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Hard Drive Problem

My computer takes forever to turn on.  I think it's a hard drive problem because when I turn it on, I hear a clicking like the hard drive is resetting.  It goes to the problem start up screen where it asks to start up normally, start up in safe mode, go to last known configurtion, and something else.  No matter which one I pick it resets to that screen about 10 times.  It basically takes 20 to 30 minutes to start my laptop up.  After that it works fine.  Is there anything I can do to fix this.

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Re: Hard Drive Problem

Sounds like your hard drive is crashed. You will most likely need to replace it. Before it gets totally crashed try to backup your important data while it is running.

Hope this helps you

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