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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hard Drive Help?

So i started up my laptop last night and got the error that says my HD is damaged. I should backup all my data and replaced my HD. Is there anything i can do or can try to fix this? Everytime i try to start up my computer it just goes to that screen unless i do it in safe mode.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 09:13 AM
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Are you sure its not a virus? Does it boot into Windows? If it boots to safe mode, your hard drive is fine.

Get a good virus scanner and scan you hard drive for virii, then run Spybot to check for spyware.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think it's a Virus. But use NOD32. And when i try to boot out of safe mode it just keeps going to the same screen. If use safe mode it boots normally.

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It sounds like SMART is reporting eminent failure. Backup/image to a new drive.





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It sounds like SMART is reporting eminent failure. Backup/image to a new drive.
That's exactly what it says. Smart. How would i do that? Backup/image to a new drive?

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That's exactly what it says. Smart. How would i do that? Backup/image to a new drive?
If you're willin to come to Garland, I can do it for ya.





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If you're willin to come to Garland, I can do it for ya.
First i'd need a new HD. Any certain kind i should look for? I figure there are some good prices right around now? I've never dealt with laptop HD?

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yes, you'll need a new hdd. call me posting from my phone sucks 214 546 0422 bryan





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yes, you'll need a new hdd. call me posting from my phone sucks 214 546 0422 bryan
you could have just pm'd it to me.

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