Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of FAQ


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     369=== BIOS has a SMART enable/disable setting.  What does it do, and how should I set it? ===
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     371Some type of BIOS can check the SMART health status of a disk at bootup: the equivalent of '{{{smartctl -H /dev/hd?}}}'.  This one-time check on bootup is done if the BIOS SMART setting is set to {{{ENABLE}}}, and is not done if the setting is set to {{{DISABLE}}}.
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     373If this one-time check is done, and the disk's health status is found to be {{{FAILED}}}, then typically the BIOS will display an error message and refuse to boot the machine.
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     375For the proper functioning of smartmontools, either BIOS setting may be used.
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    369379=== On Windows {{{smartctl}}} prints the message: "...Log Read failed: Function not implemented" ===
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    489 <h3><a name="bios-setting"></a>My computer's BIOS has a SMART enable/disable setting.  What
    490 does it do, and how should I set it?</h3>
    491 
    492 <p>Some type of BIOS can check the SMART health status of a disk at
    493 bootup: the equivalent of '<span class="code">smartctl -H /dev/hd?</span>'.  This one-time check on
    494 bootup is done if the BIOS SMART setting is set to '<tt>ENABLE</tt>', and is
    495 not done if the setting is set to '<tt>DISABLE</tt>'.</p>
    496 
    497 <p>If this one-time check is done, and the disk's health status is found
    498 to be '<tt>FAIL</tt>', then typically the BIOS will display an error message
    499 and refuse to boot the machine.</p>
    500 
    501 <p>For the proper functioning of smartmontools, either BIOS setting may
    502 be used.</p>
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    505501<h3><a name="temp-seagate"></a>Attribute 194 (Temperature Celsius) behaves strangely on my Seagate disk</h3>