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Disk recovery with Maxtor 500 mb

Be careful fooling with this..it can be a real headache..see my notes on service bureaus near you..

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 20, 2008

    well..that is clear..got a Ma Bell technology access number?

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man Oct 20, 2008

    i mean a phone number

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OK, thanks. Now to try to find your notes on service bureaus. I'm brand new here. <G>

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  • beachbumar Oct 20, 2008

    Technology service number? No, I guess I don't.

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