Boot Screen - S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and rep

  VAYASEN 09:57 19 Jan 2018

Hi all.

When booting I get the black screen message- Boot Screen - S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and replace Press F1 to run Setup.

I press F1 and I see a screen with a load of readouts, everything looks ok. I click Save and exit without changing anything and the PC boots fine.

Is there something I should be doing, what is wrong?

Thanks for any advice.

  alanrwood 10:27 19 Jan 2018

It is an indication of the possibility of your hard drive starting to fail. If I were you I would replace it reasonably soon and clone over your current installation to the new one. Then use the old one in a caddy possibly for non critical storage.

  VAYASEN 11:06 19 Jan 2018

Thank you for the reply.

Ouch, this will be fun, never had to do anything like that before.

Is it easy enough?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:26 19 Jan 2018

Yes its easy enough you can download Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the drive - make the restore media and then swap drives boot from the restore media and restore the image to the new drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:27 19 Jan 2018

click here tutorial for MAcrium

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