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HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

Q: HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

Ok here s the history of the problem I have GB Hard drive quot Samsung sp c quot and I am using it since two years with my old desktop system with this S M A R T error at the startup BIOS TWO YEARS BACK I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD space There were partitions initially I e C D E amp F The problem started with partition #83" attribute "1720-SMART failure failing? drive detects imminent hard failed: ... HDD error F with following issues Always took so long copying files into F System got stuck up when some file s folder s from F drive were opened and then automatic restart That time ran CHKDSK on F drive but in the middle of scanning it always restarted the PC automatically Sometimes system restarted when I was copying some HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing? random data in the F partition Whenever this restart thing happened at the start up it displayed that there is no primary hard drive detected Then eventually it came back live after - attempts always I also deleted the Partition F and then recreated the partition but same problems persisted YEAR BACK Due to above issues HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing? I left the partition F as it was and used others like C D amp E but an year before the partition E started to do things same way F was doing and at that point F was not accessible with error popping The disk is not formatted Do you want to format it now I formatted the partition F and ran following HDD tools afterwards Partition Table Doctor HDD Regenerator Surface tests for C D E was fine but when it started scanning the HDD somewhere in F partition area these tools messed up with something took so long stuck at sectors for long time without repairing it MONTHS BACK I came to know that there are some serious issues in the HDD sectors inside the last GB part of HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing? the hard disk I made partitions C D E F G The G partition was for GB space and I never opened this drive since I created it because this will cause same problem what the F was doing before NOW I don t have much issues with C D E amp F while operating them Don t use F too much to be at safe side But I feel that HDD is very slow overall and and every time I turn this system on I get quot -SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed quot Wondering if it could be fixed or not and I know and understand that my hard disk was failing ever since and most of you guys will advice to back up and purchase a new one but I am still on to fix this one and as if there s any way to get it right up Many Thanks nbsp

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A: HDD error "1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure attribute failed: #83" ... failing?

The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
chkdsk ?X? /f /r​
The /R will remap bad sectors in an effort to avoid future I/o errors.

a} fix all partitions
b} get the SMART data and save it for reverence (it will not be reset to zero by chkdsk)
c} view the SMART data every day
d} look for increasing statistics

PLAN on getting a new HDD asap

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Ok here s the history of the problem I have GB Hard drive quot Samsung sp c quot and I am using it since two Drive #83" "1720-SMART imminent Attribute failure Hard failed: HDD error detects years HDD error "1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed: #83" with my old desktop system with this S M A R T error at the startup BIOS TWO YEARS BACK I think there are some bad sectors involved at the last part of the HDD space There were partitions initially i e C D E amp F The problem started with partition F with following issues Always took so long copying files into F System got stuck up when some file s folder s from F drive were opened and then automatic restart That time ran CHKDSK on F drive but in the middle of scanning it always restarted the PC automatically Sometimes system restarted when I was copying some random data in the F partition Whenever this restart thing happened at the start up it displayed that there is no primary hard drive detected Then eventually it came back live after - attempts always I also deleted the Partition F and then recreated the partition but same problems persisted YEAR BACK Due to above issues I left the partition F as it was and used others like C D amp E but an year before the partition E started to do things same way F was doing and at that point F was not accessible with error popping The disk is not formatted Do you want to format it now I formatted the partition F and ran following HDD tools afterwards Partition Table Doctor HDD Regenerator Surface tests for C D E was fine but when it started scanning the HDD somewhere in F partition area these tools messed up with something took so long stuck at sectors for long time without repairing it MONTHS BACK I came to know that there are some serious issues in the HDD sectors inside the last GB part of the hard disk I made partitions C D E F G The G partition was for GB space and I never opened this drive since I created it because this will cause same problem what the F was doing before NOW I don t have much issues with C D E amp F while operating them Don t use F too much to be at safe side But I feel that HDD is very slow overall and and every time I turn this system on I get quot -SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed quot Wondering if it could be fixed or not and I know and understand that my hard disk was failing ever since and most of you guys will advice to back up and purchase a new one but I am still on to fix this one and as if there s any way to get it right up Many Thanks nbsp

A:HDD error "1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Attribute failed: #83"

You can't "fix" bad sectors.

