I get a message from smartd logged to /var/log/messages every half hour. I have tried to trouble shoot it with little luck. The message is "Sep 16 11:50:26 localhost smartd: Device: /dev/hdb, 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors " The disk is my Windows XP disk, a Western Digital ide disk. I am running FC6. As I understand it, the disk is reserving a bad sector and will replace it with a standbye sector whenever there is a write to that sector. I don't use that disk much so it is liable to be a long time. I tried running the tests that are managed by smart and also the tests in XP. The disk passed all the tests but still sends the message. I think I am all right, since it is only one sector. It is a minor nuisance mucking up my messages file, but I am not confident that I understand fully what is going on. 1. Am I right, that I don't have a big problem (yet?)? 2. Is there some way to make the message stop, short of disabling smartd on that disk? Any help will be appreciated.