Need help with S.M.A.R.T. Capable but Command Failed error

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  1. imported_Jubei

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    I installed a new 250G hard disk into my PC and all seemed fine after formatting. The next day when I started up the PC, on POST I got the following error :

    "Ultra D.M.A. Mode 5 S.M.A.R.T. Capable but Command Failed. Press F1 to resume."

    After pressing F1, the screen goes blank, a cursor blinks for a few seconds then goes away. I get a blank screen for over 5 minutes, I get fed up and reboot. On reboot, PC enters windows without any problems. I can transfer files to the new drive and delete then without any problems as far as I can see.

    The error on boot problem is persistent on the 1st boot but disappears on reboot. What's the deal?
     
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  3. imported_Jubei

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    OK. solved - my dumb - bad SATA cable . . .