You can however, decide if it's worth spending anymore time on an old 80GB hard drive with bad sectors that can fail at any moment.
Whatever your time is worth to you, only you can decide.
 

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I have a 466 mhz Compaq Deskpro with Windows 2000 loaded on it. When I boot the computer I get the following message: "1720-smart hard drive detects imminent failure. Your hard drive is detecting an imminent failure. To ensure no data loss, backup contents and replace this hard disk."
I've tried 3 different hard drives, flashed the bios, upgraded the bios and yet the error message still remains. When I hit F1 the system boots into Win 2k fine. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this error would be appreciated.
 

A:1720-SMART hard drive detects an imminent failure

go into your bios and disable the SMART drive feature for a few days, and then re-enable it. Just a guess, but it can't hurt.

Good luck,
Richard
 

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Alright - My wife has had my computer for the last six months while I ve been working away from home When I get back to it it s hanging up periodically It would be a random hang up EXCEPT when I would run Disk Scan - then it would ALWAYS hang So over the weekend I tried running Disk Defrag SMART imminent hard 1720 drive detects - failure When I got back home to it my cursor was blinking in the top left corner of a 1720 - SMART hard drive detects imminent failure blank monitor I removed the drive and brought it to work where I have access to some crack IT guys Looks like my boot sector is visible but there is no directory tree to access files and I can t even seem to get a letter assignment out of the drive Took it to Circuit City with the same results Then took it across the street to a shady little place called Dr Dan From a back room he claimed that he got it to boot to the desktop three times in a row but then could not access any programs The error - SMART hard drive detect imminent failure Attribute I m sure the drive is close to full failure I d like to get the data off of it and onto a clean new HD but if I can t even see the drive am I hosed em My computer eMachines T OS Win XP Home Memory MB HD GB WD Any help would be greatly appreciated Money IS an issue TIME is NOT I ll do anything until my options run out but I don t want to have to spend Thanks in advance Jim

A:1720 - SMART hard drive detects imminent failure

Hi VentureForth,Pro hard drive recovery is VERY expensive. That doesn't sound like an option. I have had some success using Norton's system works. It can look at the drive and see if things can be recovered. Your local guys may have done that. You can try to boot to a DOS boot disk and navigate over to you data. The key there is drive recognition. All Windows/DOS fixes need to at least see the drive. I would also take a shot with the manufacturer's software. Western Digital has data lifeguard tools. Let me also point you here: Leurgy's hard drive postThis post has all types of hard drive info. As a last resort, try hard drive CPR. Don't laugh, I have seen this work many times. With the computer OFF, remove the hard drive and rap it on the side (The side 90 degrees from where you plug it in - not on its top or bottom). When the drive has ran for long periods of time and then gets cut off for an extended period, I have seen the drive arm get stuck in the parked position. This is a do at your own risk thing and should be done only when you are sure the drive has to be replaced.Question to you... Is the hard drive clicking as it tries to start?Good luck, Rigel

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When I boot up, I am getting this message "1720 Hard Drive detects imminent failures". I did a Google search and learned (through computerhope.com/issues/ch000184.htm) that Compaq has S.M.A.R.T. and this message comes from that. Could it be that there is a glitch in SMART? It mentioned a patch. Will my hard drive actually fail? My computer is 5 years old.
Please help me.
Gloria
 

