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When starting up the laptop I get a message saying hard drive failure is immenent. To please back up hard drive then remove. But as I try to boot it up to back up hard drive it just restarts.

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Sounds like the drive has already failed
Try logging into safe mode

at start up start tapping the f8 key
select safe mode from the options
let me know if you can get in like that

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