Imminent HDD failure?

  barrydol 11:19 28 Nov 04
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IO_WRN_FAILURE_PREDICTED
Message: The driver has detected that device %1 has predicted that it will fail. Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.

Got this message in Event viewer. Is it as serious as it sounds? Thanks.

  TomJerry 11:52 28 Nov 04

(1) Stop using computer

(2) Buy a new HDD (they are not expensive now, try ebuyer, novatech, dabs)

(3) Put new HDD in PC

(4) Boot PC from floppy or CD using HDD clone program such as Copy Commander, Ghost, TrueImage or XXClone (free) and clone everything to new HDD.

(5) Now you can continue use computer, if old HDD give up finally, just swap over to new old

(6) only you get replacement from warrenty, get a cheap external HDD encloure (dabs, under £15) put new HDD into it and you have an external HDD.

One of my friends ignored the warnning, HDD finally gave up and lost everything.

  D G 12:08 28 Nov 04

I read about this happening to someone,they decided to leave it a while.didn't get a second chance,I'd
take Tomjerry's advice.DG

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