Hard Drive Failure

#1
When I first got my pc running win 7 was giving me hd failure notices on one of my drives, and I disabled the warnings. How do I turn these warnings back on again?
 


patcooke

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#2
Check your bios to see if there is an option there to enable/disable SMART.
 


patcooke

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#4
Try this - open the group policy editor (gpedit.msc)

Click on: local computer policy, computer configuration, administrative templates, system, troubleshooting and diagnostics, disk diagnostic.

Double click on: disk diagnostic: configure execution level

Select the option "enable"
 


#5
Hello jp,

Try clicking on the Action Center Icon located in the Notification Tray (flag in lower right taskbar), then click open, then expand the Maintenance;



If notifications have been turned off, under Drive Status, you should see "Turn On" in blue, just click to turn on.

Hope this helps,

Don
 


#6
Hello jp,

Try clicking on the Action Center Icon located in the Notification Tray (flag in lower right taskbar), then click open, then expand the Maintenance;



If notifications have been turned off, under Drive Status, you should see "Turn On" in blue, just click to turn on.

Hope this helps,

Don
I don't see drive status in the action center.
 


#7
Did you also try patcooke's suggestion?
 


#8
Yes I have tried that.
 


Pauli

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#9
What's the real problem? Your disk doesn't work, or?
 


#10
Hello jp,

You've only disabled warnings for that particular drive, other than what's already been tried, you may want to try a "System Restore" to a point before you dismissed the warnings.

See if that will bring it back and keep us posted

Don
 


Saltgrass

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#11
Anyone know if the chkntfs command might be of some help? Maybe using the /d switch would reset the system.

Chkntfs
 


patcooke

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#13
Check your bios to see if there is an option there to enable/disable SMART.
That was the first thing we tried maria
 


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