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Hard Drive Smart Error


I just got the smart error when booting 2 days ago on my wd800bb-22jhco 80gb ide drive. I have 2 other 120gb drives but no room to save all my music and movies that are on the failing drive. I am going to be getting a 500gb in a few weeks. What is the best thing i can do to prolong my files till i get a new drive? Would unplugging it help or wouild that cause it to fail faster?

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Smart Drive Error

I turn my computer on and i get a smart driver error asking to back-up partition d: as a fatal error may occur. Then it asks me to press f1 to continue. Is there any program that i can downoad that can correct this problem without formating the harddrive,

Posted On: April 1st, 2007, 03:56 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hard Drive I/o Error

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Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

External Hard Drive Error

Pc: dell dimension 4400
Os: win xp home
External hard drive: maxtor one touch 250

Bought in march, worked fine until two weeks ago. I turned off my computer for the night, turned it on in the morning and received these messages:

**Not accessible, the parameter is incorrect**
**The request could not be performed because of an i/o device error. **

The drive icon does show, the drivers , etc are all there and windows tells me they are operating fine. I have already spoken with maxtor and they were absolutely of no help. Other than wanting to reformat the hard drive . Which is out of the question. (I have 5 years of work stored in that hd, personal, legal and business) and must find a way to retrieve it. (Will not make personal comments about their support or policies. ) Grrrrrrrr. I have spoken to teckie types and tried several suggestions. None helped so far. I'm desperate, and would appreciate any expertise. And, if someone knows of an inexpensive recovery program. The data is all there, it was not deleted. I simply can not unlock the door.


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Posted On: 09-06-2009, 04:06 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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Hdd s. M. A. R. T. Capability: s. M. A. R. T. Is a set of hard disk diagnostics built directly into your hard disk drive. Activating this option will allow the myfavoritepc to take advantage of these diagnostics. Set this item to "enabled" to have the system detect the presence of a s. M. A. R. T. Drive. You can disable this item if you find that the s. M. A. R. T. Diagnostics are causing problems with your hard drive.


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Hard Drive Error After Using Chkdsk - Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device

Pentium 4 3. 0 ghz
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I get this error- reboot and select proper boot device
Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. Last night i was working on this other error where it told me something went wrong run chk disc. So i was doing that last night and i thought i let it finish over night since i was tired but when i woke i got this error and have no clue on what to do. Also i tried to just put the xp cd and i says no hdd found!


Posted On: July 22nd 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Primary master hard disk:s. M. A. R. T.command failed

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Posted On: March 31st, 2007, 12:00 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 09-27-2009, 11:10 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Transferring Data From Old Hard Drive To New Hard Drive

I have a dell dimension 2400, and according to the dell disk monitoring system, the drive 0 on the primary ide channel is operating outside of normal specifications, and it advises me to back up my data and get a new hard drive. I currently have a maxtor diamondmax plus 8 (6e040l0) which is the failing one. I plan on getting a hitachi deskstar p7k500 250gb ide hard drive. However i don't really know how to transfer all my data and my system files including my windows xp system files to the new hard drive. I've burnt my whole hard drive on to dvd's (about 24gb -> 6 dvd's). However i've also heard of disk imaging, although i don't really know much. If i install my new hard drive, and turn the computer on, how far will the computer boot?, Since there is no system and os files on the new hard drive. Will the opening dell page load, and will i be able to get into setup?

And if the computer won't boot far enough for me to get into the user accounts, how do i transfer my dvd data and system files to the new hard drive?

Then there's disk imaging. If i create a disk image of my entire hard drive, where do i store it, and will it be as big as all my files i.e. 24gb, and is the only way of storing it on a external hard drive?

Finally i was wondering how am i supposed to restore the files in my disk image if my computer won't boot far enough for me to actually do anything. I'm sooooo sorry that i've asked a zillion questions, but i really have to know before i make the purchase.


Posted On: June 6th 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Smart Reports ' Run Out Cancel ' With Yellow Exclamation Point

I booted my pc today and chkdsk ran on my c drive which is my torqx 128gb (fw 1571). When it got into windows (win7), the video drivers were not installed. I am using an evga gtx260 with the 191. 07 drivers from nvidia's site. I rebooted it ran chkdsk-no bad clusters reported (either time it ran chkdsk) and then it booted into windows. Again, video drivers weren't loaded and i got a message my video drivers were corrupted and i had to reinstall. Event viewer had some entries stating 'the file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume win7. ' and 'the file system structure on volume c: has now been repaired. '

I reinstalled the drivers and all seems fine again. I used everest ultimate to see if there were and smart events and one shows up with a yellow exclamation point next to it:

Run out cancel

Threshold 0
Value 200
Worst 32

Should i be worried about this drive?


