Solved how do I switch off smart warning on my laptop

September 26, 2013 at 00:32:25
Specs: Windows Vista
on boot up, receive a SMARTwarning stating that hard drive failure may be imminent. Press f1 to continue.

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#1
September 26, 2013 at 02:55:20
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You can usually switch off SMART warnings from the BIOS.

However, I would not ignore them unless you can afford the risk of losing all your data when your hard disk fails. A good set of backups is essential.

Stuart

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#2
September 26, 2013 at 04:48:49
I assume StuartS meant you SHOULDN'T ignore those warnings.

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#3
September 26, 2013 at 06:06:09
Whoops. Missed a word out. Need to turn the lights on.

Stuart


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#4
October 3, 2013 at 02:10:54
Thanks for replys, but neither answer helps. I can go to BIOS and disable SMART, but the warning persists. That simply does not look good to a customer purchasing my refurbished machines.

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#5
October 3, 2013 at 03:10:34
If you are selling used computers that have failing hard drives then you should look bad to your customers.

Some OEM vendors have their own hard drive tests. Those would be found in the software bundle they install.


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#6
October 3, 2013 at 05:38:55
Thank you for that. it has been noted. but the problem is that in spite of the SMART warning of failing hard drive, there is actuall nothing wrong with it. I have had it tested and all that came back were a couple of bad sectors that were repaired during test. This has been noted by SMART. but SMART fails to acknowledge the repair and continues to offer a warning.

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#7
October 3, 2013 at 07:22:30
As I stated above, the OEM manufacturer may have installed a hard drive test tool and that may be what you are seeing.

If you have turned of SMART in the BIOS settings and saved on exit then I don't think SMART is what is notifying you.

Hard drives are manufactured with extra capacity which does not show. When a bad sector is found that sector is automatically marked as bad and one of the spares is used in place. Once you are aware of any bad sectors all the spares may have been already placed in service. This would indicate the drive is on its way out.

Did you test the drive by using the fitness tool from that drive manufacturer and it passed ALL tests?

You may have repaired bad sectors but the drive may be out of specs in some other areas.

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