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Sony Vaio SMART Harddrive error?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Migz93, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. Migz93

    Migz93 Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2008
    Well my brother gave me a laptop of someones today to try and fix, and normally fixing for me is just a re install of widnows/recovery console. Which i tried doing but it failed on the laptop. So im posting to see if you can help me out.
    Its a sony vaio model : PCG-9P7M.
    When i start it up i get the lil sony vaio screen then a error

    "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: IC25N040ATMR04-0-(PM)

    Warning:immediatly back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.
    Press F1 to continue."

    if i press f1 it will start to boot up windows then just restart itself.
    If i put in the recovery console cd it starts loading it then restarts.
    Everything i do just makes it restart itself.

    Is there any solution to this? Apart from buying a new disk drive?
    And if this is the only solution i have to buy a new hard drive right?
    No other way at all to fix it?
    No re formatting and deleting everything?

    Please reply ASAP so i can tell my brother what to do with it :)
  2. techychick


    Dec 31, 2007
    Most likely the drive is about to fail, bright side is drives are very reasonably priced these days =)
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