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Windows 7: SMART FAILURE PREDICTED on HARD DISK issue

25 Jul 2012   #1
HTHVampire

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
SMART FAILURE PREDICTED on HARD DISK issue

I have a Acer Laptop with windows 7 premium 64bit installed on it.
Recently, when I start the laptop, it shows the error message:
SMART FAILURE PREDICTED on HARD DISK 0: WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0-(S1)

warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive.
press F1 to continue.

after pressing F1, windows failed to boot and it stucked at black screen there. I decided to format the laptop.ok,this time my windows booted smoothly.But the problem is,the same warning came out once i start the laptop.after pressing F1, everthing works fine.

this laptop is still under warranty period.may I know that what problem is that?what does it meant SMART FAILURE PREDICTED on HARD DISK 0: WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0-(S1)?
can someone guides me?thanks!!!


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25 Jul 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You should be contacting Acer being is it still under warranty, that warning means your harddrive is failing.
Jerry
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25 Jul 2012   #3
HTHVampire

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

But if the hard disk is failing, why is it my installation of the windows can proceed smoothly and everything goes fine after that except the warning issue that bother me?
thanks for your advice, actually the warranty period seems to expired.
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25 Jul 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It means exactly what the text of the error says. It is predicting a failure based on any one of several tests. If you got it once, reinstalled the OS, and got it again, I would be immediately backing my data up if it isn't done already.

Then, I'd run the diag tools from the drive's manufacturer to be sure. This would be an excellent time to consider an SSD.
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25 Jul 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

How could they make it any clearer? Back up your data and replace the HD.
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25 Jul 2012   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I used an old HDD when I was trying one of the Windows 7 Betas.

It failed after a couple of weeks.

The weird thing was that I could reinstall Windows and it would run properly.
If I turned my PC off, the next time I tried to run Windows it wouldn't boot.
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26 Jul 2012   #7
HTHVampire

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It means exactly what the text of the error says. It is predicting a failure based on any one of several tests. If you got it once, reinstalled the OS, and got it again, I would be immediately backing my data up if it isn't done already.

Then, I'd run the diag tools from the drive's manufacturer to be sure. This would be an excellent time to consider an SSD.
may i know that why would you suggest to use SSD?
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26 Jul 2012   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HTHVampire View Post
may i know that why would you suggest to use SSD?
SSD's
- are faster so your laptop will "feel" like a new PC starting up and opening programs
- use less power and run cooler
- no mechanical moving parts, so they are much less likely to have problems from dropping/moving the laptop

If you store a lot of data such as media files, you will still need a HD for data storage
Many people use an SSD for the OS + programs, and use a HD to store data...

SSD's do cost more per GB.
Your budget, storage needs, and # of HD bays in your laptop may determine your answer.

Right now you stand to lose everything if the HD fails before you backup your data and get new hardware.
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26 Jul 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HTHVampire View Post
may i know that why would you suggest to use SSD?
In addition to all mentioned in the above post, HDDs are still very expensive compared to a year or 18 months ago. SSDs have been failling in price, so the difference in cost has never been as small. SSDs still cost more per GB, though, but offer benefits HDDs can't.
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