My daughter just called me from Dunners (I'm in Wgtn) saying that her Dell Studio 15 laptop has just started coming up with SMART warning that her hard disc is in trouble. It's nearly 2 years old. She is VERY worried. I've told her to back everything up, even go and buy a flash drive to put stuff on if she needs more room.
Other than backing up, is there anything we can do to help this situation? Is the warning usually reliable?
Ive got the SMART warning on my dell XPS 16 its about a year or so old, ive done all the diagnostics and it says its fine.
It seems a lot like a software issue to me, as only happened when i did a re-install of everything. and i think my re-install went wrong somewhere as my laptop was slower and glitchier after reinstall.