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    What the heck is SMART? I put a new hard drive in my computer and it keeps saying that a SMART failure has been predicted... The only way I have gotten it to work is by setting it as a USER HDD in CMOS instead of auto and by puting it on the secondary slave cable... When i do this the hard drive(a 180 gig) works great. What is causeing this? I have a p3 500 on an asus ??? motherboard. Thanx in advance.
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    Some BIOSes have a specific BIOS setting to enable monitoring of hard disks that support the SMART (Self-Monitoring And Reporting Technology) feature, which can allow the hard disk to report, under some circumstances, impending failures of the hard disk. . The normal default for this setting is "Disabled".

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    yeah i know but if i disable it it doesnt recognize the HD! its messed lol
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    SMART is just what DeadAddict says it is it monitors the HDD on bootup kind of like an early warning system. Most people leave it disabled ( I do). If it is telling you that it is failing I would backup as much as you can and don't rely heavily on it for storage. In other words replace the HDD before it goes dead.

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