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Reboot or repair harddisk

I am getting a message saying i should reboot or repair the hard disk everytime i turn on my laptop, i never got a cd with my laptop? what should i do??
nearly backed up most things..dunno if ive got everything?

pc is: compaq presario cq60
i know the device properties of the drive that is having a problem but dunno how to reboot

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The computer refuses to boot up and reports 1720-SMART- hard drive detects imminent failure (Failing attr) Please back up the hard drive and run HDD self test in F10 setup

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Please be a little more specific as to when you are recieving the error and word for word exactly what it says. Its hard to determine if it is a hardware or a software failure at this point. You could try booting off a windows xp disc, going into the recovery console and using the command chkdsk /p /r, it will try and locate bad sectors on the harddrive and fix them. I should let you know that harddrives are usually the first hardware component to fail in computers and have a life expectancy of 3-5 years.

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