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That HDD is probably failing. Replace it with another HDD or SSD (recommended) and a fresh Windows installation. If the ailing drive has important data on it that you haven't backed up yet, I suggest you stop using it right away, continuing to do so gets it closer and closer to its death. You can retrieve and backup its data without booting from it, all you need is a data backup rescue media (e.g. Macrium Reflect) and an external USB HDD or SSD to save the retrieved data. If your unit has an optical disc drive, you can replace it with an ODD HDD caddy like this one carrying a new HDD and use the 2.5" HDD bay for the smaller SSD.
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