Anyone Ever Used the Hp Compaq Presario CQ42 Notbeook Here?
January 2, 2016 12:16pm CST
Well Recently it's showing a problem smart hard disk error. And after a lot researching i found the only way to solve it by buying a new Hard Disk. So i just want to know if someone have this problem and solved it any other way.
• French Polynesia
2 Jan 16
I do data recovery. When the disk shows SMART errors this is caused from bad sectors on the disk. Each time the head tried to read a sector that is bad it will mart it unreadable and try to reallocate this data to a good sector on the disk. The more bad sectors your disk has the more reallocated sectors you get on your disk. Each error is reported to the disk SMART. With too many SMART errors your disk has problems with seek and reading sectors. The only way to correct his problem is to back up your disk and install a new disk. There are special tools for data recovery that an expert can use to try and find all the bad sectors on the disk and reallocate them. This does cut down the disk space. However on disks like this the platters are degrading and this causes even more errors. Soon it is even possible the heads can stop reading the platters on the disk. There basically isn't any other solution in your case but to change out the drive.
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2 Jan 16
@poehere I know i have to change it.. i am gonna change it next week.. but before going to buy a new one... i just want to give it a last try.. if i solve it anyway..then may be i can have a solution which can help many others as well as my mind going to fill a little bit of relax. I am thinking deleting the c drive partition.. let's see what happens..
• United States
2 Jan 16
Have you run a disk analysis on it? That will tell you if there are any integrity problems with your hard drive. From the sound of it, though, it's very possible that your drive is failing and it's only a matter of time before it crashes. Look into purchasing a solid state drive (SSD) instead of a traditional hard drive, since they're more durable and tend to last a bit longer.
2 Jan 16
Yes i have run the analysis, Never found a bad sector or anything. Even many of the people said their laptop slowed down, they are having problem opening their computer, it's getting slow day by day but i have no problem like this at all. I get only the smart hd error 301 when am starting and when i press enter, it's just start working normal. But my system sometime crash due to overheating problem. May be this is the problem that showing the error. My laptop is running fully functional.Only irritating thing is the error message on the start up.