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hard drive failure predicted

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chittnp

Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2002
Location
Sandy Creek NY
I keep getting this message everytime I start my computer, I duly press f1 and continue, and everything seems to be working just fine...is there any kind of test i can run on my Hard drive to verify this? How does the bios gather this information? I have seen this message before, but it went away after a few re-boots. whats the deal?

The Hard drive is a Maxtor 60 GB 7200 RPM...Id really appreciate some advice on this
 

Bull

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2001
All I can say is go to Maxtors site and download their diagnostic utility. If it says failure is imminent then your drive is going bad. I had a Western Digital that did this. I would back it up immediately before it fails completely.
 

stool

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
You can find links to all the HD manufacturer diagnostics in the Sticky in the Storage forum