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Windows 7: Unsafe Shutdown Count (S.M.A.R.T. status)

15 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
Unsafe Shutdown Count (S.M.A.R.T. status)

Hey all.. just a quick question! Is "Unsafe Shutdown Count" featured in Western Digital Hard Drives or other brands as well?

Today my Windows was hanged on a black screen when I was shutting down my computer so I had to manually turn off the PC by holding down the power button on the case. When I turned on my PC and checked the SMART status on both drives the WD showing "1" on Unsafe Shutdown Count while the other Seagate showing nothing about Unsafe Shutdown Count which also is the primary HDD for OS!


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16 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi there boogieboy!

The Unsafe Shutdown Count, or Power-off Retract Count, is a S.M.A.R.T. Attribute; it means the count of times the heads of the certain storage device are loaded off the media.
Since this is a S.M.A.R.T. Attribute, it can be associated with any HDD or SSD, it just may be possible that under some brands, the name would be different.
This doesn't seem to be a problem, do you experience any troubling occurrences that would make you think your drives are failing?


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30 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro

Thanks a bunch for the answer I almost forgot to look into the thread
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30 Jan 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

boogieboy are you still having problems?
Did you try this tutorial by Brink?

Disk Check
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04 Feb 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hey, you're welcome!

Did the information help you ?


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