Acer Aspire desktop - SMART detection error

Pugman211
Pugman211 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
Hi All,

Wondering if you could possibly help me with my Acer, basically I had a power cut whilst my computer was on, and since then, on boot up (it doesn't actually boot anymore) it displayed the following:

"There is an error in the SMART detection Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup"

 At first, it would boot up, and everything worked. Then it stopped, and now I get:

"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key"

I can see a HDD in the BIOS, so I'm hoping that I don't need a new HDD, and I've just lost a boot file or something? I've read about a UEFI or something similar, but have never used one. Ideally, I'm trying to avoid having to format the HDD as there are files that I need on it.

Any help would be great thanks

Baz

Answers

  • does the crystaldiskinfo program encounter a problem on the hdd?
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  • Pugman211
    Pugman211 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Hi,

    Im not too sure, as the computer doesn't not even boot up. The BIOS is set for HDD to boot first also.

    Thanks
  • Does the computer boot when disconnecting hdd?
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    Pugman211 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    hi,

    Does the computer boot when disconnecting hdd?

    Oh! I haven't tried that. I'll give it a go, but surely it wont boot without a HDD.

    Thanks
  • Does not start windows, but you should be able to access the bios.
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    Pugman211 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Hi,

    Yes can access and make changes in the BIOS no problem
  • Can you install windows on another hard drive? I think your current hard drive is in trouble.
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    Pugman211 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    I will do thanks
  • PeterSL
    PeterSL Member Posts: 1 New User
    Similar problem today with loss of SMART detection. Probably occurred whilst on standby, even though I have uniterrupted power supply attached. Seems to require use of the F1 option to acheive a start up now. I'll have a look at the bios setting if it happens again.
  • Vinr
    Vinr Member Posts: 4 New User

    I have this problem now. Any fixes worked?

  • billsey
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    SMART detection errors are almost always a failed or failing drive. The only real solution is to replace the drive. If the original drive hasn't fully failed you can sometimes recover data from it…

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