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Can O/S cause hdd smart

Last response: in Storage
November 15, 2010 8:50:57 AM

My HP Mini 1001TU PC having windows XP Home OS was causing problem in start up. I formatted the hdd and load XP Pro, after new installation an error screen comes S.M.A.R.T. HDD bad. The hard drive is Toshiba PATA MK6028GL 60GB. What I feel that drivers for HDD in new os are not supporting the toshiba pata hdd as disk management tools shows the hdd health 100%. Am I right and should I reload the previous os?

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a c 371 G Storage
November 15, 2010 11:01:27 AM

The smart values are stored in the drive, not the OS. Download hdtune and check the smart values manually. If your motherboard is reporting a smart error, there is a good chance at least one of the smart values is out of spec.