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At boot up on a Win 98, one HD, Midwest Micro machine, this msg. appears;
Primary Master HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability....Disabled.
Does anyone know what this refers to??
JPM
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hewittg earned 200 total points
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JP,
Hope this helps.

Glenn

SMART
Some BIOS offer this option to enable or disable a hard disk's SMART capability. SMART stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. It is used to detect and report impending disk problems. Some utilities use this technology to make disk diagnostics
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by:Ajnin
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The above is correct if you like for it to say enabled. Goto BIOS setup and usually under andvanced settings you can enable SMART.
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by:gooberis
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here is a website with some questions like yours  answered on it:
http://www.fujitsu-europe.com/home/faq.asp
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by:caramilk
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It only applies if you're hard drive is SMART compatible.....
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by:Asta Cu
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You've been advised about the meaning, and some recourse to check your BIOS, I'd only add this:  When your system first boots, you can depress the PAUSE button to read the onscreen information as to BIOS date, version as well as what key to depress to access your BIOS (sometimes DEL, sometimes F1, depends).  If you have a manual for your motherboard, it'll likely include details on the BIOS setup and meaning to expound further.



Asta
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by:kevinzhu
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It is probably the problem of BIOS setting for Hard Driver.
I have met same problem before, at that time, I specify the wrong parameters for the Hard Disk in BIOS.
Change to Auto (Most current BIOS have this option).
Hope this would help!
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by:jpmateri
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Many thanks to all for your answers.

How can I reward each of you???
JPM (O^O)
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by:Asta Cu
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Great news, JPM, great face.

(0^0)


Asta
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by:hewittg
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Provide the winning lottery numbers will be a start.

:-)
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by:SemperPhi
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there is an option in the award settings
if i am not mistaken...
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by:jpmateri
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Have not found a way to assign points to multiple
answerers.
JPM
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by:Asta Cu
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I'm happy you've been served and personally do not wish any points.

Thank you.

Asta
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by:hewittg
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As everyone who provided input to this should be entitled.  Let me know and I will distribute points evenly as per the intentions of the questioner.  We all are a team.

Glenn
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by:jpmateri
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Please assign 50 points each, to all who answered the question.
JPM  (©^©)
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by:jpmateri
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Asta, when I wore glasses I used; (©^©)
Thanks for the comment.
(O^O)
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by:Asta Cu
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Thank you, jpmateri.  This is soooooo creative, love it!  ...  (©^©)  as she puts on her glasses.

You're kind, Glenn, I'm fine as is.

Smiles,

Asta
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by:hewittg
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To late,
they are waiting for you.
Thanks

Glenn
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by:jpmateri
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Asta;

In case you are not aware of the symbols which can be made using the numeric keypad, try holding the ALT key as you press the num keys, always starting with a zero and adding 3 other num keys, EG; zero 169 and release the ALT key produces ©.  Using () and ^ makes faces.  EG; (°±°)
(O^O)
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by:Asta Cu
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I didn't know .... thanks a bunch!  Will share with my daughter as well who enjoys this stuff as do I.

Smiles and thanks also, Glenn.

;)

Asta
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Asta;

(-^O)

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by:jpmateri
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Glenn;

My available point total has not diminished.  There were five other answers, at 50 points each, the total should have been reduced by 250.

JPM   (O^O)
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by:hewittg
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JPM, They come from my points.

I have distributed to 3 people on this.

Glenn
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by:Asta Cu
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Good morning.

Thank you, Glenn.  

And thanks, JPM for another little gem, added to my file ...   (-^O) .

Customer Service / Support may be able to adjust the point flow as you wished, JPM, for Glenn.

Smiles,

Asta







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