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The computer turns on and has the thinkpad start up but while that's starting up it sounds like my hard drive is making a clicking noise. is it supposed to do that? Also, after that screen it beeps and goes to ablack screen with writing and some of it says "failure to fix disk" and "press <F1> to setup". and it doesn't go any farther than that. i can't even get on my computer. what's wrong with it?

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It sounds as though you have a faulty hard drive. The system recognizes that your hard drive has a problem, and is unable to correct it. Unforunately, there is a very, very low chance that you will be able to get any data off of the drive.

Contact Lenovo; if you are still under warranty, they will walk you through steps in order to determine if your hard drive truely is defective. They will also be able to replace your hard drive and reinstall the operating system at no charge.

If you are not under warranty, you will have to take your laptop to a local computer repair shop, or use a service such as Geek Squad, and have them replace your disk (for a price).

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