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Classic symptoms of a failing hard drive. The sooner the bad drive is detected the greater the chance is to save the data. It is not a matter of if the drive will fail, but when.
Backup your files!
Backing up your digital media is a must. Always be prepared for computer failure/disasters with at least weekly backups! Whether it be online backups, or local backups, Prevention is key.