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Mugsy1
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Computer fails to start up.  Get the following:

1720-SMART HARD DRIVE detects imminent failure

Failing Drive: SATAO

Failing Attribute: #B8

 

Ran the HARD DISK TEST and STARTUP TEST.  Got the same Failure ID:

Q08EW8-00091J-PXPB0K-60W203

 

Any ideas for a solution?

 

 

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Computer fails to start up.  Get the following: 1720-SMART HARD DRIVE detects imminent failure

Failing Drive: SATAO

Failing Attribute: #B8 - Reported Uncorrectable Errors

Ran the HARD DISK TEST and STARTUP TEST.  Got the same Failure

Any ideas for a solution? 


Reference for 'SMART':  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

 

Your only solution is to replace the disk-drive, as soon as possible.

Compare to somebody telling you one of your automobile's tires is bald.

You can (foolishly) continue to drive on it, or you can replace it before it (disasterously) "blows".

 

While there still is some remaining "life" in the disk-drive, the quickest solution:

* purchase a new SEAGATE or WESTERN DIGITAL disk-drive,

* download free "disk-cloning" software from the respective web-site,

* connect the new disk-drive as a "secondary" disk-drive,

* run that disk-cloning software to make an exact, or exact as possible, copy of the old disk-drive,

* remove the old disk-drive,

* connect the new disk-drive,

* done.

 

If a few of those "uncorrectable disk-errors" blocks on the old disk-drive cannot be copied, then 99.999% of the blocks will have been copied.  Hopefully, those "missing" blocks are not vital.  They could be "free-space", or they could be a configuration file for a Polish keyboard.

 

Don't delay -- remediate now!

 


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