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hello my computer started this morning with a black screen that said quot SMART failure predicted on hard disk -S M A R T hard drive detects imminent failure back up contents of hard drive and run HDD self test failure" drive detects "Hard imminent in F to continue quot What do I do I need your help ASAP please please please "Hard drive detects imminent failure" Veronica here is the hijack this log Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSetMgr exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccEvtMgr exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI Control Panel atiptaxx exe C "Hard drive detects imminent failure" Program Files HPQ One-Touch OneTouch EXE C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPLpr exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C Program Files Roxio Easy CD Creator DragToDisc DrgToDsc exe C WINDOWS System carpserv exe C Program Files Common Files InstallShield UpdateService issch exe C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Distillr Acrotray exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe C PROGRA SYMANT VPTray exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Program Files MSN Messenger MsnMsgr Exe C Program Files McGill NetConnect ArubaService exe C Program Files Symantec AntiVirus DefWatch exe C WINDOWS system HPConfig exe "Hard drive detects imminent failure" C Program Files HPQ Notebook Utilities HPWirelessMgr exe C Program Files Symantec AntiVirus Rtvscan exe C WINDOWS System MsPMSPSv exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C WINDOWS System wuauclt exe C Documents and Settings Veronica Desktop HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www hotmail com R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName F - REG system ini UserInit userinit exe N - Netscape user pref quot browser search defaultengine quot quot engine C A CProgram Files CNetscape CNetscape Csearchplugins CSBWeb src quot C Documents and Settings Veronica Application Data Mozilla Profiles default s q r slt prefs js O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dll O - BHO Google Toolbar Helper - AA ED - DD- d - -CF F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - BHO AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - AE CD -E - f- - EE - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Acrobat AcroIEFavClient dll O - Toolbar amp Radio - E - F- D - E- A C - C WINDOWS System msdxm ocx O - Toolbar Adobe PDF - -D C - - FA - E EAAC - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Acrobat AcroIEFavClient dll O - Toolbar amp Google - C B - - d - B - A CD F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - HKLM Run ATIModeChange Ati mdxx exe O - HKLM Run ATIPTA quot C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI Control Panel atiptaxx exe quot O - HKLM Run TV Now quot C Program Files HPQ Notebook Utilities TvNow exe quot RK O - HKLM Run Display Settings quot C Program Files HPQ Notebook Utilities hptasks exe quot s O - HKLM Run QT HPOT quot C Program Files HPQ One-Touch OneTouch EXE quot O - HKLM Run SynTPLpr quot C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPLpr exe quot O - HKLM Run SynTPEnh quot C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe quot O - HKLM Run RoxioEngineUtility quot C Program Files Common Files Roxio Shared System EngUtil exe quot O - HKLM Run RoxioDragToDisc quot C Program Files Roxio Easy CD Creator DragToDisc DrgToDsc exe quot O - HKLM Run Cpqset C Program Files HP... Read more

A:"Hard drive detects imminent failure"

hello again, now it is posting that message everytime i start my computer. here is a more recent hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:02:48 AM, on 5/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\McGill NetConnect 2.0\ArubaService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Veronica\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Veronica\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\s5q3462r.slt\prefs.js)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TV Now] "C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\TvNow.exe" /RK
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Display Settings] "C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QT4HPOT] "C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\... Read more

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hello
everytime i start my computer a black screen comes up that says "hard drive detects imminent failure. 1720-S.M.A.R.T hard drive detects imminent failure, back up all contents, run an HDD self-test in F2". What do I do? it is running very slow and crashing a lot. please please please help ASAP!

veronica
 

A:"Hard drive detects imminent failure"

Hi Veronica,

I would suggest copying anything you value off of the hard drive right away. S.M.A.R.T. is short for "Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology" that is built into many hard disk drives. Your hard drive may be telling you that it may fail completely (as in total loss of all contents) at any time.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-detects-imminent-failure.709817/
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Dear, 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects iminent failure.Failing Drive: SATA0 (DARK BLUE)Failing Attribute: #184

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I've just built a new computer that has a 2nd hand HDD as the secondary drive. It was causing messages to appear like "Hard drive failure imminent - do you want to back up the drive". Since I was still setting up everything on the primary drive I disabled the messages by clicking "Do not show these messages again". Now I realise I should enable the message and remove the offending HDD. I'm running windows 8.1.

How do I re-enable these messages?

