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I created recovery discs a year ago.  I am getting a message in the BIOs when booting up that the hard drive is going to fail. I don't know what to look for in the BIOS which I did.   Do I need to make another set of recovery discs?   I don'No repair work has been done on my computer. 

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Welcome to this forum.

 

> I created recovery discs a year ago. 

 

They still should be good for reinstalling Windows, but there is a better solution for your problem.

 

> I am getting a message in the BIOS when booting up that the hard drive is going to fail.

 

Believe the message.

 

If you are technically proficient:

 

1. Buy a new SEAGATE or WESTERN DIGITAL disk-drive, since the current one is in "imminent failure" status.

2. If you bought a SEAGATE, download a free "disk-cloning" program from SEAGATE's web-site.

     If you bought a W.D., download a free "disk-cloning" program from W.D.'s web-site.

3. Install the software.

4. Connect the new disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive, i.e., *NOT* removing the current disk-drive.

5. Run the "disk-cloning" software, to copy everything, byte-for-byte, from "old" to "new" disk-drive.

6. Shutdown.

7. Disconnect the "old" disk-drive.

8. Boot from the new disk-drive.  You'll find that all your personal files, and applications, are present.

9. Done.

 

If you're not comfortable with the above, find a friend who is, and ask for help.

Or, find and pay a qualified computer technician to do the above.

 

 

If this response helped you, please click "Accept As Solution", to indicate that your problem has been solved.

 

 

 

 

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