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Trouble with compaq nx6120

When boot, this message appear as:
1720 SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure (Failling Attr: 05)
Please back up the contents of the hard drive and run HD self test in F10 setup

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Take the hint, Usually when you get that message, its time to go shopping for hard drives. I wouldn't put it off.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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