A:How to enable "Hard Drive Failure Imminent" messages

Hi chrisg42,

Any chance you unchecked this Maintenance Option in the Action Center. i can't say for sure but it might be worth checking. seems like it might be somehow tied to a periodic SMART check:

Action Center Messages - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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A:SMART imminent hard drive failure error message

Hi celkiar04 and welcome to TSF !

The best solution would be to attach the drive to another computer. Is this a laptop or a desktop ? Is this a SATA or an IDE drive ?

If it's a regular 3.5'' drive then simply hook it as a slave on another computer. If it's a 2.5'' laptop drive then you'll need a 2.5'' USB enclosure or a 2.5'' to 3.5'' IDE adapter.

Once you've backed up your files, you can run the manufacturer's diagnostic utility on the hard drive, though usually when you start getting S.M.A.R.T. error messages the only option left is to replace the drive.

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Well I finally bought a new harddrive to replace my failing drive however when I tried to use the Data Lifeguard tools to duplicate the data from the old drive to the new one it failed The drive so far still works though access time is slow and all sighs show that its starting to fail the HD diognostic disk showed that the data error ratio and seek time are in the critical range Now roughly of the data 1720: Failure Imminent Detected Drive Hard on the drive I dont really care if it is lost since most of the data is programs that I still have the original cds for and can 1720: Detected Hard Drive Failure Imminent just as easily re-install However the other is data I do not have backed up Yes yes I know im stupid for not making backups in any way and I really dont want to loose data like school projects passwords accounts personal art programming projects etc THIS data I cannot afford to loose if I can help it And data recovery is out of the question I coule buy three new pcs for the price of one standard data recovery Now that you know the background of my problem heres my questions I started a through scandisk itll take a few hours the drive is GB Smart idea or Stupid idea on a drive that is near-failure I know there is no DEFINATE time but roughly how much time do I have until the drive fails so bad that I cant even access the data on it anymore If even after the scandisk I cant duplicate the drive my next plan is to make it master and my new drive the slave then to manually drag and copy the critial files on my drive After I copy my non-backed up files this way if I can I plan to copy the files on the root of the drive the windows directory and the program files directory if I do this will windows be able to boot without re-installing If not what else do I have to copy to make it boot nbsp

A:1720: Detected Hard Drive Failure Imminent

Just a thought, rather than strain the old drive. Put the new one in as master (for now leave the old one unhooked but set it to slave while in there). Install all your software on the new drive. Once this is done, hook the old one as a slave and copy your data to the new one. The old one could fail at any time and this may be the best chance of saving the data.
 

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A:"Hard Drive Failure Is Imminent"

When SMART tells you to start backing up, you better start backing up. You can buy an external enclosure pretty cheap, put the 500GB drive in an enclosure to back up your files.
 

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Hi! I'm wondering if anyone can help me.

On booting the computer the other day the S.M.A.R.T diagnostic program suddenly came on saying that a "hard drive failure may be imminent", when I open up Intel Matrix storage console it says that the hard drive in port 0 has had a S.M.A.R.T event recorded against it but the one in port. 2 is"normal".

Is port 0 the volume with the operating system on it and if so what would be the best way to back up the drive and does anyone know how to change the hard drive and how much approximatly would this cost ?.

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A:Satellite Pro P200 - Smart error "Hard drive failure imminent"

Hi!

In my opinion you should backup all data as fast as possible. In worst case you could the HDD could completely die and then you are not able to backup the data on it.

After this you should exchange the HDD. It?s depending on the HDD model that you buy how much it will cost but HDDs are not so expensive these days. I think it be possible to get one for 50 Euros.

Bye

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So when I startup the computer, or any restart from an install, I get this message...
1170 Hard Drive detects immenent failure, F1 to boot, F10 to setup...
I just hit F1, and everything has worked thus far, but no telling how many more times I can bypass this thing with no f**kup...

Anyone have anything like this before??
Know how to fix it.

I have already run the scandisk util, with no success...
Thanks.
 

