Hello to all!
In the boot when SMART is checking the disks says that Pri Slave SMART status Bad.Before I get my self in panic,i did a check with Western Digital's diagnostic utility and the results are fine.All the tests passed!Who's wrong then?The bios or the utility?Thanks for your time to respond!
Thanks for your quick answer COLGeek!To buy a new hard Disk it is sure the first thing to do after that horrible warning!
But still could it be my mobo going crazy?
One way or another I'm going to back up everything but i would like to know if the utility is right!Cause if it is,there should be a problem with my m/b
There are several free utilities that can be used to show SMART status. Some mobo vendors actually provide diagnostics utilities as well.
One thing you can do is to ensure that your mobo is using the latest BIOS. Once installed, go into the BIOS and turn off the SMART feature. Restart the system. After fully rebooting, power down. Power up, re-enter the BIOS and enable SMART. Save, restart, and monitor. If it shows an error again, I would strongly suggest a new HDD.
What make/model HDD are you using?
Check out this app (get the free one) and see what it reports.
You can use a drive with bad sectors, but I wouldn't recommend for a primary drive. I would stick in an enclosure and use as an external. However, if the drive in question is still under warranty, you should RMA it.