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Help me my pc laptop when i turn it on it just brings a messege "operating system not found".And trying to reload windows,it shows me another messege saying "hard disk not found", but it is there.trying a new hard disk with an operating already installed still to no avail.

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Your Hard Drive is dead, time for a new one (but before you throw it out, be sure it was conencted tightly). (assuming you tried booting from abother a nother laptop's hard drive), if you tried to reinstall windows on it, then there is something wrong with the IDE (or ATA) controller in the laptop, you'll need a new motherboard. However if you just inserted the drive from the other laptop, just to see if it will boot up, theres a 99.9% chance that it will not work unless you format the Master Boot Record.

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