Harddrive Error?

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computerdumb

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You guys helped me several times before and were successful in helping out!! I'm trying to help a friend out now. She has a toshiba laptop model number: toshiba satellite 1135-s125. Her laptop loads up with this error message:

SMART failure predicted on hard disk 0:toshibaMK3018GAS-(PM)
WARNING: immediately back-up your data and replace your hard drive
A failure may be imminent

Does this mean the harddrive is completely corrupted or can it be repaired??
Help would be appreciated!!

Thanks again guys
 
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It means that it may be failing - you need to backup data NOW!

Depending on your OS run either scanndisk or chkdisk

SMART is predictive of failures of HD's - I bet it will fail at some point
 

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She already saved all her necessary files onto cd's. I take it the harddrive is pretty much gone? Should she just get a new harddrive installed then or can she just reformat her harddrive?
 
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