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I ran my PC doctor for a short test on my hard drive and the results cam back failed test with the code HDD535-s1- prediction threshold exceeded, engine 1 what does this mean and can I fix it myself or do I need to purchase a new hard drive

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I am afraid but this is the case of a damaged hard disk.Back up all data as soon as possible and call tech support as soon as possible if it is in warranty period.
Answer to your last question is yes , you had to purchase a new one.

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Greetings AROD718,

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I would contact a buddy or go somewhere local to get Data recovery ASAP or if that is not important to you start shopping for a new hard-drive.

Hard drives are not very expensive and are simple to install, if you need further assistance please reply back!


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