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My computer has a warning upon reboot,saying back up system ans replace hard drive.Where do I go from here?I know nothing about computers.

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    Jaye Ellen Burke May 11, 2010

    How old is this VAIO? HD failure is somewhat rare.

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Your hard drive needs to be replaced as it is in the process of failing. If you know nothing about them, I recommend a local computer shop. Please note, the longer you wait, the higher the chance that the hard drive will crash completely and you will lose everything. Act quickly and you may be able to save everything. If you don't know anybody you can call, give my company a call. We can send a tech out to your location (US and Canada) and take care of this for you. Antioch PC Doctor, 260-571-0166.

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