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Buy a Seagate this time. Swallow your beer cans.Thanked: 14 Experience: Familiar OS: Windows Vista Re: Would appreciate some help with this old Dell « Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 11:20:10 AM » Quote from: Will this repair the SMART error?? Not the repair console, but the repair option.Go past the repair console and the second time you are given the option to do a repair, you can do that. http://filevox.com/hard-drive/eide-hard-drive-install-problem.html

PC Hardware forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on PC hardware is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Western Digital hard drive My new hard drive won't boot up! Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top ispalten Posts: 6259 This post has been reported. Once you've entered that in, you'll be able to go to the drivers page for your exact system. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/warnng-dell-s-disk-monitoring-150432/

Your Hard Drive Is Operating Outside Of Normal Parameters And Should Be Replaced

Controllers that are configured for cable> select determine master/slave by the position of the drive on the IDE> cable. I did some more investigation and found that the Seagate drive did indeed have data errors when I tried to use it in another PC. Originally both hardrives were set up for cable select and that is how I was originally running my system with the xp pro loaded hard drive being the first drive on So when mouse and RS232 failed, it will be good to look at the power supply.

If I plug in a Flash Drive it will light up but it's not recognized either in MyComputer or in the BIOS. If it occurs when Windows IS up, open up TASK MANAGER and see which task it is. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Disable Smart Disk Failure On System Startup Fail Status Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Subscribe to this Thread Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Thread 7th Mar 200700:28 #1 alegator

All I can suggest is go through the above link and set all items to DEFAULT and see if that helps. It could be nothing more than a program that does monitor the S.M.A.R.T data, but has an incorrect parameter value? EDIT: I should have indicated (C:) (D:) and (E:) . http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/dell-disk-monitoring-system WD drives have a very good reputation.

Only reserved sectors are used because those are guaranteed NOT to be in use, as they are NOT a part of any volume or partition. I'd suspect the warning is coming from some app that reads the S.M.A.R.T data? Irv S. Getting into the BIOS is easy but finding how to turn off the diagnostics is not easy.

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Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. More about the author Still nothing. Your Hard Drive Is Operating Outside Of Normal Parameters And Should Be Replaced This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Turn Off Dell Hard Drive Self Monitoring System In modern HDD's, there's a portion on the HDD that NOBODY writes to known as "reserve sectors".

Thanks to all. Did you have any luck trying to get those out? So there's no internal contradiction, just differing points of view. WARNING: Dell's Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive [0/1] on the [primary/secondary ] EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications. How To Disable S.m.a.r.t Feature In Bios

There are many other examples..... Bang! monitoring and forgot about this incident (btw this hard disk still runs good in our day) JustSayHi - #1 Free Dating Site | Free Samples Quote 18th Apr 200713:59 #21 When I get the error message it gives me 2 options.

I still have my 40 MB Miniscribe HD in my old 286... As someone said before, the important thing is to get the documents and all that. Type in, msconfig Click on the Startup tab.

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All rights reserved. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. You've backed up all the data to another hard drive so now buy a new one. All in all though, that's satisfactory.

Open a Run box (press Win + R). Hope that helps. It depends on the manufacturer's algorithms and specific implementation. Originally Posted by InXess Aside from repair (I would highly recommend WD Windows utility - above, takes 1 hr to scan and repair 250 Gig HDD) low level format is the

Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top LH Posts: 20002 This post has been reported. Aside from repair (I would highly recommend WD Windows utility - above, takes 1 hr to scan and repair 250 Gig HDD) low level format is the best way to re-certify The error is coming from BIOS, and that leads me to believe, if it is truly erroneous about the drive, that you probably have a motherboard controller problem. F1 to continue and f2 to to enter setup(bios) Okay Now I AM LOST!

Quote 7th Mar 200704:49 #11 alegator View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join DateOct 2002 LocationUSA WHat do you mean by "swapping cables"? Go to the boot sequence and check out how many drives you have listed, if one or two drives are missing you nedd to re-thread those drives. If the drive is still under warranty, I'd send it back immediately. In other words, why is it that sometimes the SMART warning system fails to warn before failure? (This hard drive is about 3 years old and I had more modern HD's

Of course I'm also backing up regularly just in case. At least replace the one on the suspected HDD bus. You can also download all drivers that were supplied on disks with the machine, which you probably don't have. i have a dell optiplex gx240.

If the diagnostics tell you that the drive is going bad, I would call Dell if you're still under warranty, and they'll replace the drive. Forum Other Computer S.M.A.R.T. You can always reinstall programs and drivers. Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved

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In ALL cases of drive clicking I've had the drive eventually got messed up (got worse, NEVER better). He's replaced the disk already, so the possibilities are really limited, 1) He got another bad drive (unlikely, but possible). 2) The disk controller is reporting a problem to the BIOS If that fails, most will> check other partitions. The only irreparable failures I got were exclusively on WD.

Buy a Seagate this time. However, in general that's not a good idea as bad sectors generally only GROW in size and numbers. This just happened to me last night.