First error message HM641JI on Sony VAIO

By sarasa1989
Jan 17, 2012
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  1. Hello, it is the first message I have gotten along with messages that say that failure is imminent. I am backing up the computer, but I need advice on how to fix it and it it is possible that the error will just "go away"

    Thank you in advance!
  2. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    I thought I might give more info...it's a Sony vaio f series and the error is with the Samsung hm641ij and I haven't switched in the computer since lat night.i am using my phone. Thank you again for any help
  3. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Okay... Seeing as there are no replies...the smart error message has not gone away. In that case, is it worth replacing the hard disk?? Or should I get a new computer?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    What is the Windows version? It may be a malware infection
  5. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    It's windows 7 home edition
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    Windows Home Premium Service Pack 1? Have you scanned for malware and viruses?
  7. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    I have norton 360 and I haven't done a virus scan since...should I go ahead and do one? Or use some other anti virus scan because norton has skipped some stuff before.

    And yes to the windows home
    Premium service pack
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

  9. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Hello, the message isn't going away :(
  10. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    And I did a complete system recovery and it didn't fix the problem either all I am hoping for is suggestions, if there are any. The model is VPCF 126FM it seems like the hard drive is hard to come by...I out of warranty and would like to avoid Sony unless I absolutely have to
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    Did you perform a full restore without saving files? Did you run the temp file cleaner and perform a scan with MSE?
  12. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Ues I did a full restore...I have my files saved elsewhere. This was done after I used MSE and TFC. MSE came up clean and TFC cleanes up my temp folders.
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    Okay,
    this message is from the hard drive Samsung 640GB SATA, 5400RPM HM641JI . You can replace it with any SATA notebook hard drive
     
  14. sarasa1989

    sarasa1989 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Yeah looks like that's the last option. Thank you so much for your help though I appreciate it :)
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,450   +135

    You're very welcome :) Good luck...


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