Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
It means that it believes that your hard drive is dyeing, and you should replace your hard drive.
That is precisely what it means.
ool) monitors your hard drives and reports imminent drive failure.
Originally Posted by tadude
.......my parents will kill me too as its a newish computer.
Cheers for your help anyone.
You have done nothing wrong so don't worry about your parents, it is a fact of life some drives die. If it is that new (less than 12 months old, but may vary depending on the brand) the hard drive should still be under warranty.
Do not use the pc more than is necessary untill you are ready to replace the drive, every time you start it with a failing drive could well be the last time it boots. Get a replacement drive and transfer your data or back up your critical data to DVD disks.
Originally Posted by ~mr mixx~
i have never heard of a warning like that, sounds like you might have to use sfc (system file checker) to have the computer check itself and it will make sure all system files are not corrupt and are original....
It is not software related, it is totally hardware, it runs from the bios which is before any software is loaded. You may not have seen this before for a couple of reasons:
1/. You've not had a drive fail.
2/. A failed drive may not have supported S.M.A.R.T.
3/. S.M.A.R.T. is/was disabled in the bios.