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  1.    25 Feb 2017 #31
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It has failed when you can no longer boot from it, it is recommended to prevent that by acting beforehand.
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  2.    25 Feb 2017 #32
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Ireland
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Build 14393
    Thread Starter

    Not sure I understand you. Perhaps you see something on the Event Viewer log. My laptop does boot up, although I have to go through Advanced Options, Start Up Options and choose Option 7 "....disable drivers..."
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  3.    25 Feb 2017 #33
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,876
    Windows 10 Pro

    Not what I meant

    A hard drive has failed when you can no longer boot from it, since you can still boot from it the hard drive hasn't failed. Although the hard drive hasn't failed, it is recommended to handle before boot issues occur.
    That is as an answer to your question.
    Are you quite certain my hard drive (s) has failed?
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  4.    25 Feb 2017 #34
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Ireland
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Build 14393
    Thread Starter

    Okay, communication problem. Many thanks. FYI, the laptop (and harddisk) is 6 years old and has seen much traveling by car and foot. It has served me exceedingly well considering my late introduction to (and inexperience of) pc's (also 6 years). Will research my best option, possibly invest in new laptop.

    Also, it is possible I may have a virtual drive on my machine, which may explain the dr2/4x. All the best,
    Geoff
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