Often, CRC errors are simply indicative of a bad cable or improper cabling. Check your cable. From Wikipedia:
UltraDMA CRC Error Count -- The number of errors in data transfer via the interface cable as determined by ICRC (Interface Cyclic Redundancy Check).
That's about PATA, not SATA.
Right, but the first post was about a Windows/(software?) error message, not a SMART counter.
Who's talking about SMART counters?
Looks like a Windows error message.