When I start up my laptop I get the following message "Smart Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 1: Toshiba MK326 3GSX-(S7).
WARNING-Immediately back up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue"
Is this something that needs fixing as a matter of urgency or can I carry on using my lap top for a while so long as I keep backing up important data. Also is this something that can be repaired or am I likely to need a new lap top? Thanks
Here are a few programs to use to check on your HDD: Gizmos. But I would take it as read that your HDD is failing and you will need to do something about it sooner as opposed to later.
If you buy a new HDD now it might be possible to clone your existing drive and then just switch them over and all should be well. Failing that it will mean a clean install of Windows and everything esle, programs,updates ETC.