Clent S.M.A.R.T System Says danger!
So I have a client who had his system report that his hard drive was failing. So I ran SpinRite 6.0 on the HDD. It report what I suspected that the Hard Drive was getting ready to die. I couldn’t even scanning with Spinrite because it would give me this error every time I tried to use scan with SpinRite. I was just surprised that the HDD has not already Died.
My Plan thus far!
I contacted the client and told him my findings on the Hard Drive. We talked and he said he had the spare hard drive not being used on the system. So I did my scan on the spare hard drive and it came back clean and no problems. I called the client and he wants me to use the spare hard drive as the main hard drive and copy all the necessary files to the spare hard drive. I then would disable the main hard drive to prevent anyone from putting any files on the hard drive. You can bet if I didn’t do this the hard drive would fail and they had copied something important to the failing hard drive.
The Next step!
I am now going to move all important files off both hard drives because the client doesn’t know what is on the spare hard drive and wants to save them for the just in case scenario. I intend to put Windows 7 on to the spare hard drive and try to make sure all important files are moved to the new soon to be permanent main hard drive!. I just hope this client figures out what he will do next when his computer finally dies. I think this is the first sign that it won’t last much longer!
Have you had something like this happen before.? I’d like to hear your story!