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Averatec AV6130HS won't boot beyond the BIOS? It says SMART enabled but SMART failure - but there's no SMART feature in the BIOS.

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Backup everything, drivers, documents, media, whatever to another hard drive or CD's (or DvD's)

download active SMART
it uses SMART, and its like taking your HD to a doctor whos going to tell you how its going to die.

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SMART is storage monitoring. It monitors your hard drive for failure. You really don't want to turn it off. And it sounds like you might be having a problem with your drive. Do you get any other errors?

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Hi,

Does this mean you were unable to boot from the CD, or unable to get into the recovery console? Or, did you try to do a repair installation of WinXP and you still an error of some kind?

First step I would do is to get into the recovery console and run chkdsk /r. That should at least mark any bad sectors and might be able to recover the damaged Ntfs.sys file. If not, you can extract the missing file(s) from the CD but if it's more than one or two that are missing/damaged, a repair install of windows might be easier.

To get to the recovery console from the XP CD:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe...s/rconsole.htm

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Try resettings your BIOS to its default settings..........

Hope that helps...

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Hi,
The harddrive on the unit can be causing the problem. Disconnect the harddrive and check if the error code changes.
If the error changes , it a faulty harddrive.
Second , you can reset the BIOS to factory defaults and then check for error.Also let me know if there are any beep codes that hear when the SMART error is displayed

Thanks
Proton

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability is disable appear on the screen when i try to open my pc


That is not a question......but SMART = Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

It is a method which can be used to monitor the health of a Hard Drive and in some cases, provide enough advance warning that the user can save all their data and purchase a replacement BEFORE a catastrophic failure of the disk.
*IF* however, your question is how to "enable" S.A.R.T. on your Hard drive, then the answer is that that feature is enabled/disabled in the BIOS; though not all computers have that feature available. Yours does because it says that it is 'disabled', it really should be turned-on as it is, after all, there for your protection.
the make/model of your PC would help be more specific....but PC makers for desktops use a few keys for entering the BIOS on start-up, [Esc], [F1], [F2], [F10]....depends as I said on the make and model of your PC, but you can try them all, one should work.

Once you are in the BIOS, you would look in all of the areas, (usually it is in the first couple though,) for a S.M.A.R.T option....and follow the instructions at the screen bottom to change the value, sometimes the 'plus' or 'minus' or 'u' and 'd' keys sometimes 'page-up' and 'page-down' or others....
Then Exit, don't forget to 'save' when it asks.


Tallon41

Sep 17, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Boot Disc Failure


The disk boot failure could come from a number of sources. I can offer some solutions one or a combination of which will hopefully correct the error.

First, check your BIOS settings to see if S.M.A.R.T drive reporting is enabled. To enter into BIOS please tap F2 key at start up. In the BIOS screen, if the S.M.A.R.T drive is enabled, disable it and give it a test run of 2-3 days under a regular rebooting cycle to see if the error persists. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)is a somewhat outdated standard developed as an "early warning" system to detect hard disk issues. If your desktop is newer, it may not even be available as an option as it is not widely used these days. The SMART technology while useful under certain circumstances had an extremely wide margin of error and would throw errors on boot occasionally when there would be nothing from either a physical or configuration standpoint failing or pending failing in the drive.

While we're in the BIOS, I'd recommend that you ensure that it is recognizing the drive correctly on each startup. The easiest way to ensure this is to reset your BIOS default settings. While on the BIOS screen, look for an indication either along the top or bottom designated by one of the function keys (I believe it used to be F10 to restore defaults). Be sure to save your changes and exit. Again, where you did not get the error every time, you may need to monitor it's progress to see if the error returns.

Second, physically check all cabling. A loose or in some cases failing IDE cable (assuming it is an IDE and not SATA connection) will produce these errors in the Pavilion line (and most others I would well imagine). Power everything completely down, remove the side of the case to give access to the drives and start with reseating the cable both at the drive end and the controller (where they plug into the motherboard) ends. Ultimately, if you were to pick up (or could somehow borrow) a different IDE cable to test for a short time it may also call out a failed or failing cable as well.

Third, we can't overlook the possibility of a failed drive itself. Formatting and/or recovering the drive will most likely not correct an error of this type. If any of the steps resemble those suggested above and have already been attempted, the issue may well point to the disk itself. How old is your system out of curiosity. I realize this option is quite a stretch given the timeframe.

Keeping with issues with the drive itself however, if all steps listed above don't correct the errors, there could be a strong possibility of a failing disk. Since you say it will boot on occasion the failure may not be severe enough at this stage to completely fail, but a total inability to boot may be looming on the horizon.

