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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:55 PM
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:56 PM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:09 AM
How much free space do you have on the hdd, and when was the last time that you defragged it?
Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:22 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:16 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:01 PM
Hard drive failure is predicted by the SMART attributes of the drive. In this case, it's taking an abnormally long period of time to read from the disk (that's why your startup is so long - that's when a lot of the disk reading is going on), so this "tripped" the SMART attributes to give you the error about the hard drive failing.
So, the first thing to do is to backup your stuff. Then find your HP restore CD's as you're gonna need them to restore the computer. If you haven't made them yet, now's the time to do it (it'll save you a few bucks and a few days if you've gotta order them from HP). Meanwhile, don't use the system for anything else (not even turning it on to check) - as the more the hard drive moves, the more likely it will be to fail. Once you've got the backup and the restore CD's - then it's time for the new hard drive.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:32 AM
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