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Dell studio 540 I get the boot screen: hard drive self monitoring system reportede that a parameter exceeded it's normal operating range

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please reset the bios..on dell logo..press f2..press num lock, caps lock ,scroll lock so that all three are on. press alt e
press alt f
select the option that says
save changes and exit

your hdd should get detected.
please post back if it does not work so that i can check out fir further options

Posted on May 04, 2008

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New hard drives don't have an O/S installed, so they just be prepped and the O/S reinstalled, along with your applications.

Does your computer "see" the new drive? If the drive was properly connected, a modern computer will automatically detect it, and you shouldn't need to do much if anything in BIOS.

There is a key sequence to get into the BIOS setup, differs from computer to computer.

Assuming the computer detects the drive, the O/S install should partition, format, and install. Some SATA machines may not install Win XP without some additional work. Do you have the CD(s)/DVD(s) that came with your computer? If so, they should have all the proper drivers (including for SATA interfaced drives).

Hopefully this will help.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: screen comes up stating; self monitoring system

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.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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You'll need any of this.
I used SnapShot before. Very easy.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: can't access hard drive getting IDE master hard drive SMS mess

You are getting a SMART error indicating that the hard disk drive is/has failing/failed. Likely, the only way to get data off the drive is to send it to a data recovery center, then install a new hard drive. Data recovery is generally expensive, but if you are interested you can contact places like DRIVESAVERS 800.440.1904

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