HDD failure warning

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  1. uldreg

    uldreg New Member

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    HDD failure warning [Solved]

    Hey there.
    I was wondering if there's any way to disable the annoying "inc HDD failure" warning that shows up whenever I'm booting my computer up.

    Here's a picture of said warning:
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    To be honest I don't want to backup anything since I've got all my important documents on my thumb drive and the ask me later option just closes the pop-up and doesn't do anything but prolong the warning till the next start up.
     
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    mp3sgt Senior Member

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    Not to be a total sarcastic butt, I think it may be time to replace your HDD. Either that or a reformat and reinstall is in your future. Windows is detecting something very bad with your HDD. I would also take a look at running HD Tune and see what is wrong with it.
     
  3. uldreg

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    I have another HDD ready but I want to use this one till it dies, explodes or whatever.
    I have all of my important stuff backed up and wouldn't lose anything important if the HDD would die at some point.
    I just want to get rid of the damn error messages for good.
     
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    mp3sgt Senior Member

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    I can only think of editing the registry but I have not tried to edit for anything similar to this.
     
  5. daprez546

    daprez546 New Member

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    Disabling the warning (if even possible) is akin to removing the wire from the "Check Engine" light in your car because you don't believe anything to be wrong. The problem may be as simple as a weak sector or faint recording of a critical file. You may be able to prolong the life of your "failing" drive simply by reformatting it and reinstalling the OS. If it fails, it fails, but at least you'll know. And I like the idea (from mp3sgt) of using disk diagnostics to try and identify/isolate the problem. That's my two cents, anyway.
     
  6. uldreg

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    No it's more like the check engine light is a billboard that jumps into your face and speaks like Jar-Jar Binks informing you of a problem with the engine that you fucking know about and don't give a shit about because it's a crash-test car.

    That's why I want to disable that warning, this computer is so old and useless that I don't really care what happens to it.
     
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    Hello :)

    You may want to take a look at the quoted text below, its found here (post #5) - and it seems to be your solution.

    Kind Regards
    TwinA
     
  9. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Well if your not worried you are going to lose your hard drive :rolleyes:
    No biggy as you point out so have a nice day :D
     
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    uldreg New Member

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    I did chkdsk and it didn't come up with any errors.

    And it seems like Twina's solution worked, thanks!
     
  11. TwinA

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    Super :) Im glad it worked - it seems like you are the first to have a problem solved with my help on this forum :p
     
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    whoosh Cooler King
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    Yes think that deserves rep :D
     
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    Yay, thx :)
     

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