Microsoft plans to include a self-healing mechanism in Windows Vista, the next version of Windows, which will warn users when one of the disk drives is about to fail. The system will also give advice to the user about how to deal with the problem.

'One of things we're trying to do is make sure that PCs are able to fix themselves in a way that they haven't been able to in the past,' Mike Burk, a Microsoft product manager for Windows Vista, was quoted as saying in the trade press.
Other interesting features set to debut in Vista include anti-spyware technology, Windows Media Player 11 and an improved Internet browser.