I have a laptop that I am trying to install 8.1.1 on and during the install it started giving this message "SMART failure predicted on hard drive". After many hours of cleaning and formating the drive, It won't even let me install windows 7. It says that it can't install because the drive is bad. Is there any way to fix it using the cmd prompt? Can I turn off the S.M.A.R.T. function? Remap bad sectors? I know the best way to fix it is to install a new HDD/SSD, but the unit is very old and I don't want to put any money into it. It's just a testing machine, so I don't care if it dies for good. Maybe that time is now.