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Hard disk error 10008

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Hi G2G,

I was running low on disk space on C drive which had Windows 7 and performed a disk cleanup. This was yesterday. After a break of about couple hours, I checked my laptop and it said that the hard disk boot failed.

After Restarting I was able to Login through the "continue with system resume" option.

I was not sure as to what the problem was and restarted again. This time, I ran a hard disk self test and at 79% It gave me an error code 10008 and asked me to replace the hard disk.

I decided trying out XP and was able to install it overwriting Windows 7. But I was unable to boot afterwards through my local drive, but was able to view all my drives when I boot the system using the XP installation USB.

So I did a data backup,just in case, and wanted to identify as to what the problem might be.

While trying to install Windows 7 over the XP installed drive, the setup said "The drive might fail soon and asked me to choose another drive for installation"

I googled the error code, and most results suggest a Hard disk failure and replacement as the most common solution

Can someone help me out here?

Am not sure if this has anything to do with the disk cleanup, if some system files were accidentally deleted (twas 4 am was half asleep :-( ) . By the looks of it I fail to see if it could be because of the loss of a few system files.

Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks folks!
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How old is the HDD concerned, they are mechanical and do not last forever, if it is covered by a warranty return it.
From the symptoms you describe, the testing you have done and the error messages received it may suggest the HDD is dead.
If you know the manufacturer of the HDD you can download and run their diagnostic tools from the link below;
If the HDD is a Toshiba brand they unfortunately do not provide such a diagnostic facility, I have read of people using Seatools to diagnose Toshiba HDDs but I cannot confirm the validity of this.
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