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#1 justjeena

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:49 PM

Can someone please help me.... I keep getting this message
windows detected a hard disk problem
back up your files immediatly to prevent informaation loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk

name:STS9160821AS ATA
volume:C:/D:/
HP pavillion dv6000
windows vista home premium 32

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:36 AM

Do you have backups of your important data?

I suggest download and run the free trial of HDDControl:

http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/p..._0065___USD.htm

The program is a time limited but not feature limited trial, and is simple to use. It will show a report of the SMART (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) status of the drive. By the sound of it, the drives SMART status will show it is experiencing significant errors, and is likely to fail before too long. If so, it would be best to replace it while it still works, so the current system installation can be cloned across to a new drive.
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