09-24-2006 11:28 PM
1720- SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure.
Failing Drive: SATA 0 (dark blue)
Failing Attribute: # 10
can anyone help me? after pressing F1 the PC still works.
09-25-2006 01:07 AM
SMART is a self diagnostic on the hard drive itself. It's purpose is to detect a failing hard drive before it has actually failed and you loose all your data. When SMART displays a message of imminent failure you should back up all your data and replace the hard drive.
There is not a BIOS option to disable SMART.
You can choose to ignore the SMART message, your hard drive may not fail for weeks or months, or it may have failed by the time you read this message.
Hope this helps.
09-25-2006 01:10 AM
download the diagnostics tool from your hard drive manufacturer, put it on diskette/cd and check your HDD.
look also at this thread >>>
at least nearly most manufacturers have their own diag-tools on their hp's...
(...say thanks with HP points...)
HP points ? >>>
09-25-2006 07:10 AM
As one of the replies you got suggested, I *strongly* suggest you download the Diagnostics utility from the web site of the hard drive manufacturer. Then, run it, several times. Possibly your hard drive will get an "OK", like mine did. Probably with your HD and mine, there is a glitch, but maybe not a major problem. Lanny
09-26-2006 01:39 AM
I too use the Manufacturers drive test utilities religously. However, if SMART says there is a problem and the diagnostic utility says there is not, who are you going to believe. If tomorrow, next week or next month your hard drive fails and you loose all your data who will you blame.
Roll the dice if you wish. Spending $50 or $100 to replace a suspect drive is a lot cheaper than the cost of lost data. I have been there, four times in the past two years.
My two cents.
07-24-2009 11:56 AM
And it said - Test Failed. Drive Replacement Recommended.
Does that mean I need a whole new hard drive? Why would this happen? My computer is less than 1 year old.
03-27-2012 12:11 AM
Hi i am paul mungai kamau,
I working for Kenya Ports Authority Mombasa and i deal with HP printer PCs Servers and scanners, I have been experiencing Immitent failures on hardrives in Pcs SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure. From the conversation you said we download diagnostic tool what is the link...to get the the exact tool please when helping pple special the correct link.
03-15-2013 06:14 PM
I recently got this error, and I sent in my computer to HP (Pavilion h8-1212c) to be fixed. I was wondering how long it usually takes for HP to fix this kind of problem, because I really need it.
04-07-2014 07:02 PM
I have this same error message, but on a HP Pavilion 23 touchscreen with windows 8. Instead of successfully booting, it loads for a while, flashes a light blue screen with a message that I couldn't read. Then it takes me back to the error message. I press F1 to boot again, but this time, the loading screen says "Preparing Automatic Repair", then it takes me to a black screen. By the way I bought this computer a week ago.
04-08-2014 09:25 AM
Hello, yes you need a new hard drive, backup your files into an external hard drive, then replace your bad hard drive, sugestion- shutdown your computer every night, this will protect the hard drive for malfunction later.