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steph55
11-24-2002, 09:33 AM
Hi all
I think me hdd is dieing on me its an Ibm ic35lo40avvn07-1
Me computerer slowed down to a crewl and stoped responding ,I restarted and got a message saying Hdd SMART enabled and Bad ,Backup and replace,
Press f1 to to restart
got to the windows xp page and stopped
Have now managed to fdisk and formatt it
reinstalled xp eventully it took a very long time about 2 hour,s
up and running now but at times it takes forever to do somthing,
still get the message the Hdd SMART ENABLED Bad Back up and replace ,
HDD is 4 months old 40 gig is it nackered?

Mr.Tweak
11-24-2002, 09:43 AM
Tell me, does your HDD makes strange sounds?

steph55
11-24-2002, 09:46 AM
Makes a little noise, but nothing that I would say was unusal

Mr.Tweak
11-24-2002, 09:59 AM
What type of noise exactly?

steph55
11-24-2002, 03:00 PM
its working now no noise but smart says bad back up and replace

Wiggo
11-24-2002, 03:33 PM
Go to IMB's site for a firmware upgrade that will keep it alive hopefully long enough till a new drive gets there, its worked for quite a few for a few months. ;)
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steph55
11-25-2002, 04:54 AM
:) took it back to shop exchanged it for a seagate barracuda up and running again ,
:cheers: