Windows Vista will self heal

By Derek Sooman on October 20, 2005, 7:05 PM
Microsoft plans to include a self-healing mechanism in Windows Vista, the next version of Windows, which will warn users when one of the disk drives is about to fail. The system will also give advice to the user about how to deal with the problem.

'One of things we're trying to do is make sure that PCs are able to fix themselves in a way that they haven't been able to in the past,' Mike Burk, a Microsoft product manager for Windows Vista, was quoted as saying in the trade press.
Other interesting features set to debut in Vista include anti-spyware technology, Windows Media Player 11 and an improved Internet browser.




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CrossFire851 said:
It's eversince the making of SMART H.D.D computers were able to do this feature so I don't see what the big deal is about it. (shrug, shrug)
Soul Harvester said:
Not really. In the past smart monitoring was only ever noticed (at least on a windows machine) during POST, or if you installed a 3rd-party utility. And most people ignored the warnings anyways.
CrossFire851 said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]Not really. In the past smart monitoring was only ever noticed (at least on a windows machine) during POST, or if you installed a 3rd-party utility. And most people ignored the warnings anyways. [/quote]Yea, that was what I ment using software to observe it. But I geuss Windows now has its utilitys.
CrossFire851 said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]Not really. In the past smart monitoring was only ever noticed (at least on a windows machine) during POST, or if you installed a 3rd-party utility. And most people ignored the warnings anyways. [/quote]Yea, that was what I ment using software to observe it. But I geuss Windows now has its own utilitys.
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