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When you turn the computer on it says SMART Failer predicted on hard disk 0: HTS54108G9SA00-(S1)

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S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a diagnostic method originally developed by IBM that at that time referred to as "Predictive Failure Analysis". This technology was developed for IBM mainframe drives to give advanced warning of drive failures. Based on this diagnostic, Compaq announced IntelliSafeTM, which was submitted to the ATA/IDE standards committees and the resulting standard was named S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. analyzes many of the mechanical attributes; over time, some failures can be predicted by detecting if the hard disk drive is moving out of tolerance. While the S.M.A.R.T. technology can detect upcoming issues, not all hard drive failures are predictable.


All this means on most modern drives is the hard drive is coming close to the maximum tolerances

I usually switch off in the bios smart monitoring.

This system is trying to predict a possible failure, which may or may not occur..

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Smart is a hard drive checking system, it monitors the hard drives for any potential failure and advices what it finds,
i would back up all your data on that drive
hard disk 0 is your boot up disk.

do a disc check on the drive.

good luck
Terry

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

  • terry Mar 31, 2008

    it may be that there is nothing wrong with the drive, if that is so ,after a disc check, and you do not hold critical data on that drive, go into the bios and turn smart off.

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