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If you are reading this article, you will have seen the following error when starting the computer: “S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and Replace. Press F1 to Resume “. SMART System is a utility that has the task of monitoring the health of the hard disks installed on our PC and alerting us to the presence of errors and malfunctions. If this error is notified at start-up, a hard disk failure may occur.
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad Error – Solutions
The first thing to do when we find the error S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, is to make a backup of all the data on the PC to avoid an irreversible loss of the files if the hard disk stops working completely. So if you press F1 to access the operating system, we transfer documents / photos / videos to an external hard drive.
SOLUTION N.1 – Data backup and Hard Disk replacement
The ideal solution in these cases is, as we are advised by the error itself, Backup and Replace. That is, after saving everything you need on an external hard drive, we need to proceed with replacing the hard drive. The replacement procedure varies depending on the model of your computer. If you are not familiar with this type of repair, we advise you to contact a specialized center.
SOLUTION N.2 – Disable monitoring from Bios – NOT RECOMMENDED
If instead you want to continue using the hard disk until the end, we can proceed with the deactivation of the S.M.A.R.T monitoring utility from the Bios. Solution that we do NOT recommend especially if you use the PC to process important data. Also in this case the procedure for accessing the bios and deactivation varies according to the model of the computer (in the example below we find the item S.M.A.R.T Status Check, in other Bios we could find S.M.A.R.T Self Test or similar).
Note: It isn’t recommended to make changes if you do not know clearly what you are doing!
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