Disable SMART Monitoring

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by SAAER45, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. SAAER45

    SAAER45 New Member

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    My laptop has had a SMART monitoring "imminent failure predicted" error message for months. Someone told me it is wrong like 60% of the time and it looks like it is this time. That same person told me to run a defrag, because it works the hard drive really hard. If there was a problem, it would probably break during the defrag.

    Anyway, every time I turn on the computer I have to hit F1 to get past the error message. I'm trying to sell the laptop and having that message pop up will be a pain in the ass when I'm trying to sell it. I mean, I have no problem warning them about it, but it’s just a psychological thing when you turn on the computer and see a hard drive failure message.

    How do I disable that SMART monitoring error? I tried going it BIOS and shutting it off. It doesn't allow you to go down to that option in the BIOS. You just can't select the SMART monitoring part of the BIOS.
     
  2. INTELCRAZY

    INTELCRAZY banned

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    Disable SMART in BIOS....
     
  3. SAAER45

    SAAER45 New Member

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  4. munkyeetr

    munkyeetr New Member

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    I think INTELCRAZY is trying to say that your questions answers itself...

    You go into the BIOS and disable SMART monitoring.

    EDIT:
    nevermind :eek:
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2007
  5. SAAER45

    SAAER45 New Member

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    Anyone?
     
  6. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    All you can do is disable it in the BIOS. If for whatever reason you cannot disable it there then you're stuck with it.
     
  7. sonicmur

    sonicmur New Member

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    SMART problem

    Hi,

    I know your post is a few tears old.

    I am working on a friend's laptop and am getting the exact same problem - have to press F1 because a message is saying SMART has a problem.

    At Samsung's website there is a utility: ESTOOL that does tests, low level format, etc. and allows one to enable disable SMART (like you said one is not able to to do this via BIOS on a laptop).
    Anyway ESTOOL says there is a command problem when I try to enable or disable the SMART!
    - hence I found your post - as I cannot find a solution! Maybe something is wrong with SMART rather than the harddrive...

    Bye
    mur
     
  8. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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