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Have an Acer Aspire One 722 netbook whose 320GB hard drive might be dead.
It's been stuck in automatic disk repair in the screen that says it may take more than an hour, but that process never ends.
I have no way of intervening on startup other than F2 to go into BIOS or F12.
None of the other interventions like Alt-F10, F11, F8 etc do anything, so I can't stop the auto repair process from commencing to try anything else.
Not having made a recovery thumb drive, I don't know what else to do except replace the hard drive. For all I know the hard drive might be fried so I'm iffy about buying an erecovery drive on the chance that it will resurrect it.
If I just get a new drive, how do I get Windows back on it? It originally had Windows 7 and I upgraded a year ago to Windows 10. I have no media for either.