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This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot:

Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard drive. A failure may be imminent. PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE.

I've already tried smartmontools, any suggestions?

Also, I have a Phoenix BIOS, which doesn't have the ability to disable it from there.

This is not a little pop-up that dispays when I start ubutnu, and i've already disabled that, this is not a duplicate, hear me? NOT a duplicate.

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closed as off-topic by Seth, mikewhatever, Eliah Kagan, jokerdino Jul 6 '13 at 20:00

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possible duplicate of Disabling SMART Disk Utility Warning Message – Seth Jul 6 '13 at 19:29
Seth, HEY! did you not read the bottom of the post, this is at BOOT OF SYSTEM, not Ubuntu, its not a duplicate. – Nick Jul 6 '13 at 19:35
Then the question is off-topic as this has nothing to do with Ubuntu. It might be on-topic for Super User however. – Seth Jul 6 '13 at 19:36
Yes it does, it diables my ability to use a USB boot, which i need to install a new ubuntu on my pc. this is on topic – Nick Jul 6 '13 at 19:41
Although almost any hardware problem will affect an OS or the software that runs in it, this is a hardware/firmware question and not a question about software (in the conventional sense). In particular, as @Seth says, the problem happens before any OS boots, so this is not a question about Ubuntu, and is off-topic here. If we left this question open, you would still be unlikely to get a good answer here. Fortunately there is a better site whose scope includes hardware/firmware questions: Super User – Eliah Kagan Jul 6 '13 at 19:51

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Backup all of your data and change your WD HD as soon as possible, as said in the error.

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Not able to do that at the moment, i'm going to do that in a few months, i've got all my stuff on a flash drive, and i wanted to install a clean ubuntu so i can do stuff on my laptop before i replace it, i'm using a wubi partition right now. – Nick Jul 6 '13 at 19:57
It is highly probable that your HD will crash in a while, whatever system it has on it. Also, installation of an OS is an intense operation, it might be that doing this will be the end of your drive. – dadexix86 Jul 6 '13 at 19:59
the only reason for the warning is that i have a few partitions that offset the balance, and disk recovery saiys its due to old age. – Nick Jul 6 '13 at 20:02

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