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S.M.A.R.T. error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JohnD, May 8, 2010.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Flightless Bird

    My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung with a
    message:
    A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network

    "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as far
    as I know.

    What kind of trouble am I in here?

    Appreciate any help!
     
  2. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:952718E3-A972-46F9-BC07-0DDA9442A929@microsoft.com
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obkQ=?= <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung
    > with a message:
    > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    >
    > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that
    > as far as I know.


    Did you press F1? If so, what happened?

    The apparent misspelling of the error messages suggests that there might
    have been several more lines of text with other options for other sorts
    of recovery methods, but they got scrambled on their way to the screen.

    > What kind of trouble am I in here?


    Depends on how really fried your HD is and what sort of backups you
    have.

    It's also possible that the disk failure is transient, or caused by
    environmental issues like overheating due to restricted air flow, or
    loose connections between the disk and motherboard.

    If the disk is really dead and you have current backups of the sort that
    can actually be recovered, you should be able to pop over to the
    drugstore and pick up a new HD and be back on the air by this afternoon.

    Otherwise, if the drive is really dead, you're pretty much toast.

    If you can coax a few more hours of life from your HD, get your system's
    affairs in order, back up what you can, and get a new HD. Then, restore
    what you can, re-install what you have to.

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Sounds like your hard drive is about to or has already gone to meet its
    maker. I hope you kept up to date with your backups.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "JohnD" <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:952718E3-A972-46F9-BC07-0DDA9442A929@microsoft.com...
    > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung
    > with a
    > message:
    > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    >
    > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as
    > far
    > as I know.
    >
    > What kind of trouble am I in here?
    >
    > Appreciate any help!
    >
     
  4. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    JohnD wrote:
    > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung with a
    > message:
    > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    >
    > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as far
    > as I know.
    >
    > What kind of trouble am I in here?
    >
    > Appreciate any help!
    >



    Having seen the same error, I can only say: "Back up your data
    daily until you replace that drive."

    On those machines I on which I've seen those S.M.A.R.T. warnings,
    catastrophic hard drive failures invariably followed. Some hard
    drives lasted for a few days after the warnings first appeared, one
    lasted months, but some lasted only minutes. I suppose the one that
    lasted months could be considered a false alarm, as "months" hardly
    translates to "imminent," but, on the whole, I'd suggest you take the
    warnings seriously.

    For the background on S.M.A.R.T., start here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology



    --

    Bruce Chambers

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    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  5. JohnD

    JohnD Flightless Bird

    Thank you for the advice.

    "Bruce Chambers" wrote:

    > JohnD wrote:
    > > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung with a
    > > message:
    > > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    > >
    > > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as far
    > > as I know.
    > >
    > > What kind of trouble am I in here?
    > >
    > > Appreciate any help!
    > >

    >
    >
    > Having seen the same error, I can only say: "Back up your data
    > daily until you replace that drive."
    >
    > On those machines I on which I've seen those S.M.A.R.T. warnings,
    > catastrophic hard drive failures invariably followed. Some hard
    > drives lasted for a few days after the warnings first appeared, one
    > lasted months, but some lasted only minutes. I suppose the one that
    > lasted months could be considered a false alarm, as "months" hardly
    > translates to "imminent," but, on the whole, I'd suggest you take the
    > warnings seriously.
    >
    > For the background on S.M.A.R.T., start here:
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot
    > .
    >
     
  6. JohnD

    JohnD Flightless Bird

    Thank you for the advice.

    "Michael" wrote:

    > Sounds like your hard drive is about to or has already gone to meet its
    > maker. I hope you kept up to date with your backups.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
    > "JohnD" <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:952718E3-A972-46F9-BC07-0DDA9442A929@microsoft.com...
    > > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung
    > > with a
    > > message:
    > > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    > >
    > > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as
    > > far
    > > as I know.
    > >
    > > What kind of trouble am I in here?
    > >
    > > Appreciate any help!
    > >

    > .
    >
     
  7. JohnD

    JohnD Flightless Bird

    Thank you for the advice.

    "Bert Hyman" wrote:

    > In news:952718E3-A972-46F9-BC07-0DDA9442A929@microsoft.com
    > =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obkQ=?= <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung
    > > with a message:
    > > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    > > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    > >
    > > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that
    > > as far as I know.

    >
    > Did you press F1? If so, what happened?
    >
    > The apparent misspelling of the error messages suggests that there might
    > have been several more lines of text with other options for other sorts
    > of recovery methods, but they got scrambled on their way to the screen.
    >
    > > What kind of trouble am I in here?

    >
    > Depends on how really fried your HD is and what sort of backups you
    > have.
    >
    > It's also possible that the disk failure is transient, or caused by
    > environmental issues like overheating due to restricted air flow, or
    > loose connections between the disk and motherboard.
    >
    > If the disk is really dead and you have current backups of the sort that
    > can actually be recovered, you should be able to pop over to the
    > drugstore and pick up a new HD and be back on the air by this afternoon.
    >
    > Otherwise, if the drive is really dead, you're pretty much toast.
    >
    > If you can coax a few more hours of life from your HD, get your system's
    > affairs in order, back up what you can, and get a new HD. Then, restore
    > what you can, re-install what you have to.
    >
    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
    > .
    >
     
  8. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:6A81337C-2125-4B4C-8D2E-C8DF40051622@microsoft.com
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obkQ=?= <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Thank you for the advice.


