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S.M.A.R.T Command failed


When my sys is about to start booting it is displaying
primary master harddisk S.M.A.R.T Command failed , press F4 to resume

I am using Intel motherboard. what does it say, is my harddisk about to die.

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  • Maki2000 Feb 23, 2008

    Its the same problem as mentioned with the S.M.A.R.T. notification of "command failed".I tried reformatting and re installing my OS thinking that it was an OS problem,I even tried replugging and reconnecting my hard disk again,but the same problem during start up occurs.There was even a time,that after reformatting,all windows application/program would crash down,and eventually the pc itself would stop responding to any commands given.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

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  • svprasad Mar 31, 2008

    i had the same problem secondary master harddisk S.M.A.R.T Command failed , press F4 to resume

    I am using Intel 845 gvsr motherboard
    after pressing f4 things goes as usual

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    after displaying 2 messages that S.M.A.R.T. failed my hard disk is not detected by bios. and prompt me to reboot but it not works

  • anirban SURAI May 15, 2008

    When my sys is about to start booting it is displaying
    primary master harddisk S.M.A.R.T Command failed , press F4 to resume

  • zaggy8088 May 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with my intel perl mother board, The hard drive causing the problem is less than a year old, WD 500g and its a slave,The
    master is 100g seagate and its 5 years. I remove WD 500g and the problem goes away.

  • sirbalaji Jun 15, 2008

    Pri master hard disk :SMART command failure press F4 for resume

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009


  • bella johsan
    bella johsan Sep 20, 2018

    Maybe its because of virus and you have to restart your system for smart command.If you want to know about apple products can take help from this sitehttps://www.appletechnicalsupportnumbers...

  • Adam Mathews
    Adam Mathews Oct 08, 2018

    You have to reboot your laptop or you can use syystem repairing service which is present in OS. If this issues doesn't resolve by this then find related article



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It means that the hard disk SMART monitoring system has detected problems serious enough to warn you of the growing possibility of hard disk failure. Sometimes a drive will last quite awhile after this first notification, but there is a good chance of imminent failure, in minutes, hours, days, or weeks. You should immediately look into installing a replacement drive.

You should immediately copy any important data off the drive, perform full backups, and limit use of it.

If you can install drives yourself, a new hard disk (especially Seagates) usually come with software to clone your existing drive to the new drive. Otherwise, a repair shop will be able to do it for you.

I recommend also purchasing a drive enclosure for your old drive. For whatever life it still has, it will be a good backup of your system.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2018

    this is the only correct answer here.
    the HDD is bad, the SMART tests failed.
    and SMart tests never lie.
    so the correct answer is buy a new HDD or SSD.
    and install it. (with new OS)


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Format with fat32

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