SMART failure predicted Help!

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skeogh

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on a black screen I have

SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 6: HTS545025B9A300 - (S3)

WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace
your hard disk drive. A failure is imminent.

F1 Ignore

problem is it wont let me press F1 so I cant get into the computer at all anyone have any idea thats not going to make me spend a few hundred on a new laptop

Laptop is Compaq Presario CQ60
Bought just over 2 years ago before windows 7 was released.

any help would be great thanks!
 

leroys1000

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The smart failure indicates that the hard drive is failing or already has failed.
You might try tapping F10 just as the computer is starting,usually during the
compaq splash screen and see if you can get to the bios setup.
If you can,load setup defaults,save settings and exit.
See if it boots up.
If it does,backup your important data.
If it doesn't the hard drive is probably dead.
You would need to get the hard drive replaced and restore
the operating system with the restore disks.
In any case you are going to need to replace the hard drive.
 
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