I hope one or a combination of the recommendations I've made correct your issue. Keep me posted if possible.

Thanks and Regards,
Mithun

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PC doesnt POST or boot to bios screen


Please try to press 'Del' key during start-up / manufacturer splash screen, it might display the Bios set-up screen. regards

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HDD problem emminent


The bios menu has an option for SMART enabled. disable it in the main bios menu. hope this helps!

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Hdd s.m.a.t. capability disabled


Hi,
HDD S.M.A.R.T needs to be enabled in the BIOS, so just tap your Delete button or F8 through to F12, on bootup, to enter your Bios and enable it, Save and Exit.

Hope this helps

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Frezes at verifying DMI settings. Already changed MB and Power supply. Lan connection only flashes green once in a while should be constant. Tried on a working terminal and does the same.


The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is a new
method of managing computers in an enterprise. The
main component of DMI is the Management Information
Format Database, or MIFD (the DMI Pool Data). This
database contains all the information about the
computing system and its components.
At times, some systems may experience hang
conditions after partitioning, formatting and initial
bootup of a hard drive. The message, "Verifying DMI
Pool Data" appears and the system hangs. This
condition may continue after the drive has been
removed.
! WARNING ! ALL SUGGESTIONS LISTED IN THIS
INFORMATION BULLETIN ARE BIOS RELATED. FOR
A PERMANENT SOLUTION, MAXTOR RECOMMENDS
THAT USERS CONSULT THEIR SYSTEM OR
MOTHERBOARD MANUFACTURER FOR BIOS
UPGRADES.
Suggestions to Resolve the Condition:
1.Apply power to the computer. 
2.Access the system BIOS. 
Set the drive type as None or Not Installed. 
Load BIOS Defaults 
Load SETUP Defaults 
3.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. 
4.Shut down the PC after the memory count is
displayed. 
5.Reconnect the power and interface cables to the
hard drive. 
6.Access the System BIOS. 
7.Auto-Detect the hard drive. Ensure that the LBA
Mode option is enabled. 
8.Save the BIOS changes and boot the PC with a
System Diskette. 
9.Partition and format the hard drive via the
operating system. 
10.Reboot the system. On bootup, the screen should
read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.
Other Possible Solutions:
1.Apply power to the computer. 
2.Access the System BIOS. 
3.Disable both the Internal and External CPU Cache.
These features are located in either the "BIOS
Features" or "Advanced Settings" options of the
BIOS Setup.
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's
Manual for exact location of the Internal and
External CPU Cache settings. 
4.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. On bootup, the screen
should read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.
5.After the system successfully boots, re-start the
PC and access the system BIOS. 
6.Enable the External CPU Cache. This feature is
located in the "BIOS Features" or "Advanced
Settings".
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's
Manual for exact location of the External CPU
Cache setting.
! WARNING ! User's MUST re-enable this feature
for optimal system performance. 
7.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. On bootup, the screen
should read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.
NOTE: If the aforementioned suggestions fail to
resolve the issue, contact the system or motherboard
manufacturer to:
Remove the "Clear CMOS" Jumper and reset the
system BIOS 
Obtain a Flash BIOS Upgrade

from pc help;
SYSTEM HANGS AT MESSAGE: "VERIFYING DMA POOL DATA":
You did not say what operating system you are running but I assume Windows 95 or 98. It is possible some Windows
system files are corrupted or perhaps the system doesn't like your ram (if you added or installed ram recently). There
is also a possibility that there is something wrong with your BIOS and you *may* have to update it, but I would avoid
doing that if at all possible.
A quick fix - if the problem is software related - is to:
1. boot to a Windows startup disk (one that matches your operating system). this step assumes that your PC is setup
to boot to the A: drive before the C: drive (via the BIOS SETUP program). If you don't have a Windows startup disk,
you will have to make one on another person's computer that has the same version of Windows. You make one via:
my_computer/control_panel/add_remove_programs/startup_disk
2. run "scandisk c:" to make sure that any file corruption is fixed before going to next step
3. do a "sys c:" from the "a:" prompt to transfer a good copy of Windows system files to c: drive
4. remove the boot floppy, reboot the system and see if all is well.
If that does not solve the problem you may have to reinstall Windows 95/98. Ouch!
I recently had someone bring me a computer that had this DMI error message problem and I tried the "sys c:" method
(with the startup disk) without success and had to entirely reinstall windows 95 (and almost all applications except for
some programs that did not need to be placed in any Program Files directory or other special location) to cure the
problem. However nasty a job that is, it did cure the problem.


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Speakers


when booting up the pc right away after turning on the pc hit the delete key and somewhere in there it will have audio disable/enable feature. just select enable and you will be fine.

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


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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