|10 Mar 2012||#1|
startup repair runs, cant use pc, no safe mode
every time i turn on my computer, I first get a message from AMI - "SATA 1:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD". When I press F1 to continue, it progresses normally, until recently when i got "windows is loading files" then "startup repair" instead.
Startup Repair searches, then finds a hard disk problem which it cant fix, and I can choose to reboot or try "advanced options"
I've already tried safe mode, same thing happens.
I've looked around, still not sure how to proceed - what caused this and can it be fixed without replacing my hardware?
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|10 Mar 2012||#3|
In addition to running Disk Check from System Recovery Options Command Line, you might be able to repair your HD enough to recover it's data by running the maker's HD Diagnostic/Repair extended CD scan.
I would use the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run the Disk Check, since you can also try to browse in to rescue your files using it to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.
Then replace the HD, boot DVD or Recovery Disks to Clean Install Windows 7 or Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM
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