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Acer 5100 hard drive replaced

After having replace the hard drive i getting an error message like
WARNING:INMDIATELY BACK UP YOUR DATA AND REPLACE
YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE. A FAILURE MAY BE IMMINENT.

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You have malware, try adawarefree and a better firewall. Or be more specific

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SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

If you want lots of details on what it is, and does, take a look at this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology

It is highly unlikely that you will be able to fix this since it's a hardware problem on the hard drive. The drive may last for years or it may die tomorrow. At a minimum I would back up everything you care about on a regular basis.

If you found this information helpful I would appreciate it if you would rate this solution. I hate to beg, but over half of the solutions I've posted have no feedback. I'm not paid for this I'm just trying to help.

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