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S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

By viradha ·
greetings to all,

I installed a new ASUS mobo model k8v-mx. reformatted a six month old samsung HDD
of 40 gig (model SPO411N)and partitioned 20gig, 10gig, 10gig.this is the only
hdd in primary IDE channel and set as master.i have not attached any slave. the
secondary IDE channel has a dvd r/w and cd r/w.

during initial boot the post message said "S.M.A.R.T monitoring of primary IDE
SLAVE failed." I left it at that because there was no "slave" in this channel in
any case, and enabled S.M.A.R.T in the bios, set all other bios parameters,
saved, exited and installed win xp pro with sp2. installation went well(felt on
top of the world!).

NOW at the final reboot (and ever since) the "POST" reads " primary MASTER(!)
hard disk: S.M.A.R.T COMMAND FAILED. press f1 to resume)

further details (pertaining ONLY to primary ide ) in "POST"

primary master--samsung SPO411N-TW100-13
ULTRA DMA MODE-2
S.M.A.R.T capable but command failed

the main bios menu pertaining to primary ide:--

primary ide master
device-hd
vendor-samsung SPO411N
size-40gb
LBAmode-supported
block mode-16 sectors
PIO mode-4
Async. DMA-multiword DMA 2
S.M.A.R.T monitoring--supported.

THE ENTIRE ABOVE AREA IS GREYED OUT.

THE INPUT FIELD AVAILABLE--

TYPE--AUTO
LBA large mode-AUTO
BLOCK MULTI SECTOR TRANSFER M -AUTO
PIO mode-auto
DMA-auto
S.M.A.R.T monitoring--auto (the available options are auto, enable, disable and
even with "enable" option selected the same "command failed" results)
32 bit transfer mode-disable
acoustics-max performance.

question: does this mean that some sectors in the hdd is corrupted and therefore
unable to execute the S.M.A.R T command or is it a foolish question and
something else is the cause?

sorry for the long post but thought all relevant info may be needed.

will gratefully acknowledge any input.

good day--Venkat

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by brian In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

Samrt is a monitoring system. It will tell you if a measurement is outside of the acceptable range. The failure message is telling you that this monitoring software on the hard drive is failing to load and communicate properly with the system. It is not the same as an out of range message that would be reporting a drive problem. If the drive has been OK and the new motherboard install began the message then I would just turn off the monitoring. Some drives and boards don't communicate properly for the SMART monitoring. Keep in mind that while the SMART system can be useful in alerting you to drive problems it is not a critical system. The drive runs fine without it but it won't warn you of problems.

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by brian In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

Samrt is a monitoring system. It will tell you if a measurement is outside of the acceptable range. The failure message is telling you that this monitoring software on the hard drive is failing to load and communicate properly with the system. It is not the same as an out of range message that would be reporting a drive problem. If the drive has been OK and the new motherboard install began the message then I would just turn off the monitoring. Some drives and boards don't communicate properly for the SMART monitoring. Keep in mind that while the SMART system can be useful in alerting you to drive problems it is not a critical system. The drive runs fine without it but it won't warn you of problems.

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Hi! I too have the same problem

by dhanaraj.v In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

Hi.. I too have a k8v-mx asus motherboard to my PC and get the same problem when i connect the hard disk to the primary IDE. Have you corrected the problem? if so what did u do and whats the exact problem. can u say me how to go about it.

thanks,dhanaraj

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smart monitoring

by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

You can disable the smart monitoring in the bios.To be honest you dont need it.The only time it convinced me it was important was when it reported that my hdd was dead.That actually wasnot the case.The hdd was working perfectly.Trust me you dont need it.Its obviously disabled in my machine

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Help me.. I too have the same problem

by dhanaraj.v In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

Help me.. I too have the same problem and dont know what could be the cause for this.. is this due to faulty PRIMARY IDE or some thig else. my PC is working fine with my HDD connected as secodary master.

Thanks.
dhanaraj

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Help me.. I too have the same problem

by dhanaraj.v In reply to S.M.A.R.T MONITORING

I too have this same problem of S.M.A.R.T in HDD. But now i have connected my HDD to secondary IDE and it works fine. I get this problem only when I connect my HDD in the primary IDE. Help me whats the problem with it.. is this a problem with the ASUS K8V-MX mobo's Primary IDE or something else.

Thanks
Dhanaraj V

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