I have a Maxtor 60 Gigs HD that is less than a year old (Bought in April 2002) and now when I boot, it says S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD - Backup and Replace. It started saying this since yesterday. Does that mean that my hard disk will crash soon? Should I get it exchanged for a new one? (As it's still under warranty) I just backed-up all my important stuff on a 27 Gigs drive I also have. Anyone had this problem before? Also, Windows seems to have a strange slow down problem, it could be due to the Hard Disk problem mentionned above. It's like if background processes (Even low priority ones) can cause the computer to be very slow to respond to the user interface. Some things as simple as changing the mouse cursor from the arrow to the hand when I hover a Hyperlink. It's a brand new install of Windows XP Pro with SP1 (2-3 Weeks) and it's been doing it a little bit since the beginning, just getting worse recently. Could this be caused by the Hard Disk problem that the BIOS detected? Something wrong with the CPU? Or a bad setting somewhere in Windows that could affect this.