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S.M.A.R.T status bad, backup and replace

"SMART status bad, backup and replace"

I get that msg when I boot up only when I connect my dvd-rom or my dvd-r/rw to my HD (as the HD's Primary Slave). When I set my HD as Primary Master and not set a slave to it, that msg doesnt pop up, only when I connect other devices does it show up with that msg.
 
Why? :-/
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MissJoJo
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Perhaps a bad cable or a bad DVD drive.  Try replacing the cable - they're cheap.
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MissJoJoAuthor Commented:
This only happened when I changed my motherboard to a new one. I tried using a new cable and an old one, its the same result.

My dvd drives are new also.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
My guess is the old motherboard didn't have SMART enabled.  Because the drive displays that error when slaved, I suspect it's not actually the drive.  BUT, you should be careful, because SMART is supposed to detect bad drives.  With drives being as cheap as they are today, you might want to get another - worst that happens you have extra storage, but if you put the new drive in and completely remove the old drive and that message does not appear, than your existing drive is probably failing in which case, it's a good thing you have that new drive.
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mwnnjCommented:
please tell us the make and model of your current hdd ,for there is surely a diagnostic tool to test the drive ,and perhaps you could even do a low-level-format,,,


later
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MissJoJoAuthor Commented:
Its a Seagate 60G HD, im not sure abt the model

I bought it like 3 yrs ago
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CallandorCommented:
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MissJoJoAuthor Commented:
My bad, its an IBM Deskstar 61.5 GB HD... :-/
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CallandorCommented:
IBM and Hitachi diagnostic tool
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT 
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