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parameter exceeded


FPCH Member
Dec 21, 2007
Hi all, hope some 1 can help me out with a problem,first i would like to say its a dell dimension 3ooo comp.I switched on this morning to be greeted with a message that says.:::notice:The primary IDE master hard drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range.Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly.
A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem.
Strike the f1 key to continue,f2 to run the setup utility

I have not hit any of the keys as yet as im unsure if it will cause n e problems so your help on this matter would be much appreciated