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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Arctic62, May 27, 2015.

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  1. Arctic62

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    When I start my computer up. I see the following message:

    ASUS SABERTOOTH 277 ACPI BIO Revision 1504
    CPU: Intel (R) Core(TM) 17-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    USB Device total: 0 Drive, 1 keyboard, 1 mouse, Hubs
    Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices...
    SATA Port: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200S
    Port 6: ST3500630AS
    S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup or Replace
    Press F1 to Run Setup

    What does this mean?
     
  2. Lance1

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    This means that the hard drive is about to fail. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors the health of the hard drive and reports any potential problems, like an early warning system. When it says "S.M.A.R.T Status Bad" This is not a good thing. Does it give you an option to bypass and get to Windows? If so backup your important data.
     
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