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problem with turn on

by winnie0613 / February 2, 2006 12:49 PM PST

when i turn on my pc first thing it show:
dell's disk monitoring system has detected that drive 0 on the primary eide controller is operating outside of normal specifications.
it is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your harddisk drive by calling your support desk or dell computer corporation
then i have to press f1 to continue
it happen the whole week.
what should i do or how? please help me!
i have a old old computer
dimension 4300s /pentium 4 /1.4ghz
384mb sdram at 133mhz
20gb 7200 rpm ultra ata hard drive
i kno it's very old just use for web searching.
please help me out
thank you so much

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That's S.M.A.R.T.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 1:21 PM PST
In reply to: problem with turn on

The hard disk diagnostics are giving fair warning that it may fail soon. Given hard disk prices and that a new hard disk is much cheaper than a new machine or that you may not have a backup if the hard disk fails, why not replace that drive tomorrow?

Bob

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thank you
by winnie0613 / February 3, 2006 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: That's S.M.A.R.T.

thank you bob

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