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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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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.


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


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

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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:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

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.

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

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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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