A:1170 Hard Drive Detects Imminent Failure, F1 to boot, F10 to Setup

First I`d back everything up,and then download some diagnostic tools,either from the maker of your HD or here- http://tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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A:"Hard Drive Catastrophic Failure" or "The night is darkest before dawn"

Zar should have recovered it (if the data is recoverable)
Also (you may already realize this now) in future Copy and paste

More recovery tools here
 

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A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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A:"Sysem failure Imminent".. but it's been saying this for two weeks!

probably not a prank as the warning pops up so early.
found this:
S.M.A.R.T. monitors the disk's performance, bad sectors, calibration, CRC errors, disk spin up time, distance between the head and the disk, temperature, features of medium, heads, motor or servomechanism. In all, over 35 attributes are covered by S.M.A.R.T. When errors for a particular category exceed a threshold defined by S.M.A.R.T., the BIOS or the S.M.A.R.T. application will display a warning message, which might look like this:

WARNING: Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.

The failure may then be logged in the hard drive's firmware, and return a negative health status to the system. At such a point, it is usually a good idea to check that your drive has not overheated, and to perform an immediate backup.

S.M.A.R.T. Phase-II is a set of extensions to the original S.M.A.R.T. specifications designed to improve failure prediction accuracy. Also known as SMART Off-Line, the failure prediction diagnostics may take several seconds or even minutes to run and therefore should only be initiated when the hard drive is not servicing user I/O requests. There are two different techniques or commands for executing Off-Line Diagnostics. The first technique is "Off-Line Immediate" which starts a single off-line failure prediction diagnostic run in the drive upon command receipt. The second technique is "Off-line" automatic which regularly schedules failure prediction diagnostic to runs at timed intervals when I/O activity to the drive is quiet. Upon completion of any failure prediction diagnostic run, the firmware permanently records updated SMART failure prediction information on the drive. If a user I/O request is received by the device while running an Off-line diagnostic, the diagnostic is terminated within two seconds such that the I/O request may complete in a timely fashion.

S.M.A.R.T. is also known as Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), which is used in IBM technology, while Compaq, the first to implement this technology, calls it Drive Failure Prediction (DFP).

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you can switch it off in the bios if your sure its a fals alarm...maybe switching it off and then back on will re-set it?

good luck.
 

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Hello dime5150. Welcome to the forum

In PW, did you try "Rebuild MBR"?

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A:Acer Aspire Alt+F10 Failure - "ERROR: failed to copy napp7.exe to ram"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by isohix


Hey guys. Recently my computer's been having an infinite reboot issue, so I looked on various websites on how to fix said problem. Each website I went to directed me towards the alt + F10 method, but whenever I try to use this method it says "Please wait a moment..." for about 10 - 20 minutes then gives me an error report saying "ERROR: failed to copy napp7.exe to ram."

So far I've...
Tried to reset my CMOS to default, did not work.
Tried to go to Advanced Boot Options, laptop just kept restarting.
Tried to see if my D2D recovery was enabled in BIOS, it was.
Tried to use alt+F10, did not work.

I really don't have the time or money at the moment to buy a recovery disk (hopefully it can be voided), so I was wondering if
a.) Anyone had another troubleshooting tip.
or
b.) If anyone knew how to fix the alt+f10 method I tried.

Thanks in advance.


It looks like your recovery partition is corrupted. You never want to rely on the recovery partition, because if your hard drive fails, the recovery partition goes down with it. The erecovery manager should've prompted you to make the recovery discs when you first started up the computer. It doesn't cost any money to make them. Since you don't havbe erecovery discs, it looks like you are going to have to clean install Windows 7 (which I prefer because it doesn't have all of the bloatware that you would have if you ran erecovery) To clean install Windows 7 on your computer, please follow this tutorial and post back with any questions: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

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Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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A:"delayed write failed" during dvd shrink on external hard drive

I would upgrade the Laptop ram to 512 or a gig, see if the problem stops.
 

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A:"Delayed Write Failed" on External Hard Drive

Check for malware. Also, a delayed write failure is this:

this is how external drives work with xp:

1. you tell a file to be copied to the ed (external drive)
2. Windows checks the file size and compares it to the free space on the ed.
3 Windows allocutes the space needed and queues segments of the file to be copied. (usually 1 file = 1 segment)
4. Windows starts copying segments to the drive in order of the queue.
5. the files finish and the transfer completes.

