Hello, I am getting an error message that reads "SMART Failure predicted on hard disk 6...F1 Ignore" I press F1 and nothing happens. How can I bypass this screen to get to my windows home screen and back up my data?
The drive may already be gone. You can always install a new drive and put windows on it, then take your current drive and hook it up as a secondary drive and get the data off it. Otherwise, put the bad drive in an external enclosure and see if you can retieve the files that way.