Hard drive self monitoring system

August 8, 2010 at 17:22:20
Specs: Windows 7
I keep getting this error upon booting my computer:

Hard drive self monitoring system has reported that parameter has exceed it normal operating range - a parameter out of range this may or may not indicate a potential hard drive failure.

Anyway to disable it?


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#1
August 8, 2010 at 17:56:41
The message is generated by S.M.A.R.T. technology that predicted your HDD is about or not about to drop dead. Don't fret - you can disable it by reading this post.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#2
August 9, 2010 at 04:32:01
I read that post - there is no setting for SMART in the BIOS setup.

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#3
August 9, 2010 at 05:01:34
IS your PC a Dell? If not, specify it.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#4
August 9, 2010 at 07:04:49
yes sorry Dell XPS desktop

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#5
August 9, 2010 at 07:22:04
S.M.A.R.T is "dumbed down" such that it will not generate messages unless something significant is wrong.

If you get a message from S.M.A.R.T. you should test the hard drive.

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
http://www.computing.net/windows95/...

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.

Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.


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#6
August 9, 2010 at 07:25:36
your not reading my post - I don't care if something is wrong with the drive. I just want to disable SMART period.

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