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I hve compaq prsario v-5000 laptop. its masg shows your hard disk drive a failure may be imminent. whit i do. Plz sugg. me

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Shut it down immediately
let it cool down
try a disc scan to clean filesystem if this is unduely noisy your hard drive might be malfunctioning or about to break very nice of your system to warn you,
Take it out and carefully inspect it it works on the basic principal of one of those old record -players
you could then oil.with a very fine specialist lubricant the bearing very carefully after cleaning it and gently press any sort of sprung arm etc then replace it and see if it works for a while longer or if you get this error message again in which case it might not even fail any way for a further few months if at all--i hope this is not to confusing for you --you also could replace it altogether with a new unit which most certainly will last a few years

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