So I'm building a mini-ITX system. But of course I have a few computers kicking around, namely an old MacBook and my Compaq Presario 357-TX laptop which was bought less than a year a go. This morning I turned my computer on and got an "imminent hard drive failure" warning. I decided to boot into Windows and again I got a message warning me of problems. I'm sitting here doing a backup now, and I've been prompted to replace the hard drive. Luckily I have 2 - 3 months warranty left. I'm not going to risk it, I'm going to contact the company soon. But its really annoying considering I wanted to dedicate my focus on the new mini-ITX and my poor Compaq's 500GB hard drive is now showing warning signs of dying out. My question though is what causes issues like this? Is it as simple as bad luck?