How do i repair my harddisk

Hello,
my laptop is given me this message"Toshiba (MK2035GSS) ata device failure" and it ask me to backup my file in other to avoid losing important files(which i have done), it also requires me to press f1 at start up before it can fully boot. pls help me. how do i fix dis problem. here is my email address "dammyjay35@yahoo.com
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  1. replace the hard disk.
  2. +1^
    If you can still boot to Windows (and are using Windows 7), make a disk image with Backup Restore. Be sure to make a recovery disk at the end when asked so you can use it to restore the image to the new drive.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-7/
  3. Please remove your e-mail as spam bots will pick it up and sign you up for even more spam then you thought was possible.

    When a drive is dead, its dead. Replacement time as they say above.
  4. to solve your problem you just have to replace the hard disk
  5. @davegeeit, dammyjay35 has already backed up the data. No need for data recovery software.

    @dammyjay35, you could at least see the reason for the warning by examining your drive's SMART report. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

    HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
    http://www.hdsentinel.com/

    HDDScan for Windows:
    http://hddscan.com/

    See this article for SMART info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
  6. fzabkar said:
    @davegeeit, dammyjay35 has already backed up the data. No need for data recovery software.


    Very true. He did say he already backed up his 'files'. But if he can make a disk image instead of just backing up files (or in addition to), he can simply restore his entire disk to his new one.
  7. replacing the hard disk with, a new one is what is needed but it may cost you more, but the good news is that you can make the hard disk external(the one which is not working).
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  8. jackrogersme said:
    replacing the hard disk with, a new one is what is needed but it may cost you more, but the good news is that you can make the hard disk external(the one which is not working).


    True, I still use my 30GB IBM DEATHSTAR for testing even after some clicking of death...
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