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smart failure predicted on hard disc 0 : wdc wd3200bevt

by kmishra3 / December 23, 2012 11:43 PM PST

Dear Forum Members,

I have been getting smart failure predicted on hard disc 0 : wdc wd3200bevt back up your data and change your hard drive immediately error message while starting my dell studio laptop 1470 every time.My system is working very slow however it is working lil slow in safe mode could anyone tell me what caused this error and what are the solutions is the hard drive damage if it is please tell me the way to recover data from damaged hard drive.


I would appreciate your help....

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You should focus your attention on saving your data
by VAPCMD / December 23, 2012 11:58 PM PST

family pictures, financial data.tax records, etc., etc., to any media you can....DVDs, USB Flash Drives, external hard drive etc.,

Later you can test the drive to find out what the error is and you should have worried about backup and data save when you first got the smart error message.

VAPCMD

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What causes this error.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2012 12:04 AM PST

Age, heat, drops, etc. Usually nothing the user did. We can extend our laptop life span with simple things like using it on a hard clean surface so the air flow is good. We also clean the vents with canned air on a regular basis but mechanical things do wear out. Some are sadly thinking that the new solid state drives will fix that. They are in for a big surprise in a few years.
Bob

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