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For a while now I keep getting these little error scripts at start up. They never seem to effect start up much so I wasn't really concerned with it until fairly recently and now it wont start Ubuntu at all. I've seen two different error scripts at start up, the first when it first started up and the second every time after that. I didn't record the first one but here's the second one:

[   51.872133] ata1.0: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
[   51.872220] ata1.00: failed command: READ DMA
[   51.872274] ata1.00: cmd c8/00:00:10:00:80/00:00:00:00:00/e9 tag 0 dma131072 in
[   51.872274]         res   40/00:80:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/40 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
[   51.872425] ata1.00: status: { DRDY ]
[   51.908165] ata1.00 SRST failed (errno=-6)

I had been having other small issues with my computer as well, most of them just minor and annoying. Yesterday though it kept freezing when I was trying to move data around and I kept having to force it to restart (otherwise the screen would just stay frozen, I let it sit like that for 2 hours once). Is there any way to fix this? I can't use my computer at all until its fixed and I need it for work.

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