S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace

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For three years that I've been using with my laptop computer the message above with S.M.A.R.T occurred few weeks from now.

As anyone does with their computers like internet surfing, software installations, upgrading drivers and booting are done as my system routine. Scanning the drivers and restoring the factory settings.

But I have noticed this message every time I turned on and start the computer before the Windows logo is loading. At first i took it for granted but lately i started to get worried.

What is S.M.A.R.T doing with my laptop? If this message-alert will not take for an action what happened to the computer?

Legacy Keyboard … Detected

USB Legacy …….. Enabled

Fixed Disk 0: PM-WDC WD740GD-00FLA1

Fixed Disk 1: SM-WDC WD2000JD-22HBB0


Pri Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113393

S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace

Dear Paulee,
First step to do is take backup of your all hard drive data, its a serious message from your system and your hard drive is likely to failing / dead. 
Secondly you can download and run diagnostics tool from western digital site and run full hard drive scan. i know that you have installed western digital hard drive which i see in snap shot. For download utility, link is here http://support.wdc.com/download/
SMART is a self test utility that check hard drive working and its life. HDD is´╗┐ going to die, it's just matter of time and usage.
Take care
Answered By 0 points N/A #113394

S.M.A.R.T. status bad backup and replace


Hi Paulee,

The need of the S.M.A.R.T. utility is clear, it advises the user for imminent disk failure, whatever, it may happen that your hard drive will fail after several months or years.

You if want to deeply search for details, you can download the following utility:


Pay attention to "Reallocated sector Count" value; if it decreases when compared to initial value, the failure of your hard drive will be forthcoming.

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