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PC disc read error with my hard drive

A couple of days ago I opened my computer and an error message appeared - "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL ALT DEL to restart" I did that and it worked fine. Now I opened it again and it happened again. I am using my laptop to write this message and I hope that someone can help me.

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This is a sign that either you hard drive is about to fail, or there is a corrupt sector on it. Next time you boot up the pc go to my computer, right click and explore, then right click on the 'C' drive and select properties, then at the tools tab at the top of the window select error checking and click check now. The pc will probably need to restart to do the check. Back up any important docs as it may be aboit to fail.

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