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Drive about to go BOOM ???

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September 30, 2012 1:46:17 AM

I just turned on my PC and got 3 beeps, SMART says HD XXX is about to fail, please back up your data and what not. Started W7 normally and run Crystaldisk and WD Data Lifeguard Diags (being this a WD drive) and both tools said the drive was ok, run further test and nono of them seem to find any problems. :o  So... WTH is going on? will my HD fail or is it the BIOS just acting up?

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a c 288 G Storage
September 30, 2012 10:57:58 AM

Could we see CrystalDiskInfo's SMART report?
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a b G Storage
September 30, 2012 12:29:10 PM

If your hard drive is OK then this behavior of a false SMART report at start up can be caused by a faulty memory module. Try running memtest86 for at least three passes.

But first lets see the CrystalDiskInfo's SMART report.

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September 30, 2012 3:04:48 PM

CrystalDisk report coming after I get home from work... Yeah, working Sundays suck
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a c 288 G Storage
September 30, 2012 11:38:46 PM

Everything looks OK to me. None of the attributes are anywhere near their thresholds.
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a b G Storage
October 1, 2012 1:10:33 AM

in the wd dld did you run the short test or just look at the smart status
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October 1, 2012 2:04:22 AM

Ran the short test... Passed
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a b G Storage
October 1, 2012 1:45:21 PM

Looks like you maybe having memory problems, run memtest86.
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