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Hello OCN

few days ago, i restarted my system, and
my computer refused to boot with some hdd error crtl alt delete to restart, i dont exactly remember the message XD (sorry bad memory)

i knew it had something to do with smart technology (because it had that message in the error with something about the hdd) so i went into BIOS and disabled it, and the system started fine with no problems

i can HDTune, scanned for corrupted sectors, tested it heaps of times, the hdd is completely fine,

is this technology actually any good at detecting failed drives


i don't think i should worry about it, shoulda posted this when i had the error message in memory


(and no its not the old system disk error)
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normally it detects something faulting, if you enable it, speedfan can read the smart and tel you what it sees

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yea but it might fail to start up again if i turn it back on


it fail to wake up when you wiggle the mouse, bsod, everything gone


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when a hdd is going bad, smart will interrupt post and tell you its dieing and to backup data etc before loss occurs
 

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when a hdd is going bad, smart will interrupt post and tell you its dieing and to backup data etc before loss occurs

thats basically what it did, only it didn't ask me to backup


how ever i have tested all its sectors with HDTune, and its alright, all green
drive is always at normal temps, about 32c

so i honestly don't see any problem, system has been acting quite normal
all computers in the house are backed up to a Western Digital 1TB External Drive (smart is not active on it)

so its just complaining about my Western Digital 640GB

but everything seems fine

EDIT: just turned S.M.A.R.T back on, it booted with no problems
 

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So what does the detailed SMART data say?
 

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So what does the detailed SMART data say?

uh forgot to look at it XD

i'll install speedfan when i get home (i mainly use realtemp for temp monitoring)
HDTune (for hd scanning, temp monitoring), and Rivertuner for GPU
 

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Uh, the feature you want is called "Crop."

Anyway, the SMART data looks fine. So I don't know what's up with your BIOS there. Maybe the motherboard manufacturer needs to fix something in the BIOS.
 
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