Posted On: 11-02-2009, 07:48 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

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A friend of mine recently had her usb drive come up with an error. Whenever it is accessed it throws up an error "this drive needs to be formated". So we tried running chkdsk and even tried running restoration (http://www.Snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html) which i've tried on my father's hard drive before with excellent results. This time it just throws up a "unable to recognize" error. When i try to format it, we can only format a 8mb partition (out of 512mb) and even then it says "no" to that. I used the built in windows xp. Chkdsk cannot see it, says it is in raw format (which i assume means there is no partition). My next step is to try some specialized software made for flash drive recovery. There are important files on there that the owner would very much like back (however not important enough to justify large spending of money). A free-ware option would be fantastic.

Posted On: 08-12-2009, 12:27 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Hard Disk Error Checking Utility

When i ran the windows xp sp2 hard disk error checking utility with the
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"Checking disk local disk (c"

"The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs
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Accessed only by restarting windows. Do you want to schedule this disk check
To occur the next time you restart the computer?"

When i rebooted and ran the utility again with nothing else running i got
The same error message. Then i used the windows msconfig utility and
Disabled all startup programs. I then ran the utility and i got the same
Error message. When i ran the windows xp sp2 hard disk error checking utility with
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Posted On: 11-14-2004 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: June 30th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Master Hard Disk Error - Press F1 To Resume

I was told that this message could be the operating system as well as maybe a hard drive issue, is this right? I ran both western digital lifeguard tests on these two drives and it was the storage 500gb that had the bad sectors and not the raptor, which is where the os, and applications.could it still be possible that the storage disk #1 still shows the bad even though the bootup disk is the 74gb raptor? I would hate very much to replace the wrong defective drive. Well, heres the thing. I am at the library because something strange is going on, and my computer is hanging and not responding. I've been getting the black screen with hard disk error message, try to go to safe mode, then to command prompt, then to start windows normally, then to the start in last known settings that worked, but it all takes me back to the hard disk error message. Maybe once or twice i can get on to the desktop, but then it just hangs, or i can get as far as the welcome screen, then it hangs and hangs. I have two sata western digital hard drives. 74gb raptor for applications, and 500gb for storage. When i am doing anything on the computer, it's been hanging recently and i ran the wd data lifeguard utiliy, the "quick" and the "extended" test on drive 2 (500gb) which came back with bad sectors which it repaired, then showed healthy. The test on the raptor showed up as healthy as well. Thjs worked fine for a day and then i get this black screen with ". " Again. Before i left to come here to the library to post this, i called western digital and of course they told me it may be my windows operating system, since the utility showed them as healthy. He told me to hook up each drive to another computer to test. What? Another computer?

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Winxp pro/ q6600 intel core 2/ 3. 3gb ddr/msi p-35 platinum mobo/ geforce 8600gt


Posted On: 01-12-2010, 05:47 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Hard Disc Error - Remove The Windows Exclusive Option

My problem is that i have found a security descripter error on my windows xp computer. The problem is that when i run a scan (using symantec disc doctor) it finds the error but when i run it with fix errors enabled it says that it cannot perform the repair as windows has exclusive use to my hdd. It schedules a reboot scan and that scan come back with no errors. Does anyone know how to correct this problem or remove the windows exclusive option with out reformatting which isn't an option as the error is on my c drive.

Posted On: April 27th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I plug it in, winxp detects it just fine and that blasted u3 software (which i've since removed) loads up. I go to copy a file.system hang. I wait. And wait. And wait. Eventually, the light on the drive goes out with my pc still holding it's ****. I unplug the drive. Screen goes blank (except for bg pic) and after a few seconds my desktop comes just as it would after a typical xp explorer crash - most of the open windows are now closed and there aren't too many icons in the tray. Here's the kicker (well, a few actually), i have a sandisk 256mb cruzer mini which works fine. I had a 1gb cruzer mini earlier this year (which i returned) which did the same thing the cruzer micro does now. I tried the thing on my gf's (who has a 2gb cruzer micro) computer and it works fine. Recently, i've been getting an error when i try to transfer files stating "the request could not be processed because of an i/o device error. " However, i am able to transfer files that are smaller than 1 mb. I've tried this plastic perturbation in fat and fat32. No luck. Just to avoid confusion, i have a 1gb sd card for my camera. Works fine. I even went out and bought one of those adapters that turns the card into a usb drive. Still works fine.amd athlon 3200+, msi mb kt6 delta series, via kt600 chipset. Bios and drivers are all most recent.


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