I'm experiencing a hard disk failure on my HP Pavillon P7-1010D.
Whenever I start my computer, a warning message pops up indicating the "Disk Failure: SATA2, and Disk Attribute: B8".
There's also an option to press F1 to boot my computer so I can continue using it normally, but after several seconds, a warning window shows up suggesting to back-up my files due to hard disk failure.
How can I resolve this without going thru such back-up? I had this computer for just a litte year ago, and I'm saddened that I'm encountering this problem. Please help. Thank you.
Please see this "Wikipedia article on S.M.A.R.T." for a list of error codes and their meanings. Basically your hard dive has failed or is about to fail. If the computer is still under warranty, contact HP Customer Support for service. If the computer is no longer under warranty, replace the drive with a new 3.5 inch SATA2 7200rpm drive of at least 500GB in size. Hopefully you have already created your personal set of HP Recovery Discs. If not, you will have to contact HP to order a set.
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