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dutchman

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IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE
« on: June 24, 2009, 01:41:30 PM »
  HOW TO FIX, PRIMARY IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE SELF MONITORING SYSTEM HAS REPORTED THAT A PARAMETER HAS EXCEED IT'S NORMAL OPERATING RANGE?

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Re: IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 06:19:28 PM »
Run chkdsk /r on the drive...

If that produces no joy-joy then DLoad and run the FREE diagnostics from the drive manuf. site...

The drive may be failing and this will let you know.
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Re: IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 06:21:16 AM »
What happens after the error message appears?  Does everything appear to be normal?

If everything appears to be normal, you could just disable SMART in your bios and back up everything you don't want to loose just in case the drive IS going bad ........and just let it be until/if your system crashes in the future, then just replace the hard drive..

running the chkdsk /r  command is still a good idea, either way you slice it

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Re: IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 08:27:08 AM »
What happens if you disable SMART?


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Re: IDE MASTER HARD DRIVE
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 02:53:35 PM »
It's been reported that SMART is not always accurate in it's HDD failure anticipation.  So disabling it will get rid of the annoying reports that dutchman is describing and SMART will stop monitoring the HDD.  However, there is a chance that the HDD could really be on the brink, so backing up data at this point is crucial

If there is a problem backing up anything it could be due to file system corruption and using the chkdsk /r command may help remedy that, as Patio suggested..