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Are my hard drives dying?

Yesterday I came home from work to notice that not only had my PC reboot, it was stuck in the BIOS detecting hard drives. I eventually got the machine to boot but once I got into Windows it locked up. When I was able to get back into Windows (Win XP SP3) I noticed an error in the system event log: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\D" with Event ID: 11. I installed the SpeedFan utility and was able to capture the SMART information for both of my drives:

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Guest [Entry]

here's a quite comprehensive guide: Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
Guest [Entry]

My experience would be to backup right now, and replace the drive. I've found that by the time SMART actually detects something, the drive is within moments of going belly up and being completely unrecoverable.