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Evesham hard disk failure

Any idea how to get into XP and fix at least temporarily.
I have been getting the SMART hard disk failure imminent message but after resetting BIOS,and no onger getting the message, thought the problem had gone away.
Now PC hangs on bootup on each option taken - last Known good config or start windows normally

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Is your bios still detecting the hdd and setting the right settings?

there may be a possibility that u will need to set this hdd as a slave and use another hdd to reinstall an os and therefore access all the infomation on the failing hdd before its too late.

hope this helps

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