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Smart failure predicted on hard disk toshiba mk4025gas ( pm )

When you start the laptop up i get this message smart failure predicted on hard disk toshiba mk4025gas ( pm ) 1720smart hard drive detect imminent failure

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This means your hard drive is bad or about to go bad and needs to be replaced. If you can still access the drive, immediately back up anything important to you. You will then need to replace the hard drive. Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution with a fixya rating, even if the news isn't what you wanted to hear. Thanks! :c)

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