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Will not restart with “hard drive detects imminent failure “ message

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HP Pavillion p6-2376
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The cheapest alternative would be to replace the 1 TB hard drive with one of the same type. Western Digital 1TB WD Blue PC Hard Drive HDD - 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5"...


Then you can reinstall W10 for free by making a bootable USB installation flash drive with the Media creation tool from the link below.


Download Windows 10 (


When you get to the part of the installation that asks you to enter a product key, select the 'I don't have a product key' option.


A better alternative to the standard hard drive, if you can live with less storage space would be to install a 500 GB solid state drive (SSD) which provide much better performance over a standard mechanical hard drive.


This one comes with a 3.5" to 2.5" mounting bracket, which you will need to properly mount the 2.5" drive where the 3.5" drive goes. WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS500G2B0A & Corsair Dual SS...


Or you can buy the drive without the mounting bracket, check how your PC's current drive is mounted and find a different bracket that may work better than the above kit. Western Digital 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm, Up to...


Below is the link to the service manual, where you can find the hard drive removal and replacement procedure.


Upgrading and Servicing Guide (

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