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Turn on, after intital screen with setup options the following appears: "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: SAMSUNG HM121HI - (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up our date ....... Afailure may be iminent. Press F1 to continue " this happened all of a sudden. Pressing F1 dos nothing.

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Have you installed or attached any Software /Device since then.
Please unlug any device attached and then try. Also try tapping F8 key during bootup.
Check BIOS with F2, DEL or ESC key during Bootup.
Best of Luck & Regards Puneet

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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