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There is a message failure predicted on hard disk 4 warning: immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. a failure may be imminent press f1 to conntinue

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Your hard drive is about to fail. You need to replace the hard drive and, if you have any data on your current one, you need to back it up immediately. Every minute your computer is turned on means that the hard drive could crash at any time.

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