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Old 06-07-2006, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default hp laptop has hd problem n windows wont boot

hi guys, i have a problem wit my laptop, the specs are at:

When i turn on the laptop, it says :
SMART failure predicted on hard disk 0: HITACHI_DK23FA-40-(PM)
WARNING: immediately back up your data and replace05h) your hard disk drive. A failure maybe imminent.
Press F1 to continue

when i press F1, it says:
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

so guys what can i do, i am lost in this matter because i hardly use my laptop besides for college work or aol instant messenger, so what do u suggest i do?any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-07-2006, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its telling you to replace the drive and back up the data that is on it since the part of the disk which allows you to boot windows is corrupted.

You can either reformat and reinstall windows or you can get a new hard drive. (new HD would be best)
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