Solved my computer wont start properly

November 5, 2011 at 18:37:15
Specs: windows 7, AX1400-E3802 4 gigs or ram i think
every time i start up my computer i get this screen with an "American megatrends" logo (or AMI) and the message is as follows

press f12 for BBS POPUP
Memory clock : DDR3 1066 MHz in Unaranged Mode, 2 x 64bit
2816MB OK (256 MB Shared Memory Size Used)

USB Device(s) ; 1 Storage device
Auto-detecting SATA PORT 1..IDE Hard Disk
Auto-detecting SATA PORT 2..ATAPI CDROM
SATA PORT 1: WDC WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 05.01d05
Ultra DMA Mode-6, S.M.A.R.T. capable and status BAD
Ultra DMA mode-5
Auto-detecting USB Mass storage devices..
Device #01 : HP DVD writer 640v JOU =highspeed=
01 USB mass storage devices found and configured.

3rd Master Hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. status BAD, Backup and Replace
press F1 to Resume.

after this it brings me to the options screen to either start windows repair (recomended) or start windows normally. when i pick repair it starts and attepts repairs and i left it for a day and a bit and it was still attepting repairs and when i try to start windows normally it will sit at the logo and wont start up. FYI im not big into computers i dont really know much so if you could put it in simple terms for me to understand that would be appreciated.

i should also note that the computer im using at the moment is not the computer that has the problem

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November 5, 2011 at 18:44:04
Reset the BIOS to defaults & see what happens.

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November 5, 2011 at 19:21:26
I reset the BIOS and the message still appears.

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November 5, 2011 at 20:58:00
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Your message appears to be telling you that your hard drive is going or gone. Use a Live Linux disk to boot (not install) and see if you can back up any of your files (if you have not already) and replace the hard drive. You will need a recovery disk set to reload windows on your machine from the manufacturer if it is a name brand machine with factory installed OS, or the original install disk if not. If yo are not comfortable doing this you may want to take it in for service. If it is a machine under warranty or extended warranty, then definitely take it in for service under that warranty.

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November 5, 2011 at 21:45:07
ok thanks for the info. not sure im able to do any of that so i might just have to take it in for service.

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