How do I clear hard drive SMART errors?

How do I clear hard drive SMART errors?


  1. Stop Using The Faulty HDD.
  2. Restore The Deleted Data From The Disk.
  3. Scan The Disk For Bad Sectors.
  4. Reduce The Disk Temperature.
  5. Run Hard Disk Defragmentation.
  6. Buy a New Hard Disk.

How do I reset my WD internal hard drive to factory settings?

Insert your paperclip into the hole and depress the “Reset” button. Hold the button down for 10 seconds and release. After 40 seconds the drive will reboot. This is a “long” reset and your drive will be completely reset to factory settings.

What is SMART reset?

ST’s smart reset ICs extend the functional capacity of existing buttons so that users can reset their frozen device with a long push of one or two buttons simultaneously.

Can SMART error be fixed?

A system S.M.A.R.T. error means you should backup your data as soon as possible and maintain consistent backups. A S.M.A.R.T. warning based on excessive average temperature is common, and can sometimes be fixed by improving ventilation.

How do I reset my hard drive to factory?

How to wipe a Windows hard drive

  1. Click the Start button and then click “Settings.”
  2. In the Settings window, click “Update & Security.”
  3. In the pane on the left, click “Recovery.”
  4. In the Reset this PC section of the window, click “Get started.”
  5. In the Reset this PC window, click “Remove everything.”

How do I fix a SMART error on my hard drive Windows 10?

How to fix SMART Hard Disk Error 301 in Windows?

  1. Fix 1. Restart your computer.
  2. Fix 2. Test hard disk from the BIOS.
  3. Fix 3. Run check disk.
  4. Fix 4. Check for file system errors.
  5. Fix 5. Run an automatic repair tool.
  6. Fix 6.
  7. Prevent websites, ISP, and other parties from tracking you.
  8. Recover your lost files quickly.

How to erase a whole hard drive at once?

ProtectStar Data Shredder is a free data destruction program that can erase a whole hard drive at once, and even works from the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer. Just choose Erase files and folders from the main screen and then click Add Folders to browse for the hard drive to wipe.

Do you want to wipe the smart data for a disk?

I want to wipe the SMART data for a particular disk. YES i know what i’m doing, YES there is a reason for it, YES i know it won’t actually fix drive problems, YES I DO actually want to just wipe the SMART data, and not the data stored on the drive.

Does data destruction software completely erase a hard drive?

Data destruction software is just one of several ways to completely erase a hard drive. Also, if a complete hard drive wipe isn’t what you’re after, check out our free file shredder software list for programs better suited for individual file destruction.

Can MHDD erase a hard drive?

Like the bootable data destruction programs from above, MHDD can erase any hard drive so long as you use a working operating system to burn the program to a disc/floppy/drive. MHDD only utilizes the Secure Erase method for data destruction if you use the FASTERASE option available in the program.