is imminent.
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This light and free software will read the smart errors for you and tell you how bad the disk is.

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

I wouldnt run a defrag because the defrag can be too hard on the drive if it's going to fail.
Back up your data first and be prepared to replace the drive.
I've had drives with smart errors last another year or so
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i agree with the comments above
however - depending on the type of smart error, the disk may function correct for a long time
so best check what smart error you have
also not that not all SSD models report correct :  http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/184619en


this can help for interpreting the errors :  http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm
what about hard disk regenerator
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it depends on the type of problem; bad sectors can be repaired, but not slow seek time
so best look what kind of problem you have

btw  -how come you post as expert, and not as Author?
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