05-13-2004 04:33 AM
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can you help me please ?
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05-13-2004 04:46 AM
They usually fail between 3-5yrs...how old is yours.?
05-13-2004 05:11 AM
05-26-2004 07:53 AM
found this on hp webside
TITLE: SMART Update Utility for Maxtor 5Txxxxx IDE Hard Drives
VERSION: 1.00 Rev A
This SoftPaq creates a diskette for updating the SMART attribute #10 on Maxtor 5Txxxxx IDE
hard drives to correct premature failure notification (1720).
PURPOSE: Routine Release
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP22569
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 21, 2002
CATEGORY: Software Solutions
SSM SUPPORTED: No
Deskpro EN P667
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Deskpro EN P700
Deskpro EN P733
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Deskpro EN P866
Deskpro EN P933
Deskpro EN P1.0GHz
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Deskpro EN SFF P933 (SFF)
Deskpro EN SFF P933 (SFF-v)
Deskpro EN SFF P1.0GHz (SFF)
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Deskpro EN SFF P1.13GHz (SFF)
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Deskpro EX P667
Deskpro EX P733
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Deskpro EX P933
Deskpro EX P1.0GHz
Deskpro EX P1.13GHz
Deskpro EX P1.20GHz
Deskpro EX P1.3GHz
Deskpro EX P1.4GHz
Deskpro EX P1.5GHz
Deskpro EX P1.7GHz
Evo D500 All Models
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Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows 2000
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- Changes SMART attribute #10 to correct premature failure notification (1720).
HOW TO USE:
1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette and place it in your A: drive.
2. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive and change to that
directory. The file that is downloaded is an executable with a filename based
on the SoftPaq Number above.
3. From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file and follow the
on-screen instructions to build the diskette.
4. After the diskette has been created, you may delete the SoftPaq file downloaded
in step 2.
5. Place the newly created diskette in the A: drive of the computer and cycle
system power to boot from the diskette.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Copyright (c) 2002 Hewlett-Packard Company. All Rights Reserved.
Compaq and the Compaq logo are trademarks of the Hewlett-Packard Company
in the U.S. and other countries.
All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies
10-10-2007 11:16 AM
I have the same problem. If i replace my existing hard disk with a new one, the problem will be solved?
i'll wait for your answer,thanks in advance!
10-11-2007 11:45 AM
SMART is a technology built into hard drives the past made in the past 10 years or so. It monitors several key operating attributes of the drive. When one or more of these attributes reach a certain threshold, the drive is deemed as "failing" and it will report this status to the system. The BIOS, if it has SMART support enabled, will then give you a POST error telling you that the drive is failing so that you can perform a backup and replace the drive before it fails completely.
Now, SMART isn't 100% perfect - there are times when you might get false SMART Failure reports, but this is rare. If you get a SMART failure warning, there are two things you can try:
1. Check for a firmware update for your drive - this will ensure that the drive isn't producing a "false" report. If no BIOS update is available, then the failure report is probably accurate.
2. Check for a BIOS update for your system. Again, sometimes the BIOS will report a false SMART error - if the BIOS is up-to-date and the sMART error still occurs (even with a drive firmware udpate), then the error is accurate and the drive is failing - time to get a new drive.
One last thing you can try is to download the drive diagnostic utility for your specific drive. Maxtor, Western Digital, and Hitachi (IBM) provide a diagnostic utility that will check the drive and fix "simple" problems. You can download them from their websites:
02-19-2008 02:14 PM
BIOS has been update. Hard drive does not have a firmware update available.
What else could be the problem?
Any help is appreciated !!
07-14-2008 02:31 AM
07-14-2008 08:42 AM
08-20-2008 03:40 AM
if this warning appears the HDD is defective and is no longer able to cover bad sectors.
The HDD will die sooner or later and writing to the HDD may cause corruption due to bad sectors.
If this appears:
1.) Immediately make a backup of all of your data and/or an image of the HDD.
2.) Replace the HDD with a new one.
a) If the machine is still covered by warranty, call HP and open a case. They will send you a new drive and - depending an the warranty scheme - send a serviceman to change the drives.
b) Otherwise by a new HDD. You can use a HDD from any manufacturer (no need to buy the thing from HP).
Let me repeat:
It's a deadly sin to work with a HDD which shows the said symptoms.
09-22-2008 12:47 AM
1720-SMART hard drive detects imminenet failure (faling attr:05)
please back up the contents of the hard drive and run HDD self test in F10
or press f1 tor ignore ~~~
and i dnt know how to update the BIOS ?
please help me
i dont konw what to do !
09-22-2008 04:56 AM
We've had a fair few Maxtor 40GB IDE give this message, the odd few we've tried to stretch out have failed, not too bad from our view as we can PXE a new image and users should't have any data on the disk.
If you can get a a second drive in the PC use one of the disk copy progs, they make the transfer painless (but sometimes slow if the NTFS indexes are a little ragged)
10-02-2008 01:51 PM
no need to do something with the BIOS.
Do as advised:
Immediately backup all of the data to an external medium.
And stop *working* with it. With this error appearing everything saved to the HDD is close to Nirvana.
You may then try use the test/diagnostics/repair tool offered by the drive's manufacturer (see their website).
Unless you have very rare special situation most probably diagnostics will tell you that the drive has reached the end of it's life-cycle.
05-26-2009 09:55 AM
kids play games on it and when i boot my
system i get 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure. It all happend when i took it apart to insall a second cd-rom drive.
everthing else works fine exept niether one
of my cd-rom drieves work.
06-02-2009 05:54 AM
06-02-2009 06:45 AM
If not, then I would suggest getting a new hard drive installed in the PC and once that is configured with the O/S, etc., try attaching the old hard drive as a secondary drive in the PC and see if you are able to access it that way.
Hope that helps.
12-19-2011 11:28 AM
Haven't been on this forum for ages - but just had SMART Attr #5 error on my ancient N400C and found this thread via google !!
The error is consistent - viz the same on every boot.
The machine sits on a base expansion unit and is set to boot first from a fairly new Seagate 120GB HDD located in the multibay. That HDD runs quietly and smoothly. Apart from the SMART error, It's perfectly accessible and all files appear to be intact.
The original C:\ drive HDD is probably 10 years old + - and rattles like a bunch of pebbles in a tin can!
Strangely, if I remove the newish HDD from the multibay - or remove the machine from the base, the Attr error disappears and the little old 20GB disks boots perfectly - despite the rattles!.
The BIOS HDD test on the new drive while in the multibay returns "Unknown Error" on both the quicktest and full test options.
ATTR #5 is I believe related to high levels of reallocated sectors - which in the case in the old drive is certainly plausible - but I find hard to believe with a relatively new one that's had an easy life !!
Next move will be to move the newish HDD into the machine proper - and see if the SMART error still occurs.
Meanwhile, if anyone has any thoughts on this - I'd be pleased to hear them.....
With seasonal greetings, - and nice to see you're still around Rainald