Hello everyone, a few days ago I turned on my laptop HP Compaq 615 with Windows 7 as usual and was shocked to see this on the screen:
1720 - SMART Hard Drive detects Imminent Failure (failing attribute: C8)
Please back up the contents of the hard drive and run HD Self Test in F10 Setup
Underneath in the corner, it says:
F10: BIOS setup
As the fool I was, I ignored this the first couple of days and played Half-Life 2, surfed on the net etc., but today when I started, Windows 7 was not operating, I tried opening a game or internet explorer, but then Windows immediately crashed with a small error box. I also tried running the tests in the F10 Setup, but to no use, it just says SMART Test Failure, so it isn't working either. I guess if I should have any luck solving this mayhem, it should be in the BIOS setup, because IE is crashing every single time.
Oh, and I ran a virus scan yesterday when Windows was still working and deleted an Exploit virus.