The delayed write failure is when one of the queued segments fails to copy.
This could be because of the hard drive failing so check for hdd errors but its more likely a windows issue.
 

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Buy and install a new hard drive and download the Create Media Tool to make your own windows installation disk.
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Press f1 to continue"

I get the above error when I turn on my computer, but when I load windows after pressing f1 everything seems to be fine, do I need to worry about this? It started occuring after I installed my q6600 cpu last night.
 

A:"pri master hard disk: s.m.a.r.t. cmd failed" error

If your drive or PC is still under warranty, I would have the drive replaced. The SMART diagnostics are used to tell you if the drive is running outside of the specs designed by the manufacturer. If the drive goes outside the specs, then there is usually a 72-hour timeframe before the drive fails completely.

But with the error you are getting, it sounds like it's an error with the SMART diags themselves - which should be replaced anyway.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pri-master-hard-disk-s-m-a-r-t-cmd-failed-error.639921/
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A:"Primary hard drive failure?"

Could be a drive failing, and I'd definately back it up.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/primary-hard-drive-failure.321102/
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A:Error Message 1720 Smart drive ...

I'm actually typing this from the exact same type of PC.

Did the "original" drive fail...why did you have to replace the drive?

Is the replacement drive faulty by any chance, or is it a new drive?

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A:[SOLVED] XP failing to boot / restore with "Delayed Write Failed"

Your IT dept should be able to help you with this.
A Delayed Write error means that the HDD is having trouble communicating with the computer. This may be caused by a failing HDD. If you are the IT dept, then try replacing the Data cable on the HDD. Also try a different power plug.
If you can boot into Windows, go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. In the Command Prompt type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk will run through 5 stages and check the HDD.
On another computer, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the HDD. If either test fails the HDD needs to be replaced.

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A:XP failing to boot / restore with "Delayed Write Failed"

Hi Everyone,

I used the Seatools for DOS boot disk to test the hard drive and surprisingly no errors were detected. Both the short & long tests passed with flying colours. I now know that my RAM & my HDD are in good health. What else can cause this kind of Delayed Write error?

Any further help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-failing-to-boot-restore-with-delayed-write-failed.1096244/
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Click on the "Installer failed to initialize" link in this Adobe KB article.

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A:Imminent hard drive failure

See this:
Modern computer bios contain a technology called SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology) that interfaces with modern disk drives using the EIDE specification and contains a log of many hard disk working attributes. If you download the free DiskCheckup program from the Passmark website (http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm) it will read this log and report the attributes. This is a small program and downloads fast. It also does not have to be run until you want to read the log, so takes no system resources when it isn't running.

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What part of the boot process does it stop at?
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A:1720 hardrive detects iminent failure

Download Seatools to verify that your drive is in fact dying.

There are programs you can use to create a backup image of your entire drive. Programs like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (though these programs are usually not free).

New harddrives are relatively cheap, and are a breeze to install yourself, or should be cheap to have someone else install.

It is possible to transfer your windows to the USB drive, but someone else will have to help with that as it would take me a while to walk you through it since I have never done it myself.

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A:"Hard Drive Failure Imminent" messages?

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A:Imminent hard drive failure or Virus?

Sounds like your pc is infected and you need to work on that. However you can also download the hard drive manufacture diagnostics and test the drive. I can't provide a link since you left out all info about your pc. When asking for support your pc specs and os version is customary to provide.

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A:Solved: Imminent hard drive failure

If the lenovo diagnostic and seatools are indicating a disk failure I would suggest an immediate backup of as much as you can / need and replace the drive.
 

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A:hard drive failure is imminent, won't boot

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It sounds to me like your hard drive has already failed.

It might be possible to revive your hard drive just long enough for you to get your data off of it.

Take a look at this article HERE

I can`t guarantee that this will work, but it may be worth a try.

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A:Can SSD Kill other drives ? Hard drive failed SMART Error !

