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Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range.

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  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
  • Dell
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October 27, 2013 2:18:55 AM

Hi all,
Today when I open my pc, my screen appears this message:
"Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem"
and i can't even start my computer. Can anybody help me with this problem? I will really appreciate if anybody could help.

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a c 993 $ Windows 7
October 27, 2013 4:13:47 AM

Sound like the hard drive may be failing, if not actually failed. If you need to rescue any data from it, remove it and install it into another PC as a second drive so you can copy data from it and save it somewhere else.

Then test that drive while it's installed as a second drive. You can test it with SeaTools for Windows which obviously you'll need to install on the host computer: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/sea...

Strongly advise you rescue data from it before you test it.
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November 30, 2013 3:54:20 PM

I have the same issue and would like someone to help me please. I have installed a new drive and the system is running, but trying to access the old drive I still cannot. Everytime i hook up the old drive and reboot the system, I get the same error. The system does not load windows or boot. When I remove the connection to the old drive, system boots fine. I just want to save my data.

Any one have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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March 4, 2014 11:34:01 AM

Did you get an answer to this problem, I am getting same message and can't access Windows at all. Pauline
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a c 280 $ Windows 7
March 4, 2014 11:38:38 AM

@Pdavies1974 please do not hijack old threads, start a new one for your issue.

Closing.
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