    I still want to know if you pressed F1, and then what happened :)


    > "Bert Hyman" wrote:
    >
    >> In news:952718E3-A972-46F9-BC07-0DDA9442A929@microsoft.com
    >> =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obkQ=?= <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot
    >> > hung with a message:
    >> > A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    >> > Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    >> >
    >> > "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do
    >> > that as far as I know.

    >>
    >> Did you press F1? If so, what happened?
    >>
    >> The apparent misspelling of the error messages suggests that there
    >> might have been several more lines of text with other options for
    >> other sorts of recovery methods, but they got scrambled on their way
    >> to the screen.
    >>
    >> > What kind of trouble am I in here?

    >>
    >> Depends on how really fried your HD is and what sort of backups you
    >> have.
    >>
    >> It's also possible that the disk failure is transient, or caused by
    >> environmental issues like overheating due to restricted air flow, or
    >> loose connections between the disk and motherboard.
    >>
    >> If the disk is really dead and you have current backups of the sort
    >> that can actually be recovered, you should be able to pop over to the
    >> drugstore and pick up a new HD and be back on the air by this
    >> afternoon.
    >>
    >> Otherwise, if the drive is really dead, you're pretty much toast.
    >>
    >> If you can coax a few more hours of life from your HD, get your
    >> system's affairs in order, back up what you can, and get a new HD.
    >> Then, restore what you can, re-install what you have to.


    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  9. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 8 May 2010 13:38:55 -0400, "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com>
    wrote:

    >Sounds like your hard drive is about to or has already gone to meet its
    >maker.


    Does that mean it goes back to Western Digital? How does that work.
    Will they come here? Can I leave it on the porch?

    > I hope you kept up to date with your backups.



    Just kidding, of course!
     
  10. Patok

    Patok Flightless Bird

    mm wrote:
    > On Sat, 8 May 2010 13:38:55 -0400, "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Sounds like your hard drive is about to or has already gone to meet its
    >> maker.

    >
    > Does that mean it goes back to Western Digital? How does that work.
    > Will they come here? Can I leave it on the porch?


    Same as with people, I'd guess - its mortal remains stay with you,
    but its spirit goes to its maker. Which might be the Gate on the Sea, or
    the Digit of the West, or the Maximum Torus, or someone else, depending
    on its race.
     
  11. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "mm" <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
    news:hkkbu5li6e1599nt9cs381gg6k2pp453ac@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 8 May 2010 13:38:55 -0400, "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Sounds like your hard drive is about to or has already gone to meet its
    >>maker.

    >
    > Does that mean it goes back to Western Digital? How does that work.
    > Will they come here? Can I leave it on the porch?
    >
    >> I hope you kept up to date with your backups.

    >
    >
    > Just kidding, of course!


    If you leave it on the porch the stork will come and retrieve it.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  12. mycomputer3@mydesk.com

    mycomputer3@mydesk.com Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 08 May 2010 11:58:24 -0600, Bruce Chambers
    <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote:

    >JohnD wrote:
    >> My computer was running real slow, so I rebooted it. The reboot hung with a
    >> message:
    >> A S.M.A.R.T. error has been detected.
    >> Press F1 to Resumeant to boot from the network
    >>
    >> "Resumeant"?? And boot from the network?? I am not set up to do that as far
    >> as I know.
    >>
    >> What kind of trouble am I in here?
    >>
    >> Appreciate any help!
    >>

    >
    >
    > Having seen the same error, I can only say: "Back up your data
    >daily until you replace that drive."
    >
    > On those machines I on which I've seen those S.M.A.R.T. warnings,
    >catastrophic hard drive failures invariably followed. Some hard
    >drives lasted for a few days after the warnings first appeared, one
    >lasted months, but some lasted only minutes. I suppose the one that
    >lasted months could be considered a false alarm, as "months" hardly
    >translates to "imminent," but, on the whole, I'd suggest you take the
    >warnings seriously.
    >
    > For the background on S.M.A.R.T., start here:
    >
    >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology


    I agree with what Bruce (and others) told you. However, did your
    computer get shut off suddenly, like a power outage or your dog
    knocked the plug out of outlet while the computer was running? Things
    like this can play havoc with data. Also check the cables. With the
    computer turned off, unplug and replug the hard drive cables. (both
    ends of it) Better yet, replace them with another (spare) cable. *The
    data cables, not the power ones*, but be sure the power ones are
    plugged in tighly too.

    If you get it running, immediately backup anything that needs it.
    Then run CHKDSK and afterwards, DEFRAG it. You can also buy special
    software to test hard drives. SPINRITE is one such program. (search
    for that word on the web).

    Another possibility is a weakness in your power supply, or mother
    board problems. The way to check this is to unplug your current HD
    and plug in a spare one. Even just a small one that has enough
    capacity to install Windows.

    I think you said it's a Western Digital drive. They may have some
    testing software on their site too.

    And lastly, there may be a virus. Viruses can do all sorts of weird
    stuff.
     
  13. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Bert Hyman wrote:
    > In news:6A81337C-2125-4B4C-8D2E-C8DF40051622@microsoft.com
    > =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obkQ=?= <JohnD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Thank you for the advice.

    >
    > I still want to know if you pressed F1, and then what happened :)
    >
    >


    How many times have you heard a client say: "My machine says 'Press [ENTER]
    to continue.' What should I do?"?

    Eight-to-five he inserted a CD.
     

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