laptop will not boot, and maybe has hd problem.

By bxkeepinitreal2
Jun 7, 2006
  1. hi guys, i have a problem wit my laptop, the specs are at:

    When i turn on the laptop, it says :
    SMART failure predicted on hard disk 0: HITACHI_DK23FA-40-(PM)
    WARNING: immediately back up your data and replace05h) your hard disk drive. A failure maybe imminent.
    Press F1 to continue

    when i press F1, it says:
    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

    so guys what can i do, i am lost in this matter because i hardly use my laptop besides for college work or aol instant messenger, so what do u suggest i do?any help would be greatly appreacited.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your hard drive has failed. replace it.

    you can buy a usb to ide adapter and try to recover data off it once you replace it, but that may be iffy.
  3. bxkeepinitreal2

    bxkeepinitreal2 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanx for ur help, is there any chnace i can still use my hard drive?or does it have to be replaced, because rite now money is tight n i am living paycheck to paycheck
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