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Topic # 96580 31-Jan-2012 14:49
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I'm getting warnings - fine. Everything is backed up, I'm happy to let it go until hard disc craps out.

So I can't turn it off in bios, as I have in the past, apparently it's in the HD control somewhere. Can i turn it off?

2 year old Dell Studio 1555.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 575544 31-Jan-2012 20:48
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Assuming Windows 7 - What is the task status in Task Scheduler (view, hidden) > Microsoft > Windows > Disk Diagnostic?

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  Reply # 575561 31-Jan-2012 21:34
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If it is a Windows error message then you can download and run Autoruns.exe (part of Microsoft System Internals) it automatically turns off Windows Disc Diagnostic User Resolver.




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  Reply # 575563 31-Jan-2012 21:42
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The S.M.A.R.T. controller is part of the hard drive firmware as far as I remember. You won't be able to turn it of as such but preventing warnings from appearing should be part of the BIOS.



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  Reply # 575748 1-Feb-2012 10:40
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gzt: Assuming Windows 7 - What is the task status in Task Scheduler (view, hidden) > Microsoft > Windows > Disk Diagnostic?
I'll check this when I get home.



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  Reply # 575752 1-Feb-2012 10:41
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Hammerer: If it is a Windows error message then you can download and run Autoruns.exe (part of Microsoft System Internals) it automatically turns off Windows Disc Diagnostic User Resolver.
No the message comes up before anything else on startup, have to press F1 to continue. I did do a check disc and told it to repair or whatever that option is.



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  Reply # 575756 1-Feb-2012 10:42
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1080p: The S.M.A.R.T. controller is part of the hard drive firmware as far as I remember. You won't be able to turn it of as such but preventing warnings from appearing should be part of the BIOS.
Couldn't find any reference to it at all in the BIOS, I thought the same as you before that.

Can't find anything about it at all on the web.

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  Reply # 584019 20-Feb-2012 16:44
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The old IBM Drive Fitness Test tool includes an option to Turn SMART off. I've used it to enable it on Seagate drives before, but it will depending if it recognises your drive or not.  Worth checking if you haven't found any other solutions.

Page 27 of the manual mentions it too.
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/dft32_userguide.pdf

Other Drive utilities may also be able to do it, just check the make of your drive and try the respective manufacturers tool.




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  Reply # 584152 20-Feb-2012 20:27
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Cheers. The computer is in Dunedin at present, but I'll bear that in mind when it returns.

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