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#1 Cleveland


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

Hi my name is Cleveland and from lorain ohio and im have trouble with my computer and i dont know what to do every time i turn it on it says Hard Drive intimate failure and i got it for my wife for her anniversery what should i do please help me please get back to me

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#2 boopme


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:54 PM

Hi Cleveland and welcome. i am going to move this to a better location for you. It will be in the INternal Hardware forum.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:00 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

What's the exact wording as it appears onscreen, please?

System manufacturer and model?


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:02 PM

I'm sure you mean imminent not intimate. :thumbsup:
It is a warning tha you hard drive is about to go south, permanently
What is the make and model of the computer?
Scroll down to Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer and follow the directions
Start making plans to back up you documents, settings, pictures, etc
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#5 zkristeen


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:05 PM

I had just the same problem and I thought I had to buy another harddrive. I did. But then it happened with this new Hd and then finally someone asked me how long I had the PC. 4 or 5 years. Then they said it may be the batterey on the motherboard. Batterey??? Sure enough,
there was the batterey. All I had to do was to replace it for a few bucks. Go figure. :thumbsup:

It is called a cmos backup battery, and it is on the motherboard. I thought it may help someone else to check.

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