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My western digital HD 500 gig just stopped working. it started freezing thge day before. i got 2 blue screens. and the when i went to start it the next day it wouldn't load. there was a question mark by it at boot up but now its gone. tried using the OS disc to use disk repair but it says "re install on another drive as this one may soon fail" and it wont load anything. Help me please.

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Hi,
If you are VERY locky, you can place the drive in another PC and copy the data out. When copying do it in small amounts so you might "isolate" the files affected by the error.
If the drive dont spin, you might be able to start it by removing the lid and give it a little push.
Good Luck!

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