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I received a toshiba update. I did a diagnostic check. It states hard drive fail. Sometimes my laptop fans make a noice. What can I do?

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For starters you need to start backing up everything you want to keep. Photos, music, files, passwords, etc... Saving it all to an external hard drive is the simplest way to do this especially if you have a lot of stuff. You can also use thumb drives or burn it to DVD's if you want. Your computer is telling you that it's about to **** out on you. Once you get all your files backed up, you'll need a new (internal) hard drive for the computer. Once it's in, pop in your Windows install disc & follow the prompts. Keep in mind that you'll need to put in the windows disc before you shut the computer off to change the hard drive, this way after you've installed the hard drive and start back up, the windows installer will run.

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