If you can still access the drive, move all your personal files and setting now.
If you can't access the drive, there is no fixing it.
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How do I fix a Harddrive ECC circutry error. If the error can't be fixed how can I retrieve the files off the harddrive.
You need to replace the hard drive, it's failed.
Remove the hard drive from the 8300, install drive in a powered USB external enclosure and attach it to a working computer and see if you can transfer the files and folders.