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If your hard drive has reported a smart event then it will probably fail soon. The smart status is normally related to the health of the hard drive when there is a problem the SMART status will notify you. The best option is to backup everything and have an extra hard drive on hand to replace it when it does fail.

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SOURCE: My Samsung HM160HI Hard Drive is Reporting a Smart

Here's my solution to the quiz "How do you bring a hard drive back to life?"
In order to make the best use of a drive that may be failing, one could take
the following steps:
1. Check the system to see if the drive will detect and boot up successfully. If so, skip to step 5 for
backup/data retrieval procedures.
2. If the drive is not detecting properly on the system, check to see if the problem can be solved in the
systems bios, by either manually reconfiguring the drive, or by autodetecting it. If this works, skip to 5.
3. If the drive simply will not work in that system, try putting it in another system that is working properly
with a similar hard drive (the same drive type and/or size if possible). If the drive works in this system,
but not in the original system, then perhaps the old system has more serious problems such as a bad
IDE controller.
4. Try booting up on the drive. If it will not boot properly, try FDISK or some other partition viewer to see
if it has valid partitions defined. If no valid partitions are defined, or if partitions are unformatted, then
the data may be lost. Try redefining to the exact same partitions that were known to exist before the
problems were encountered. If you have a working drive at this point, but no data, then it is likely that
data is gone. If irreplaceable data was lost, you can try bringing the drive to a hardware shop for
professional data retrieval.
5. If any of these attempts to revive the drive has succeeded, then immediately bring the system up and
back up any important files to another drive or to removable media. Run scandisk and/or any other
drive checking utilities. If serious problems are found with the drive, or if you have suspicion that the
drive will continue having more problems like this, then prepare to replace the drive. While you still
have a working system, make a complete backup if possible. Perhaps the entire drive image can still
be retrieved and copied onto the new drive, and no system re-install will be necessary.
From: Chris Heizmann
I. If the drive works intermittently and won’t boot to Windows:
1) Create

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SOURCE: intel matrix storage console...A hard drive is

smart event error message means the Hard Drive will soon crash, i would suggest to backup all your files, then replace the Hard Drive.

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SOURCE: my acer aspire 4720Z is reporting a smart event

The smart software is useful in evaluating the performance of the hard drive, if you have sensitive data I recommend backing up the information on a external hard drive, or cd/dvd disc, or a memory stick, and consider replacing your hard drive in your laptop.

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Windows 7

No doubt Windows install is using the SMART capabilities of the drive. SMART is reporting the drive is not suitable for boot drive use. Buy a new drive.

My computer is showing a smart event has occured but the computer is working for now how can i fix this?

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary
extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured you might have to uninstall then reinstall the program and its files
uninstall the program, reboot your computer, and then install the latest version again from scratch.
until you know what the problem is you cant fix it or you might try
you could run the check disk utility

S.M.A.R.T. = Acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology you need to check your hard drive
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this should schedule to happen when you restart your computer then defragment your hard drive
another way of running the chkdsk utility
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while chkdsk is in process any input may damage your computer
or you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
hope this helps


A hard drive is reporting a SMART event

This could be any number of things, from a hard drive shut down error to an incorrect spindown, etc.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can load your BIOS (by pressing the DEL key at system boot) and test your drive's SMART functionalities from there.
For the less computer savvy, take it in to get looked at.
Technically if your system boots fine and runs fine, it's nothing to worry about, but it's like the check engine light on a can only ignore it for so long before something goes horribly, massively wrong.

My acer aspire 4720Z is reporting a smart event and that the hard drive may fail. what is your advice? what should i do?

The smart software is useful in evaluating the performance of the hard drive, if you have sensitive data I recommend backing up the information on a external hard drive, or cd/dvd disc, or a memory stick, and consider replacing your hard drive in your laptop.

SMART Hard Dish Error is placed on my screen

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology; sometimes written as SMART) is a monitoring system for computerhard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.

When a failure is anticipated by S.M.A.R.T., the drive is typically replaced and returned to the manufacturer, who uses these failed drives to discover where faults lie and how to prevent them from recurring on the next generation of hard disk drives.


Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

This is some information on from the Western Digital website: information library.
0009 - 0014 SMART Error Self Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) Error returned during SMART Status/Self Test Command. Retest the drive. Replace the drive if the error repeats. Re-test Drive

It had a smart event

Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, or S.M.A.R.T.

This is an internal hardware capability that is telling you the hard drive is failing, backup your data if you have not already done so. The buy a replacement drive.

Intel matrix storage console...A hard drive is reporting a SMART event

smart event error message means the Hard Drive will soon crash, i would suggest to backup all your files, then replace the Hard Drive.

Hard Disk Problem

That failure is predicted by the SMART reporting system. Its a status chip on the drive that reports to apps that can read the smart data from the hard drive. Its not always accurate but it usually is.

Time backup your data on that drive ASAP and then buy a new drive.

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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