Windows 10: Windows 10 Disk SMART error pop up warnings.

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  1. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
       17 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Disk SMART error pop up warnings.


    I had a problem with one of the hard drives on my system where the spin up time fell below the threshold. Windows issued a pop up window advising the drive could fail soon. The error was based on the drive reporting a bad SMART value. I began moving my data over to a safe location and the windows pop up error kept returning. Frustrated with the ongoing warnings, I clicked a box in the pop up window to keep windows from flagging the error again. That worked and Ive since removed the failing drive from the computer. Now of course Id like to have the windows pop up warnings restored to the default settings so I can be warned if a new SMART error occurs in the future. I cant figure out how to do that. Can someone help with this?
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  2. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2016 #2

    Can anyone help with this? I'm Still looking for some help.
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       19 May 2016 #3

    tweakit said: View Post
    Can anyone help with this? I'm Still looking for some help.
    Hi. This is a new one on me.
    Do you have a setting in the BIOS for this?
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  4. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       20 May 2016 #4

    Not a bios setting.
    When the hard drive reports a SMART error, Windows 10 generates a pop up warning that the drive may fail. The pop-up warning includes a check box that says something like: Do not warn me about this again. Sure enough, after checking the Do not warn me. box, I got no more pop-up warnings. Now that my HDD problem is resolved, I want to disable the do not warn me about this feature but I dont know where to find this. Thats my dilemma. I would appreciate any guidance on this.
    Thanks
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  5.    20 May 2016 #5

    I'm not sure , but look under 'System' , 'Settings' , 'Notifications' , is there an option there that's toggled off?
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  6. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       20 May 2016 #6

    Thanks. I checked there and it looks like all of the settings are the same. The only heading that looks like it might control this kind of message is under "Windows Feedback" and all those settings are "on."
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  7.    20 May 2016 #7

    Ok , look under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Task Scheduler

    In the sub-section 'Task Scheduler Library' , 'Microsoft' , 'Windows' , 'DiskDiagnostic' there is 'Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticResolver' , is it disabled?
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  8. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       20 May 2016 #8

    Thanks Wullail, it sounds like you're on to something. I have two other Windows 10 machines so i can compare the settings. There are a lot of settings in the Task Scheduler and I've not compared all of them with another machine, but to answer your question, yes the status of the DiskDiagnosticResolver is Disabled on the machine in question. It is also Disabled on one of my other Win10 machines (haven't looked a the 3rd machine yet) so that alone doesn't seem to be telling us much. I attached a screen shot of what is seen on the machine in question below. I also checked the Diagnostic Policy Service on the machine in question since this service triggers the Task. That is set the same as the other machine as "Running and Automatic." Let me know what you think and thanks again for helping.
    Update: I just checked the other tabs on the DiskDiagnosticResolver task (Triggers,Actions,Conditions,Settings,History) and they too are all the same as on the other Win10 machine! Seems a little mysterious.
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  9.    20 May 2016 #9

    Is it possible you have only canceled the warnings for that particular drive? In other words, a new problem on a different drive might still give you the warning? That might explain why there doesn't seem to be a setting to restore the function. Just a thought.
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  10. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       20 May 2016 #10

    Thanks for chiming in Spike. I suppose in theory if not practice, this is possible. SMART drives do report their serial # so I guess this could be stored somewhere like maybe the registry for later query. Just speculating here, but maybe the Diagnostic Policy Service queries the registry for any serial #s' excepted before triggering the task!? I dunno but if nobody figures this out or knows more about this than I do, then i'll have to assume I'm good to go for any new SMART errors.
    I have to admit it was nice to be warned about my drive sliding downhill in time to protect myself before it hit bottom!
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