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My computer is telling me hard drive problem please back up now or all data will be lost

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Take it seriously and back up. Most drives have something called SMART monitoring and will give you that error message when some drive parameter is enough out of whack that a failure may be coming. It's better to back up your data now while you have a chance than to lose everything if the drive does fail. Replacement drives are inexpensive and easy to install.

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