My system is warning me to back up my hdd can i know why? Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: May 2, 2012 4:50 PM in Storage Share shaik faisal May 2, 2012 2:24:25 PM my system is warning me to back up my hdd can i know why? More about : system warning back hdd alvine a b G Storage May 2, 2012 2:35:57 PM where are you getting this message? what have you done before getting this message? m 0 l akopp21 May 2, 2012 3:05:28 PM If you have Windows 7, you can turn off messages about creating a Windows backup in the Control Panel/Action Center. m 0 l Related resources I can't access my external HDD and it shows up as "local disk (K)". Chkdsk told me file system is RAW. I want to keep my data - Forum Dumb idea...tried before...burn up the system? let me know? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 a c 377 G Storage May 2, 2012 3:14:23 PM Either your bios or your OS is reading the SMART status of the drive and predicting a failure. You may want to make a backup soon just in case. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. m 0 l WyomingKnott a c 300 G Storage May 2, 2012 4:12:13 PM IMHO, either akipp21 or Hawkeye22 may be correct. With more exact text of the message, we could tell why it is coming out. If you have never used Windows Backup, a status monitor could be trying to get you to follow best practices and simply do a backup. Alvine, what is that that you are holding? It looks like a large rack of ribs. A xylophone? m 0 l alvine a b G Storage May 2, 2012 4:50:10 PM its a mobo with a lot of pcie slots (photoshop) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !