Hi, I have just reinstalled Vista on a 7 year old Acer Aspire 5732 and I get the SMART message on start up of 'WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.Press F1 to continue'(I was getting this message before I reinstalled Vista).
After getting rid of all the bloatware and installing the various antivirus/antimalware software I used the Acer software to create back up discs and then used the Windows software to make a back up disc. I would like to know if I bought a replacement hard drive and used either the Acer or Windows discs to reinstall the current state, would the hard drive errors be 'transferred' with them?
Also, I have Acronis 11, should I use that to back up/create images of the current state?
I used Acer's own software to restore the laptop to it's factory settings. I then used Acronis to clone the HD (160GB) to a newer refurbished 250GB HD.
The performance is now so much faster than the old Hd that I am genuinely surprised.
1. Would this be down the fact that the newer HD may run at a faster speed? (Old HD about 7 - 10 years old, newer refurbished HD maybe 2 -3)
2. I haven't seen any HD errors and Defraggler says the disc health is 'Good', whereas it said the old disc had 'Error' in red. Am I right in thinking that cloning the HD would NOT transfer any HD errors?