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Hp media center - hard disc failure iminent

Have a hp media that all of a sudden came up with hard disc failure iminent. when I f2 and try to restart with last know config, just kicks back to failure screen, wont start in safe mode, can get it to go to windows repair, but doesnt do anything. can get it to go to recovery but really dont want to lose all info. tells me to back up hard drive and replace but wont let me. HELP?????

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Hi there hey try this ok you are going to have to remove the hard drive from the computer that u are using and put in a nother computer make sure that it is recognized as a slave ok than boot from it and back up the hard drive onto a disk ok best regards mike

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I am sure that noone wants to tel you thins but when you go the Hard disk failer iminent that was so you woudl shut it down and transfer everything onto another disk. Once it crashes, such as your has, you cannot recover the data w/o very expensive equiptment or costly contracting out the HD for data recover.      About the only thing that you can do now is replace the hard drive, download a   recovery disk from HP,if one is available, for your model, If you have not already made one, and reinstall the software from the disk.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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