I have an HP Pavilion dv9700 Entertainment Notebook PC and I restarted it and got a black screen that said
"SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 4: WDC WD2500BEVS-60UST0-(S1)
WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent
Press F1 to Continue"
Well, when I press F1, nothing happens. I've tried restarted the computer and pressing F10 or F12 to get to a System Recovery or to the Boot Menu or whatever. But nothing ever happens. I got into the BIOS one time long enough to do a hard disk check and is says to replace my hard drive.
I'm really bad with computers.. this is my third laptop in about a year and a half. I just always end up with a lost hard drive, or a broken one. Can anyone tell me how I can get a new hard drive for not a lot of money? How should I shop for one? And does it necessarily have to be an HP drive? Or can it be any type?
Thanks to anyone in advance who can answer any of my many questions.