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

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  1. Arctic62

    Arctic62 Thread Starter

    May 27, 2015
    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


    Aug 4, 2003
    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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