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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yusuf21, Dec 22, 2000.

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  1. yusuf21

    yusuf21 Thread Starter

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    I have Windows 98 and can't find Smartvsd.vxd in windows\system or in windows\system\iosubsys. So I can't use the online diagnostic software for my new harddrive. Where can I obtain smartvsd.vxd?

    Please give me a link?

    thanks in advance.
     
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  3. LarryCore

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    Never heard of it. Is that part of Norton Utilities or something? I just checked my 98 partition and it isn't there...

    What diagnostic software are you talking about, anyway?

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    Western digital has online diagnostic tests. In order to perform this test, you have to install a utility that uses the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) driver (smartvsd.vxd).

    Check out: http://www.westerndigital.com/service/lifeguard/dlg_win98.html
    it talks more about the driver.

     
  5. LarryCore

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    Well, according to what I've just read, that file is installed with the SMART software. It is not part of Windows as far as I can tell. I just searched through all the 98SE cab files and it wasn't there.

    Maybe someone else has it and can Email it to you... or you can try reinstalling the EZSmart program to make it extract the file.

    Here is an article I found talking about this problem:
    http://www.storagesoft.com/support/display.asp?ID=495
     
  6. yusuf21

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    Thank alot larry
     
  7. LarryCore

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    Were you able to get it working then?

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