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A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose


"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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A:1720 SMART failure

This is an imminent hard drive failure warning.
 
Backup any data you want to keep immediately, buy a new hard drive.

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So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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A:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

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A:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

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A:Hard Drive "Not Initialized", "device is not ready",won't recognize

If you have killed the drive, there isn't very much you do about it. Even experts cannot sometimes recover anything, and it's just a wast of money.

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A:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
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But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Can I possible "compact" this drive from the command prompt screen?


Note: I have no other Win 7 systems, so can't create a disk, and I have no original disks.
Also, no restore point has ever been set, and there are no partitions on the drive.

A:"Startup repair" failing - hard disk space issue?

Normally, I'd tell you to download a program or two to examine what's using the space or to clean up unnecessary files.

But with only 1024 kb of space, you probably can't install anything.

So--try this:

Start button, search box, type in "disk cleanup" and then poke the disk cleanup listing that shows up.

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A:SATA Laptop Hard Drive "Disk Read Error"

This thread can be closed as #1 the issues has been resolved and #2 it doesn't look like anyone will be repying anyways.

Now, in the case that someone does stumble onto this thread here is an update....
Turns out the hard drive was physically damaged (or so I'm told). Since there was sensitive data on the drive I was being extra cautious and after removing the drive and connecting to another pc and seeing the drive but not the partitions or data I didn't even try FixMBR or anythinhg else becuase I didn't want to take the chance of further damage. I took the drive to a data recovery specialst who was able (for a small fee ofcourse) to recover the data. Since the laptop is still under warranty I took it into the store I bought it and told them the sit. Tehy gave me a new hard drive on the spot and I have now restored it back to normal. Thank You all and goodnight.
 

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Once windows had fully finished booting, no second drive visible, did "find new hardware", and selected exclamation marked hdd, and installed drivers from win update. The hard drive still does not appear in the My Computer drive tree.

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A:Hard drive instal error "data services locked"

Check your Disk Management. You can find this in:

Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer management
Disk Management

It should tell you if it is properly formatted, healthy, or degraded. Post results.
 

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Now it shows 71MB free. Any thoughts?

A:Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

so do you have 300 gb? or only 71 mb? because if its 71 mb, u have got some major cleaning to do. I doubt that though, some viruses clutter the hard drive. If you have plenty of room, and your still getting the message then you can follow these instructions to remove the annoying message.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums

1. open regedit
2. go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3. Right click explorer and then select new then DWORD (32 bit value)
4. name it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
5. right click it and press modify
6. change its value to 1 in hexadecimal form then press ok
7. log out and back in and message should be gone.

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The computer detected the hard drive in BIOS. I also connected the hard drive to another machine externally and here's the partition info:

12GB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
102MB NTFS, System Reserved, Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
97.67GB NTFS, Acer, Healthy (Logical Drive)

How do I get this laptop to boot up with the new hard drive?

A:"No Bootable Device" error after win 7 installation on new hard drive

did you check your bios and make sure the new harddrive is set to the first device to boot from?

scrooge

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Hey Gang,

I'm using Norton Ghost 9.0. I'm trying to back up my C and D drives to an external drive. Its a WD Caviar 250 GB. Its Brand New. I got it today from Tiger Direct.

I've Fdisked, Formatted and Scandisked. However when I try to create a backup with Norton Ghost 9.0 I get the following error:

I have Goback on my machine but I've disabled it.

Can anyone help me out?

thanks,
HULK!
 

A:"Externally Altered" Error on Brand New Hard Drive

It sounds like something running on the system has changed a file that GHOST was trying to copy. I don't believe this has anything to do with the new drive, it's something running on your system. Try using the bootable CD to do the backup, that precludes any files being open and/or modified during the backup.
 

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Hello,
Today morning when I turn on my laptop, I got an error from Intel Rapid Storage that the laptop may fail and I must take a bacjup. I tried running Boot time Diagnostic and it gave me following message:
Error Code 2000-0151
Validation 116622
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N W0VAY77L, Incorrect status = 3E 
SMART Predictive Failure.
Please guide me if HD need to be replaced. My laptop is under warranty.

