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how to turn off smart failure predicted on hard drive

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I am getting a error when i boot my laptop. Smart failure predicted on hard drive
Warming: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard drive.
A failure may be imminent.
Press F1 to continue.
I have tested the hard drive and it looks ok. Is there a way to turn off this warning or turn it down to its lowest level.
thank you.
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Question by:jodyreid
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by:Don S.
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Smart is pretty reliable at predictiong failure.  I'd do what it says and replace the drive asap.  It IS going to fail pretty soon.
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When you go into BIOS you will have an option that will say something to the effect of HDD SMART CAPABILITY.   Disable it.

I would be carefull with this, as Dons6718 stated, Smart is very reliable and your harddrive will eventually fail.  I would replace it.
SMART basically electronically compinsates for issues the drive is having, so a drive test utility may not catch the actual problem.
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by:nobus
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personally, i have my doubts about the smart failure predict system; i have several drives with the predicted failure, and they keep running fine for months now, and they show no errors when tested.
Also - i thought smart only logs the different disk operations, and report when you fall out of tolerance, without curing anything.
I prefer to bo wrong on this, so some links proving it can help
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