Laptop Rebooting with HDD Error

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 running Win 8, it keeps coming up with a HDD Error and reboots, what F key do I use to run the check disk or what do I have to do on bootup to get it to work?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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You need to run the disk manufacturer's diagnostic utility on the disk, and if it tells you is bad, you will have to replace it. If the PC isn't too old, you might still have warranty on it. Once you get the new disk, you will have tu boot using the USB recovery stick you made when you got the laptop to get the factory installation onto the new disk, and after that restore your software and data from your backups.

The manufacturer's diagnostic tools can be found on the UBCD. You will have to disable secure boot in your BIOS to be able to boot from that (and other) CD's/DVD's:

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to the Lenovo Support site, get the hard drive test tool and run the hard drive diagnostics. You may have a hard drive error, or you may have a root kit virus.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer.
When the Boot Menu opens, release the F12 key.

There is an option to restore your laptop to factory settings, wiping all your data  ...... so BEWARE!
web_trackerComputer Service TechnicianCommented:
The error usually refers to an error because either it can not see the hard drive or it can not see the operating system, on the hard drive (which can be due to a virus or bad drive). It would be more helpful if you tell us exactly what the error message is.  If you have a usb stick in the drive and the boot order first looks for the OS on the usb stick you may to change the boot order in the bios so that the harddrive is the first boot device, or remove the usb stick and then boot up the computer.
you can boot from a live cd -  or hook your disk to a working pc - if you want to copy the data; or even run diags, like the UBCD
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