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Your symptoms do indicate that there is a fault with the hard drive.
If you can access the menu, you can try formatting the hard drive again to re-create the file structure and that may fix it.
If it doesn't work, or the system is unable to format the hard drive then the hard drive will need to be replaced.
Thanks for the advice pete
thanks pete in the end I gave it a good whack and it started working