Compaq laptop help! wont boot past windows boot manager?

I have a Compaq presario f700 windows 7. When I. Start it up it goes to windows error recovery window then says windows is loading files then windows boot manager pops up & says windows is having a problem communicating with a device connected to my computer. Its also says Status:0xc00000e9 Info: an... show more I have a Compaq presario f700 windows 7. When I. Start it up it goes to windows error recovery window then says windows is loading files then windows boot manager pops up & says windows is having a problem communicating with a device connected to my computer.

Its also says
Status:0xc00000e9

Info: an unexpected I/O error has occured.

If anybody knows what this is or knows anyway to fix this without sending it in or buying another hard drive I would appreciate it
Thanx
Update: Its a. Fairly New laptop so I'm not worried about personal files, but will the sea thing be a fix or just to diagnosis the problem?
Update 2: btw i just got it checked out & its a hard drive problem, the guy said its fixable but i have to reformat my drive
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