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

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HP Pavillion p6-2376
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

The cheapest alternative would be to replace the 1 TB hard drive with one of the same type.

 

Amazon.com: 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 (microsoft.com)

 

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.

 

Amazon.com: 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.

 

Amazon.com: 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 (hp.com)

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