A:Error Code 2000-0151 - Hard Drive incorrect status 3E Smart Predicitve Failure

Hi navedalamalam,
2000-0151 error indicates your hard disk drive (HDD) has failed and may be nearing the end of its life. Please backup the data from the system if it’s booting up. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it. Then run the diagnostics again.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
Please refer to the video in the link below for updating the BIOS.
http://dell.to/164n7sH
Please let me know if this helps.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19640886
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This is kinda long and I've fixed it but could use your input So after waking up my parents informed me that the computer was shutting down randomly I turned it on and quot a "a press " restart disk ctrl+alt+del to Drive, error occurred Hard disk error occurred press ctrl alt del to restart quot appeared It's a Sata hard drive so I checked the cables to make sure they were plugged in correctly and they were and then I tried connecting it to another computer with that computers cables and that didn't work either My parents not wanting to buy one online decided to just go to bestbuy and buy one there since we already had the Windows Disk at home I formatted it partitioned it and installed Windows Home Premium on Hard Drive, "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart " it and everything worked I decided to connect the Hard drive that didn't work while the computer was still on and it immediately started downloading the drivers it needed and up popped all the hard drive I'm going to start transferring all the important things like music videos and games and after Hard Drive, "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart " all I can see are the following things after getting all the data we want off it should I reinstall Hard Drive, "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart " windows to see if my other computer will recognize it Even though it couldn't before format it and just use it as extra data though since it already couldn't boot up the ability to keep data on it may fail in a couple of days weeks or just put it away and not use it at all What would you guys reccomend I do

A:Hard Drive, "a disk error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart "

First get the data you need off it.

Then go to the mfr and get their HD testing utility and run it.

If it were me I wouldnt trust it. I have been burned before.

You certainly could use it for storage of, say one set of backups, for the chances of losing your OS HD, and that backup at the same time are nil.

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A:"Disk error" invisible except to event viewer, when imaging hard drive

Try going into your BIOS to see what it has to say about the drive. Some BIOS's can read the drive's SMART status and can run tests on it. You could also download the disk manufacturer's drive diagnostics to check it out. Or see what Seatools (from Seagate) has to say about it:

SeaTools | Seagate

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A:2nd internal hard drive wont appear "error: core library not found"

Have you re-seated the power & data cable to the 1TB HD ?

How does in show up in Disk Management ?

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Hello,

I am connecting a 640GB Samsung G2 Portable External Hard Drive to my HP Pavilion 15 Laptop.
The external hard drive works on other desktop and laptop computers here at work, but when connected to the HP Pavilion (Windows 8.1 OS) it shows up as a Local Disk (H: but when trying to Open the drive it says:
?Location Not Available H:\ is not accessible The device is not ready.?
What should I do?
Assistance is much appreciated...

A:External Hard Drive - Error - "Location not Available"

Welcome to Windows EightForums, jhnel.

Is the drive in the correct format?

Windows key + X > Choose Disk Management. It should tell you format and partition info there.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/40470-external-hard-drive-error-location-not-available.html
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A:HDD Error - "Internal Hard Drive not detected"

"My dell charger is worn out, and the computer has not recognized it"...

Your post is confusing. Are you talking about the AC adapter (charger) here? If the charger isn't being recognized by the laptop, how is the charger able to power the laptop?

The laptops internal battery is probably dead. They don't last forever. What about this " HDD Error - "Internal Hard Drive not detected"...?"

This means that there is something seriously wrong with the hard drive. This hard drive stores all your data, pictures, email and Operating System
 

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if anyone needs more info then please ask, if anyone has any suggestions then please post them

Specs:
120gb seagate 7200 RPM 8mb cache
 

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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug

HELP!
 

A:ERROR MESSAGES: ""hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed..."

Closing duplicate to: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/545998-error-messages-hpqthb08-exe-strong.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/error-messages-hpqthb08-exe-strong-name-validation-failed.545981/