laptop failure

  yuki42 14:23 21 Sep 2007

hi all....

when i switch on my laptop, it tell me that 1720-smart hard drive detect imminent failure (failing attr:05), what does it mean? what causing this happened? i have already do the hdd test, then it said read error, please help
thank you

  Technotiger 14:30 21 Sep 2007

Back-up all your important stuff pronto .. it is saying that your hard drive is about to fail. Urgent!

  yuki42 14:32 21 Sep 2007

it means that i hav to buy a new hard drive? how do i know whether the memory hav problems or not? can i use the external hard drive to replace it?

  Technotiger 14:36 21 Sep 2007

Yes, you will need to replace the internal Hard drive. Better to get another internal hard-drive and keep the external drive with all your important stuff on it. If you have Acronis True Image you could make a clone of your hard-drive, save it on your external drive, to restore onto a new internal drive.

  yuki42 14:40 21 Sep 2007

ok ok...

thank you very much. thank you for your help

  Technotiger 14:42 21 Sep 2007

OK - Good luck!!

  yuki42 14:42 21 Sep 2007

hi.. sorry...

i hav another problem wif my laptop, now i try to press the wireless button to on it, but it's not working at all, wat's the problem then?

  Technotiger 14:45 21 Sep 2007

Most likely to do with the failing harddrive. Might be too late to save stuff now.

However, get harddrive replaced, keep old harddrive, you may be able to save stuff by connecting the old drive externally later.

  yuki42 14:46 21 Sep 2007

okok.. thank you.....

  yuki42 14:52 21 Sep 2007

i m wondering how do i know that my hard drive is ata , sata or pata? can i replace the internal hard drive by myself? is it difficult??

  Technotiger 14:55 21 Sep 2007

I would advise taking it to a local dealer, let the experts handle it - saves money in the long run, you will then have a guarantee.

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