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Error while booting "A S.M.A.R.T. ha

By amrish47 ·
I have never seen this error and cant figure out what it is
At bbot up it detetcts the keyboard mouse and also all Ide drives disk, Zip and 2 CD's
Then it shows error
A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected
Press F1 tro continue

Can anybody tell me what this is related to
Once i press F1 the machine boots fine

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by TheChas In reply to Error while booting "A S ...

S.M.A.R.T. is a system that monitors the health of your hard drive.

A SMART error at boot suggests that your hard drive may be starting to fail.

The first thing to do, is make a complete backup of your drive.
Or at least ALL critical files and settings.

I recommend that you create a system hardware inventory in case you need to reinstall Windows.

Use a tool such as Belarc Advisor.

Next, download the hard drive test utility from your hard drive manufacture.
Run the utility and verify that the drive is failing.

If the drive is failing, replace it as soon as you can.


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by wlbowers In reply to Error while booting "A S ...

That's an acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

It was developed by a number of computer companies in a concerted effort to increase the reliability of drives. Quantum pioneered the effort in the field of hard drives, though many companies have been involved since.

The SMART system does just what its name implies it does. It monitors the drive for anything that might seem out of the ordinary, documents it, and analyzes the data.

If it sees something that indicates a problem, it is capable of notifying the user (or, if applicable, system administrator).

In essence, SMART is merely a set of software tools on the drive itself, constantly running diagnostics. They run diagnostics on the motors, the media, the electronic components, and the mechanical components.

Another set of monitoring software is often set up on the controller, to monitor the overall reliability of the drive, taking the data given it by the on drive software and checking it against predefined thresholds.

What this is all coming to is back up your data. Download the testing software from your drive makers site and test the drive.

If it is in warranty the manufacturer will want the error codes that come from the smart or the diagnostic program.

Good Luck Lee

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