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Press F1 Button on 'Start Up' on Windows 7 Operation System

by dgb180605 / July 27, 2013 6:20 AM PDT

When I 'Switch On' on my Windows 7 Operation System Laptop. I get the message to press the F1 Button on 'Start Up'. I had a 'Potential Software Clash' that I believe may be the 'root' of the cause of this matter. I am 'unsure of what to do to correct any Fault(s)!'.

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(NT) Need make & model & text of the message.
by wpgwpg / July 27, 2013 6:49 AM PDT
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Re. (NT) Need make & model & text of the message.
by dgb180605 / July 28, 2013 6:44 AM PDT

My Samsung Laptop Model: R730 Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 has the following message on 'Switch On/Start Up':-

Smart Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: SAMSUNG HM500JI - (S1)

Warning: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard disk drive.

A failure may be imminent.

Press F1 to continue

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Just a link and comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2013 6:49 AM PDT
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-R730-JT06-Notebook.50611.0.html shows this to have pretty easy access to the HDD compartment. I have a very similar RC512 and changed the HDD with another but posted here NOT to address your question but to note the repair looks simple here.

I'd get a new HDD and to copy the system over I used an Apricom USB HDD 3.0 transfer kit. Worked a treat.
Bob
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