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Frozen Harddrive I seem to have a frozen hard drive. It is in a power save mode or something. I have tried to move the mouse and or unplugged the computer altogether, and yet nothing. Please help, as I do not want to have to send this computer away for two weeks to be repaired if I can do something else. Thanks, Ryan

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Ha Ha, Well Ryan I'm not laughing at you but the problem. The cure is the Software. More times than not your Windows System is screwed up right from the start, Litterally. You need to install a fresh copy of Windows on your system or what ever system you use. If that don't work than you have to format your hard drive and install a new Windows, Its in the Boot process where your computer can't read your hard drive anymore, Insert your windows disk turn your computer off and back on, follow instructions. Good Luck.

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