Question about Seagate 120GB 3.5" External USB 120 GB Hard Drive
The title says it all. Is it possible to boot from a hard drive on the network?
Hi. If you're talking about having an external hard drive somewhere on your network and using that as your boot device in the same fashion as a USB-attached hard drive, then no. However, you can boot a computer using something called BootP, which is short for Bootstrap Protocol. Historically this was used by diskless workstations to obtain an IP address as well as the location of the boot image that the computer would use to boot up. It used to be used in only the *nix world (Unix, Linux, etc.). However, there is also some use in the MS Windows environments, specifically with diskless media center computers running a Windows operating system.....Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
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SMART stands for "Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology".
You BIOS has detected a pending error in your hard drive.
take the hard drive out and use an enclosure to extract all the data you might want to take out of it soon, since that hard drive is failing.
If possible, try going into the BIOS and disabling SMART, so you can boot into Windows and copy all the necessary files you want to get off of the hard drive.
Removing the hard drive would ultimately get rid of this problem though
Restart your computer
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup
this will differ depending on which bios you have
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS
Navigate the BIOS menu using your arrow keys and use the on-screen legend for reference on how to change settings.
Look for a menu titled "Hardware" "Hard disk" or something similar. You are looking for an option that references "S.M.A.R.T."
Highlight the "S.M.A.R.T" option and set it to "Disabled" or "Off." Once you have changed the setting, choose "Save and Exit" from the menu or press the keyboard key corresponding to it (as listed in the legend).
Select "Yes" or press "Y" when the BIOS asks you to confirm your choice.
hope this helps
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