400gb hard drive
3072mb system memory
Hi, you guys are so great at fixing problems, I was hoping you could help with this.
My moms HP w/ Vista will not start up. I can get to BIOS, which I tried resetting. I cannot get into safe mode, repair nor restore. Gives me a display with IDE Channels
says that: Hitachi HDT725040VL360: Hard disk failure is imminent. Please back up your hard drive and have it replaced.
I can then choose to go to BIOS or continue.. when I continue it fails wether I choose to launch system repair or start normally.
The SMART test, quick one fails saying "7 completed with the read element of the test failed" and the extened test passes.
I restored last on day lights saving time, when the computer went haywire. After that it worked perfect until now.
The only think I can think of is that it is a bad hard drive, but just want to make extra sure. Thanks for any help!