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When i boot up i get a message that my hard disk failure is immenent is there anyway to repair this problem


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If you get a "Disk Controller Error" error messages that may occur before Windows XP or Windows 2000 is started. \015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 Imminent Hard Disk Failure\015\012 \015\012This\015\012error may appear when the hard drive detects that it will fail or stop\015\012working sometime soon.
Backup Data Before Proceeding\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012 Although\015\012the notebook may continue to start Windows after displaying the\015\012message, it is advisable that you immediately backup your personal data from\015\012the PC by copying it to a Network Drive, CD, DVD or USB storage device.\015\012\015\012 After completing the backup, use one of the following methods to resolve the error. \015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 Step 1: Test the Hard Drive\015\012 \015\012Use the steps below to test the hard drive in a Notebook PC using the HP Hard Drive Self Test.\015\012 \015\012
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  1. \015\012 Plug the AC Adapter into the Notebook PC.\015\012
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  3. \015\012 \015\012Press and hold the \015\012 Power \015\012button for \015\012 5 Seconds\015\012 to turn off the PC. \015\012 \015\012
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  5. \015\012 \015\012Press and hold the \015\012 F10 \015\012key while you press the \015\012 Power \015\012 button to turn on the PC. Release the \015\012 F10 \015\012key after text is displayed on the screen of the PC.\015\012 \015\012
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  7. \015\012 \015\012After the BIOS Setup Utility is displayed, use the \015\012 Right Arrow key\015\012 to select the Tools menu.\015\012 \015\012
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  9. \015\012 \015\012Select \015\012 Hard Drive Self Test\015\012 \015\012
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  11. \015\012 \015\012Press the \015\012 Enter\015\012 key to start the test.\015\012 \015\012
\015\012 \015\012 \015\012The Hard Drive Self Test will provide an \015\012 Estimated test time\015\012. A \015\012 Quick\015\012 test, a \015\012 Comprehensive\015\012 test, and a \015\012 SMART\015\012 test will execute when the Enter key is pressed. \015\012 \015\012 \015\012If any test \015\012 fails\015\012, order a replacement hard drive.\015\012 \015\012 \015\012If all of the tests pass, the hard drive is not damaged.
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\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012If all tests \015\012 pass\015\012, press the power button to restart the PC. The error was most likely a\015\012result of a shock to the PC triggering a SMART error from the\015\012Hard Drive. Since the Notebook PC passed the Hard Drive Test, it is\015\012safe to use. \015\012 \015\012 \015\012
No.... back up all the data on the hard drive that you want to keep and replace the hard drive. if you continue to ignore it .... it will not boot suddenly and you will have lost all your data.
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