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SMART failure predicted Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by skeogh, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. skeogh

    skeogh Thread Starter

    Dec 6, 2011
    on a black screen I have

    SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 6: HTS545025B9A300 - (S3)

    WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace
    your hard disk drive. A failure is imminent.

    F1 Ignore

    problem is it wont let me press F1 so I cant get into the computer at all anyone have any idea thats not going to make me spend a few hundred on a new laptop

    Laptop is Compaq Presario CQ60
    Bought just over 2 years ago before windows 7 was released.

    any help would be great thanks!
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    The smart failure indicates that the hard drive is failing or already has failed.
    You might try tapping F10 just as the computer is starting,usually during the
    compaq splash screen and see if you can get to the bios setup.
    If you can,load setup defaults,save settings and exit.
    See if it boots up.
    If it does,backup your important data.
    If it doesn't the hard drive is probably dead.
    You would need to get the hard drive replaced and restore
    the operating system with the restore disks.
    In any case you are going to need to replace the hard drive.
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