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« on: June 08, 2004, 11:49:22 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages:

i have an hp tower microsoft windows me 4.90.3000.... i think i did a very stupid thing i had ccleanerv1.09 and cleaned out my hard drive from all the leftover stuff from deleted programs  of course i backed up what i deleted turn on my puter i get this message: Smart failure predicted on hard drive O: Maxton 4K040H2 - (pm)
warning immediatly back up your data and replace your hard disk drive a failure may be iminent
press F1 to continue.
but had problems after all was done so did a system restore and it deleted the program and the backup now when i  backed up what i deleted turn on my puter which all dissapeared when i did the system restore after i rebooted the computer no more messages about replacing the hard drive,
i dont get any other errors and im here etc seems to be running fine i need help to see if hard drive is really going or did i remove needed stuff and how do i fix please any help or suggestions would be so appreciated thank you


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004, 10:49:00 AM »

So called "SMART" hard drives use built-in hardware for "Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Techniques"

Such drives interact with Windows drivers and software to report errors, so Windows malfunctions/problems could cause you a false positive report of a problem.

One way to be sure: Look up the instructions in your user manual for going into the hardware setup utility. There is usually a menu in there under a heading like "Hardware Monitor" or similar for SMART  
reporting. If you see a problem being reported in those menus for the same hard drive, it's time to back up your data, and exchange that drive for a replacment unit.


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Originally posted by dreamaura

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages:

i have an hp tower microsoft windows me 4.90.3000.... i think i did a very stupid thing i had ccleanerv1.09 and cleaned out my hard drive from all the leftover stuff from deleted programs  of course i backed up what i deleted turn on my puter i get this message: Smart failure predicted on hard drive O: Maxton 4K040H2 - (pm)
warning immediatly back up your data and replace your hard disk drive a failure may be iminent
press F1 to continue.
but had problems after all was done so did a system restore and it deleted the program and the backup now when i  backed up what i deleted turn on my puter which all dissapeared when i did the system restore after i rebooted the computer no more messages about replacing the hard drive,
i dont get any other errors and im here etc seems to be running fine i need help to see if hard drive is really going or did i remove needed stuff and how do i fix please any help or suggestions would be so appreciated thank you




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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004, 05:24:34 PM »

I just need some basic help.  Do I really need a floppy disk drive when building a new pc.  I have a dvd-rw I have purchased and was wondering if I needed a floppy in order to install my hard drive.  Any help will be greatly appreciated
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