05-05-2017 10:49 AM
05-05-2017 12:42 PM
A retail 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Western Digital,Seagate,etc.Price depends on capacity but probably $50-60.
Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use HP Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.
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05-05-2017 12:56 PM
> how much it would cost to fix ?
Presuming that your disk-drive being in "imminent failure" status means that it still is "slightly-usable", i.e., it still works, but much more slowly ....
Hardware: $60 to $100 US for a new, maybe larger-capacity, disk-drive.
If you're comfortable with opening-up your computer, and partially disassembling it ...
If you buy a SEAGATE disk-drive, then you can download _free_ "disk-cloning" software from SEAGATE's web-site, and do a "byte-for-byte" copy from "old" to "new".
Similarly, if you buy a WESTERN DIGITAL disk-drive, then you can download _free_ "disk-cloning" software from their web-site, and do a "byte-for-byte" copy from "old" to "new".
Then, remove the "old disk-drive, and boot from the "new". All your personal files & E-mail will be present.
If you're not comfortable with doing "hardware", you'll have to pay a qualified computer technician about $60 US for her/his skills/time, in doing the above "disk-cloning" steps.
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