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Screen comes up stating; self monitoring system

Screen comes up stating; self monitoring system parameter has exceeded normal op. range.

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    Can please describe in more detail what is happening on the monitor? does it go black and say anything like "out of range" ?


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The error refers to the SMART system (read more about it).

Your hard drive may be getting ready to fail or you may have received a false error message (which can occur). If possible go into the bios/CMOS and disable the SMART system so that you may be able to boot normally. Once booted you need to make a backup of your data immediately.

If you are unable to boot the machine even after disabling SMART you may need to replace the hard drive and hook the old one up either externally (the preferred method) or as a slave so that you may backup the data on it.

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