I installed the smartmontools, turned off SMART and after rebooting, SMART is back ON (even though it was set to OFF). I have Windows 2000. Is the ON setting cached by the OS and that is why it does this? How can I prevent this?

I understand that SMART settings are preserved over power-cycling. If not, I see that it might be necessary that the command '-s off' be placed in a start-up script in rc.local or rc.sysinit. Before I would work on this script, is there anything else that I could try to fix this automatic revert to ON? If not, can anybody help me with this start-up script. I never done this. Thanks.

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