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Old 10-30-2013, 03:40 AM
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So should I get it fixed, buy another PC or get a Mac? General computing, internet browsing, kids homework and some video editing is all we use it for. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:24 AM
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From your post I'm assuming you have a PC-- If you care at all about any of the data on that drive, you should be backing it up right now instead of reading this! External hard drives are relatively cheap (consider it an investment!). There are also cloud based options like Carbonite.com, but those take days to get all of your data, and one should never assume you have days…

If its a desktop you can probably purchase a new, larger hard drive for cheap and swap it in yourself. It's really not that hard. If you have a laptop, it might be a little more work. Regardless if you plan on buying a new computer (Mac or PC), if you wish to keep the data that's on the current drive, you need to offload it ASAP. (https://www.google.com/#q=backup%20a...20hard%20drive)

At my job almost everyone has a Western Digital "My Passport" External USB 3.0 Hard Drive- ~$100 for a 1 terabyte drive, a little more for twice the storage.

Hope that helps!
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:14 PM
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I've backed it up. Using an IPAD for now. Off today to get a Hard drive. Thanks for the info.
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I would post a picture of the error. It sounds like a PC virus... Definitely go with a Mac when you do want to upgrade!
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I would post a picture of the error. It sounds like a PC virus.
That didn't occur to me, but you have a point. I'm not aware of a Windows system warning for "imminent hard disk failure". You can look the system event logs and see if any hard disk errors were recorded. Logged in as an administrator, go to Control Panel ==> Administrative Tools ==> Event Viewer

Edit: I Googled, and the Windows system does have some warning messages about imminent hard disk failure.

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Entirely plausible the OS presented the error.

Take a picture with your phone and post if it happens again...
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