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Windows 7: How to re-enable SMART warnings in OS

15 Mar 2010   #1

Vista 7 Home Premium x64
How to re-enable SMART warnings in OS

Hi everyone,

When I was presented with a SMART warning from Windows 7 about a hard drive that was going bad, I accidentally chose the option to ignore future SMART errors and not tell me about it...

Since then I have replaced the bad drive, and all is well.

However I need now to tell Windows 7 to alert me if there are any new SMART errors that occur. I am concerned because I feel that, because of my previous selection, Win7 will ignore any future SMART error which of course I want to be sure to know about!

Can someone please tell me how to reset this option within the OS so it will alert me again about future SMART errors? I did some extensive searching here and all over and could not find this information (although I did find someone else ask the same question a year ago, to which there were no responses).


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15 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


When you dismissed all warnings, you were dismissing all warnings for that drive.

Any other SMART errors that may occur on your other drives will still trigger a warning.

Hope this answers your question.

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15 Mar 2010   #3

Vista 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks JK! Glad to hear it. I was wondering if that might be the case.

Just for future reference, do you know what steps could be taken to re-enable SMART warnings? I imagine the settings are somewhere in the registry and can be undone. The question that remains is, how? Thanks again!
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16 Mar 2010   #4

Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I too disabled the SMART in Windows 7, is there any way it can be enabled? It is already enabled in BIOS.
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16 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64


If you did it recently, I suspect a System Restore will help. I'm sorry, I don't know how to undo the change directly.
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