I am looking to fix a laptop that has barely been used since the purchase date. It is showing many indicators of a dying HDD and I would like to fix it sometime later this week.
I do not care for any of the information on said laptop, as I am just looking to quickly fix it up so I can give it to my sister as an early birthday gift. With this given information, I do not mind having to put a new OS onto the laptop. This laptop did not come with recovery discs, so obtaining a new OS is something I would like some assistance with as well. Also, there is no more valid warranty on it either.
This laptop is a few years old and has been showing this error since the purchase date:
Windows has detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace your disk.
The laptop runs rather sluggishly, so I have it powered off at the moment to prevent any critical errors or a disk failure.
I will post back in a day or two with the laptop specs and such information.
Thanks for any assistance, I really appreciate it.