Smart Error Fix Automatically with Free Software

Jean updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

What is a smart error

According to the term explaination on wikepedia, S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) that detects and reports on various indicators of drive reliability, with the intent of enabling the anticipation of hardware failures.

When S.M.A.R.T. data indicates a possible imminent drive failure, software running on the host system may notify the user so stored data can be copied to another storage device, preventing data loss, and the failing drive can be replaced.

If the smart error appears during the startup of the system, the error message usually shows as failure predicted on the hard disk, and the complementary message is warning an immediate backup of this failing hard drive.

How to fix smart error on hard disk automatically with free software

You may have searched a lot of troubleshooting tutorials on the internet. Do you find it too complicated? Don't push yourself so hard because it's not necessary. You can merely employ two pieces of free tools to repair the smart error all by yourself.

Method 1: Windows hard drive repair utility

As long as you're running Windows operating system, this free hard drive repair utility is available to use. Set it as a prior choice when the smart error occurs.

Step 1: In Windows 7, click "Start" -> "Computer", in Windows 10, click "File Explore". 

Step 2: Right-click on any one partition on the hard disk with SMART failure error.

Step 3: Select "Properties" -> "Tools" and hit "Check now" under the "Error-checking".

Step 4: Enable the "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery or bad sectors" options.

Step 5: Click on "Start" to begin the process.

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Method 2: EaseUS Partition Master Free

Working similarly to the built-in Windows utility, the third-party EaseUS free partition manager is another fascinating hard drive repair software, only requires a manual download.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Just click the download button, you can quickly install this portable small-size software on your PC. And the smart error fix with EaseUS Partition Master Free is even simpler than the former Windows utility.


Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

Apart from checking partition feature, do not ignore the other feature called format partition in EaseUS Partition Master, which can also be used to remove the smart error, especially when the error is generated by hard drive corruption issue.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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