Hi all, I have a HP laptop running Vista, and today when I turned on my laptop (and during all subsequent boots) it comes up with a message: The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure no data loss, please backup the content immediately and run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics. So I've ran the hard disk check and restarted the laptop and it still comes up with the above message What I want to know: - How do I find out which hard drive its on about? (I have 2 on here that came with the laptop - one is main 223gb one (which has 173gb free), and the other is a "recovery" hard drive that can hold 9.34gb. (9.26gb free) - Does anyone know what my options are now? I can't easily do a back up because I have no external hard drive. I also don't really want to fork out for one unless I really have to as I'm rather broke at the mo . I've only had the laptop 3 months (bought brand new from Currys). Should I try reformatting the hard drive? Would this potentially solve the problem? As I say, I've not had it long so there's little on the hard drives that I'd be all that fussed losing. Any help on this would be brill - am scratching my brains out!