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1. Smart Sytem failure has occured w/ #( 222CTO Smart System Failure is Predicted on Hard Disk Message)........I had this error on a blue screen several times and ignored it. 2. I downloaded a free anti virs software called CYBERDEFENDER to see if it would resovle problem. 3. Free Anti Virus program said I may be infected with SPYWARE/ADWARE but may be a scam to get you to purchase their upgrade software so this may not be related to #1 problem

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Smart failure is always a indication of your hard drive failing, not a virus or anything else.

when you turn on the computer, if you get this message the instant you press the power on, then the hard drive is failing.

Where do you get this message?

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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