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How to solve SMART Hard Disk Error: The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. Please Help.

Hello everyone I am looking Into trying to fix a unknown error on my PC.

My build:
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HP Pavilion
Intel Xeon CPU E3-1245 v3 @ 3.4GHz (equal to i7 4770k)
8GB RAM (1600MHz)
500GB HDD (Seagate)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050ti Windforce OC G1
Corsair VS450
Windows 10 Home x64

So lets talk about the error, well everything was running fine. I turned off my PC and turned it on again after sometime. The first thing I saw was this:




I pressed F2 and this appeared:



I selected Hard Drive Check pressed enter and this appeared:



I first selected Quick Check and this happened:



Then i went back and selected Extensive Scan and again same error:



When both check failed i tried to continue reboot and this appeared:




Finally i saw the windows loading screen. Then this appeared :



I restarted my pc and went through all the errors except the last one. I restarted again and again and found that the last error (look the pics) was fixed automatically.At this point I have no idea what to do and I don't want to risk It and go deeper and make matters worse, If anyone has any idea of fixes or solutions to these problems they will greatly be appreciated, I understand this Is a long read but I tried Including as much Information as possible to get a better answer suited to the problem.

If you have any questions or need more Information please let me know and I will try to reply back as soon as possible with as much feedback as I can provide.

Thank you very much for your time.
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  1. It would appear that the drive is dying.
    Do you have a full backup of the data on it? Time to replace.
  2. Your drive is in bad shape. Stop trying to power up the computer and force the drive to do more. You should clone the failing drive to another drive ASAP especially if you want to keep your data. Using the failing more will only lead to bigger disasters especially if you want to keep your data. BTW keep the drive powered off as much as possible until you are ready to clone it, physically disconnect from the machine if you have to.
  3. Best answer
    antishill said:
    Your drive is in bad shape. Stop trying to power up the computer and force the drive to do more. You should clone the failing drive to another drive ASAP especially if you want to keep your data. Using the failing more will only lead to bigger disasters especially if you want to keep your data. BTW keep the drive powered off as much as possible until you are ready to clone it, physically disconnect from the machine if you have to.


    I wouldn't even clone it.
    What corrupted junk would you be transferring to the new drive?

    Clones and backups need to happen before the drive goes bad.
  4. USAFRet said:
    It would appear that the drive is dying.
    Do you have a full backup of the data on it? Time to replace.


    i dont have any backup! Can i make one now? (Only pics and videos)
  5. taimoorbaig382 said:
    USAFRet said:
    It would appear that the drive is dying.
    Do you have a full backup of the data on it? Time to replace.


    i dont have any backup! Can i make one now? (Only pics and videos)


    Maybe.
    The more you mess with it, the closer it is to dying completely.

    It might last through a full backup, it might die in the next 30 seconds.

    DO you have another drive to copy stuff to?
  6. USAFRet said:
    taimoorbaig382 said:
    USAFRet said:
    It would appear that the drive is dying.
    Do you have a full backup of the data on it? Time to replace.


    i dont have any backup! Can i make one now? (Only pics and videos)


    Maybe.
    The more you mess with it, the closer it is to dying completely.

    It might last through a full backup, it might die in the next 30 seconds.

    DO you have another drive to copy stuff to?


    Stop scaring me!!! Yes i will copy the images and videos to my smartphone
  7. It's not a matter of trying to scare you, but a matter of giving you a realistic assessment of the severity of the situation.
  8. taimoorbaig382 said:


    Stop scaring me!!! Yes i will copy the images and videos to my smartphone


    See my sig picture?
    Always operate on the thought that your data is no more than 0.25 sec away from total destruction.
  9. is there a software or any method to stabilize my hdd?
  10. taimoorbaig382 said:
    is there a software or any method to stabilize my hdd?


    No.
    It is physically failing. There is no magic dust you can sprinkle on it to make it better.
  11. well i will keep using this one as i normally use(JUST GAMING) btw i will backup the pics and savegames!
  12. btw there is no tick tick sound coming from hdd (even in 100% usage)

    pc is also running super fast and games are also performing at 60 above fps

    then suddenly this error? something is fishy......!
  13. i contacted the person who sold me the hdd. i sent him the error pics and he is is saying that this is no a big problem! it can be fixed in just Rs.350/- (Pakistani rupees) :)
  14. taimoorbaig382 said:
    i contacted the person who sold me the hdd. i sent him the error pics and he is is saying that this is no a big problem! it can be fixed in just Rs.350/- (Pakistani rupees) :)


    It IS a big problem. The drive is physically dying.
    Do you to give more money to the guy that sold you a dying drive?
  15. USAFRet said:
    taimoorbaig382 said:
    i contacted the person who sold me the hdd. i sent him the error pics and he is is saying that this is no a big problem! it can be fixed in just Rs.350/- (Pakistani rupees) :)


    It IS a big problem. The drive is physically dying.
    Do you to give more money to the guy that sold you a dying drive?


    btw there is no tick tick sound coming from hdd (even in 100% usage)

    pc is also running super fast and games are also performing at 60 above fps

    then suddenly this error? something is fishy......!


    and another 500 gb seagate used hdd will cost Rs.2500/- ( u can convert in $ )

    so isn't it better to fix this one for only RS.350/-
  16. taimoorbaig382 said:



    and another 500 gb seagate used hdd will cost Rs.2500/- ( u can convert in $ )

    so isn't it better to fix this one for only RS.350/-


    I (and you) have no idea what he plans to do with this "fix".

    Drives die eventually.
    All of them.
    Your personal data is worth more than a physical drive.

    Can this be fixed for $3.50? Completely unknown. What does he actually plan to do?
    Backup the data on that drive.
    Today. Right now.
    Anything else is simply running on faith.
  17. USAFRet said:
    taimoorbaig382 said:



    and another 500 gb seagate used hdd will cost Rs.2500/- ( u can convert in $ )

    so isn't it better to fix this one for only RS.350/-


    I (and you) have no idea what he plans to do with this "fix".

    Drives die eventually.
    All of them.
    Your personal data is worth more than a physical drive.

    Can this be fixed for $3.50? Completely unknown. What does he actually plan to do?
    Backup the data on that drive.
    Today. Right now.
    Anything else is simply running on faith.


    lets see what happens..... i am closing the thread. bye. thanks.
  18. USAFRet said:
    taimoorbaig382 said:



    and another 500 gb seagate used hdd will cost Rs.2500/- ( u can convert in $ )

    so isn't it better to fix this one for only RS.350/-


    I (and you) have no idea what he plans to do with this "fix".

    Drives die eventually.
    All of them.
    Your personal data is worth more than a physical drive.

    Can this be fixed for $3.50? Completely unknown. What does he actually plan to do?
    Backup the data on that drive.
    Today. Right now.
    Anything else is simply running on faith.


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