S.M.A.R.T. Error

By aberk ·
I am getting an error message when I boot up my system. At boot 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 F2 to continue.

When I press F2 nothing happens. I can't get the system to boot up.
Any suggestions?

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by Jacky Howe In reply to S.M.A.R.T. Error

Self Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) Error returned during SMART Status/Self Test Command. The drive is defective. Replace.

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive

Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
Works with all manufacturers

Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
Works with WD drives only

Fujitsu "FJDT"
Works with fujitsu models only

Samsung "hutil"
Compatability unknown...

Seagate "Seatools"
Works with Seagate drives only

You could try to disable SMART in the BIOS. Backup everything that you need if you get up and running as the Drive will fail.

How to enter the BIOS or CMOS setup.

IBM compatible users may need to enter the BIOS or CMOS setup to change how their computer's hardware is currently configured.

Because of the wide variety of computer manufacturers and BIOS manufacturers over the evolution of computers, there have been numerous different ways to enter the BIOS or CMOS Setup. Below is a listing of the majority of these methods as well as other recommendations for entering the BIOS setup.

New computers
Thankfully, computers that have been manufactured in the last few years will allow you to enter the CMOS by pressing one of the below five keys during the boot. Usually it's one of the first three.

A user will know when to press this key when they see a message similar to the below example as the computer is booting. Some older computers may also display a flashing block to indicate when to press the F1 or F2 keys.

Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup

Tip: If your computer is a new computer and you are unsure of what key to press when the computer is booting, try pressing and holding one or more keys the keyboard. This will cause a stuck key error, which may allow you to enter the BIOS setup.

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