checkdisk utility error

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hayleyg01

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hello every1 :) i am using a samsung r510, about 2 yrs old now. during my 1st year, while still in warranty, i had to send it back to samsung who replaced the hard drive. up until now, the computer has been working fine, till this morning... i turned it on as usual, entered my password, and waiting about 2mins for it to decide weither or not to let me on. after the password screen went away, i was faced with a pure black screen. i waited a minute, then turned it off with the power button. after turning it back on, i got an error msg stating to run checkdisk utility. i am not the best with the computer, and wondering if this means that my computer is about to die??? any1 know what i can do to help save it? or where to find the checkdisc utility? or am i just gonna have to buy a new hard drive?? :( i am currently backing up everything (music, films and pics) it does seem to be going fine now .... but for how long?? any help is MUCH APPRECIATED. thank you! Hayley
 

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i got an error msg stating to run checkdisk utility.
If you switch a PC off without closing windows - this chkdsk will often be run - so the reason you saw it was because you powered off without shutting windows down
or where to find the checkdisc utility?
This can be run by rightclicking on your C drive - tools tab and you you will see an option to run chkdsk - the PC will reboot to run the program

is the PC starting OK now ?
it may have been a 1 off occurrence or maybe an indication of software or hardware issues - its hard to say if the harddrive is the problem
 
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