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Mi laptop write the following information when i try to start up- 1720-SMART hard drive detects imminent failure (failing Attr please back up the contents of the hard drive and run HDD self testin F10 setup) i have done all this but it is still failing what is the problem

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Smart thinks that the hard drive is in fact failing, so you need to copy all your files to CD/DVD/USB key/External Hard drive, and then replace the internal hard drive and reinstall the system.
Having said that smart has been known to continue putting up this warning for lengthy periods, so it is possible that the drive will continue for some time. If you want to risk it, just continue to use the existing drive until it fails and back up all important files as they are created.

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