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My laptop is saying failure to boot so I went in to the diagnostics and it came up as replace hard disk 1. what does that mean?

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Unfortunately,It means that your Hard drive, you know it as the C Drive, is bad and needs to be replaced. If it is under warrany, call the manufacturer ie: HP,Acer,Dell or which ever it is who manufactured your laptop.

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