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HELP!! black screen wont go away!! error message

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by gregs619, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. gregs619

    gregs619 Thread Starter

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    well, im running windows vista Home Edition on a Sony Vaio VGN-N31L/W... my prob is that for about 3-4 weeks when i try to start my computer i get this black screen with this message:

    "SMART failure Predicted on Hard Disk 2 : Hitachi HTS54161219SA00
    Warning: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive.
    Afailure my be imminent

    press F1 to continue"

    well since then i havent been able to find the problem and my computers has been freezing, and acting crazy... i had a few probs b4 and had to format my comp, so i tried to format it and the screen never goes away!!! i looked around for the hitachi drive and located it, but what do i do now??? since this problem i get "com surrogate failure" errors and "crcdisk" error messages every 15 min... im lost. i dont want to take the comp in because its working now, but its just a matter of time until its screwed up again... but im sure with the knowlege u guys have u can help me out;) so at this point i just formatted my comp AGAIN and still the screen comes up nd i have to push f1 to get into the comp. please help
     
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    have you installed the new hard drive yet?
     
  3. gregs619

    gregs619 Thread Starter

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    im not exactly sure how to go about doing that. i dont know if im supposed to actually go out and buy one or if its something thats i can recover thats already built in. like when i formatted my comp, it already had everything ready to install again. one thing i like about vista. please help!!
     
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